GOP pollster Fred Steeper told the New York Times that the Republican Party has to stop appealing to racial anxieties that exist among white voters and “throw in the towel on the immigration issue.” He also said, ”Racism may be a part of it. The Republican Party needs to stop pandering to that.”
Usual GOP race-baiting: Don Yelton resigned his position as Buncombe County Republican precinct chairman after a racist interview on “The Daily Show” in which he criticized the “lazy black people.” His defense against his racist views is that he has black friends. How many times have we heard this?
“Yes, he has resigned,” said Nathan West, a spokesman for the Buncombe County Republican Party. The party had asked for Don Yelton’s resignation in direct response to the interview, West said.
The interview, conducted by correspondent Aasif Mandvi, was on the topic of North Carolina’s new voter ID law, over which the Justice Department has sued the state. On “The Daily Show,” Yelton argued that the law wasn’t racist, though he added that he’s “been called a bigot before.”
He brushed off those suggestions, too, arguing that one of his best friends is black.
“Now you have a black person using the term, “N— this and n— that, and it’s OK for them to do it,” Yelton said at one point.
That prompted Mandvi to respond, “You know that we can hear you, right?”
This is the racist bigotry that the Republican Party seems to embrace, even though they want blacks and Hispanics to vote for their candidates. Right.
Here’s the video of Don Yelton spewing racist venom:
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) continues to insult Latinos and that only works against the Republican Party. He is literally vomiting all over the Republican Party and it is quite evident that House Speaker John Boehner can’t control him. He now claims brown immigrants are naturally violent:
He began his nearly half-hour speech here arguing against immigration reform, claiming societies tend to become more violent as one moves farther south in Latin America.“Now think what that is,” King said to the 60 or so attendees at the rally.
“If you bring people from a violent civilization into a less-violent civilization, you’re going to have more violence right? It’s like pouring hot water into cold water, does it raise the temperature or not?”
Ret. Gen. Colin Powell slammed the GOP Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” saying that “there’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.” Colin Powell pointed to a number of statements directed at President Obama as evidence that there is still racism within the Republican Party.
He singled out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s “shuck and jive” comment aimed at President Obama’s response to the attacks in Libya: ”When I see a former governor say that the president is ‘shuckin’ and jivin’.’ That’s a racial-era slave term,” he said.
He also took aim at former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a Romney surrogate, who called the president “lazy” after the first debate. I might also add Sununu also said the president needed to learn how to be an American and that Colin Powell only endorsed him because he’s black. Here’s what Gen. Powell had to say about John Sununu: ”He didn’t say he was slow, he was tired, he didn’t do well; he said he was ‘lazy.’ Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans, but to those of us who are African Americans, the second word is “shiftless,” and then there’s a third word that goes along with it.”