Va. legislator: Blacks should get over slavery like we've gotten over Jews killing Christ

Just when you think he’s about to veer off into a racist rant about blacks, he turns around and says something anti-semitic instead.

Like Nigel said in Spinal Tap, “He did a twist on it.”

Looks like Spengler rolled a seven with that analogy this morning, huh?

“The present commonwealth has nothing to do with slavery,” said Del. Frank D. Hargrove, R-Glen Allen, whose ancestors were French Huguenots who came to America in search of religious freedom…

“Are we going to force the Jews to apologize for killing Christ?” Hargrove wondered. “Nobody living today had anything to do with it. It would be far more appropriate in my view to apologize to the Upper Mattaponi and the Pamunkey” Indians for the loss of their lands in eastern Virginia, he said…

“I personally think that our black citizens should get over it,” Hargrove said of slavery, which existed in Virginia from 1619 until the Civil War. “By golly, we’re living in 2007.”

A Jewish legislator called him on his remarks during the House session today in Richmond, explaining that his grandparents had to flee Poland to avoid being killed by the Nazis.

Hargrove’s response?

“I think your skin was a little too thin,” he said as Republicans and Democrats gasped and groaned in disbelief.