If Republicans still allow him to be their speaker, he promises his door will be open to all. Even Nevada's "Negros," who no doubt understand the Confederate flag is just there to remind them of their "lack of gratitude" to white folks. And Hispanic Nevadans, even though it seems like all the "criminal activity" you read about in his state is "dominated" by them. And even LGBT Nevadans, who "fill their ranks" with "child molesters, called 'pederasts,'" are free to schedule appointments with his staff. You're all welcome to come share your thoughts with him, just don't mess with his career opportunities or bring up any of those things he said.
"I am deeply sorry that comments I have made in the past have offended many Nevadans. It is unfortunate that these comments, made almost 20 years ago as a newspaper columnist and talk radio host, have been taken out of context and are being portrayed as intentionally hurtful and disrespectful.How the hell can comments made over an entire columnist and talk show career be taken "out of context"? What additional "context" could possibly be provided? Pictures you drew in the third grade? An explanation of plate tectonics? When you boast about having a confederate flag pinned to the wall of your office, what "context" are we missing there?
These comments were meant to be purposely provocative in various political, cultural and religious views. I have the utmost respect for all people without regard to race, gender, religious or political beliefs.Nothing says respect for race, gender, religious or political beliefs like hanging a confederate flag behind your chair while writing that you did so "in honor and in memory of a great cause." It's the universal symbol of racial respect.
"I am committed to showing that actions are much louder than words and my office will always have an open door to all backgrounds and political viewpoints. This will not distract us from finding solutions to building a brighter and more prosperous Nevada."This is a new one, I have to admit. We've seen the taken out of context card a thousand times, and I am sorry that I offended you is so common as to have its own commemorative snow globes in the Capitol gift shop. But I don't recall a politician ever issuing a sorry about that, I was taken out of context statement covering the things he said over an entire career.