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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:51 PM

Outgoing Maine GOP chair says he regrets black voter comment, backs off plan to send postcards to ne

Source: BDN

AUGUSTA, Maine — Outgoing GOP Chairman Charlie Webster said Thursday he still believes there is ample evidence of voter irregularity in the Nov. 6 election, but he regrets his reference to black voters.

Earlier this week, Webster said during an interview with WCSH-TV that “dozens of black people” registered to vote in several small Maine towns on Election Day. Those people were unfamiliar to election clerks and others at the polls in those towns, he claimed.

He said at that time he planned to send out thousands of postcards to the addresses of those who recently registered to vote, believing that if they were fraudulent, the postcards would come back as undeliverable by the postal service, thereby providing evidence for his accusations.

But after the controversy that followed his comments, Webster said Thursday he was leaning toward not sending the postcards.

Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/15/politics/outgoing-maine-gop-chair-says-he-regrets-black-voter-comment-backs-off-plan-to-send-postcards-to-new-voters/



he's only sorry for showing his true colors.

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Reply Outgoing Maine GOP chair says he regrets black voter comment, backs off plan to send postcards to ne (Original post)
Maine-ah Nov 2012 OP
sakabatou Nov 2012 #1
sarge43 Nov 2012 #2
old guy Nov 2012 #3
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #4
magical thyme Nov 2012 #20
excringency Nov 2012 #5
SwordOfDamocles1960 Nov 2012 #9
eallen Nov 2012 #13
Indykatie Nov 2012 #6
durablend Nov 2012 #7
FreeBC Nov 2012 #8
louslobbs Nov 2012 #10
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #11
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #12
eallen Nov 2012 #14
high density Nov 2012 #15
4bucksagallon Nov 2012 #16
Gormy Cuss Nov 2012 #21
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #17
Ash_F Nov 2012 #18
sarge43 Nov 2012 #19

Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:53 PM

1. "Sorry for being overtly racist. I'm still racist though, but 'hidden.'"

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:16 PM

2. He forgot the Repub mandatory "I'm sorry you're angry" dodge. n/t

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:30 PM

3. "If I offended anyone, I'm sorry. It was not my intent."

Surprised we didn't hear that little gem.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:35 PM

4. Where does he think all those black voters came from?

Vermont?

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:03 AM

20. Maine has a growing Somalian population, esp. in Lewiston

I met several Somalian men when I was getting my MLT degree. Very, very hardworking. I was impressed by their ability to get through the program with English as a second language -- it's hard enough without that additional challenge.

If they weren't recognized, it's only because nobody talks to anybody whose families didn't come over on the Mayflower, if not sooner. And because they're too busy working to be hunting, fishing, snowmobiling or drinking.

I don't know what Webster thinks is "irregular" about registering to vote, and then voting. Racist ass.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:52 PM

5. In his defense

people of color are usually invisible to most Republicans (like when they're unemployed or need health-care). Of course that's not the case when they get uppity and just walk into town or try to vote.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:43 PM

13. Unless it's an insanity plea, it's not much defense!

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:13 PM

6. He's Sorry Because the Press Would Dig for Proof of his Accusation and There is None

Maybe these people were unfamiliar to the clerks because they were first time voters but this idiot probably never thought of that.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:22 PM

7. "Was just KEEEEEDING, folks!"

"Just a joke...sheesh you Democrats are so sensitive!"

(is that excuse getting old for anyone else?)

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:25 PM

8. Keep digging that hole republicans, and don't ever come back out of it.

 

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:22 PM

10. He might regret it, but he meant every word of it. Still a dirt bag racist in my opinion.

Lou

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:04 PM

11. "Dozens of black people! Holy shizz! Scary! Scary! Scary! Wait a minute! Gotta take this phone call!

OK! What were we talking about? Black people? No! No! No! That was so Thursday morning! But it's Thursday afternoon now, and I'm suddenly over my fear of black people for the time being! Ask me again the next time we're having an election"

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:08 PM

12. That horse has left the barn, dude. Can't unhit that drum.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:46 PM

14. And then they puzzle why they don't make inroads with black voters!

They do everything they can to disenfranchise black voters.

They throw a racist fit when they see blacks voting.

And then they wonder why they get so few of those votes!





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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:51 PM

15. I don't think you get return service on post cards

If they're undeliverable they'll just get trashed anyway, so I don't think this effort would get the result his guy expects.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:32 PM

16. This story and the related one have definately lit up the comment section.....

on BDN, I am enjoying watching the republicans "dislike" comments they find offensive. One of my comments went from over 20 likes down to 12 when the republicans finally realized this had traction with voters. ROFL!

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Response to 4bucksagallon (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:35 PM

21. The comments are priceless.

Yep, some people are still smarting over those election results.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:39 PM

17. Sorry buddy that is not a clean apology. You can't keep your unfounded claim and apologize at the

same time.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:37 PM

18. I think he should send out those postcards.

Just to prove to him that he is an ass.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:50 AM

19. Charlie, I know why Maine went blue.

You were GOP chair. Anyone stupid enough to try to run that excuse shouldn't be in charge of frost heave fills, let alone a political operation.

You're telling us that in small towns in Maine, The Last Refuge of White People, dozens of black people established residency so they get on the voter registration rolls. Is that it, Bunkie? Wow. Charlie, in case you weren't aware, in small town northern New England, nothing goes unnoticed. We have nothing else to do but notice.

Ignorance is skin deep. Stupid goes right to the bone and can't be fixed.

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