Where's the public outcry? This would certainly fall under the lines of being unpatriotic or "Un-American". Of course there will be none, but hey what the hell.
Speaking to a respected Hispanic leader in KCK, Dennis Moore reportedly called decorated and disabled Marine Veteran and Congressional Opponent “White Trash” in a recent (recorded) telephone conversation. The KCK leader, who has formally supported the incumbent congressman, is supporting Daniel Gilyeat’s candidacy for the Kansas 3rd District Congressional seat. Dennis Moore called the KCK man after hearing the Hispanic community leader’s support had changed. Dennis Moore said he had $7 million for the campaign and could not believe the naturalized citizen was supporting “White Trash” over Moore.
Daniel Gilyeat is running against Moore in Kansas and was serving his second term in Iraq when he lost his leg to an IED. “I lost my leg but found my voice,” Gilyeat said to a crowd Saturday at the Veteran’s memorial. Gilyeat did not comment about Moore’s description of him other than to smile and say he had heard of the comment from the man Moore was speaking to.
“Moore’s comment has serious implications,” Theresa Benefield, owner Sequoia Logistics LLC, said. “Dennis Moore is telling Hispanics they owe him their votes by bringing up the threat of $7 million. He is telling all 3rd District voters he will buy the election.” Benefield said she wondered where he was getting his money. “It is not in his FEC reports, but then again, Rangle, Franks, and now Moore have trouble reporting what is and is not theirs. That is a lot of money from someone who places his worth at just under $1 million. For a job that pays over $200,000, one might speculate on why a congressman would spend more on running in the 3rd District than he has brought into the district over the past two years, she said.
“Calling anyone white trash is unwarranted, but is unconscionable when directed toward any minority. Evidently, minorities and middle class white people have to keep in their place around representatives like Moore and Pelosi,” she said.