Wisconsin Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Hulsey Plans to Hand Out Ku Klux Klan Hoods

Scott Bauer, Star Tribune, May 1, 2014

Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey plans to hand out white Ku Klux Klan-style hoods to Wisconsin Republicans as they gather for their annual convention Friday to highlight what he says are their racist policies.

Hulsey, a state representative from Madison who is white, came into the state Capitol press room on Thursday to show off a hood he says he made with his daughter’s sewing machine using curtain material he purchased for $1.

“It’s a Wisconsin Republican Party hat,” Hulsey said. “And people can interpret it any way they want.”

When asked whether he was serious, trying to be funny or provocative, Hulsey answered: “All of the above.”

Hulsey, a two-term state representative, is running a long-shot campaign for the Democratic nomination against the better-funded and more broadly supported candidate Mary Burke. {snip}


Democrats and Republicans alike were quick to distance themselves from Hulsey’s latest antics.

“We take serious issue with the policies pursued by Republicans that disproportionately affect communities of color, but this type of behavior has no place in the public dialogue,” said state Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate.


Hulsey said he was trying to highlight what he called racist Republican policies to require photo identification at the polls, a law struck down in federal court on Tuesday as unconstitutional because of how it would affect minorities, passage of a law making it more difficult to force schools to remove American Indian mascots and cuts to public school funding.

“They need to own up to their racism, which is what I am trying to highlight,” Hulsey said.


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  • Tarczan

    Where can I get sized for one?

  • Hunter Morrow

    Republicans don’t own their racism because they are, by and large, evolution-denying, Jesus Told To Me To Adopt A Somali, We Just Need To Outreach Because Muds Are “Natural Republican” rubes.

    If they were really racist, somebody would call them racist and they’d go,
    “Yeah, what of it? Go screw your mother.”

    But instead they cringe and whimper and grovel. You can make these deracinated
    Christ-insane rubes break down in tears if you insist that they are racist.

    • Eagle_Eyed

      The more Christian an area is the more pro-enforcement it is when it comes to illegal immigration, in general. But yeah, that great white pagan awakening is right around the corner…

      • Hunter Morrow

        Alright, keep praising nutless universalists taking orders from “men” in dresses.

        • Eagle_Eyed

          Yet atheists are the most egalitarian of anyone! How can this be?

          • Hunter Morrow

            Atheists are simply people who don’t think deities exist.
            That was another failing of the Christ-Insane and the right wing
            in this country. They made a cultural issue out of science denial
            and have been pussying out on race since the 1960s.

            “Evolution isn’t true and I’m for immigration, so long as its LEGAL. BRB, my Lutheran pastor is helping me adopt a Somali”-Christ-Insane rube taking orders from a man in a dress

  • D.B. Cooper

    And what are the republicans going to do?
    100% on full defense, no offense, and bleaching their bed sheets caused by wetting the bed in fear of being called that dreaded “R” word.

  • MekongDelta69

    People who accuse others of racism are the people who stay as far away from blacks and browns as they possibly can in their ‘real’ lives…

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      In my experience, the fiercest proponents of diversity are always whites who live far away from culturally enriched neighborhoods and communities.

      • Malgus

        I coined a phrase that deals with that very subject…

        It is called “The Law of Inverse Negritude”. Defined as “Those who advocate the most for “diversity” are usually the ones who live the farthest from it”..

        Feel free to use it. Just do me the favor of citing me… 🙂

      • bilderbuster

        One would think that with all of the wealthy Republicans, one with a sense of humor would buy a house next door or across the street from one of the high profile diversityologists and move & bankroll a large and extended ghetto rat, gang banger family into the residence.
        Then the whole neighborhood can enjoy the multicultural experience up close and personal.

        • Diana Moon Glampers

          If I win the lottery I will buy every available house I. Tim wise’s neighborhood.

          • bilderbuster

            He’d be on the list for sure.
            Too bad Ted Kennedy’s not around.
            Renting a place at Martha’s Vineyard to make his last days miserable would have been a fitting way to send him off to the next life.

      • Pro_Whitey

        I agree. The best way to respond is to do a little homework and show that in practice this Hulsey acts just like a Klansman in the way he and his avoid blacks. Bill DeBlackio types are the exceptions that prove the rule.

  • IstvanIN

    Why would they allow this race traitor into their convention?

  • Dave4088

    The Republicans should respond by handing out Communist Party USA cards and membership applications for the new black panthers at the state Democratic convention.

  • Truthseeker

    Yes, we all know that Republicans are “racist” because they hold people of all races to the standard of personal responsibility and self-reliance. That’s just too high a bar for some races to clear.

    • RisingReich

      Since when are they holding minorities to anything?

    • bilderbuster

      Too bad the Republicans don’t really do that and are as bad as the Democraps.

  • THis is a discusting political ploy, Why don’t he just paint his face black. When we have people who seek office and uses ssuch tactics, show’s that they have nothing to offer the people, other than more pain and hate. no thank you we have enough of that….. Is this what they want? A holes like this.

  • dd121

    He should hand them out to Democrats if he wants to offend somebody. Guess he doesn’t know that historically, most KKK were Democrats.

    • Pro_Whitey

      True, but let’s be honest, their descendants are now pretty solidly in the Republican party, and I could not be happier about it. They kept telling us that we northerners did not understand the situation with the blacks, and we kept scoffing at them. Now, after Newark, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, you think we might finally figure out they were right.

      • dd121

        Doesn’t matter, neither party represents my interests.

  • ncpride

    but this type of behavior has no place in the public dialogue,” said state Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate.

    Unless of course it’s needed to push their agenda, or to shut down debate, which we have seen time and time again.

    • bilderbuster

      And then Tater Tot went on to basically call the Republicans racist.

  • And this calls itself a serious candidate for Governor?

    The left wing is getting more and more crackpot by the day. They don’t have causes anymore, they have religious sacraments, holy tenets, and one must abandon all reason and logic and tolerance in order to be a good leftist.

    Or, they’re just desperate.

    “We take serious issue with the policies pursued by Republicans that disproportionately affect communities of color, but this type of behavior has no place in the public dialogue,” said state Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate.

    He thinks he’s denouncing this stunt, or that’s what he wants us to think. But in reality, he’s endorsing it, by peddling the underlying premise of why Hulsey did the stunt.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    How is this not fitting? The KKK was invented by the Democrats so RAT Husley already knows how to make hoods.

    The Repubs have a great opportunity here: Get photos of this RAT passing out his hoods and then put out flyers, campaign literature and put up billboards — especially in the black community — showing that RAT Hulsey is recruiting for his Klavern in Wisconsin.

    Let him defend his racist action…

  • Conrad

    The Republicans [Republicanos] will of course, do nothing about this. Now, if I was involved I know just what I’d do. I’d stand in the same place & hand Communist flags to the Democrats.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Maybe all the Democrats should be given a used tire as they gather for their annual convention, symbolizing the “necklacing” used in South Africa, for advocating the dispossession of whites.

  • Hal K

    This serves the GOP right. They have been taking white votes for granted for decades. No matter how much they try to distance themselves from white identity politics, they are still called “racists.” They have outreach to nonwhites, but they never talk about what is in the interests of whites specifically. They dropped opposition to affirmative action to avoid offending the minuscule number of blacks who voted for them. The sooner the GOP collapses the better.

  • 4321realist

    The fact that so many people dwell on racism is all the proof necessary to declare multiculturalism/multiracialism/integration an abysmal failure.

  • bilderbuster

    Say what you will about Aaron Burr but he didn’t suffer cheap taunts lightly and you had to be ready to do more than put your money where your mouth is if you mouthed off to or about him in public.
    Don’t expect the fussy pants Republicans to do much except cry about their hurt feelings.

  • LHathaway

    “what he called racist Republican policies to require photo identification at the polls, a law struck down in federal court on Tuesday as unconstitutional because of how it would affect minorities”

    So. . . leftists can construct a cradle to the grave welfare state. . a cradle to the grave affirmative action state. . . for every member of the nation. . and can construct an entire advanced, world leading society. . but they can’t get people of color a photo ID.

    It’s easy for all white people to get a photo ID, but not people of color.

    • WR_the_realist

      Yes, I’m just flabbergasted by what counts as “racism” these days.

  • obot

    I wonder when Hulsey will move into one of the black neighborhoods in Milwaukee to show his love for Afro-Amurkans. My bet is he lives in a lily white neighborhood as do most liberals

    • Lagerstrom

      But he’s got Diddy on his ipod, y’all.

  • Martel

    This could turn into such an amazing trolljob. Imagine standing next to him with the hood on to ”recognise your racism”. Then making all kinds of claims, the audience unsure whether you reject or identify with ”racism”.

  • Mrfinoni

    doesn’t a hoodie make you a hoodlum?

  • Xerxes22

    From the slant of that news article, one might think that Brett Hulsey was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Wisconsin. Instead, he is just a longshot candidate for the Democratic nomination for governorship of Wisconsin. He first has to win the primary to get the Democratic nomination so that he can run for governor, an unlikely possibility. Hulsey represents a very liberal district in Madison which houses a lot of University of Wisconsin people. I don’t know if students can vote in districts where they go to school, but that would explain the election of this nut to the state house. Hulsey has the same chance of getting the Democratic nomination as Herman “Pizzaman” Cain had of getting the Republican nomination in 2012. Zero

  • bubo

    There’s a reason why the democratic party is terrified of voter ID laws. Voting fraud is rampant in black districts. The democrat party relies on voter fraud committed by their base.

  • Lagerstrom

    This ‘Husley fellow’ really takes the biscuit! Seriously, he must put so much time and effort into being such a total dimwit. Quite an achievement when you consider it.

  • I would certainly say “Thank you” to Mr. Hulsey, and if I got to keep mine, I would mail it to my brother-in-law. Mitchio would get a kick out of something like that.