Ron Barber in Trouble for Calling House GOP, With 86 Percent White Men, a "Bunch of White Guys"

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Ron Barber, ironically, a "white guy."
Democratic Congressman Ron Barber -- who won the special election in June to fill the seat of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords -- is already fighting for his reelection, and he's already made his Republican opponent angry.

Martha McSally's campaign put out a press release condemning Barber for saying House Republicans are "essentially a bunch of white guys."

McSally's campaign is upset that Barber "categorizes all Republicans with ultra partisan remarks," is "name calling," and spouting off "stereotypes."

Both candidates met with the Arizona Daily Star's editorial board to chat, and here's what Barbed said that apparently upset McSally:

"The Democratic side of the House is a rainbow of colors and ethnicities and religious beliefs," he said. "Quite frankly, on the other side, it's essentially a bunch of white guys."

That's because the people sent to represent Republicans are typically the 'big money' people in the country, he said.

Well, if your interpretation of "essentially" is about 86 percent or more, then it's more of a fact than a "stereotype." If you think "essentially" is less than 86 percent, Barber's a jerk.

Of the 240 Republican House members, two are African-American, seven are Hispanic, one is American Indian, and 24 are women. One person fits multiple categories -- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is a Hispanic woman. That leaves 207 white male Republicans, or about 86 percent.

Democrats have about 53 percent white men.

McSally also took issue with Barber saying the white Republican guys are the "big money" people, which isn't really a specific claim from Barber.

However, irony appears to be lost in this squabble, since Barber appears to be a "white guy" Democrat and McSally's a female Republican.


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charlesmartel_tours
charlesmartel_tours

Kind of silly for Barber to even be running, as his re-election would mean his party is less diverse.

AlphonsoMorris
AlphonsoMorris

I find it disturbing that Ron Barber is so eager to throw his own race "under the bus" for... what? a lousy job in congress? Plus, I don't know the man but his photo looks like he's been sucking cocks for living for the last 50 odd years.

godhatesdems
godhatesdems

When you play the race card it shows you have nothing to run on other than hate. Obama has managed to stir up hate among races, gender and religion in order to take the focus off his complete failure as a leader.

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

House Repubs are a "bunch of white guys." Corrupt white guys to boot. However, the Demos aren't much better. 

So to pen a tune for a Friday - Lay down with dogs McSally, you'll get those fleas for sure.

Profuse apologies to Eric Clapton.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

Seems to me that 86% of the group (207 of 240) may very well constitute a "bunch". Martha needs to take a chill pill. If that's the best she can come up with to attack Mr. Barber it seems she is plenty lame...

walterin
walterin

white guys needing a good, deep scrubin!

shadeaur14
shadeaur14

When you are a worthless, filthy fucking liberal, sucking on that government teat, you hate anyone that tries to come between you and your milk teat. I never pay any attention to liberals.

teknik
teknik

the GOP sure has thin skin which is kind  of ironic considering the vitriol we hear from them on a daily basis.

tom10545az
tom10545az

geeee, a white jesse jackson...a rainbow of colors..a new "rainbow coalition"..all over again..

 

and yes guy, y'all are a bunch of white guys with cracker breath, not good or bad, just a fact.

 

and together, they cant understand what a 10 year old knows...

you cant spend more money that you take in...

how sad, the name calling children(both sides) are in charge of a whole state

 

and old white guys, quit feeling sorry for yourselves...embrace your crackerhood, revel in the knowledge that out by the pool, you skin does not tan, it burns

be proud that after drinking one beer you are drunk and after 2, your passed out for the night

white guys, rise up and come out of the "cracker" closet..let arizona know you want to be free to be a full time cracker!!!!

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

And once AGAIN the republicants show they don't care about facts or reality

 

Republican'ts are the epitome of the the "good'ol boy" mentality that arose during America's race wars and followed racial lines for racial reasons, this factual and correct statistic proves this.

 

The fact that this 'club' is still so alive and well in both Republican politics and the Republican party in the general populace is what shows that America and specifically the Republicans, have a lot of work left to do, to leave the racist roots of the party behind and move forward and why they (Republicans) get accused (rightly so in many cases) of being racist or having racial undertones.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

lol 86% is still a supermajority, so they are mostly "white guys".  I am not saying this to disrespect the few women and minorities in the GOP, but to state, well the obvious. BTW I am too a white guy. I just call em the way I see em.

SueHM
SueHM

@phoenixnewtimes but he is EXACTLY right! They just don't like statement of the obvious it would seem. @RonBarberAZ

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

White people can call each other "white guys" and get away with it.  But HELL TO THE NO if someone other than a white guys uses the "WG" words. 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Well, hell... is he wrong? No. Is she a dingbat? Yes.

LoveThyNeighbor
LoveThyNeighbor

 @godhatesdems  Pot, meet kettle.

 

How do you know who God hates? Doesn't HE love all his children? And aren't we all God's children?

 

LoveThyNeighbor
LoveThyNeighbor

 @shadeaur14 At least try to come up with an original login instead of corrupting another's.

 

So all those "sucking on that government teat" are liberals? I suppose there are a lot of conservative veterans and seniors that would beg to differ. And what about all those conservative "red states"? Are they just RINOs too? After all, they take more from the government than they contribute.

 

godhatesdems
godhatesdems

 @Flyer9753

 The racist are the liberal trash who want to keep blacks depending on them, its called slavery.

shadeaur14
shadeaur14

No, "We" are not. God hates liberals.

shadeaur14
shadeaur14

@LoveThyNeighbor Fuck you, you filthy piece of shit. I was talking about all the worthless liberals. You know, like you.I don't care why they became liberals... it probably has something to do with sticking a penis in their asses...

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @godhatesdems Awww... it's one of my favorite multiple account trolls from AZR :)

 

Finally figured out how to go to another web site?

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

Lovethyneighbor, it just goes to show how stupid godhatesdems really is. A racist prick is what he seems to me.

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