In the week following my arrest at Allen West’s so-called Town Hall Meeting, I’ve been attacked by many on the right.  The interesting thing is that none of them are criticizing the question I was trying to ask my congressman.  Instead, I’ve been hit by ad hominem attacks – that I’m a racist, a nazi or just plain fat and ugly!

Just last week on Real Time with Bill Maher, Andrew Brietbart accused me of staging my own arrest! He accused another woman who dared to ask her congressman a relevant question about the future of Medicare at his town hall meeting an “astroturf” event — because he’s guilty of doing exactly what he accused us of!

Comments on blogs and newspaper accounts from people who might disagree with me politically don’t attempt to engage me on the political disagreements, but instead resort to name calling.

I deleted a comment from my blog from one who only identifies himself as “NJ C” who said that I was a racist.  I emailed him/her privately, but am stunned by the ensuing correspondence.  So, I’ll share it with you here”

From: Nicole Sandler
To: NJ C
Sent: Friday, May 6, 2011 5:09 PM
Subject: racist?

Seriously? You had nothing better than that?
I have a big problem with Allen West, but it has absolutely nothing to do with race.

Nicole Sandler


On May 6, 2011, at 6:34 PM, NJ C wrote:

It’s obvious- he’s black and you hate him-   the stereo type of a large penis on a black man, and your delight in commenting on the “small penis” crap (very juvenile and sophomoric) clearly demonstrates your deep hated of blacks.  Now tell me you can’t see that…..


From: Nicole Sandler
To: NJ C
Sent: Friday, May 6, 2011 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: racist?

I swear to you, the stereotype about the size of the penis of a black man never occurred to me.  If you had bothered to look any further than the headline, or perhaps listened to my show, you would have heard that line come from my guest, John Fugelsang, a comedian.

But it was in response to West’s statement to a women’s group a couple of weeks about about “those women on the other side – the Planned Parenthood women and the Code Pink women” he complained were “neutering” men.

Yes, I hate everything he stands for, but I feel the same way about many white people.  What does that make me?

You know absolutely nothing about me.  I may be a lot of things, but racist isn’t one of them.

Nicole Sandler


On May 6, 2011, at 7:16 PM, NJ C wrote:

John’s “comedy” around his racist penis joke doesn’t let you off the hook.  There is some deep seeded dislike you have for people that look different from you.  He’s black and you’re HAMMERING him.  It’s very clear to any sane minded individual that you have an issue with his background, that’s all I’m saying.

Having a racist “comedian” on your show is no selling point for me to start to listen.


From: Nicole Sandler
To: NJ C
Sent: Friday, May 6, 2011 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: racist?

My dislike for West has NOTHING to do with the color of his skin. I think you’re just projecting your warped feelings on to me.  And John is no more racist than I am.  Again, I repeat, you know NOTHING about me.

Nicole Sandler

Just an example of what I’ve been dealing with for the past week or so. Aren’t there any Republicans or Allen West supporters who get that you can disagree with someone’s ideology without resorting to name calling?  I guess not.  I think these people need to take a good hard look in the mirror.

***Update*** Moments after posting this article, my “friend” emailed me again. Here’s what he had to say:

I actually do not thing that you are racist at all. The point I’m making here is the ridiculous claim of racism that is thrown out for every comment made in dealing with regards to this President. I despise every aspect of the Obama administrations policies, but when discussing policy with liberals the racism charge ALWAYS comes up and I’m sick of it. I wanted to show you how defending the fact that your are NOT a racist because you disagree with policy is maddening. I think you may have got a taste of it here, it sucks-doesn’t it?

And with regards to my not “knowing you at all.” On the contrary- I know everything about you (not you as Nicole, you as a militant lib). You, like all libs, think with your heart and not your head. You want feel good policies that “help the poor,” but actually keep them in poverty- welfare, extended unemployment bennies for ever- polices that have destroyed the black family and have created generations of poor. You have animosity for personal responsibility, for some odd reason you hate big business even though big business is the engine that runs this country and has put food on our table and has made us the richest country the world has ever seen. You want to “take care of the environment and protect the spotted owl’s habitat” but you wouldn’t give a second thought to killing a growing human in the womb of some chick because of some warped view that it’s the chick’s body and that growing fetus is just another inconvenience that person’s life. You are a single mother that has issues with men and you feel you have to overcompensate with anger because of some preconceived notion that this society somehow makes women second class citizens and “you ain’t gonna take that.” You, like all libs, have deep seated anger at this country and you’re never happy because you’ve bought into all the Gloria Steinum/ 1970’s nutty ideas of men and how men and women should interact and that has shaped your view on everything. You want a cradle to grave nanny state where our incompetent government takes care of everything because you can’t take care of yourself.

So, see- I do know you, I just vehemently disagree with absolutely everything you and liberals stand for and it looks like the country is again waking up from this insane liberal experiment (like the 70’s when we bounced Carter).

Have a happy Mother’s Day.

I believe he’s full of shit, but was embarrassed to have his own racism on display for all to see. My last response to this nonsense will be a quote from Bill Maher. “Not all Republicans are racist, but all racists are likely Republicans.”

Enough said.