Editor’s note: Along with dozens of others, Carl Paladino was asked by Artvoice to answer four questions about the coming year. Respondents answers were published on 12/22/16. [http://artvoice.com/2016/12/23/want-2017-lot-different-opinions/#.WF1fzRsrJhF.]
Paladino’s comments about Barak and Michele Obama were labeled as ‘racist’ by many readers. The comments went viral and were covered by the Washington Post, Huffington Post, all local news media, Albany Times, New York Daily News and other newspapers in NYC and dozens of other national media outlets. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who ran against Paladino for governor, and Erie County Executive (both Democrats) issued public statements criticizing Paladino.
Carl’s remarks were in response to Artvoice queries: 1. “What would you most like to happen in 2017?” and 2. “What would you like to see go away in 2017?”
Paladino’s answers were: 1. “Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her.” and, 2. “Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”
In the firestorm that followed Carl Paladino issued the following response:
BY CARL PALADINO
This is in response to my comments published in Artvoice:
It has nothing to do with race. That’s the typical stance of the press when they can’t otherwise defend the acts of the person being attacked.
It’s about two progressive elitist ingrates who have hated their country so badly and destroyed its fabric in so many respects in 8 years.
It’s about them diminishing the respect for their country on the world scene, surrendering its status as the protector of human rights, disgracing the memory of its veterans who gave so much.
It’s about demeaning and weakening what was the most powerful military in the world, firing hundreds of good soldier Generals and Admirals who refused Barack’s illegal and irresponsible dictates.
Michelle hated America before her husband won. She then enjoyed all the attention, the multi -million dollar vacations, the huge staff and other benefits. Then when Hillary lost, she and Barack realized that without Hillary, there was no one to protect the little, if any, legacy he had. That’s when Michelle came out and said there is no hope for America. Good, let her leave and go someplace she will be happy.
As for Barack, he’s a yellow-bellied coward who left thousands to die in Syria and especially Aleppo and he gets on TV and says he feels bad he couldn’t do anything about it.
He supported the mass migration without vetting of people from Muslim countries and the open borders, not for the people, but to expand the democratic base to a permanent majority.
He couldn’t care less about the people. He just commuted the sentences of another 650 drug pushers responsible for selling poison to our kids.
It’s about the middle class, silent majority, rising up to destroy the Republican and Democrat establishment in America.
It’s about the end of an era when the people took all their information from the main street media, letting them tell us what the issues are and how to resolve those issues. People no longer trust the press.
It’s about that fraudulent, shadow government with a lazy ass president who allowed non-Americans like Valerie Jarret to run the government on a day to day basis and order the Stand down in Benghazi and the later cover-up that does matter.
It’s about Lois Lerner and the head of the IRS and the other criminal officials who haven’t been prosecuted or even investigated because the leaders of the progressive movement are above the law.
It’s about the end of the progressive movement and reset of the direction of America for the next 30 years.
It’s about a president who interfered in a presidential election for his successor so flagrantly that he called Trump unfit for office.
It’s about a president who for eight years did absolutely nothing for black children in our urban centers held prisoner by the cycle of poverty and illegitimate black leadership more interested in power and preserving their voting base by keeping them hungry and uneducated in the inner cities.
And yes, it’s about a little deprecating humor which America lost for a long time. Merry Christmas and tough luck if you don’t like my answer.