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September 17, 2006

Dem Staffer's Racist Comments Rock Maryland Politics

As it has been since before the Civil War, the Democrat Party seems to still be the comfortable home of racism and anti-Semitism. We've seen that in postings at MoveOn.org, Kos, And DU.

Now, Maryland Congressman Ben Cardin has had to fire a staffer from his Senate campaign in the wake of the discovery that she had been blogging racist and anti-Semitic comments.

Rep. Benjamin Cardin has fired a campaign staffer who posted racially charged comments against his opponent on the Internet, the congressman's campaign said Saturday.

The staffer's blog includes references to Oreo cookies. Cardin's opponent, Republican Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, who is black, has said people threw Oreos at him during a 2002 debate as a slight directed at his race and political views.

In a statement, Cardin, who is white, also condemned comments written by the female staffer on her blog that he considered derogatory to Jews.

"I am deeply offended and disgusted by the blog's racial and anti-Semitic overtones," the 10-term congressman said. "The staff person responsible was promptly dismissed and will have nothing to do with my campaign."

Melissa Sellers, a Steele spokeswoman, criticized the blog.

"It is deeply disturbing to learn that a staff member of 10-term Congressman Ben Cardin would keep a blog chronicling racial prejudices toward Lt. Gov. Steele and others," Sellers said. "This is the kind of attitude and gutter politics that Marylanders are sick of and why they are ready for change."

I will praise Cardin for getting rid of his little bigot, but will again note that we keep seing racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric spewing from the Democrat Party and its allied organizations and supporters.

While the campaign and the Washington Post won't identify the little bigot, Wizbang Politics seems to have ferretted out her identity.

According to the latest FEC filing, there was a Ursula Gruber from Chicago paid a salary of $782.46 on Aug. 15, The "Persuasionatrix" posted about moving from Chicago to Maryland on August 4. Gruber filed an expense report from the supplies store Staples, for $67.82, on Aug. 18. The "Persuasionatrix" posted about visiting Staples on Aug. 4. Given that no one else matches those details, it's pretty safe to assume that your Persuasionatrix, or rather your ex-Persuasionatrix, is Ursula Gruber.

Enjoy your unemployment, Ursula. Given your name, I'm not surprised that you have views that would have been mainstream in the National SOCIALIST Party.

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