Video: Illinois Democrat dismisses GOP colleague as “half” a black person

posted at 11:21 am on April 10, 2014 by Guy Benson

The context for this little chestnut of racial nastiness was a heated floor debate in the Illinois legislature over a proposed education reform bill.  The fireworks started when Democratic Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, who is Hispanic, delivered a speech criticizing charter schools.  Ms. Chapa LaVia was no doubt casting aspersions on behalf of teachers unions — who’ve contributed heavily to her campaigns, are bankrupting the state, and don’t much care for competition.  In defense of the status quo — which traps far too many children, especially children of color, in failing public schools — Chapa LaVia appealed to her fellow minorities within the chamber.  In doing so, she took a racial shot at her Republican colleagues, pointedly noting that “we’re all over on this side [of the aisle], right?”  That didn’t sit well with some people, including State Representative John Anthony, who is a black Republican (via Champion News):

LaVia: “Listen to me, minorities!  I’m over here, because we’re all over on this side, right?  What you’ll also find…

[Jeers and shouts from Republicans]

LaVia: “Wait, we have a half.  We have a half.”

A half.  Is that how Rep. LaVia would refer to a certain former member of the legislature in Springfield?  I suspect not.  But in the heat of the moment, she needed a shortcut to denigrate the racial “authenticity” of one of her colleagues in order to rescue her inflammatory point.  So she sneered “we have a half,” then continued her harangue.  Stay classy, Linda.

UPDATE – Republicans demanded an apology, and got one.  Sort of.  “I apologize if offended anybody over there.”

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Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Oh, my. So, living in the Chicago area I was most amused by this overtly racist skank’s rant, and called her Aurora office. There, a strange woman who identified herself as a minority made the extraordinary decision to address and somehow defend Chapa LaVia’s remarks. Really.

Her argument was that, and yes, this is a quote “most Caucasians from the 50s, 60s, 30s, 40s, and 80s don’t even understand segregation; they don’t mean to be rude, they just don’t even understand …” and that’s when she had to put me on hold. For her benefit and out of a growing sense of pity, I hung up.

I get it now.

Jaibones on April 10, 2014 at 6:01 PM

She’s cabinet-level material for the most racially kkkonscious bunch of thugs to ever fool the good people of this country. And the Republicans would vote to confirm her, that’s how messed up it all is.

Western_Civ on April 10, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Who’s Walter L. Newton?

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Jaibones on April 10, 2014 at 6:01 PM

I was under the impression that Caucasians participated in segregation.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2014 at 6:59 PM

typical liberal………. lunatic

ultracon on April 10, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Who’s Walter L. Newton?
Cindy Munford on April 10, 2014 at 6:56 PM


LeftCoastRight on April 10, 2014 at 7:24 PM

LeftCoastRight on April 10, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Nahhh, Bishop is way funnier.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I wrote my previous comment before viewing the video.

After viewing as much as I could stand:

I was being generous to this horrible woman, it appears.

Sherman1864 on April 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Anybody else say it yet? She’s a half-wit.

theotherone on April 10, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Has anybody said it yet? She’s a half-wit.

theotherone on April 10, 2014 at 9:36 PM

I can’t even begin to imagine the sh!t storm that would be going down on MSNBC if it had been a Republican who said this. A Democrat? Crickets…

Dopenstrange on April 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I was under the impression that Caucasians participated in segregation.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2014 at 6:59 PM

One way or another, no? Unbelievable.

Jaibones on April 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM

I am tired of white leftist idiots telling us who the real blacks are.

oldennis on April 10, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Ugh, the buffering makes it impossible to try to watch that clip.

Tom C on April 10, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Geeze. You know, if she had said “one” she may have gotten away with it, but she said “half”. Seriously.

I also noted that she is a “White Hispanic”.

eh on April 11, 2014 at 2:15 AM

Who’s Walter L. Newton?

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2014 at 6:56 PM

All I know is he has a sister named Fig….

Bradky on April 11, 2014 at 6:36 AM

She rapes, kills, sews your skin into her clothes.

She is a Reaver.

Murphy9 on April 11, 2014 at 8:14 AM

A Democrat making a racist comment…REALLY?! They are the ones who accuse the GOP of being ‘racist’ all the time…I guess it DOES ‘take on to kno0w one’.

What I found to be a complete outrage yesterday was not necessarily THIS act but rather the way Obama went to the LBJ Library yesterday and heaped so much PRAISE on the racist LBJ who sought to derail the progress blacks had made through the passage of Civil Rights and to make them slaves. Obama hailed LBJ as a champion for blacks who paved their way to great success.

LBJ only signed civil rights legislation to get ahead politically. In the Senate, he repeatedly blocked civil rights bills. He also is on record as making some very racist statements. After the Civing Rights passage in 1964 LBJ said,

– “These Negroes, they‘re getting pretty uppity these days and that‘s a problem for us since they‘ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we‘ve got to do something about this, we‘ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. I’ll have those nig**rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

LBJ is the original architect of the economic chains of slavery Democrats have forged and used to ‘quiet blacks down’ and get them to continue to vote for Democrats: Food Stamps, Welfare, Unemployment, Govt Cheese, Obamaphones… NONE of these help in any way to make people INDEPENDENT, SELF-SUFFICIENT, and get them off being completely dependent on the government. They DO, however, jeep people poor and dependent on the government.

The threat of taking all that away is what keeps minorities and the poor voting for Democrats. The Democratic party is about CREATING and SUSTAING a poor, needy, dependent voting base they can always count on to vote for them, fearful that this ‘life-blood’ might be taken away. Democrats have brainwashed people into believing that these scraps from their millionaire tables is the best they can ever hope for in life. And for Obama to stand there and praise LBJ as a ‘friend’ to minorities…the ‘black man’s savior’…is part of the continuous lies and brainwashing that perpetuates keeping those dependent on their handouts loyal to the DNC. In essence, Obama was BETRAYING his own race by perpetuating the LIE about LBJ, who the man was, what he did, and WHY.

easyt65 on April 11, 2014 at 9:01 AM

This poor excuse of a leftist is the main reason Illinois will never recover from pending financial collapse. If the voters in this state continue to elect losers they will continue on the road to ruin.

regmgr on April 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM

surprised she didn’t say he was only 3/5th a person.

Castle1461 on April 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM

The fewer whites there are as a share of the population, the harsher the anti-white rhetoric is going to be.

David Blue on April 12, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Half man! Half man! Half Man!

J Baustian on April 12, 2014 at 6:04 PM

She’s ignorant of the fact that Dems historically value him as 3/5s.

Can we begin the RICO action against scum like this now, please?

Ay Uaxe on April 13, 2014 at 8:18 PM

This poor excuse of a leftist…

regmgr on April 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Actually, she is a very typical leftist. Most of them won’t state it publicly, but they are virulently racist and they have a long history of murderous racism to back them up – lynchings and the kkk, Nazi death camps, communist purges, etc. All part of what leftists are all about, then and now. Because given the opportunity, they will do it all again.

earlgrey on April 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM

This cauldron stirrer should join Pelosi and Hillary at the pot, please someone hand her some frog legs and two hairs from her chin wart…

billetdoux on April 14, 2014 at 2:49 PM