NY State Sen. Kevin Parker: Republican colleagues are “white supremacists”

Posted by: ST on April 29, 2010 at 8:01 am

The fun never stops when it comes to NY politics. Via the NY Daily News (h/t: ST reader Leslie):

ALBANY – In his latest off-the-wall behavior, hothead Sen. Kevin Parker Wednesday morning accused Senate Republicans – and even some Democrats – of being white supremacists.

Parker updated his Facebook status, saying he was “in Albany fighting the evil of White Supremacy!”

And Parker, who exploded in a fury during a public committee meeting Tuesday, defended his outburst during a radio interview as “par for the course of what we have to do up in Albany fighting the forces of evil.”

Asked by Daily News columnist and WWRL host Errol Louis what the forces of evil were, Parker said, “these long-term white supremacist Republican senators.”

He accused the GOP of not being able to handle losing the Senate majority and now having blacks, Latinos, women and gays running the chamber as part of the Democratic majority.

“They have a real problem with that and because of that they do things that are very very inappropriate,” Parker said.

Republicans immediately hit back, saying the Democrats need to reign in their out-of-control colleague – and threatened to launch a formal censure.

“It’s an outrageous statement and the entire Democratic conference should condemn that type of statement,” said Senate GOP boss Dean Skelos. “It has no place in government. We’ve moved beyond this.”

Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) initially set Parker off on Tuesday with his formal questioning of Mark O’Luck, the first black nominee to the New York Power Authority.

In discussing an affirmative action program, DeFrancisco told O’Luck someone doesn’t have to be black to walk in someone’s shoes.

Parker called the line of questioning racist, even though three of his Democratic colleagues – Ruben Diaz, committee chairman Carl Kruger, and David Valesky – said they didn’t believe DeFrancisco was out of line.

Read more on Parker’s racist rants here.

Parker, as it turns out, has a history of – shall we say “anger management” issues:

Committee Chair Carl Kruger tried in vain to get Parker to calm down.

“You’re out of order – why don’t you step outside,” he told Parker. “You’re disrespecting me as chairman. One more outburst like that and I’ll ask you to be removed.”

Parker didn’t like that one bit.

“Okay, then get somebody to remove me. Bring people though,” Parker said.

There have been other temper tantrums involving the senator. Last year he was accused of felony assault after doing $1,000 in damage to the car of New York Post photographer William Lopez and smashing his camera after he snapped Parker’s picture.

Two years ago, an aide filed charges against Parker, claiming he pushed her during an argument and smashed her glasses [more on that here – ST]. In 2005, Parker was accused of punching a traffic agent in the face. The charges were dropped after Parker agreed to take anger management classes.

Senator Parker is due in court next month on the assault case. Sources tell CBS 2 his attorney is trying to cut a no-jail deal, but the district attorney isn’t buying it.

The Brooklyn district attorney would like to try the assault case this summer, before Parker has to stand for reelection in a September primary.

Sounds like an upstanding guy. Not. And this guy was re-elected as a State Senator why exactly?

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10 Responses to “NY State Sen. Kevin Parker: Republican colleagues are “white supremacists””


  1. Paul says:

    One wonders about the citizens who elected this guy !! :) Give a wacko a bully pulpit and he’s off to the races-no pun intended.

  2. your mama says:

    Well then,one could say Kevin Parker is a black supremacist.

  3. thomas mc donnell says:

    you ask why he was elected as a state senator? he was elected because he was black.

  4. Fabian says:

    I’ve noticed in the reporting on this story, NYS Senator Kevin Parker has almost no party affiliation. He’s described as “hothead senator”, “the state senator with anger management issues” with his “latest off-the-wall behavior”, before I read that he’s a Democrat from a state senatorial district in Brooklyn.
    If he were a Republican, especially a conservative, it’d be reported in the first sentance of the opening paragraph, “Republican state senator…” or “Conservative-Republican NYS senator from the tony section of New York’s…”
    Liberal-bias reporting. Making excuses for and covering for the Democrats, again!
    Staten Island, NY

  5. Carlos says:

    Naw, he’s not a black racist. He just regularly attends and pays close attention to a church that is closely associated with the Reverend Wright’s former church in Chicago. You know, the one that Duh-1 attended for twenty years, didn’t hear a thing in all those twenty years and used to brag how the Reverend Wright was “one of my mentors”?

    Trust me, folks, it’s gonna get a lot uglier in the next 2-1/2 years.

  6. your mama says:

    carlos,I think the uglier it gets will actually work to benefit us.The cry of racism for every bill we disagree with is wearing thin and a lot of folks have had enough and will no longer tolerate it.

  7. Carlos says:

    You can tell the amount of fear-mongering by the jackasses by the number of times daily they accuse our side of that practice.

    In other words, they accuse us of wanting old people to die and babies to go hungry. Just look at the real-world results of their policies and you can see why they accuse us of that, because those are direct results of their policies.

    They accuse us of sucking up to Wall Street and doing their dirty work, but their real-world big-time contributors far favor the jackasses, not our side. So what’s the payback for their Wall Street contributors? Go after our bankers, Main Street bankers, and let the high rollers off scott-free.

    And as far as racism goes, their screaming accusations only go to show just how deeply racist they know they themselves are.

    But it’s all OK with them because they can justify it by telling themselves their hearts are in the right place.

    Real-world consequences be damned.

  8. Kate says:

    My question to this hothead would be: How are those anger management classes workin for ya?

    Also, if he had court ordered counselling, can the court review his current behavior and deem him a threat to the community and stipulate more counselling?

    Assault of an aide? Assault of a traffic cop? Damages done in an angry rage? Will this guy go postal in the state capital? If I was a Republican in Albany I would make sure I had a bodyguard. This guy it a timebomb. What will losing a few democratic seats do to him in November? I certainly hope he doesn’t own any guns!

  9. Carlos says:

    Of course he owns guns, Kate! What self-respecting hater of the Second Amendment, who knows those danged gun lovers out there just wanna shoot everybody (especially minorities) up, wouldn’t own a gun for self-protection?