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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:50 AM

Top Republican official Ron Weiser's comments about Detroit on videotape are causing a stir

Source: Detroit Free Press

LANSING -- The finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, who also was Michigan's former GOP chairman, was captured on video telling a tea party meeting that voters in Detroit get picked up at pool halls and barbershops and bused "from precinct to precinct where they vote multiple times."

Ron Weiser also said at the Aug. 9 meeting in Milford that someone not from Detroit would not want to go to the polls there at 6:30 a.m. "without a side arm."

The video of Weiser's comments, recorded by a Democratic operative shadowing GOP congressional candidate Kerry Bentivolio to a meeting where Weiser also spoke, was given to the Free Press and posted on YouTube by the Michigan Democratic Party. Weiser emphatically said Friday that he meant no offense to Detroit and was speaking about past, not current, campaigns. But his comments immediately drew sharp criticism from a civil rights activist and a Detroit lawmaker.

The controversy drew comparisons to a surreptitiously recorded video of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney telling people at a Florida campaign fund-raiser last May that he couldn't rely on the support of 47% of the country because they rely on government handouts and likely would support President Barack Obama.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20121216/NEWS15/312160307/Top-Republican-official-Ron-Weiser-s-comments-about-Detroit-on-videotape-are-causing-a-stir

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Reply Top Republican official Ron Weiser's comments about Detroit on videotape are causing a stir (Original post)
SpartanDem Dec 2012 OP
Iliyah Dec 2012 #1
tanyev Dec 2012 #2
SoapBox Dec 2012 #3
Mz Pip Dec 2012 #5
marble falls Dec 2012 #4
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #7
marble falls Dec 2012 #15
Tutonic Dec 2012 #9
valerief Dec 2012 #6
Cha Dec 2012 #8
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #10
Octafish Dec 2012 #11
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #12
yurbud Dec 2012 #13
ballaratocker Dec 2012 #14
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #16

Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:59 AM

1. The GOP party and their corporate masters are

fucking with the people of MI and this shit is gonna backfire 24/7.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:59 AM

2. Gosh, the Republican Secretary of State in MI must be absolutely incompetent

if the trained precinct workers in all those precincts aren't catching multiple ineligible voters.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:35 PM

3. PROVE it Asshole! Show us!

...put your fuck'n "money where your mouth is" Creep!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:43 PM

5. Prove it indeed

What he is describing is a felony and should be subject to prosecution. I doubt he has any evidence at all. He's just a race baiting creep working to keep the fear alive within his base.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:40 PM

4. Ken Olbermann was right, they either think no one else can hear them or they think ....

they are always surrounded by like thinkers.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:01 PM

7. Keith --- ?

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:16 AM

15. So I broke into the Cab a little early. I miss Kieth and can't believe he's still off the air.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:13 PM

9. Or they are incapable of thinking.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:53 PM

6. Jesus, what a piece of work that asshat is. nt

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:05 PM

8. Freaking Lying Sacks of Shit were caught on Tape..

Excellent. MF Whiners.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:25 PM

10. If he isn't forced to resign immediately national Republicans should be held accountable.

Yeah he was talking about past elections for some of his comments but so what. He made serious allegations based solely on a racist analysis of Detroit voters.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:53 PM

11. Exposes the Racist Core of the GOP

Ambassador Weiser is a real shit.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:56 PM

12. Kick (nt)

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:02 PM

13. the GOP corpse keeps rotting faster and faster--when will Dems bury it?

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:11 PM

14. Unlike James O'Keefe,

our side doesn't need to edit our videos. The speak for themselves.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:42 PM

16. "And there's no machine to get 'em to stop playing pool and drinking beer in the pool hall.

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