On the one hand, you have Kesha Rogers, an African-American woman who has twice been selected as a congressional candidate. The Texas Democrat establishment has a history of spurning the voters' choice and reusing to allow her to participate in party events -- clear evidence that they don't like women and minorities who think for themselves rather than following the views of the party establishment. Not that I don't agree with them that LaRouchies are nuts -- but shouldn't a party that claims to be "democratic" respect the outcome of democratic elections?
A chain of dental clinics owned by wealthy Dallas businessman David Alameel, the Democrats' top choice in the U.S. Senate race, entered into a federal court agreement in 2008 to settle claims brought by four women who said they lost their jobs after complaining about a sexually hostile work environment.
Alameel strenuously denied any wrongdoing this week, as he did throughout a trial in Dallas County District Court and a subsequent federal suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The May 2008 federal consent decree ended a five-year legal battle that started when four women claimed they were sexually harassed by their supervisor, Kadri Cumur, then chief financial officer of Jefferson Dental Clinics, which at the time included 11 dental practices in the Dallas area.
The women's 2003 lawsuit accused Cumur of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate personal remarks and offensive touching at the company headquarters where they worked. In one instance, he allegedly reached inside one woman's blouse and touched her bra. Another woman testified that he unbuttoned her blouse. When one of the women turned down his invitation to dinner, he allegedly called her a "whore."
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The four women who sued claimed that when they took their complaints to Alameel, he acknowledged that his wife and son had previously expressed doubts about Cumur's behavior. But after initially firing Cumur, the women alleged, Alameel immediately changed his mind and rehired him.
A few days later, according to the women, the clinic instituted new workplace rules prohibiting female employees from wearing sleeveless shirts and dresses. Three of the women, identified in court records as Heather Sooter, Carol Cantu and Linda Householder, were reportedly fired. A fourth, Esmeralda Jimenez, said she quit.
Even though I'm a Cornyn backer who endorsed him early, I might consider voting for Kesha in the general election just to watch the outpouring of racism that would come from the Democrats. I can see the headlines now -- "Democrats Refuse To Allow Black Woman To Caucus With Them", "Democrats Refuse To Give Black Woman Committee Assignments", "Democrat War On Black Women Continues", etc.
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