According to one school board candidate from Louisiana, President Obama is Hitler. And that’s just the tip of the inflammatory remarks iceberg that he’s made over the last few months, reports KATC-TV.
In his efforts to appeal to the people of the District 1 Lafayette Parish School Board, “Coach Don” Gagnard made use of language typical on the political right, taking to social media to express his frustration with “faggots, bums, illegal aliens, Veterans mistreatment and most of all: OUR HITLER PRESIDENT.”
“Our Hitler President?” Shouldn’t that be “Our President, Hitler?”
On August 11, Gagnard posted that “OUR PRESIDENT HATES OUR COUNTRY AND YOU ARE REDISTRIBUTING PEOPLES MONEY TO AFRICANS.” I had no idea I was redistributing peoples (sic) money to Africans, but capslock logic is ironclad.
In a 27 June post, he complained that “others have to pay for the idiots because they are too lazy to do something for themselves except pass the blame on white people.” He also encouraged President Obama to “go away and bring your urangutan (sp) with you.”
Here are a few more Facebook posts from this man who has been “an educator” of children an adolescents for decades.
As is typical with this sort of thing, he deleted his Facebook account ahead of the 6 December runoff against his opponent, Mary Morrison. That doesn’t mean he’s running from his remarks though; he openly admits to making them, and admits to hating gays, “bums,” and illegal immigrants.
But racism? Heavens no, by his words, “Coaches are not racists.”
That’s an . . . interesting non-sequitur.
His rational behind it goes as follows:
I’ve bailed black people out of jail and bought them trucks. If you call me a racist, that’s going to flip back on you. But the faggot thing — yeah, you can stick with that.
Oh, well, I’m glad we cleared that up.
He changed his party affiliation from Republican to independent before the 4 November election, and managed to garner more than 36% of the vote in last week’s election. His rational for switching parties is “unique,” as well:
“I don’t want to be a Democrat or a Republican, I want to be me. If I say I am Republican, people will profile me and say, ‘Oh, he represents this.’ If I say I’m a Democrat, they’ll say, ‘Oh, he represents that.’”
Yes, God forbid he represent something. On that note, however, he’s certainly got the Republican talking points down.
He claims that he’s “here to help his people” and that he hopes his social media posts wouldn’t distract people from his interest in helping others. He told the station that there should be a party called “the ‘Triple P,’ Poor People Party.”
He’s not just a lunatic when it comes to politics.
As The IND previously reported, Gagnard was arrested in 2003 for stalking and again in 2004 for violating a protective order — both charges eventually dropped by DA Mike Harson’s office. Gagnard tells The IND he was framed by a jealous husband.
I normally pride myself in my ability to disentangle the logic of the right-wing, but this man leaves me feeling dizzy. Here’s to hoping he loses.