Marion Barry Sets Himself Up

Marion Barry’s mouth set him up. The disgraced former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was caught on tape in a 1987 crack cocaine sting, made an even bigger disgrace of himself and his city on Tuesday. Celebrating a Democratic primary victory, the city councilman attacked small businesses owned by “Asians” in his district. Then the race-baiting clown doubled down.

Barry told supporters in D.C.’s Ward 8: “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go.” Once the foreign invaders were pushed out, Barry promised, he would replace them with “African-American business people.” Barry then took to the social-networking platform Twitter to expound on the perils of “dirty” Asian shops in his neighborhood. 

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