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News from Progress Michigan

March 9, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot,

Agema on President Obama: ‘50% white, 43.75% Arabic and 6,26% black’

Will new MIGOP leadership finally take action?

MICHIGAN — In yet another example of startling ignorance and racism, Dave Agema took to Facebook today and issued a statement that teemed with bigotry and hate. Progress Michigan is calling on the new head of the Michigan Republican Party, Ronna Romney McDaniel, to oust Agema from the party once and for all.

“The only thing this post proves is that Dave Agema is 100 percent moronic. It’s gut check time for Ronna Romney McDaniel and the rest of the Michigan Republican Party leadership. Are they going to side with a bigot like Dave Agema just so they can appeal to the extreme fringes of their party? Or will they finally do what they should’ve done over a year ago and boot him from their ranks?” questioned Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “This latest example of Agema’s backwardness is not new, but should absolutely be the final straw for Republican leadership. Dave Agema has no business representing our state or any political party.”

Agema has spewed hateful rhetoric in the past toward a number of minority communities. He has said all gay people wanted free health care because they are dying from AIDS. He posted a racist article saying that African Americans were lesser human beings. And he’s referred to Muslims as “camel jockeys.” Thus far, Republican leadership has been unwilling to take action to remove Agema from power within the party.

Below is what Agema wrote on his Facebook page:

Concerning Obama’s recent march in Selma, I think a little clarification is necessary. The Republican Party is the party of anti- racism. The Republicans obolished slavery, gave equal rights and the right to vote to blacks ( 13th, 14th and 15th amendment) not the democrats. During the same period the Republicans fought against polygamy that was being pushed by the Mormons. So in both cases the Republicans fought for Biblical morality and civil rights for all. In 1964 18 of the 19 Congressman were democrats that filibustered the Civil Rights Act to prevent it from passing. Al Gore’s dad was against anti-segregation. Obama is 50% white, 43.75% Arabic and 6,26% black. Obama does not have a history of overcoming discrimination and slavery like many others, yet he leads us to believe otherwise. In fact, his genealogy shows his ancestors owned slaves. His father was a Muslim and communist, his step father was a Muslim and a comminist and he went to a Muslim school in Indonesia. It’s time Republicans dispel the lies that the democrats are the ones that freed the slaves. Democrats fought to keep it, yet the lack of historical knowledge is being lost in the “SPIN” of politics. Welfare programs don’t make one free, they make one dependant and a slave to their government and a guranteed life of poverty. Some welfare is necessary, but not to the extent that even illegals get what our citizens deserve. This is just plan wrong! Truth is difficult to find in the political realm of “SPIN.”


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