Here’s an excerpt from from an interview Matt Hale gave a columnist for the Greenwich Village Gazette Aug. 8, 2000:
The caller also told me that he was now leaning toward Bush and that his victory in November would give him and the white-supremacist movement “cause for celebration and hope.”
The man calling himself Mr. Hale told me that he was persuaded by Bush after watching both party conventions this summer.
“The conventions left me with the impression that the Democrats actually mean it when they say they want a diverse tent and the Republicans are like ‘OK, this is a way to get some votes so let’s go throw bait to the blacks.’ So they trot out their yard (N-word) for show and dress them better than black democrats could ever dream of.”
Bush was endorsed by Hale, David Duke and Don Black of Stormfront. This is not to imply that Bush is racist. Rather, it is clear that he makes enough gestures that are interpreted by extremists as sympathetic to gain their votes.
BOLD ITALICS= Niewart, Italics = Village Voice Gazette
Hey Niewart? Who did Pol Pot favor? How about Osama- did he watch the conventions? Who do you think he wanted? He seemed to be doing o.k. under Clinton/Gore, so maybe Gore could have put off enough gestures to let him think he would be able to get away with a couple more embassy bombings. What about Hussein? Did he want Gore or Bush? Fill me in, please.
This is the kind of absurd shit that once again gets chalked up in the “Why I Won’t Vote For Democrats” category. The mere notion that Bush is sending code words, or gestures to white supremacist groups is absolutely absurd. Funny how they could only be understood by twerps like Hale and morons who want to try to make something about it (Niewart, anyone?). What was the signal? Is it because Colin Powell is more of a light-skinned black? Fill us in, Mr. Hale and Mr. Niewart.
And don’t you love the weasel words- he searches for a quote from Hale in a back-issue of the Village Voice Gazette (how many of you had that one handy?), implying CLEARLY that Bush is employing code words and gestures to woo racists and supremacists, and then tries to deny what he is actually stating.
You get the foam brick the next time I see you on MSNBC, Niewart.