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Wait, John Rocker is anti-Obama? No!

May 30, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

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John Rocker is partying like it’s 1999 — with his mouth, anyway. You recall when Rocker went full-on bigot in that infamous Sports Illustrated article 13 years ago — the most noteworthy issue of that magazine in all that time except for all the swimsuit ones. Now our man has a written a book, and so he’s doing interviews. And that means stuff like this:

“I’ll be voting against President Obama this year,” Rocker recently told WND.com. “I won’t necessarily be voting for the Republican candidate as much as I will be voting against Obama.”

“I have always been a big fan of Newt Gingrich. He is one of the most brilliant people I have ever listened to. Unfortunately things didn’t work out for him. It seems that Governor Romney will be getting my vote, although be it somewhat by default. I would vote for the devil himself over Barack Obama which would actually be tough though as he seems to already be a supporter.”

Could the Obama campaign have hoped for a better endorsement? More from Rocker’s interview with WND:

In ‘Scars and Strikes,’ I devote an entire chapter to the freedoms and dignities once taken for granted, which are being severely altered and threatened. Many of these freedoms, which in large part set the United States in stark contrast from the overwhelming majority of countries on the planet, have been and are being compromised on an ongoing basis. For example, it is now possible for the FBI as well as other law enforcement to search a person’s home without permission or even the owner’s knowledge. It’s also legal to tap into a citizen’s email, and phone, along with other personal internet based information without court order. Part of me says, ‘If you’re not doing anything wrong, then no harm no foul.’ But another part is also for due process and staying away from the slippery slope that may lead to a glorified Soviet Union-style Gestapo in our near future.”

“Soviet Union-style Gestapo”? Forget it, he’s rolling.

“That’s how rights and freedoms eventually evaporate. A frog will not jump into a pot of boiling water, but if the heat is slowly turned up; he’ll finally boil to death. I think we’re starting to get to a nice simmer in this country.”

And Rocker, in his book Scars and Strikes, on illegal immigration:

“People, very evil people, want to do great harm to the innocent citizens of our country and I have a very strong belief that these people work toward it in some capacity on a daily basis. An attack against the men, women and children of this country will happen again. It’s not a matter of if but when. If Manuel, Jose or Prakesh have to show proof they are here legally and, heaven forbid, feel such a heinous dreadful thing as ‘racial profiling’ has befallen them then so be it. I’ll take a complaint of racial profiling and five minutes of inconvenience over a rising death toll any day. Thank God for Jan Brewer, Nathan Deal and all of the other brave politicians who are trying to keep my civilian a– from becoming a statistic.”

  1. mybrunoblog - May 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Wait. We are talking about John Rocker? Is this 2000? I could have sworn it was 2012.
    This idiot faded away years ago. Let him stay faded away. I don’t give a crap who he’s voting for.

    • ta192 - May 30, 2012 at 10:23 PM

      Whoops, comment below was supposed to be here.

  2. ta192 - May 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Oh I don’t know, the Ku Klux Kloser is good for a laugh every now and again…

  3. trbowman - May 31, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Romney and Obama might be the worst two candidates to scare off in presidential history.

    Then again, Kerry and Bush might have been even worse.

    Anyway, voting third party again this year.

    • trbowman - May 31, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      square off*

  4. pickelback - May 31, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    Kenny Powers is an amateur in comparison to this mouthbreather. Rock on, sparkle dude…

  5. skids003 - May 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Rick, I bet your a big Jeremiah Wright fan. Now that’s an endorsement.

  6. genericcommenter - May 31, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Now he’s going to come by and show you his black girlfriend.

  7. fmlizard - May 31, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    He seems to forget that all of those “Gestapo” tactics like the Patriot Act, Gitmo, indefinite military detention of citizens without charges or trial, etc. were mostly or entirely dreamed up by defense-crazed Republicans and shoved down the throat of Obama.

    There are real civil liberties issues in our government right now, but Obama is hardly the primary cause of them.