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Racist Email Flap Blows Up Virgina Beach GOP

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Virginia Beach Republican Party chair Dave Bartholomew resigned over racist email

As the progressive Blue Virgina blog reported Monday -- and I independently confirmed from one of the recipients Tuesday -- Virginia Beach Republican Party chair Dave Bartholomew forwarded a racist email comparing African Americans to dogs. The email, subject line "my, dog," consists of a racist parable about African Americans and welfare. In the first 24 hours since the email came to light, Democrats condemned Bartholomew and he resigned his position with the Republican Party.
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Yawn, do you liberals have anything better to insult republicans with? The race card is played out and is a bit bland today.
 

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Wonder if this is just another Macaca moment the liberal media jumps on or if this email was faked and pinned on this guy.
 

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Yawn, do you liberals have anything better to insult republicans with? The race card is played out and is a bit bland today.

Yeah, the GOP Southern White Boy brand of humor is played out -- that's why the guy resigned and everyone is running away from him.
 

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There are racists in every party. they simply are not the majority of those parties.

One party recently apologized for using a racist strategy for 40 years. But, now it's back to what worked in the past. Appeals to white fears of 'others' is a proven successful strategy.
 

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One party recently apologized for using a racist strategy for 40 years. But, now it's back to what worked in the past. Appeals to white fears of 'others' is a proven successful strategy.

Conservatives tend to want cultural homogeny so anything that points out something different will likely be a successful strategy. That's not the same thing as racism though.
 

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Why would he resign if it was faked?

There may be lots of reasons... he was told to by the party bosses for one, but I agree him resigning is a clear sign of guilt and that he sent it. Pardon me, I'm skeptical of macaca moments these days since those moments on the (D) side of the isle never make the light of day but require tar and feathering on the (R) side.
 

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Conservatives tend to want cultural homogeny so anything that points out something different will likely be a successful strategy. That's not the same thing as racism though.

This isn't about conservatives. It's about the GOP leadership and it's cynical use of a racist strategy that goes back to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
 

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**** he said this in the Hampton Roads area?

Son of a bitch, they need to hide all the black people there. Michael Vick may visit home and get confused about what mammals he's supposed to be hanging or electrocuting after this.
 

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There may be lots of reasons... he was told to by the party bosses for one, but I agree him resigning is a clear sign of guilt and that he sent it. Pardon me, I'm skeptical of macaca moments these days since those moments on the (D) side of the isle never make the light of day but require tar and feathering on the (R) side.


Wait are there clear instances of this on the (D) side in an equivalent manner to what happened to this guy? Is this some sort of white victimhood thing? Or is it that the homogenized right barely understands the whole racism situation and you're just getting confused at why some statements seem racist and others don't. (thatd be really funny if blacks werent offended at a statement and you found that it was racist and they should be)
 

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**** he said this in the Hampton Roads area?

Son of a bitch, they need to hide all the black people there. Michael Vick may visit home and get confused about what mammals he's supposed to be hanging or electrocuting after this.

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Wonder if this is just another Macaca moment the liberal media jumps on or if this email was faked and pinned on this guy.

lol...yeah, he resigned over a fake e-mail.
 

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Wait are there clear instances of this on the (D) side in an equivalent manner to what happened to this guy? Is this some sort of white victimhood thing? Or is it that the homogenized right barely understands the whole racism situation and you're just getting confused at why some statements seem racist and others don't. (thatd be really funny if blacks werent offended at a statement and you found that it was racist and they should be)

Well, you see - Democrats "misspeak", whereas Republicans are "racists". Remember these?

"You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent."
-Senator Joe Biden


Mahatma Gandhi "ran a gas station down in Saint Louis."

-Senator Hillary Clinton


I seem to recall Hillary and Joe still having their political careers and are doing just fine.
 

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Well, you see - Democrats "misspeak", whereas Republicans are "racists". Remember these?

"You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent."
-Senator Joe Biden


Mahatma Gandhi "ran a gas station down in Saint Louis."

-Senator Hillary Clinton


I seem to recall Hillary and Joe still having their political careers and are doing just fine.

jokes? LOL jokes not meant to demean? oh gawd, you're a desperate one. LOL
 

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jokes? LOL jokes not meant to demean? oh gawd, you're a desperate one. LOL

Let me know when you have something substantive --- that means "worth discussing". I'm not holding my breath you understand.:coffeepap
 

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what is desperate is equating obvious ethnic slurs meant to be demeaning with harmless ethnic jokes based on stereotypes. doing so in order to excuse outright racist bigotry is despicable.
 

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Why is it Democrats always play the race card when they are getting their butts kicked in elections?
 

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Why is it Democrats always play the race card when they are getting their butts kicked in elections?

What does this have to do with elections? Please do try to stay on topic. Also, do you not agree that people should be called out for being racists, regardless of their political affiliation?
 

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Well, you see - Democrats "misspeak", whereas Republicans are "racists". Remember these?

"You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent."
-Senator Joe Biden


Mahatma Gandhi "ran a gas station down in Saint Louis."

-Senator Hillary Clinton


I seem to recall Hillary and Joe still having their political careers and are doing just fine.

I'd need some context before I buy into your victimhood.
 

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What does this have to do with elections? Please do try to stay on topic. Also, do you not agree that people should be called out for being racists, regardless of their political affiliation?


Why is it Democrats always play the race card when they are getting their butts kicked in elections?

Do you have a reading problem?
 
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