Andy Martin accuses Mark Kirk of scapegoating Greek Americans
PALM BEACH [CHICAGO] NEWS CONFERENCE: Sunday, September 5th
Andy Martin says Mark Kirk’s efforts to demonize Alexi Giannoulias by connecting Giannoulias to financial problems in Greece are ethnic scapegoating
Martin says the slimy politics of Pat Brady and Mark Kirk is going to backfire in the Greek-American community
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Andy Martin says Greek-Americans should send Mark Kirk a message: They will boycott the Republican Party as long as it is led by racist drunks and punks such as Pat Brady and Mark Kirk
Martin says Kirk’s attempts to demonize Alexi Giannoulias by connecting Giannoulias to economic problems in Greece is nothing more than ethnic McCarthyism.
Martin says he is taking the lead in “taking down” Kirk because Illinois’ Greek-American leaders are afraid to stand up and condemn the bigotry of the Republican Party
(CHICAGO)(September 5, 2010) Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin will hold a Palm Beach news conference Sunday, September 5th to accuse Mark Kirk of being “racist, repulsive and repugnant” for attacking Alexi Giannoulias based on the financial crisis in Greece.
“Mr. Kirk and his slimy patron, the drunken brawler Pat Brady, have been attacking Alexi Giannoulias as a Mafioso. They have now begun to demonize Giannoulias for problems in Greece having nothing to do with Giannoulias:
“I do not support Alexi Giannoulias, have never spoken to him, and have no connection with his campaign. But my mother’s parents immigrated from Greece, and they came to the Chicago area about a hundred years ago to work on building the railroads. My family was involved in founding some of the earliest associations of the Greek-American community. If my late Uncle Bill Vasiliou was still alive he would be outraged by Kirk’s demagoguery.
“Where are Illinois’ ‘usual’ Greek-American leaders? Are they afraid to stand up for Greece? Are they political hypocrites? If so they are cowards, and they are no better than Mark Kirk.
“I am not an ‘ethnic’ politician and I usually run away from appeals based on parentage. But I was baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church. I will not allow Kirk to conduct his slimy politics and to denigrate Greek-Americans with his malignant campaign tactics. [I later joined the Episcopal Church where my father worshipped.]
“If anyone should be considered an agent of a foreign government, it is Mark Kirk. Kirk takes campaign cash to be a mouthpiece for the Israeli military junta in Tel Aviv. It is Kirk who sabotaged America’s foreign policy interests for campaign cash, not Alexi Giannoulias. Kirk is the one who lied about ‘weapons of mass destruction’ in Iraq the same way he lied about his own military career. Some ‘intelligence officer’ Kirk is. Kirk dragged us into a war that virtually bankrupted ordinary Americans, damaged our economy and cost us thousands of dead troops and tens of thousands of disabled veterans.
“Kirk has a lot of nerve bragging about his Navy service, where he has spent two decades doing little more than enjoying buggery. Kirk’s attempt to link Giannoulias to the financial problems of the European Union are laughable. Kirk’s comparison of his disgraceful behavior in the Navy to Giannoulias’ basketball playing is a complete non sequitur. Kirk is a disgrace to every American, to the U. S. Navy uniform, and to the Republican Party.
“Kirk’s anti-Greek smears are desperate acts by a desperate man whom I previously exposed as America’s greatest liar and the biggest embarrassment to the U. S. Navy in years.
“Spain has financial problems similar to those in Greece. I don’t see Kirk insulting Hispanics. Ireland is a financial mess. Should we blame Pat Brady and hold him accountable for Ireland’s economy? Not at all. Even I won’t blame Brady for Ireland’s problems. Brady has enough problems of his own. He’s in bed with Mark Kirk.
“The bottom line: both Kirk and Giannoulias have failed to ‘close the deal’ with Illinois voters. Both men are flawed in different ways. But in the days ahead they should make their cases to the voters without engaging in ethnic slurs. Kirk’s anti-Greek behavior is an embarrassment to the Republican Party, locally and nationally.
“If Mr. Kirk expects to continue to represent the Republican Party through November, and he could always decide to step down after we dump more embarrassing disclosures on him in a few days, he should not be insulting Greek-Americans and should stop trying to link Giannoulias to the nation of Greece. If Kirk keeps up the anti-Greek attacks, he is going to be very unhappy when I expose his unsavory links to Israel and Mark Foley.
“Greece has been a loyal friend to America, through World War II, Korea and in the Cold War. To see Kirk smearing Greece to gain a few Neanderthal votes tells you what kind of a senator Kirk would be: divisive, corrupt and totally without any moral scruples.
“Kirk is a despicable human being who devastated and destroyed his wife, and left her an emotional basket case. Our investigation of the Kimberly Vertoli tragedy is continuing; we will also have forthcoming exposes on Kirk’s unfitness to hold any public office.
“I was the person who exposed Kirk’s military lies in January. I exposed him as a Navy imposter long before the national media did so. We have more negative facts on Kirk and we aim to see that the Illinois public knows who Kirk really is before they vote on November 2nd. He is a sick, sick man,” Martin will charge.
Martin is on vacation visiting relatives in Florida and also meeting with supporters to plan the 2012 defeat of Barack Obama.
September 5 news conference details:
Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin
Sidewalk news conference, in front of 95 N. County Road, Palm Beach, FL (Palm Beach Post Office)
WHEN: Sunday, September 5th 12:00 P.M.
Andy Martin says Mark Kirk is defaming Greek-Americans with his constant criticism of Greece. Martin calls Kirk “racist, repulsive and repugnant”
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ABOUT ANDY: Andy Martin, who Chicago Public Radio calls a “boisterous Internet activist,” is the legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He promotes his best-selling book, “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” and his Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Martin has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois for over forty years. He is currently sponsoring http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com
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