Zelenik is spending the money, her ads are all over the airwaves.
Now she stoops to the lowest common denominator of the ‘small people’ in Tennessee’s 6th district congressional race.
Groveling for AIPAC money and the propagandized vote.
from the Nashville Scene
It was only a matter of time before an unscrupulous politician tried to gain a little mileage out of all the angry opposition to the Islamic community center in Murfreesboro. Lou Ann Zelenik proudly stepped into that role today by issuing a statement that not only exploits but inflames racial prejudice and religious intolerance.
“We Americans pride ourselves on being a tolerant people, but tolerance does not require naïveté. Our nation is at war with Islamic extremists. Radical Muslims are killing our servicemen and servicewomen everyday. They say [they] want to kill us, and time and again they have backed up their words with action.”
She had the spectacular gall to quote Martin Luther King, as if he would agree with her hate-filled message.
“As Martin Luther King said, ‘in the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends,’ so let us not be silent. Stand strong for our God, our families, and our country. God bless you all.”
The crazy thing is that Zelenik, a construction company owner who can self-finance her campaign, might actually win the Republican primary in the Sixth Congressional District. If she does, she’ll probably win the fall election, too. If you think Marsha Blackburn is freaky, just wait until Zelenik goes to Washington.
Sixth District candidate Lou Ann Zelenik said she stands with those who oppose building what she calls “an Islamic training center.”She says the center is not part of a religious movement, but a political one “designed to fracture the moral and political foundation of Middle Tennessee.”
Zelenik emailed her statement to media just hours before a rally was to be held inside the Rutherford County Courthouse to promote tolerance following inflammatory comments made prior to last week’s County Commission meeting about the center that garnered national attention.
Zelenik, who calls herself a leader in the Middle Tennessee tea party movement, hopes to replace U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon, who is retiring after 13 terms.