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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:04 AM

More depressing, hopelessly stupid repub crap: House freshman calls NAACP chief 'racist' in email

Raleigh, N.C. — A Republican House freshman will be in the spotlight Friday at an NAACP press conference for an email he sent to the state organization, calling the group and its leader "racist" and "race-opportunists."

Rep. Michael Speciale, R-Craven, along with all other state lawmakers, received an emailed version of a statement last week by NAACP state president William Barber on proposed voter ID legislation.

In the statement, Barber calls voter ID initiatives "national propaganda efforts by the far-right to justify the obvious tactic to suppress the votes of minorities, youth, disabled and the elderly," and urges Republican legislative leaders to abandon their push for such a law in North Carolina.

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Date: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM
Subject: RE: NC NAACP Statement as Read at Morning News Conference on Voter Suppression
To: "northcarolinanaacp@gmail.com" <northcarolinanaacp@gmail.com>

Dr. Barber,

This is as insulting a diatribe as I have seen in years. The NAACP has a proud history of working on behalf of black Americans to address the problems of society directed at them. You tarnish that with your racist diatribes and your race-baiting attitude. The photo requirement to vote is to prove that one is who they say they are. Nowhere in anyone’s minds but yours and your fellow race-opportunists is race, ethnic background, or color of one’s skin mentioned, insinuated or inferred regarding the proposed voter ID laws.

You do minorities and the elderly a disservice when you assume that they are incapable or incompetent to the point that they cannot provide a photo ID to vote. Photo ID’s are required in nearly every aspect of American life, and most Americans over the age of 16 have some form of photo ID. Your talking points make no sense, as you ramble on with Constitutional phrases to give an impression that you know what you are talking about, and it is apparent that you are grasping at straws. Your attempts to make minorities and the elderly believe that they are victims in this effort is contrary to common sense but apparently necessary to your economic survival

Your comments, both today and in the past are racist and inappropriate, therefore, I request that you remove me from your email list.
Michael Speciale

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http://www.wral.com/house-freshman-calls-naacp-chief-racist-/12050778/

There's an appalling amount of this kind of crap from House repubs. Do they actually believe the shit that they utter or pen, or is it just a Orwellian cant in the service of a "good offense is the best defense"?

Either way, they're disgusting.

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Reply More depressing, hopelessly stupid repub crap: House freshman calls NAACP chief 'racist' in email (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #1
madashelltoo Feb 2013 #2
CurtEastPoint Feb 2013 #3
yardwork Feb 2013 #12
houstonguy34 Feb 2013 #4
LuvLoogie Feb 2013 #7
hatrack Feb 2013 #8
Jazzgirl Feb 2013 #9
yardwork Feb 2013 #11
cali Feb 2013 #13
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #14
GoneOffShore Feb 2013 #15
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #16
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #17
RainDog Feb 2013 #18
gollygee Feb 2013 #5
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yardwork Feb 2013 #10

Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:06 AM

1. Gotta love it when racists try to call suppressed minorities "racist", and it happens all the time.

The knuckledraggers seem to enjoy this.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:10 AM

2. Typical bullshit!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:11 AM

3. Man,I read his bio and he's cookie cutter GOP all-Murikan Marine NRA teabagger type.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:49 AM

12. They took over North Carolina with Koch Brothers money. We're infested right now.

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:39 AM

7. I call bullshit.

Are you what passes for a Texas progressive?

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:41 AM

8. Come here often? Yeah, I didn't think so either . . .

Buh-bye.

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:47 AM

9. If you didn't read anything racist in his response then you didn't read it!

It drips racism. Are you sure you're on the right site? Doesn't look like it to me.

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:49 AM

11. I'm not surprised by your slam against the Occupy movement because

Reverend Barber is a strong support of the Occupy movement and of young people in children. His enemies know that.

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:53 AM

13. sigh.

the Congressman made a scurrilous false accusation of racism. There was nothing remotely racist about what the head of the NAACP wrote.

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:57 AM

14. Did you vote for Obama?

Looks like you have a bit of a fan following.

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:02 PM

15. Uh.. no. To paraphrase the immortal words of Wolfgang Pauli

Sie haben nicht nur nicht Recht, Sie sind nicht einmal falsch!

"You are not only not right, you are not even wrong!"

Yeah, you're a "grown-up" and I'm a brain surgeon.

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:11 PM

16. What's even more interesting than the tone of your post is the fact that....

....I alerted on this poster and the vote was 3-3 to keep it! Seriously???

Wow, just wow. What the Hell am I seeing here??

Just my opinion, but DU needs to start screening jury members to see if they really understand the purpose of this site and the TOS.

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:15 PM

17. How To Win Friends And Influence People

Derp.

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Response to houstonguy34 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:50 PM

18. what a pantload

how much bullshit can you fit into one DU post - check out houstontrollguy34 to find out.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:33 AM

5. Oh this is the kind of stuff I hate

He's playing the Stephen Colbert "I don't see race" game, and telling a minority whose job is supporting minorities that he is racist. I mean come ON. He should be embarrassed that he wrote the words "You do minorities a disservice."

And calling a fighter of racism "racist" is just stupid. I know people do it, but they're all stupid.

This bothers me because it feels so much like when people call feminists "sexist" and say "you aren't helping women when you say that." I can empathize to some extent because I know how I feel when I hear that garbage.

I'm amazed he got through the whole letter without saying, "playing the race card."

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:35 AM

6. Limbaugh baby?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:48 AM

10. Reverend Barber has been a wonderful supporter of gay rights in North Carolina among other things.

He's strongly supportive of equal rights for all people. He used his statewide leadership to push against the hateful amendment against equal marriage (and civil unions and anything approximating marriage) in North Carolina last spring, and as a result of a coalition he built, the amendment failed in the cities, including in many majority black districts. While the amendment passed statewide thanks to rural voters being encouraged to vote hate by their pastors, Reverend Barber's leadership wiped out NOM's strategy to pit black voters and gay voters against one another. He's building a rainbow coalition.

Reverend Barber is also a hero to young people active in the Occupy and student protest movements in North Carolina.

The Tea Baggers who took over North Carolina are using racism to attempt to divide the state and people like Reverend Barber are standing in their way. I admire him greatly.

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