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Some incidents simply don’t need further explanation or attempted rational! This is perhaps one of those incidents, that will be condemned outright by most Americans.

Moreover this mayor's comments speak for themselves, in that it further divides a nation already divided along racial lines, and actually feeds into the narrative of those race baiters, that bigotry is still a part of the American fabric.

Mayor Patrick Rushing’s remarks in calling first lady Michelle Obama “Gorilla face” and Barack Obama "monkey man" on Facebook, is being called a willful racial slur and a reason for this mayor to step down. City council is saying that it would be almost impossible for him to successfully govern effectively within any diverse community, and the danger of violence should be of concern, and not whether he should continue or not.

Rushing's full comment:

“Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that. The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LOL.”


Although The Airway Heights City Council has asked the mayor to step down following the incident, he’s refusing to do so.

Rushing said of the incident;

“I made a mistake. I owned up to my mistake,” if I do resign that’s admitting I’m a racist and I’m not, “I will not step down. But I will do everything I can to turn the tide around.”

Because Rushing was elected by the voters so City Council cannot force him to step down. No doubt everyone deserves a second chance; however Rushing is an elected public official, and his comments weren't made in haste, but rather quite deliberate, as quoted my the good mayor himself; “It’s just playful back and forth banter that my friends and I do.”

Do you think this Mayor should be forced to step down after these comments?


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