After a controversial Op-Ed appeared in Jersey Saves—a far right conservative news blog—disgraced Republican Congressional candidate Seth Grossman comes to Donohue’s defense.
The Standard | Tuesday, August 20, 2019
It began as a Facebook post, claims Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue, then became an article in the conservative blog, Jersey Saves.
Donohue’s article was titled, “In Search of White Supremacy” and began:
“It’s August 9, 2019; the sun is rising over Cape May County as I write this, and I’m in search of white supremacy. For the past week, all the people that are still permitted to express their opinions in public, have been telling me that I am a racist and a white supremacist. So it must be true, right?”
He goes on to say, “I mean, I don’t remember bouncing out of bed this morning and thinking, ‘How can I reign supreme over people of color today?’“
“I mean, I don’t remember bouncing out of bed this morning and thinking, ‘How can I reign supreme over people of color today?’“Mayor Tim Donohue
“So, now that my white supremacist credentials are in place, it should be easy for me to head out today to infiltrate the burgeoning white supremacy movement here in Cape May County. Our population is around one hundred thousand people. President Trump’s approval rating here is at 70%. Since anyone who supports him is a racist, there should be thousands of racists acts occurring throughout the area.
“I imagine I’ll be held up in traffic by the daily KKK marches and torch-lit Skinhead Rallies. I have never seen one yet, but I’m sure that is my own biases and bigotry blinding me to the heartbreaking oppression I bring upon others.
“I’ll be reporting my sightings throughout the day. I encourage others to do the same.”
Alexander Bland of the Cape May Chapter of the NAACP responded with a short press release that read, “We are aware of Mayor Tim Donnie’s article and we strongly disapprove of the rhetoric that he put out. We found the article arrogant, ignorant, and dismissive. Although you can sense sarcasm in the article “White Supremacy” is something the NAACP chooses not to play with. If the mayor did actually get accused of being a white supremacist we are sorry for those accusations but your approach was insensitive especially to those who were actual victims to white supremacy. Over simplifying complicated issues dose not help anyone. We hold our meetings mainly in your township every second Thursday of the month we invite you to a meeting and signing up to become a member.”
This was picked up by the Atlantic City Press which published excerpts of both Donohue’s original article as well as comments from Bland of the NAACP. Bland reached out to Donohue and invited him to the next monthly meeting of the NAACP and Donohue expressed interest in meeting, although it was unclear if he planned to attend the monthly meeting.
This might have ended there with an apology, some reconciliation and a friendly meeting, but Seth Grossman, a notorious, former Republican congressional candidate decided to weigh in. In a comment on the Press of Atlantic City’s story, Mr. Grossman came to the rescue of the embattled Mayor saying, “This is as bad as when my grandparents in Eastern Europe had to mock the vicious lie that we Jews used the blood of Christian children to bake our Passover matzohs. Hard to believe that today’s Democrats have brought the hatred and ignorance of the Old Country here to America. Liberty and Prosperity.”
Grossman, a conservative Republican who ran for Congress in 2018 but was deemed too racist for many South Jersey Republicans, is long known for his outspoken views on race. The National Republican Committee Chair, Doug Steinhardt, denounced Grossman’s “racist and bigoted speech” in 2018 and claimed, “Seth has never asked for our support. If he called me today and asked for it, the answer would be no.”
According to the Editorial Board for the Star-Ledger, “Seth Grossman…has long been spouting racist nonsense. He says the disadvantages blacks have faced throughout U.S. history have been ‘exaggerated.”
“He argues blacks haven’t faced any real discrimination in the North since the 1920’s, and their real problem is laziness. Grossman has said, ‘That is what is killing the African-American community, the idea that you can succeed without work, without achievement, just because you can say, ‘Well, my great-great-granddaddy was treated unfairly.'”
That is what is killing the African-American community, the idea that you can succeed without work, without achievement, just because you can say, ‘Well, my great-great-granddaddy was treated unfairly.’Seth Grossman
“America didn’t create slavery,” said Grossman. “However, 350,000 mostly white Americans died to end it more than 150 years ago.”
Grossman has claimed that diversity is “crap,” and that it leads to Muslims killing Christians, and called Islam a cancer.
Soon after the AC Press article came out, Matty Rooney, the founder of Save Jersey, and “Blogger-in-Chief” wrote his own OpEd titled, “Cape May’s NAACP is complaining about this Save Jersey op-ed, and that’s a real shame.”
According to their website, “Save Jersey’s Founder and Blogger-in-Chief, Matt Rooney, is a nationally-noted and respected New Jersey political commentator. When he’s not on-line, radio or television advocating for conservative reform and challenging N.J. power-brokers, Matt is a practicing attorney at the law firm of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights (Camden County).”
He went on to say, “There are real white supremacists out there. Not many, thank God, but even just a few is too many. They’re evil bastards who need to be excised whenever and wherever they pop up. Accusing everyone you disagree with of being a racist – or abetting racism – is obviously counterproductive in the battle against the real bad guys….The Leftists who’ve hijacked the NAACP don’t seem to get that.”
Sadly, the modern NAACP is an organization in decline. It’s hyper-partisan and far out in the ideological left field. If we’re being honest? The once legendary advocacy group hasn’t accomplished anything of note for black Americans or race relations generally in a very, very long time.Matt Rooney
“The reason for the Cape May NAACP’s feigned outrage isn’t hard to parse out,” said Rooney. “Sadly, the modern NAACP is an organization in decline. It’s hyper-partisan and far out in the ideological left field. If we’re being honest? The once legendary advocacy group hasn’t accomplished anything of note for black Americans or race relations generally in a very, very long time. By way of example, they’ve been completely absent from some of our nation’s most major contemporary civil rights battles – even actively fighting AGAINST the school choice movement – yet the NAACP always seems to find time to add the organization’s once-impressive name to whatever is the latest liberal freak-out (like confederate mascots).”