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NC GOPer and “Daily Show” Guest Resigns after Criticizing ‘Lazy Black People’

Well, that didn’t take long….

See my post from earlier today about Voter ID and the return of Jesse Helms.

Yep, this is the guy…..

The GOP hates it when someone is honest about their goals and opinions.  You aren’t supposed to see the “man behind the curtain.”

And tell me again all this modern Tea Party nonsense isn’t just repackaged racism with these folks mad as hell a Black man is in the White House.

Like I said, we aren’t supposed to see behind the curtain..

From TalkingPointsMemo.com via WRAL:

A Republican precinct chairman in North Carolina was asked to resign Thursday after making racially inflammatory comments during a ‘Daily Show’ interview on Wednesday, WRAL reported.

Buncombe GOP Chair Henry Mitchell said Don Yelton resigned for making remarks that were “offensive, uniformed and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party.”

In an interview centered on North Carolina’s voter ID law conducted by the Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi, Yelton criticized “lazy black people that wants the government to give them everything.”

“The bottom line is the law is not racist,” Yelton said.

“Of course the law isn’t racist, and you’re not racist,” Mandvi responded.

“Well,” Yelton paused. “I’ve been called a bigot before. Let me tell you something, you don’t look like me but I think I’ve treated you the same as anybody else. As a matter of fact, one of my best friends is black. One of my best friends.”

“When I was a young man you didn’t call a black a black,” he added later. “You called him a negro.”

via NC GOPer Resigns After Criticizing ‘Lazy Black People’ (VIDEO).

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NC Governor McCrory Spent $19K To Remodel Office Restroom

He just can’t seem to stay out of the toilet….

After this last legislative session, I guess we should be glad he spends so much time focusing on bathrooms.  There is only so much damage he can do there…..

I also find it infinitely amusing he even blames the Democrats for his bathroom issues….

From the Raleigh News and Observer:

North Carolina taxpayers spent about $19,000 to remodel a small restroom in Gov. Pat McCrory’s office at the State Capitol over the summer following complaints about a bad smell.

McCrory canceled plans last week to spend $230,000 in state funds to remodel six bathrooms in the historic Executive Mansion in Raleigh following public outcry. The Associated Press reported the work was to include more than $100,000 in new fixtures, marble and tile for McCrory’s master bathroom.

McCrory spokeswoman Kim Genardo said the old Capitol restroom required new paint, tile and repairs last July because of poor maintenance under the Republican governor’s predecessor, a Democrat.

“We spent $19,156 to replace broken tiles, flooring and make extensive repairs to plumbing that were not fixed by the previous administration,” Genardo said. “Additionally, a pungent odor seeped into the governor’s office, which made it an embarrassment to host company CEOs and guests at the State Capitol.”

via RALEIGH, N.C.: McCrory remodeled office restroom over bad odor | Local/State | NewsObserver.com.

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John Edwards’ Mistress Rielle Hunter Apologizes– And Has A Revised Book Coming Out

Oh, god….will these people never go away?

John Edwards’ home and career wrecking bimbo, Rielle Hunter’s first book flopped, so she is trying again….

Sorry, babe, your 15 minutes are up.

Please go away quietly.

Here is an excerpt and a link to more of her self serving flagellation at The Huffington Post….

And then instead of apologizing when I should have, I went on to hurt more people by writing a book. I truly did not realize at that time how damaged I was and because of that, when I wrote my book I made more mistakes, ones I feel horrible about.

My publisher came up with the idea of me going through my book and annotating all of my regrets and mistakes. I liked that idea. I thought it was innovative and interesting, but of course the actual execution of that idea turned out to be excruciating. Owning your past mistakes is no day at the beach but I do believe it is an important endeavor to undertake.

via I, Rielle Hunter, Apologize | Rielle Hunter.

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