Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Former Klan Activist John Abarr Running For Montana's Lone U.S. House Seat As A Republican; Once Worked With Current A3P Chairman Bill Johnson

Update August 6th 2012: In October 2011, John Abarr announced that he was withdrawing from the Congressional race because his campaign wasn't going anywhere. Despite running as a Republican, mainstream Montana Republicans would have nothing to do with him.

Here's some good news that was enough to cause me to break my three-week moratorium on posting. John Abarr (R-Great Falls), identified as a former Klan organizer, has declared his intent to run for Montana's lone U.S. House seat -- as a Republican. The most detailed story has been published in the Washington Post; Montana media outlets such as the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and the Helena Independent-Record merely regurgitated an abbreviated AP story with no analysis.

John Abarr has an extensive record of grass-roots political activism, summarized later in this post. Despite severing ties with the Klan in 1997, he maintains a pro-White racial attitude, saying that the election of Barack Obama prompted him to get back into politics. “I think that the fact Obama got elected shows that the white people are starting to lose their political power,” said Abarr, who last week filed the paperwork to let him start raising money. “I am running to draw attention to the fact that white people are becoming a minority and losing our political power and way of life.” Abarr wants a flat income tax and said he chose to run as a Republican because of the party’s fiscal policies.

On the other hand, Abarr's platform contains some planks that might drive some Republicans towards presumptive primary opponent Steve Daines, a Bozeman businessman. Abarr wants to legalize marijuana, increase mental health programs, keep abortion legal, and abolish the death penalty because he argues it is unfair to poor people. He has no official campaign website yet. Because of Abarr's pro-White stance, some leading RINOs are already running for cover, including former Congressman Rick Hill, who denounced Abarr as a "racist" and opined that Republicans were founded on freedom, liberty and equal opportunity. Hill is considered a front-runner for Governor in 2012.

Others weighing in on this story are Politico and the Huffington Post, loaded with the typical sampling of retarded anti-racist comments.

Political History: It's difficult to find any unbiased accounts; the primary source of political history for John Abarr is the anti-racist Montana Human Rights Network. Nonetheless, I'll summarize it best I can. Before moving to Montana, Abarr was an organizer for the Realm of Wyoming and helped congressional candidate Daniel Johnson (actually William Daniel "Bill" Johnson, the current chairman of the American Third Position Party), who wrote the Pace Amendment which declared that only people of European descent should have the rights of permanent U.S. citizenship. People not fitting that description were to be deported. However, in 2002, Abarr distanced himself from the Pace Amendment, noting that there were now too many non-Whites to be deported.

His first recorded political activity in Montana was in 1994, when he was a member of MSU-Billings' Young Republicans. He also worked as a phone banker for U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns' campaign that same year. When the Montana state GOP learned that Abarr and others in the Young Republicans had supported Red Beckman, deemed an "anti-Semite" by somebody, they withdrew their support from the group.

John Abarr also operated as a Klan recruiter in Montana under various group names, including the Realm of Montana and Montana Quest. He distributed literature by the Arkansas Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, along with fliers alerting people to the dangers of homosexuality and tracts attacking Montana citizens and organizations, most likely anti-racist activists. In 1997, Abarr severed his ties with the Klan, having grown to doubt their effectiveness. In 2002, Abarr launched his first campaign for elective office, running unsuccessfully for House District 43. He was thumped in the Republican primary by Mat Rowley, 425 votes to 114.

Although John Abarr helped Bill Johnson in a previous campaign in Wyoming, there is no reference to him on the American Third Position Party website. This could be due to the fact that the story is so new, they might not be aware of his candidacy.


Anonymous said...

He might do well in Montana if he contacts Mr. Bowles for advice on how to do it there. Bowles ran the Shaun Stuart campaign there when he ran in Butte, Montana and Shaun received 17% of the vote. FACT!

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Shaun Stuart?

Anonymous said...

Fuck that smear job - SHOW THE LINK-PROOF! Hail the ANP!

Anonymous said...

A "post" is NOT a "link" anti-ANP IDIOT. If AA required a confirmed LINK to every SMEAR - you wouldn't like that, eh? Your probably one of those with a whole closet full of skeletons! LOL Hail the ANP!

Anonymous said...

No doubt the person posting ani- AA stuff here is that queer that wrutes stuff against the ANP. He's a boy-lover.

Anonymous said...

ANP is ok with me! 88!