While there may be seven candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Governor, I'm sure many Democrats wouldn't mind if Bill Dear was not among them.
As Dear's website states up front, he is a self described conservative Democrat and private investigator. That doesn't give him license to be a racist one though as the following statement on his site proclaims.
You better have a governor in office who looks around, finding the answers to who, what, when, where, and why, before it is too late. There is a reason. And it is time we lift up the rug and see what is being swept underneath. As a private investigator, I have looked under many rugs, opened many files, documents and found that what it appears to be is really not what it appears to be on the outside. We need a governor who can wear jeans as well as pretty suits and ties. I do both. Texas needs someone who is not afraid to get down on their hands and knees and get a little dirt on them for a change. That's what is wrong with Washington and Texas, but it will not be that way when I am elected Governor of Texas.
Now we have a Muslim wanting the highest office in Texas, Governor. Wanting to spend 10 million dollars and receive $1 in salary, why? According to the internet they are asking Muslims to rally and support their candidate for Governor. It is time for a change, but not that kind of change.
Now, none of us at Burnt Orange Report particularly care if Farouk Shami is Muslim or not, that's irrelevant. But what would be nice is if we could get a clear answer from him or his campaign as to what religion he does consider himself as just today, new questions have arisen that statements last November that he was Quaker instead of Muslim may no longer be right. Shami's grandson claims the entire family is Muslim, whereas last month Shami stated his religion was “American” (oh please) and that he was a Muslim Quaker.
I'd like to defend and correct racist attacks from the likes of Bill Dear, but until we get a straight answer, we're going to be stuck in a tea-bagger's delight right next to Barack Obama's birth certificate. And knowing the Texas GOP's ability to fixate on “the crazy” they could easily fixate on this for the next 11 months if Shami won the nomination.