Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 | 10:35 a.m.
In an attempt to inoculate himself after his comments about relating to African-Americans against a black opponent in comments to the RJ's editorial board, congressional hopeful Danny Tarkanian may have gone a little too far last week to a GOP club.
The transcript is below; video at right.
I know we’ve got them really scared. And I’m talking about the Democrat Party and Horsford. They are so scared that yesterday I had an interview with the Review-Journal and in the interview with the Review-Journal they asked, “Well, why do you think you can win?” And I said hey, we’re going to go after every single vote in our district. We’re not going to give Horsford one easy vote. We’re going to go after (unintelligible) as well as the African American community. (Unintelligible) We’ve done a lot of good things for them. Does anybody dispute that? Well you know I also said that I have this basketball academy, a non-profit group, right next to my district where a lot of people who live in that district have attended (unintelligible) And I have the NAACP endorsement. (Unintelligable) So you know what they do? The Democrats? They sent out all these Tweets in minutes with all these black Democrats, state legislators and they said Danny Tarkanian made a racist comment (unintelligible)Channel 8 we had a TV series and they said “making a racist comment” but they didn’t know what the racist comment was. I’m still trying to figure out what it was. Should we not work within the black community? We could be like Steven Horsford who’s not doing anything with that community and, you know, pretend we’re black and maybe try to get some votes if that’s where it is. You know, it’s that extent that they’ve gone to.