I was talking with a friend the other day, and he was telling that me that the White Supremacists are practically gone from Idaho – which at one time was the headquarters for the Aryan Nation.
Based upon this news story, I kind of doubt his assertion that ALL the hate groups have moved to Kalispell, Montana. That guy on the right, with the Confederate flag, looks pretty comfortable in that shopping center in downtown Sand Point.
“A white supremacist in northern Idaho is running for sheriff of Bonner County, saying his views on race will not influence his approach to the office.
Shaun Winkler, 33, of the White Knights of the KKK will go up against incumbent Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and Ponderay police officer Tim Fry in the Republican primary on May 15. The winner of that contest will face independent candidate Rocky Jordan in November according to the Bonner County Daily Bee.”
Here’s the thing that gets me; what party did he choose to run with? The Republicans. Not the Independent Party, the Democratic Party, or the Libertarian Party…no…the Republican Party. Could it be that Winkler knows the current GOP has been drinking a lot of spiked Kool Aid lately and his radical beliefs would find a home with them? Hmmmmmm … could be. I have a column coming up in a couple of weeks, that will go into detail about the growing number of hate groups in America that are preparing for war if President Obama is re-elected. Stay tuned.