Georgia Republican's Sick 'Deportation Bus' Broke Down - Restauran Owner Tells Racist Candidate to Get Lost

Georgia Republican Michael Williams, bless his heart, is desperate for attention and even more desperate for the racist vote, which is why he kicked off his “Deportation Bus Tour” stunt, traveling from city to city and threatening to “fill this bus with illegals.” Impersonating a federal officer is illegal, by the way. But facts aside, things aren’t going well for Williams, aside from the fact that he’s polling dead last. Not well at all, actually:

Williams, a Georgia Republican state senator and gubernatorial candidate, has been taking a “deportation bus” to campaign rallies across the state. But on Thursday, Cracker Barrel and several other restaurants where the bus is scheduled to stop told The Daily Beast that Williams’ campaign isn’t welcome.

The news came the same day the bus broke down — a setback Williams’ campaign manager blamed on the left.

The bus is painted with slogans like “Follow me to Mexico” and “Danger! Murderers, rapists, child molestors [sic], and other criminals on board.” In a video for his tour, which YouTube briefly took down Wednesday for violating its hate speech policy, Williams promises to “fill this bus with illegals to send them back to where they came from.”

That same week, a Facebook user posted a video of a very polite Georgia business owner telling shit-for-brains to get his racist bus off his property. “Sir, can you do this somewhere else?” the business owner asks. “You’re blocking my parking lot.” Rather than just moving it right away, Williams makes two more inquiries about whether he’s really the owner. It’s probably no coincidence that the man has brown skin. “Yes, sir,” he replies. “You can go wherever you like, because you’re blocking the whole of my parking lot.”

Georgia’s history should be a lesson for Williams. Following the 2011 passage of anti-immigrant legislation, Bryan Tolar, president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, said local farms lost $300 million in the immediate aftermath, after immigrant farm workers fled the state. Should be a lesson, but how can you expect common sense from someone who’s been banned from restaurants?


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