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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:39 PM

Arkansas Republican Party pulls funding for candidates who praised slavery

Source: Raw Story

The Arkansas Republican Party said on Monday that it would no longer provide financial assistance to three candidates who wrote racially insensitive things like slavery was a “blessing in disguise” and all Muslims should be deported.

State Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb told the Associated Press that the state party would no longer contribute to House candidate Charlie Fuqua, state Rep. Jon Hubbard or Rep. Loy Mauch.

The Arkansas Times reported last week that Hubbard had revealed some of this thoughts on slavery and racial integration in his book, “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative,” including that “the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise” and that school integration had meant that “the white students dropped to the level of black students.”

In 2007 and 2009 letters, Mauch had called Abraham Lincoln a “war criminal” and asserted that “Jesus Christ did condone slavery.”

Fuqua, a former Arkansas state representative, had called for deporting all Muslims from the U.S. in his 2011 book, “God’s Law: The Only Political Solution.”

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Reply Arkansas Republican Party pulls funding for candidates who praised slavery (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
OKNancy Oct 2012 #1
jsr Oct 2012 #2
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #3
rurallib Oct 2012 #4
Sophiegirl Oct 2012 #7
George II Oct 2012 #8
rurallib Oct 2012 #9
smaug Oct 2012 #14
KamaAina Oct 2012 #5
onehandle Oct 2012 #6
RC Oct 2012 #10
christx30 Oct 2012 #12
Bette Noir Oct 2012 #11
tanyev Oct 2012 #13
blkmusclmachine Oct 2012 #15


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:42 PM

2. Wussies

The three guys have done a great job representing them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:43 PM

3. I had to re-read the headline a few times

Wow, what happened.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:46 PM

4. only took them 6 years. Why the hurry?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:58 PM

7. Open mouth...

Insert racist, ignorant, fungus-riddled foot.

The Pugs self-implode one at a time. Reminds me of those folks who spend days and days setting up an elaborate Domino structure only to watch one get knocked down and see the rest of them fall.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:59 PM

8. Read the AP article, the racial comments only became evident over the weekend......

.....I know it's the Republican party, but let's give them some credit for cutting off funding in the deep south state of Arkansas.

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Response to George II (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:24 PM

9. looks to me like they only got public exposure over the weekend

but appears they haven't been shy about saying things previously.

I will give them credit though. Usually the tactic is to deny, defend and double down. This is a refreshing change of pace.

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Response to George II (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:39 PM

14. Shell game: still getting teabagger funding

These slimeballs are still getting funding from Steve Womack & Tim Griffith; that is to say they're getting Koch AFP and Karl Rove support. This just lets the 'official' reTHUGlikkklan partei off the hook for PR reasons.

These attitudes actually play well in parts of rural Arkansas.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

5. Fuqua also supports *the death penalty* for "rebellious children"

He'd make a fine representative indeed. In Iran.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:56 PM

6. It's reflective of the national party. Why not double down? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:25 PM

10. Another state has somebody worse than Todd Akin?

 

Who'da thunk it. How do these people get elected in the first place?

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Response to RC (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:23 PM

12. You can blame the voters

for that. I think too many people vote these days. Keeps getting clowns like this elected.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:27 PM

11. Apparently, the institutional party can count.

If the Republicans remain the party of old, white men, it'll be gone when the current crop dies off.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

13. No problem. They can just auction themselves off to raise some money for their campaigns.

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