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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:15 PM

Virginia KKK Uses Obama’s Presidency As A Recruiting Tool

By Annie-Rose Strasser on Jan 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

The Ku Klux Klan of Virginia is trying to find new members, and it is using President Obama’s second term as a recruitment tool.

According to local Richmond television station WTVR, residents in the area have received two KKK fliers in their driveways in the course of as many months. The fliers read, “WAKE UP WHITE AMERICA!!” and explain that “the majority of HATE CRIMES in America are committed by BLACKS against WHITES!!!”

In an interview with the station, the KKK bragged that their recruitment has been up thanks to Obama’s election, and expect it to triple during his next term:

“Since Obama’s first term our numbers have doubled and now that we’re headed to a second term it’s going to triple, this is going to be the biggest resurgence of the Klan since 1915,” said one of the Klansmen interviewed.

The Klansman have been handing out flyers in a Mechanicsville neighborhood, and neighbors who received them have contacted CBS 6. “We’re not trying to target anybody or scare anybody with hate, we’re just using our freedom of speech to drop fliers,” said one of the Klansmen interviewed. “Everyone thinks that we’re a hate group, we’re not a hate group, we don’t hate anyone, and we want to see good things come to our race.”


Watch it:

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/09/1422471/virginia-kkk-obama-recruiting/#ooid=t2MXY3ODppnOnnCXgEHwf5xp_zMmIWFC

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http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/09/1422471/virginia-kkk-obama-recruiting/

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DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
TxDemChem Jan 2013 #1
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #2
yellowcanine Jan 2013 #3
tabbycat31 Jan 2013 #4
Rosco T. Jan 2013 #5
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JoePhilly Jan 2013 #8
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:25 PM

1. My blood pressure just went up!!!

Not a hate group my ass. They may fool other whites, but they sure aren't fooling any blacks, hispanics, Jews, Asians, etc. 2013 and we're still putting up with this crap.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:29 PM

2. Placing fliers on cars

Or doors is littering, not free speech. Let them march in the streets spewing their hate and see how far that goes. These are 21st Century KKK members who would rather drink a beer behind a monitor, and let others go parading. Twice as many "virtual" members. LOL!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:13 PM

3. "...we’re not a hate group..." Yes, that is why we use the fact of a black President to recruit.

No hate here, no siree......

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:54 PM

4. I worked in VA last year

And our sign guys found a KKK application in the street. They were putting them in plastic bags with rocks in them and tossing them on people's lawns. This was an area where they probably recruited some members too.

My jaw dropped when I saw the application. I was tempted to call them and say that I'm a white American, but gay (I am not) and can I still join.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:57 PM

5. This is why I want to see...

Clinton/Castro '16

Watch head splatter even more

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:58 PM

7. Not a hate group??? Why wear the bags?? Afraid of being recognized??

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:15 PM

8. Arrest them for littering.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:26 PM

9. Sweet.

If their numbers triple there will be like twelve of them for us to point and laugh at when they march around.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:07 PM

10. I expected no less of them. So does the NRA.

All the other hate-filled RW loonies are doing it -- of course the KKK is in the mix.

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