Rachel Lea Hunter, a Democrat who is running for a slot on North Carolina’s Supreme Court, has made so many offensive comments about other people that now both the Democrats and the Republicans are working to defeat her.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The leaders of the state’s Democratic and Republican parties have asked voters not to cast ballots for state Supreme Court candidate Rachel Lea Hunter, whose fiery rhetoric in recent weeks has included comparing the actions of a black congressional candidate to that of a slave.
“She’s unstable and unqualified, and the thought of her serving on the highest court in North Carolina is scary,” state Republican party chairman Ferrell Blount said Tuesday.
Blount’s comments came after Hunter, a former Republican running as a Democrat, used the title “Dur Fuhrer” — commonly associated with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler — when referring to state Democratic party chief Jerry Meek. Such rhetoric led Meek to endorse Republican-backed incumbent Mark Martin in his race with Hunter for a seat on the state’s high court.
Last week, in a post on her Web site, Hunter criticized congressional candidate Vernon Robinson for running for office as a Republican, even though the staunch and outspoken conservative lost his bid for state GOP chair at the party’s convention in 2005.
“Like a good slave, he has returned to the plantation,” Hunter wrote about Robinson, who is black.
On Tuesday, Hunter revised that statement on her Web site, calling Robinson’s behavior like that of an “Uncle Tom” — considered to be a contemptuous term for a black whose behavior toward whites is regarded as fawning or servile.
(sung to the tune of Unforgettable)
Hypocritical, that’s what you are are.
Hypocritical, though near or far.
Like poison ivy that clings to me,
How your actions do painful things to me.
Never has someone been more
hypocritical in every way.
And forevermore, that’s how you’ll stay.
That’s why its incredible,
that someone so hypocritical
Thinks that I am just like you.
Can you believe that after she spewed her offensive comments, her husband had the nerve to take offense at Mr. Blount’s assertion that Ms. Hunter is “unstable.”