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DISGRACE: Scott Walker Scandal Heats Up As More Racist, Anti-Semitic Emails Discovered

“Oh my God … Black, Jewish, disabled, gay with a Mexican boyfriend, drug addict, and HIV-positive!” Walker’s former aide wrote.

It seems scandal is never far from Republican governors.  As the investigation into the alleged illegal activities of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's 2012 anti-union campaign intensifies, Walker has been linked to more racist remarks found in his former aide’s emails.

According to Buzz Feed, Walker’s former chief of staff, Thomas Nardelli forwarded a racist email in 2010 to unknown recipients about a nightmare he had about waking up “disabled, gay, black and Jewish”.

The emails, released this week, discloses in a six-page email the horror the writer experienced when he woke up from his bizarre nightmare.

"I am a homosexual, and on top of that with a Mexican boyfriend. Oh, my God … Black, Jewish, disabled, gay with a Mexican boyfriend, drug addict, and HIV-positive!!!

The email continued, TPM reported, ending with the narrator fearing that he's also a Democrat.

"Say it isn't so!!! I can handle being a black, disabled, one armed, drug-addicted, Jewish homosexual on a pacemaker who is HIV positive, bald, orphaned, unemployed, lives in a slum, and has a Mexican boyfriend, but please, Oh dear God, please don't tell me I'm a Democrat."

Meanwhile, as the second probe continues into Wisconsin’s 2012 recall elections, newly released emails also suggest the Wisconsin Governor knew of the illegal coordination between his 2010 campaign and the Milwaukee County Executive office, according to Think Progress.

The news comes as another major blow to the GOP with its increasing number of tarnished governors, many who were once considered front-bench White House runners.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is still under investigation for the Bridgegate scandal and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has been indicted on 14 felony counts over gift scandals last month.


Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.


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