Republican House candidate Mark Freeman, a Florida physician whose self-financed bid for the 18th Congressional District gained him recognition with the national GOP, has entered a dispute with Democratic rival Randy Perkins over his remarks on race, reports The Palm Beach Post.
Asked about race relations at a candidate forum in Stuart, Florida last week, Freeman said that Obama had inspired "black envy" by making a "boldfaced effort" to drive a wedge between the races:
“He paints a picture of envy to our black citizens and the envy drives hatred. And then he says to them you’ve got it coming for free, these rich people owe you. And on top of tha,t he gives them free stuff, too. And that just is anti-American and it complicates our relations between the races. And really we need to have compassion for these people and we need to allow them the education they need so that they can have self-worth and dignity and become productive citizens.”