In what has been explained away as the unfortunate result of a hacking and a liberal conspiracy, the chairwoman of the Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee who posted an image of a racist stereotype on her Facebook page, Jennifer Olsen, appears to be in good company on the executive board. Brian Kenat, Congressional Committeeman for the YCRCC, also enjoys inflammatory posts. His bigotry isn’t confined to blacks though, he also hates the LGBT community, women in general, overweight people, the media, academia, immigrants, and of course, liberals. Before you call him a racist though, let me remind you, he recently attended a party to celebrate Black History Month and suggested that the YCRCC donate to a black charity in reparation for Olsen’s alleged racist post.
For those of you who haven’t been following this story, I’ve been accused of hacking into Olsen’s computer to post the offensive watermelon trap image, conspiring with liberals to discredit her, and actually photoshopping a fake image so it APPEARS to have been shared by Jennifer, when in reality, it wasn’t. A more plausible defense would have been “I made a mistake and I am sorry.,” but instead, the embattled GOP chairwoman invented ridiculous story after ridiculous story ranging from “Facebook discovered Jennifer was hacked by someone in Pennsylvania” to “Facebook has shut down two profiles in New Jersey who were impersonating me.” She’s claimed to have received at least 5 death threats. Oddly, no police are investigating the hacking or the death threats.
The Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee does not apparently believe it is harboring any racists on its board. The organization isn’t yet willing to ask Olsen to resign as they believe an investigation will fully vindicate her. So I ask you, Yellowstone County Republicans, to PLEASE consider running in the next YCRCC election to replace the nasty people on this board. I honestly do not believe that Republicans are inherently racist and it disgusts me that people of this quality are publicly representing us. Our party was founded on abolishing slavery. These bigots do NOT represent us! To those of you dismissing this as a catfight or the result of two ladies having a “falling out,” think again. Anyone who makes such claims has no idea who I am and what I represent. Call me names, laugh at me, I don’t care. Lie about me and we are going to have problems….. but, an apology goes a long way. I don’t hold a grudge.
Anyway, here’s a brief look into Tea person/Congressional Committeeman of the Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee, Brian Kenat’s views on homosexuality. In the following screenshots, Kenat compares “choosing” homosexuality to choosing to be a bitch or an asshole. He goes on to declare that if his daughter was gay, he would first pray that she outgrew the “phase”. If she didn’t, he would accept it, but would likely choose to give his estate to a suitable charity instead of her, his sole heir. In the third screenshot, Kenat claims that all of the gay people he knows who have “chosen that lifestyle” (which means all of them since he believes homosexuality is a “choice of behavior”, are drugged-up, overgrown children, and irresponsible drama queens. Kenat “jokes” about bringing hollow bullets and wearing Kevlar as he rolls around LoDo with homosexuals. He’s also an expert on the differences between homosexual and bisexual ladies.
How does Kenat feel about brown people? First of all, he doesn’t understand how posting a watermelon trap to catch President Obama (who he lovingly refers to on his Facebook page as “Hussein”) is perpetuating a racist stereotype. I found it only a little odd that he was debating whether or not the post was racist as Jennifer claimed she didn’t post it. Why are we debating its merits if she didn’t post it anyway? Even Olsen must have believed it was racist or she wouldn’t have invented a crazy story to explain why it appeared on her page. But I digress. Kenat respects the President enough to “spit on him” and he believes dressing as the President (complete with massive toothy grin) is a perfectly lovely idea. He also posted horrific racist commentary by a CBC commentator which was “liked” by fellow YCRCC state committeewoman Amy Hanson and Tim Ravndal, the Tea Party leader forced to resign after making comments insensitive (an understatement) to homosexuals, found the commentary “too entertaining”.
If you haven’t seen enough to convince you yet, the following screenshots are evidence of his hatred of…. well, basically everything.
We’ve probably all made a few gaffes in our lives, myself included. Owning up to them and improving ourselves separates us from those who refuse to accept responsibility and blame others. It is time for the YCRCC to clean house. And stop blaming me!
- Montana county’s GOP chairwoman proves her tea party bona fides with racist watermelon trap post (dailykos.com)
- Local GOP leader criticized for Facebook post (billingsgazette.com)
- Racism and the Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee Chair (montanafesto.wordpress.com)
- The Racist Screenshot in Full (montanafesto.wordpress.com)
- Bagging a Baguette: MT GOP/TEA’s Jennifer Olsen too racist for KKK (montanafesto.wordpress.com)