"Jim Russell makes my head hurt," @MissEliseBrown tweets. Imagine how the New York Republican Party feels.
Russell's their candidate challenging Democratic incumbent Rep. Nita Lowey in New York's 18th district -- in bucolic, urbane Westchester County. In 2001, he wrote an essay titled "The Western Contribution to World History," which was published in a white supremacist journal called "The Occidental Quarterly."
"It has been demonstrated that finches, raised by foster parents of a different species of finch, will later exhibit a life-long sexual attraction toward the alien species," Russell wrote. "One wonders how a child's sexual imprinting mechanism is affected by forcible racial integration and near continual exposure to media stimuli promoting interracial contact."
We thought we could have a little fun with that, as you'll see in the clip above. And for the record, the New York Republican Party says it stands by their other candidate with a history of passing around racist stuff, Carl Paladino. In its statement, the party makes no mention of Jim Russell.