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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:09 PM

Republicans gather at former plantation to discuss minority outreach

Source: RawStory

After its general election battering, the Republican party has retreated to lick its wounds and ponder what went wrong – on the leafy grounds of a luxury golf resort in Virginia.

And what better place for today’s GOP to hold strategy sessions titled “Successful communication with minorities and women” than on the grounds of a former plantation in the south?

“When the first English foot was placed in Virginia, it was here on these grounds that once served as a central part of the area’s plantation life in the 1600s through 1800s,” boasts the website of the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, which draws a discrete veil over whatever events in the 1800s may have caused that to end.

But tradition lives on in the name of the resort’s Plantation Golf Course and the 374-seat Burwell Plantation Room – where, as luck would have it, the forum on minorities and women was to be held.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/17/republicans-gather-at-former-plantation-to-discuss-minority-outreach/

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Reply Republicans gather at former plantation to discuss minority outreach (Original post)
IDemo Jan 2013 OP
wordpix Jan 2013 #1
MADem Jan 2013 #18
Politicub Jan 2013 #2
kairos12 Jan 2013 #3
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #11
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #4
ReRe Jan 2013 #15
DavidWD72 Jan 2013 #5
hughee99 Jan 2013 #20
brush Jan 2013 #6
annabanana Jan 2013 #7
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #8
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #9
YOHABLO Jan 2013 #10
muntrv Jan 2013 #12
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #13
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #14
ReRe Jan 2013 #16
Historic NY Jan 2013 #17
Heather MC Jan 2013 #19
tclambert Jan 2013 #21

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:16 PM

1. oh, the irony - the US plutocracy can't even get that this is wrong on so many levels

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Response to wordpix (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:46 PM

18. +1,000 !!!! nt

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:18 PM

2. This isn't by accident

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:18 PM

3. What's Next

A Republican meet and greet for atheists at the Creationist Museum.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:10 PM

11. Heh. Most atheists would probably find the Creationist Museum entertaining though.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:19 PM

4. I trust there will be any number of black waitstaff & whatnot in white coats--

hopefully with video-equipped smartphones handy…

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:36 PM

15. ooh, ooh...

...that would be sweet!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:21 PM

5. Here we go

First off wow, just wow. This is the core of the party and this is how they regroup. If the Dems don't broadcast this to anyone and everyone in the country they will be missing out on broadcasting the Repubs true nature.

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Response to DavidWD72 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:34 AM

20. How will the Dems broadcast it?

I doubt saying "Repukes hold their "outreach meeting" at the same plantation Obama went to for his debate prep" will have the desired effect.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:37 PM

6. Tone deaf much, repugs?

What idiots, like this wasn't going to get out and blacks and Latinos and Asians weren't going to hear about where they were meeting. Are they that clueless that they don't know this is wrong, or are they still sending the same exclusionary message? Whatever it is, it's GIANT FAIL. Please keep it up repugs until the 2014 elections, just like you're bungling the gun control issue and the fiscal cliff issue and the Hurricane Sandy aid issue and budget ceiling issue.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:37 PM

7. Only real power can afford to be so stupid.

If they only THINK they have the power to be that stupid, well...

power can evanesce

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:40 PM

8. Additional article on the link below


House Republicans Hold Minority Outreach Meeting In ‘Burwell Plantation’ Conference Room

http://www.mediaite.com/online/house-republicans-hold-minority-outreach-meeting-in-burwell-plantation-conference-room/

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:59 PM

9. ~facepalm~

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:03 PM

10. They just don't get it ... and never will.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:38 PM

12. Doncha know? Abe Lincoln loved plantations so much, he signed the Emancipation Proclamation!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:54 PM

13. I'll bet "The Onion" staff is kicking itself for not coming up with this headline first!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:23 PM

14. Wow, you just can't make this stuff up, can you?

Looks like I was wrong about Republicans being con-artists. Maybe they genuinely are stupid and tone-deaf about their views on minorities, especially if they're holding an outreach program for us at a place that is widely considered the symbol of blacks not having any rights.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:43 PM

16. You can't make this stuff up....

....they are running The Onion out of business.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:46 PM

17. Thankfully they will be gone from the area before...

I head to winter quarters at nearby Williamsburg.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:08 AM

19. my DH just said. I wish I knew the answer to that

I read to him the title of the conference "Successful communications of Minorities and Women"

We are a biracial couple he is white i am black. I didn't get his comment at first
. but then i laughed he is so stooopid lol

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:44 AM

21. I'm kinda surprised it wasn't held at a "white men only" country club.

And what would Republican ideas for communicating with minorities and women include? Some suggested section headings:

"How to talk jive"
"Using small words that women and brown people can understand"
"How to redefine rape without making women hysterical"
"How to promise free stuff to moochers, without having to deliver"

and a very popular one:

"How to discourage women and minorities from voting"

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