By: Mike Biggs
UPDATE: Today, Gene Alday doubledled down on his racially offensive language saying that Jerry Mitchell took his comments out of contex, he assumed the comments were off the record and that it was “late in the hour”.
I applaud Democratic Reps. Lataisha Jackson, Jeramey Anderson, Chuck Espy, Kim Campbell,and Bobby Moak as well as Republican Speaker Phillip Gunn and Gov. Bryant for côndemmhng the remarks.
In a time where our politics have all but devolved into a 1950′s race war and in a state that has often clung to the last vestiges of it’s racist past in the name of “heritage”, the race to the bottom continues. It’s new standard bearer is none other than Desoto Republican Rep. Gene Alday of Walls, Mississippi.
Unfortunately ignorant morons are elected to public office and put in charge of setting policy. Gene Alday and his bigoted viewpoints and beliefs are not worthy of the office of representative and he should apologize and step down. The fact that he is not likely to do either is shameful and speaks volumes to what is now common place in our political discourse.
State Rep. Gene Alday, R-Walls, doesn’t believe any more funding is needed. “I don’t see any schools hurting,” he said.
But then he went on to say that Mississippi “has a lot of bad school districts. The people are electing superintendents that don’t know anything about education.”
The former mayor of Walls (population 1,248) went on to say, “I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks.’ They don’t work.”
He had to go to the emergency room for pain, he said. “I liked to died. I laid in there for hours because they (blacks) were in there being treated for gunshots.”