Reverend Jarrett Maupin Endorses Ben Quayle in Congressional Race. WTF?

Categories: Election 2010
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Rev. Jarrett Maupin
Our holy-shit-ometer kicked in around 8:30 last night when we got an e-mail from the Reverend Jarrett Maupin, an African-American civil-rights leader here in Phoenix (he's basically a young version of Al Sharpton -- check the hair and our cover story from 2005).

Maupin leads the Inner-City Democracy Empowerment Agency and announced yesterday that he is endorsing Republican Congressional candidate Ben Quayle.

In case you forgot, Maupin is the same guy who in August bashed Quayle for using the term "national poster boy."

Because the phrase includes the word "boy" -- and Quayle was talking about a black guy -- Maupin felt the term was racist.

"The Quayle campaign needs to get the closest Negro they got to make a statement about how he feels about African-Americans," Maupin told New Times in August.


Read all about it here.

To his credit, Maupin admits in a press release that he had previously criticized Quayle but has since changed his tune.

"I'm endorsing Ben because at least he is who he says he is. Brock Landers controversy aside, there are no surprises with Ben in terms of his support of federal legislation. While I do not support Mr. Quayle's positions on SB 1070, the DREAM Act, Affirmative Action, or the Economy; I do support his consistency and party loyalty," Maupin says.

It seems it's not so much that Maupin likes Quayle -- more that he can't stand his opponent, Jon Hulburd, for not toeing the line for the Democratic Party.

Hulburd, as we revealed yesterday, supports SB 1070 and opposes the DREAM Act -- two positions not popular with Democrats.

"At least we know he is against us. We know he is a wolf, not a wolf in sheep's clothing like his opponent, registered-Democrat Jon Hulburd." Maupin says. "Hulburd is a weak Democrat. The reason he won't win is because he's trying too hard to be a Conservative Republican. The Party won't say that but I will."

Apparently the Quayle campaign found that "closest negro."
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Distantfriend
Distantfriend

I am using an article from 2005 about Jarrett Maupin for my students.  I wish I had never used it.  Jarrett Maupin is ignorant.  He will make sure that racism is/stays alive and well in Arizona.  I don't like him.

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Tim
Tim

The real reason this Reverend supported Quayle instead of the LIBERAL democrat in the race is simple: the LIBERAL democrat is a rich racist. The LIBERAL democrat inherited his wife's money (typical Liberal who doesn't work) and does nothing but loiters around his country club all day telling racist jokes.

Tod
Tod

If I were Quayle ... I would do everything possible to ignore or hide this endorsement.

IDEA
IDEA

Entire Press Release (courtesy of urbanidea.org) Valley Civil Rights Leader, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin endorses Congressional Candidate Ben Quayle. The Reverend says Democrats should vote for a Republican before wasting a vote on registered-Democrat Jon Hulburd, an ultra-conservative. Maupin is encouraging Democrat Party Leaders to stop supporting candidates whose platforms spell doom for Minority Voters, saying “Blacks and Latinos are angry...”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, September 29th 2010

Phoenix, AZ – Valley Civil Rights Leader, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin today endorsed Candidate Ben Quayle in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District race. Maupin, who had previously criticized Quayle during the heavily contested Republican primary, now says Quayle has demonstrated the most consistency throughout the campaign. “I’m endorsing Ben because at least he is who he says he is. Brock Landers controversy aside, there are no surprises with Ben in terms of his support of federal legislation. While I do not support Mr. Quayle’s positions on SB1070, the DREAM Act, Affirmative Action, or the Economy; I do support his consistency and party loyalty,” Maupin said. The Reverend, who has been encouraging inner-city Democrats to toe the party line, will now push Democrats in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District to consider voting for Quayle, “At least we know he is against us. We know he is a wolf, not a wolf in sheep’s clothing like his opponent, registered-Democrat Jon Hulburd.” Maupin says there is no point in supporting someone who does not support the wider views of the Democratic Party, “Hulburd is a weak Democrat. The reason he won’t win is because he’s trying too hard to be a Conservative Republican. The Party won’t say that but I will.” Maupin says most Democrats in Arizona support the DREAM Act, find SB1070 morally intolerable, and want to see Affirmative Action expanded. Maupin says the same Democrats also support President Obama, “If Hulburd can’t stand the DREAM Act, dislikes Affirmative Action, endorses SB1070, and tries to distance himself from Obama… then why vote for him?” Maupin continued, “It’s like Hulburd sees Urban/Minority Democrats walking down the sidewalk in the daytime so he crosses the street to avoid being seen with them, but then he tries to crawl into bed with us at night. If you can’t be seen with us in the daytime, find someone else… another party to mooch-off of and lay-up with at night.” The Reverend says the Democratic Party’s support of anti-minority candidates has angered loyal Latino and Black voters. “It feels like the Party is having an event for people like Hulburd up in the big house and we can’t come to the front door. So the leadership keeps coming to the back-porch promising us that what we are seeing and hearing isn’t going on.” Maupin says the Democratic Party must respect the issues important to loyal minority voters; issues like SB1070 and the DREAM Act. He added that when the Party gives money and support to candidates like Hulburd, who represents everything most urban Democrats don’t want to send to D.C., it gives the impression that minority voters aren’t important. Maupin’s advice to Democratic Party Leadership: Don’t support candidates like Hulburd, “President Obama, while speaking at the Black and Latino Caucus events this year, made it clear that without minority voters Democrats can forget a victory this November. The Arizona Democratic Party needs to follow the President’s advice and please stop pissing on our legs and telling us it’s raining. We may be Black or Brown and poor but we are not stupid.” ###

Press Contact: (Communications) info@urbanidea.orgInner-City Democracy Empowerment Agency (IDEA), www.urbanidea.org

pressguy
pressguy

Two things: One, Maupin is a self-proclaimed "Reverend". Second, he pled guilty recently to lying to the FBI. To be endorsed by Jarrett is no prize folks.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Now, if Quayle can just get the MCSO shurf to endorse him, it will kill any chance he might have.

Ben who?

Ben why?

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