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Incoming Nevada House Leader Doesn’t Like ‘Simple-Minded Darkies,’ Women or Gays

The State of Nevada certainly knows how to pick them.

Ira Hansen, the Republican who will soon be leading the House, is a real character who has a list of dislikes, including minorities, homosexuals, women and even some Republicans.

The Reno News Review looked back on 13 years of columns he wrote for the Spark Tribune and found shocking bigotry among his thoughts, especially since he is now being asked to make decisions to benefit all the people of Nevada, just not white, heterosexual males.

First off, he doesn’t like Martin Luther King, Jr. at all and does not think MLK Day should be a holiday.

“King’s private life was trashy at best,” he wrote of the civil rights leader. “King Jr. is as low as it gets, a hypocrite, a liar, a phony, and a fraud.”

He also shared this racial-tinged bit of ‘wisdom’ about the African-American community and their relationship to the Democratic party.

“The shrewd and calculating [black] ’leaders’ are willing to sacrifice the children of their own race to gratify their lust for power and position,” one of Nevada’s top GOPers wrote. “The relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, with the benevolent master knowing what’s best for his simple minded darkies.”

He also blamed black folk for ignoring ‘white history’ and not being grateful enough to white folk.

“[T]he lack of gratitude and the deliberate ignoring of white history in relation to eliminating slavery is a disgrace that Negro leaders should own up to,” he claimed.

He also thinks homosexuals are child molesters and has an equally vile view on women, calling females unfit to serve in the military because they can’t keep their complaints of sexual harassment to themselves.

“[T]oday, when Army men look at women in the ranks with ’longing in their eyes’ it very well may constitute ’sexual harassment,” the GOPer opined. “The truth is, women do not belong in the Army or Navy or Marine Corps, except in certain limited fields.”

To make matters worse, with a heavily GOP state House, Hansen’s bigoted views will carry considerable weight in state legislation in upcoming years, especially since his fellow GOPers have backed them as their pick.

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