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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:33 AM

Hamilton County Democratic Party Chair Issues Response to Auditor Dusty Rhodes' 'Racist and Sexist'

Hamilton County Democratic Party Chair Issues Response to Auditor Dusty Rhodes' 'Racist and Sexist' Tweet


On Juneteenth, Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes tweeted:




One can infer this tweet was both in reference to the new Black Lives Matter street mural that was dedicated that day in front of Cincinnati City Hall, as well as the Planned Parenthood health center in Mt. Auburn which provides everything from women's health care to STD testing, birth control, pregnancy planning services, adoption and abortion referrals (they don't actually do abortions in the health center), men's health care, LGBTQ services and assorted other general health care.

Rhodes an endorsed Democrat isn't really known for holding back on his twitter or being completely PC, so nothing he says or tweets is super shocking.

Except this, which drew enough ire from people and ran against enough Democratic policies particularly those that support women, BIPOC and humans who care about reproductive rights, the Black Lives Matter movement and working to end systemic racism that it warranted a reply from Hamilton County Democratic Party Chair Gwen McFarlin, who issued this statement:

In a tweet on Friday, Dusty Rhodes, Hamilton County Auditor and an endorsed Democrat, posted a racist and sexist tweet. I condemn this comment which I would not expect from an elected official let alone a Democratically endorsed elected official. His offensive comments are aimed at black, brown and other marginalized groups as well as women. The Democratic Party supports the Black Lives Matter movement and women's reproductive rights.

As the Chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, I will not condone his behavior any longer. A number of Democrats have raised concerns about Dusty Rhodes' comments. I will bring options to the Hamilton County Democratic Party officers including a resolution launching a formal censure process and a resolution declaring that we will not support his reelection and plan to endorse a Democrat for Auditor who shares our values.


Read more: https://www.citybeat.com/news/blog/21138114/hamilton-county-democratic-party-chair-issues-response-to-auditor-dusty-rhodes-racist-and-sexist-tweet

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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:38 AM

1. Damn!

Dems should do better than this.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 05:43 AM

2. Good news. Dusty's been a pseudo-Dem for years. But he does have one great claim to fame...



In 1964, when he was a local DJ, he was one of 3 guys who put up the money to bring The Beatles to Cincinnati. Made him a local hero then and he still brings it up every election. Best $2,500 bucks he ever spent.

He's got enough name recognition to get another term as an independent if he wants it. Not sure he does. So we'll see.

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