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Jim Russell is Race Separatist, Unfit to Represent Republican Party Says Reader

Reader says Jim Russell is a race separatist and unfit to represent Republican Party.

To the Editor:  

Many of you don’t know it, but on June 26th there will be a Republican Party Primary to decide the Republican Party Congressional candidate to oppose Nita Lowey in the 17th Congressional District this Fall.  

One candidate, Joe Carvin, has the full support of the Westchester and Rockland County Republican parties, having been endorsed at their convention on March 27.

The other candidate, Jim Russell, secured a sufficient number of signatures to get his name on the ballot to oppose Mr. Carvin in the June 26th primary.  

One has to wonder whether or not the people signing Mr. Russell’s petitions to get him on the ballot were aware of his background and of the stir he caused in 2010 when the Republican Party correctly withdrew their support for his candidacy because of the anti-Semitic, white separatist views Mr. Russell expressed in a 2001 essay. 

Peter Applebome of the New York Times wrote a story about Mr. Russell on September 26, 2010 headlined: “How Far Is Too Far?” describing an infamous 2001 essay in which Mr. Russell seemed to embrace, among other things, racial separatism, eugenics and an assortment of historical and literary figures with anti-Semitic or Nazi ties. It also turns out that he has attended gatherings of groups with white nationalist views.

Has Mr. Russell renounced his writings since the 2010 election? Sadly, the answer is a loud and brutal NO!    

I could quote in nauseating detail the hate spewing from Mr. Russell’s mind, but I don’t want to give it any more distribution than it already has. You can read the source material for yourself at this web site.

Suffice it to say, Mr. Russell wasn’t a fit candidate in 2010 to represent the Republican Party  and he certainly is not in 2012. 

This time out, Republicans can do the work of lawyers and courts. They can vote Jim Russell off the November ballot by voting for Joe Carvin in the Republican primary June 26.

And let’s be clear: Mr. Carvin represents everything Mr. Russell has denounced.

Mr. Carvin is married to an African-American and has mixed race children. 
Mr. Carvin is friends with people of  all religions and races – Protestants of all sects, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Mormons, Hispanics, Blacks, Indians, Chinese, Japanese, really, the people of the world.

He is comfortable working with, talking to, and having as friends, Americans of all political persuasions, and won his last race as Rye Town supervisor by a 2-1 majority in a Town with 2-1 Democratic over Republican registration.

The eyes of the County, the State, and, yes, the Nation will be on this June 26 Republican primary. Republicans, drown out the bigot, Mr. Russell, with a resounding vote and your vocal support for a Republican and American whom we can be proud of in Congress, Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin.
 
Dick Hubert
Rye Brook

Don Sutherland June 18, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Watchdog, Mr. Russell is the one who published racialist comments and that's solely his problem. For that reason, the Westchester and Rockland County GOP leadership have rightly rejected his candidacy. On June 26, all Republican primary voters will have the opportunity to do the same.
Watchdog June 18, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Are you getting paid for your role as attack dog? I understand Carvin has a lot of dough, a Democrat in the 1% like BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. How did Carvin make his money in the HEDGE FUND he runs?
Anthony Mele June 18, 2012 at 01:24 AM
One thing I learned from my experience as a Congressional candidate in 2010 is the lesser of two evils, still leaves you with a remaining evil. One bad candidate does not automatically render his opponent a better one. You rise where you stand.
Rowena Molluso June 18, 2012 at 02:29 AM
I find it laughable that the writer of the piece states that Jim Russell is unfit to represent the Republican Party. And Vincent Reda? LOL Let's be serious. We are a one-party system here in Rockland County. Reda & company have to go. With Carvin saying he will endorse Lowey makes him no different.
John Taggart June 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Patch, I would like to see this assay or any so called racist writings by Russell so I can decide for myself. Just hearing from a guys apponent isn't enough.

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