Republican Legislator Bob Thorpe Concerned About Black Issues (and Not in a Good Way)

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The legislature's not in session at the moment, but that apparently doesn't mean the nutty legislators go back to normal during this off-season.

Take Republican Representative Bob Thorpe, who seems very concerned about issues involving black people in this country -- and not in a good way.

On Twitter, Thorpe posts a lot about stuff in his rural, northern-Arizona district, including a lot of agriculture-related news and commentary.

But, every once in a while, he'll chime in with a national issue, like, his outrage that black teenagers -- "blacks" -- beat up a white teenager in Florida.

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Then there's a comment about a controversy-causing rodeo clown in an Obama mask -- which Thorpe called "crowd pleasing" -- and this gem:

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Maybe Holder's just trying to get his fellow blacks out of prison. There's a rational thought.

Does anyone have an issue with this? Oh, yep, looks like just about everyone:

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And from Democrat Representative Martin Quezada:

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Apparently, white people don't spend as much time around criminals.

House Minority Leader Chad Campbell got in on this, too:

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Local black activist Reverend Jarrett Maupin tweeted at us, saying it appears Thorpe "has a problem with blacks, leading blacks, and his facts on blacks."

"Representative Thorpe has tried to erase his racist tracks on Twitter, but the damage is already done," Maupin says in a statement. "He should apologize for his misguided and offensive remarks. Acting like nothing happened is insult to injury and further evidence that he feels white-privilege enables him to do or say anything to or about black people and not be held accountable,."

Maupin also pointed out the time Republican Representative Andy Tobin called a black man "very ghetto" on Twitter.

UPDATE 2:41 p.m.: Thorpe's Twitter account is now locked.

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jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

"Maybe Holder's just trying to get his gellow blacks out of prison". By ignoring laws passed by Congress and signed by previous Presidents? The Obama administration is negating law and ultimately our Constitution by its actions.

totenkopf.andy
totenkopf.andy

Stats are not racist libtards. Race card denied.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Those 3 black boys need to be given a good Rodney King-sytle ass whipping to teach them a good lesson.  You know, when the white inmates in the jail and then in prison find out what they did I think they will be sorry they were ever born. Whether or nor not the case gets tried federally, they will still be tried as adults and sent to an adult prison for a very long time.

robert_graham
robert_graham

You want to yell loud, stomp your feet and insist that Zimmerman-Martin case was racial when it was not but yet you don't care that the Florida school bus beating was clearly racial.  There is no disputing the fact that those 3 black boys racially beat that white kid.

So yes I'd say that "black" issues is something to be concerned about.  

You say it wasn't racial?  Well, that's what has been said all along about the Zimmerman case so now it's our turn.  

Had the tables been turned and those 3 black boys been white and the white kid who was beaten black, you can best best that that bus driver would have stepped in.  Plus, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would have been on the first plane to Florida to rant and trave and demand justice but where are they now?  It's sad that the race-baiters think racial discrimination works only one way.

But this case won't go away. Those black boys must be prosecuted by the DOJ for a hate crime the same exact way you called for Zimmerman to be prosecuted.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Will ABC15 go to a chicken and waffle place again to ask for comments?

teknik
teknik

IT's ok to be racist!  That guy over there is black and racist so let's all be racist to!

sweet-sweetback
sweet-sweetback

while the black crime rate is indeed disproportionately high when compared to their showing in the population, it is entirely the fault of institutionalized white racism. you cracker people should be ashamed of yourselves.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Thorpe asks a resonable question regarding the Florida school bus attack. There should be a huge outcry against the three thugs. The fact is because they're underage they will probably face zero consequences. Why isn't Oprah denouncing the attack?

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

We need a better election system.

Thorpe won his office with only 27% of the vote, meaning that 73% of the voters wanted somebody else.  

One of the forms of "instant run-off" elections would probably have put somebody else in office.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Thorpe tried to make a connection between Holders race and his motivation. But then so did the author of this blog.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lol says the person that challenges people to fights online, makes death threats against them, and then acts like a bia when its time to dance. YOU belong in prison

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

It's not ok to be racist. It's not racist to point out the hypocrisy of Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, and Barack Obama.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@enigma9000aa Now that you are backed into a corner you are lashing out to try to hide the fact that you are backed into a corner.

What the fuck are you complaining about? That school bus beating was clearly racial so why wouldn't white people speak out?  Why do you feel it's okay for black people to beat on white people but not okay when white people beat on blacks?

You are an idiot!

jeanjb
jeanjb

@enigma9000aa you can be any color but black to join the masons,and is the reason I no longer belong,as my son is part African American.funny how I would be accepted by prince hall masons,and rejected by "regular" masons which is an oxymoron as they are  pretty constipated.

the only reason is the civil war

robert_graham
robert_graham

@sweet-sweetback Excuse me?  You black people should be ashamed of yourself.  It is true that you were God's mistake.  When he made you he put you up against a wall and spray-painted you.  You are as ignorant as the rest.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@sweet-sweetback OH SHUT THE FUCK UP!!  BLACKS HAVE BEEN BREAKIN' THE LAW FOR AS LONG AS THEY WERE BROUGHT HERE!!!  ALWAYS BLAMIN' THE WHITE MAN!!

teknik
teknik

@jonnyquest There should only be outcry if justice is not served.


all violance is wrong.  Did they arrest the kids?


Why didn't anyone care when I was 6 and 7 years old and all the older white kids on the school bus harassed me for two years making me cry on a nearly basis.

You know, 6 or 7 fourth graders being real tough and picking on a first grader.  My parents did nothing, the school did nothing, and the kids were quite popular in the end.


cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

@jonnyquest  

I agree that the attack was a heinous act of cowardice, but what does Oprah have to do with it?  Was she driving the bus?  Was she the bus monitor?  It's comments of this sort that  create divisions in our country by bringing unrelated persons into an incident in which they play no role.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @enigma9000aa enigma, ignore that bitch. Hes nothing but talk. Constantly threatens people online, acts like a bully, but when called out on his shit he scurries off like the coward he is. 

enigma9000aa
enigma9000aa

@jeanjb @enigma9000aa 

Racism is not a skin tone its a state of mind, "We are better than you and yours and you and yours are sub-human and lower than dirt", one can find them in any race, culture etc., they expose themselves via what comes from their mouths, minds, takes no rocket scientist to spot them! One see's them posting on line denying what they are but like the old bible passage you will know them by what proceeds from their very own mouths and in this venue via their key boards1:-)

jeanjb
jeanjb

@HILLFOLKREDNECK @sweet-sweetback posting in all caps is either the work of the type of  a tiny dick,J.T.Ready personality, soon to repeat history,or just someone that has poor eyesight and is the reason they lost the civil war,

sore confederate  losers.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

There was declaration after declaration that George Zimmerman was a racist murderer before people even knew the facts. Obama inserted himself into the controversy. Why doesn't he do the same in the school bus case? He's pandering to Black Americans. Shamelessly. As for your childhood, the responsible adults let you down. They should have defended you.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

The point if this article was criticism of a bonehead AZ legislator. Most of the time they deserve it. Thorpe's comment about the school bus attack, however, was valid. There has been NO criticism from all who declared George Zimmerman a racist murderer without considering the facts of the case. Oprah was one of the most prominent in the lynch mob, creating division in our country!

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