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RNorm

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 6:48:07 PM

"Conservative activist Don Yelton has stepped down from his position as Republican precinct chairman of Buncombe County, N.C., following controversial comments that aired Wednesday on the Daily Show.

The remarks were made during an interview with Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi, during which Mandvi and Yelton discussed efforts to pass new voter identification requirements into in North Carolina, a requirement that many critics argue will subdue voter turnout in the state.

“The law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt,” Yelton said. “If it hurts a bunch of college kids [that are] too lazy to get up off their bohonkas and go get a photo ID, so be it. If it hurts a bunch of whites, so be it.”

Yelton also made a series of racially incendiary remarks to Mandvi as they discussed the law.

“If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it,” Yelton added.

Following his controversial interview, the Buncombe county GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell vehemently distanced the party from Yelton’s comments.
[L=http://tinyurl.com/myguyq4]"I’ve been called a bigot before,” Yelton said. “[And] as a matter of fact, one of my best friends is black.”[/L]

[Edited by: RNorm at 10/24/2013 6:53:59 PM EST]
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 11:55:47 PM

"Complain that threads about racism are "not political" and get them removed to another (undisclosed) location."

As I've posted previously, I'm a big fan of utilizing the refs to the advantage of one's own team. All is fair in love and war -- and the current culture war is certainly not yet over. Not by a long shot.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 1:11:41 PM

"So, from observation in other threads about actual racism, and the fact that only two of our stalwart conservatives posting in this thread, I conclude that the conservative strategy for dealing with the racism that exists on their side is to ignore it.

Ignore it, and the threads drop away.

Complain that threads about racism are "not political" and get them removed to another (undisclosed) location.

And then counter with "examples" of black on white racism that can be scrounged up somewhere. "


LOL, and here I thought I was the only one seeing this....*ROTFL*
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 12:51:58 PM

So, from observation in other threads about actual racism, and the fact that only two of our stalwart conservatives posting in this thread, I conclude that the conservative strategy for dealing with the racism that exists on their side is to ignore it.

Ignore it, and the threads drop away.

Complain that threads about racism are "not political" and get them removed to another (undisclosed) location.

And then counter with "examples" of black on white racism that can be scrounged up somewhere.

Got it, guys!

(oh, and start about six threads on Obamacare per day)

[Edited by: sgm4law at 11/4/2013 12:53:13 PM EST]
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 12:29:09 AM

"racism is NOT a problem in the Republican party? It is only a problem in the Democratic Party--as we should all know by now."

It was the Democrats who voted to secede from the USA as well as the Democrats who fought to keep those individuals freed by the 13th Amendment and their progeny from being fully integrated into the fabric of the USA for about another century after the War of Northern Aggression. Their behavior finally got to be so atrocious that the good people of Dixie ultimately felt compelled to shun them and embrace the party of the Carpetbaggers in their place. All praise be to Jesus.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 11:22:36 AM

"What NC is doing is limiting the access of voting for minorities and that is the only true purpose of this law."

Not to worry! Their full plan is to attack voters of every group that tends to vote more Democratic than Republican. Apparently women are the next group on the list. See Texas!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 12:57:51 PM

What NC is doing is limiting the access of voting for minorities and that is the only true purpose of this law.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 12:12:17 PM

"The main intention behind voter ID is not to limit one party or minority group's voting rights, but to ensure that everyone's votes count and are not "diluted" by ineligible voters."


If that was the case, then why the draconian changes to voting in NC?

There is no proof of fraudulent voting by Sunday Voters, but it is well documented that Black Voters make heavy use of Sunday voting.

There is no proof of fraudulent voting by early voters either, but yet the draconian changes to NC's voting laws almost eliminated that too.

Indeed, almost every voting avenue heavily used by minorities in North Carolina was either eliminated or drastically cut back...but the republicans who insisted on these changes could not find ONE instance of fraudulent voting in their ENTIRE STATE!

"Protecting the integrity of the vote"is a bunch of crappy GOP lies.

SMH
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 11:53:20 AM

Tim, Voter ID is a major movement of the Republican Party for some reason. It has been proven time and time again to be a miniscule problem in the voting process. All they are trying to do is to gerrymander the vote. That is it. AND in this case, it has admittedly a racist connotation to it.

This entire venture needs to be pulled back.
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 10:04:11 AM

lol, one wonders whose brother-in-law he is to even become a precinct chair.

As a conservative on most issues, I find this appalling. Voter ID may well have the effect of limiting those who do not bother to get ID from voting. If they are truly unable to secure it, we should help. It is a YEAR until the midterms and three until the next Presidential election.

The main intention behind voter ID is not to limit one party or minority group's voting rights, but to ensure that everyone's votes count and are not "diluted" by ineligible voters.

To say that suppression of minority voters is the only reason for Voter ID is the same as saying that we should offer amnesty to the 11-20 million illegal immigrants solely to bolster Democratic voter rolls. There are numerous reasons for and against amnesty, just as there are for Voter ID. Discussing those reasons without smarmy self-congratulatory comments is always appreciated. Waiting for Grayson's resignation as a representative of the Democratic Party...
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 8:48:21 AM

Move along folks. Nothing to see here.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 8:25:42 AM

Wow! sgm, I am so sorry! I keep forgetting that little tidbit of republican irrational thought... It is all my fault. And Obama's....
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 7:40:22 AM

"Do I have to remind you that racism is NOT a problem in the Republican party? It is only a problem in the Democratic Party--as we should all know by now."


Oops, I keep forgetting...

My bad...

*ROTFL*
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 7:31:44 AM

Do I have to remind you that racism is NOT a problem in the Republican party? It is only a problem in the Democratic Party--as we should all know by now.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 6:52:23 AM

They continue to bash Obama in almost every other thread, but, not to come here and bash this guy. What does that tell you?

They enjoy bashing Obama but, not pointing out the problems racism has in their party. Okay...
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 8:46:02 PM

"You mean like the guy who goes around here basically saying that the only racists in politics are liberals?"

There are at least two who stick very tightly to that particular script. Every mention of racism by liberals is itself racist, or not to be compared to the intolerable racism shown by blacks against whites. (look not farther than the second post by the conservative in this thread, of course).
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 5:44:23 PM

"Oh, no, I am sure it is because they are shocked into silence at the existence of such a guy saying he is a Republican, being recognized as a Republican by others, etc."


You mean like the guy who goes around here basically saying that the only racists in politics are liberals? Nah, that dude won't touch this topic with a 15' foot pole, let alone 10'...
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 2:20:54 PM

EZExit, you are the ONLY one of the conservative side to enter this discussion and you made sense. It would seem there would be others from the conservative lot to at least echo your sentiment.
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EZExit
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 2:14:57 PM

What is there to comment about? The guy is apparently a racist political pig, similar to others such as Charles Rengal. (I created a thread about one of his diarrhea of the mouth racist episodes some time ago). Many liberals avoided that topic too, and additionally, many defended it. Be careful throwing those stones when you reside in a glass house, breakage often will result.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 2:05:03 PM

btc, "conservative participation" one honest poster among the many embarrassed.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 9:30:24 AM

"I guess the others cannot be as honest."

Oh, no, I am sure it is because they are shocked into silence at the existence of such a guy saying he is a Republican, being recognized as a Republican by others, etc.

And, after all, one of his good friends IS black. (I love how he looked at Aasif Mandvi, trying to figure out if he was black or some other kind of minority. Heh.


[Edited by: sgm4law at 10/27/2013 9:31:10 AM EST]
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 9:24:18 AM

Hummm. How odd. I only see one conservative in participation here. And he is amazingly honest.

I guess the others cannot be as honest.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 11:40:43 PM

"Yelton spoke for many in his party."

He seems to be speaking quite a bit still -- just no longer as a member of his county's GOP executive committee.
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 9:33:50 AM

Yelton spoke for many in his party.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 12:08:01 AM

"FINALLY an honest republicon!"

I believe Don Yelton was asked to resign because of his unfettered candor, not due to his personal beliefs.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 10:54:34 AM

"Good riddance! We don't need bigots like this in any position within our systems of government."


Great News!

While I'm sure there actually are people who share Yelton's sentiments working in our government...

He only works as a precinct chair for the Republican Party in North Carolina.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 7:42:43 AM

Oh, this can't be real. There are no racists in the Republican Party, ESPECIALLY in the South. The guy must have been a Democrat mole.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:11:19 PM

FINALLY an honest republicon!
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eldiablopoco
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:08:50 PM

I just watched that, it was on Jon Stewarts show... I guess we got a new candidate for president... Vote Jon Stewart!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 9:16:33 PM

Good riddance! We don't need bigots like this in any position within our systems of government.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 9:04:35 PM

Stupid is as stupid does.

I watched that interview and could not believe that a GOPer would show us his very low IQ level.

That GOPer needs a brain transplant.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:51:34 PM

We all know what conservative goals are even when it is much more subtle than the honesty displayed by Don Yelton.

Much more will come out soon. The public is really turning against them.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:10:19 PM

I guess you can't have brackets inside your link text!

 

I saw that interview. I wouldn't call his comments "controversial", though. Yelton didn't say anything we didn't already know. He spoke his mind, and he also spoke the mind of many fellow Republicans, most of whom filter their comments when speaking publicly but say all the same things behind closed doors (e.g., at political fundraisers when they don't know they're being videotaped).
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:05:05 PM

Open mouth, lose job. He is lucky he wasn't fired. Good riddance.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:01:44 PM

The very flower of the GOP.

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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 6:55:16 PM

Corrected link for OP (ran past 5 min window)

I’ve been called a bigot before,” Yelton said. “(And) as a matter of fact, one of my best friends is black.”
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