Rep. Martin Daniel: Worst Person In The World

[UPDATE]:

Martin Daniel tried to delete his racist Twitter rant. Sorry, buddy. The internet never forgets. Ha ha ha ha:

 

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Tennessee Republican State Rep. Martin Daniel of Knoxville took to Twitter last night to spout a string of racist Tweets about Muhammad Ali, whom he insisted on referring to by his given name, Cassius Clay. Some examples:

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Interestingly, Daniel is a big supporter of Donald Trump, who received a whopping five deferments, and then lied about it until he got busted by ABC News. Daniel also does not appear to have served. But hey, nothing says “support the troops” like using them as shields for your racism.

The response on Twitter was swift and severe, prompting Daniel to dig even deeper:

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Yes, some anonymous person saying something mean on Twitter is totally the same as a member of the state legislature being racist and offensive about an American icon.

If this social media shit storm plays out in the usual manner, I predict Rep. Daniel will claim he received death threats, because of course he’s the real victim, right? Republicans always are.

By the way, Rep. Daniel was recently in the news for expressing his outrage over a Civil Rights reading exercise his fourth-grader brought home.

21 Comments

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21 responses to “Rep. Martin Daniel: Worst Person In The World

  1. Larry

    Proof, once again, that you needn’t possess a working brain in order to gain an elected position in this nation. Jesus would weep.

  2. Thanks, Larry, and SB. He is the goofball who represents our House District 18. Thank GOD we have a young super intelligent, FEMALE Attorney who is already pushing against his ‘diversity’ BS. And the good thing is he has 3 other GOP opponents. and some of them are just as ludicrous and shameful.

    • Does he have a Democratic opponent?

      • YES, SB ! I have been spreading the word all day! She is a wonderful, Attorney who fights for children here in our county…integrity, strength of character, and is following the area State REPS, GOP ones who do not want any of our 300.000 vulnerable and poor to access health care.
        Her name is BRANDI PRICE. She has already been endorsed by several groups who can see she will fight for those in her District. Check her out on FB and Twitter !

        And thanks, Judith. I was a very young mother when ALI was building his reputation as The Greatest….such a hero to millions around the world!

  3. Judith Mann Costello

    Apart from all the other lies in his tweets, it is incredibly offensive that Rep. Daniel repeatedly uses the name “Cassius Clay” — Muhammad Ali’s self-described “slave name,” and one he explicitly rejected more than half a century ago.

  4. *flabbergasted*

    No, seriously.

  5. Bob Fischer

    If Brandi Price wants to win she should associate herself with the Sanders campaign in the highest profile method she has. She needs to win and those of us in her district need her to win. If the Clinton people can do a better job of getting her elected I will personally guarantee 2/3 of the support Sanders brought will go to Price! Let’s get this person elected!

    • LOL. Not exactly. Knoxville isn’t exactly a hotbed of Socialism.

      The Los Angeles Times did a nationwide analysis of Bernie’s donor support. It’s a neat little tool, you can play with it here. There are 7 zip codes in state house district 18, only one shows any kind of support for Sanders in terms of donations — 37919, with a population of 28,659, has supported Bernie at a whopping $1.07 per capita.

      One of the most annoying things about the Berners is their overarching sense of self-importance. I guess that comes from your candidate lying to you all the time about how realistic his chances of winning the nomination actually are. Also, the media’s continued reporting on crowd sizes at Bernie rallies, even though there’s no correlation between people showing up at a rally and people actually voting.

      • A_Falk

        oh NO! SOCIALISM!
        whatever will we do, senator mccarthy?

      • You may think that’s cute but you clearly have failed to grasp the obvious, which is that district 18 voters put Martin Daniel in office to begin with. Anyone thinking they’d dump a racist Tea Party “small government” business dude for a Socialist clearly doesn’t understand Tennessee, especially East Tennessee.

      • Bob Fischer

        What was the per capita support of Hillary from 37919? How did her average contribution break down?

      • L.A. Times didn’t do a similar metric on Hillary; the focus of their story was who is donating to Bernie. So there’s no equal comparison. But as I mentioned, Bernie lost Knox County in the primary vote. You can go to the Secretary of State’s link I provided in the comment and see how the actual votes compared, county by county. The bottom line is, Bernie lost the county, even though we are an open primary state and you can declare your party when you show up to vote. Also, Democratic votes in general were well below Republican ones. I think we can extrapolate from this that a) there are more Republicans in Knox County (there are), and b) Bernie’s “revolution” failed to catch fire, at least in Tennessee, where we didn’t see a big surge in Democratic primary voters.

    • Also, Bernie lost Knox County. In fact, he lost every single county in the state of Tennessee except Carter County, where Republican primary turnout far exceeded Democratic (and they went for Ted Cruz).

  6. Bob Fischer

    And you are absolutely right. Martin Daniel is the slime-baggiest of the slime-bags.

  7. Let’s look at the bright side, this makes puts his seat in play now if it wasn’t already. The more Trumpette’s speak out with their megalomaniacal narcissistic racist slurs the closer we are to recapturing the Presidency and enough down ticket races affected to take back the House, Senate, a number of Governerships and possibly the most progressive government since FDR had a plurality of progressives underneath him helping him to govern and bye the bye, created the greatest financial prosperity and longest period of peace Americans have ever known. Frankly their isn’t a more critical time that we need it so bravo and thanks Representative Martin Daniel, keep up the good work!

  8. Let’s look at the bright side, this puts his seat in play if it wasn’t already. The more Trumpette’s speak out with their megalomaniacal narcissistic racist slurs the closer we are to recapturing the Presidency and enough down ticket races affected to take back the House, Senate, a number of Governerships and possibly the most progressive government since FDR had a plurality of progressives underneath him helping him to govern and bye the bye, created the greatest financial prosperity and longest period of peace Americans have ever known. Frankly their isn’t a more critical time that we need it so bravo and thanks Representative Martin Daniel, keep up the good work!

    • Thanks to you all. And Bob, since I am a District One Rep, we have tried to stay neutral, our Board of Governors, until after July. And I am personally grateful to both the Hillary AND the Bernie campaigns who CAME together in unity on Saturday and helped our District canvass with our members, walking with Both for our District One Candidates. It was awesome. We knocked on doors, handed out flyers and talked to many great Democrats who told us they SUPPORT our candidates. I am sure we and they accomplished a feat that was unheard of around this State ! I am so proud of these young people who understand that we MUST come together to keep the country safe from the lunatic who yesterday came close to threatening the LIFE of Hillary Clinton.

  9. Tony Geloso

    Southern Beale — reptillikkkans jackasses such as you are common and easy to turn up under almost any rock you can find. A man that disses both Muhammed Ali, & Bernie Sanders is going for some kind of record about how much of a stupid redneck he can be. Now as to the religious content of Ali’s refusal. Since time and memorial religion has been used to prove/justify anything the user wants to prove. I have no use for a book that denigrates humankind, but there are those like Ali who saw something positive in it. Since Ali wouldn’t and didn’t pick up a gun to kill somebody for a purely political reason, that’s to his credit. Vietnam, Korea, Afganistan, Iraq were purely policial contests for Amerkican hegemony so him as well as others not going for political reasons is valid. I fought to get out of it because I didn’t want to come home in a body bag. I DON’T take people like you seriously in the world of ideas that are thoughful in a positive way. You’re a devicive little shit with the ability to verbally masturbate and make a horses ass out of yourself all day, every day while screwing the geographical constituency of East Tennessee district you supposedly represent. STFU !!!!

    • Democommie

      Tony:

      When you and your other Bernbro or other agents provocateur make comments like that verborreah above. Well,WTF? You think that Southern Beale is a GOPer? If I was your brain I would have a sad.,

  10. Jim in Memphis

    While the tweets are stupid, I don’t see how they are categorized as racist. What about them was racist in nature?

    • Democommie

      Gotta take off them “WPTG”*, Jimbo(B). Try reading the tweets like he was talking about your moms.

      * White Privilege Tinted Glasses