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kurth_ Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:00 PM
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Student GOP leader resigns over Obama remark
Source: Associated Press

Student GOP leader resigns over Obama remark
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Writer

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The leader of a statewide group of college Republicans has been forced to resign after posting racially insensitive comments about Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on the Internet.

Adam LaDuca, 21, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans, wrote on his Facebook page in late July that Obama has "a pair of lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami (and probably would.)"

LaDuca, who previously had called Martin Luther King Jr. a "pariah" and a "fraud," also wrote: "And man, if sayin' someone has large lips is a racial slur, then we're ALL in trouble."

The College Republicans asked LaDuca to resign after his remarks were publicized by the Pennsylvania Progressive, a blog written by a Democratic committeeman from Berks County. The group announced LaDuca's resignation on its Web site Friday.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080908/ap_on_el_pr/college...
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:01 PM
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1. Why isn't Mr. LaDuca
fighting for our freedom in Iraq?
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:02 PM
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3. because he's a chickenshit punk
like most college republicans.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:03 PM
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6. But I will just bet...
He posts rousing videos and comments on LiveLeak. :eyes:
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 01:32 AM
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46. No, they are...
chicken-LIPPED punks. :D
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:05 PM
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8. Yeah....why is he not in Iraq??? Prolly got boils on his ass,,,,who noes from what???
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:01 PM
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2. Oh, my....what a shit. nt
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:02 PM
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4. The College Repukes perform a very needed service.
When they are having a meeting, you know where to find all the horrid little turds on campus.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:03 PM
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5. What a hateful, disgusting person. nt
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 09:50 AM
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38. they love spewing up hatred don't they?
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:05 PM
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7. Ass hole needs a curby
:D
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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:06 PM
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9. His only crime was getting caught. There aren't too many Republicans
who would stand up to those comments. DaLuca was welcome until the comments became known to the public.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:20 PM
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10. Adam LaDuca Hates America!
What a vicious loser. May he rot in Hell.

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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:23 PM
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11. oh trust me on this,
he wll.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:24 PM
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12. What a disgusting little shit!
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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Ronbeaux Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:25 PM
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13. Like most Republicans, he just doesn't get it.
K/R
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:27 PM
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14. Freepers go to college?
Who the hell knew?
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:28 PM
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15. sara palen wants to give him the medal of freedom!
c mon repukes...you know you want to give this guy an award!
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New_England_Patriot Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 09:52 PM
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16. Typical for a College Republican to say something like that
I've had my fair share of run-ins with "College Republicans on campus" when I was in college. Most of them think they're fighting a crusade against the progressives. And this kind of 'comment' is no exception.

The sad thing is, this guy will probably hold a high GOP position one day.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 10:03 PM
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17. He was probably promised some high paying position somewhere
The repukes enjoy that kind of stuff.
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Betty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 10:04 PM
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18. what a piece of shit
he no doubt has a bright future in the repiglican party.
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 10:25 PM
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19. "As an organization, we don't stand for racism,"
POS Adam LaDuca, at an affirmative action bake sale two years ago

http://www.thefire.org/index.php/article/6851.html

Yep, they oppose it because of the principles, my ass.
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 10:35 PM
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20. It says a lot about the "leadership" of the college Republicans
That he would be perfectly OK to say such a disgusting thing speaks volumes.
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ZenKitty Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 10:53 PM
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21. Dumb a$$ comes to mind...
...and then a profound sadness weighs on my heart. :-(
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 11:02 PM
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22. Ya but (head)
Edited on Mon Sep-08-08 11:04 PM by glinda
LaDuca, who previously had called Martin Luther King Jr. a "pariah" and a "fraud,"

THE WORDS "LIAR" AND "PARIAH" CAN BE MADE FROM PALIN'S NAME.
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Buenaventura Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 09:47 AM
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37. and asp, hair, snail, spin ... ad nauseam
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 11:13 PM
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23. ..."you've got to be taught to fear and hate... you've got to be carefully taught."
The really pitiful thing about this young man is he cannot fathom why there's something wrong with what he wrote.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 02:28 AM
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32. South Pacific?
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 09:46 PM
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45. You've got it, and are on your way to fabulous... Puerta Vallarta! nt
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 02:52 AM
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47. Yay!

I just saw that at the Cinerama Dome a couple weeks ago! That's the only reason I knew that. I was pleasantly surprised by that song.

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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 11:13 PM
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24. attacking Martin Luther King JR also ?
and he claims to not be racist . what an asshole. good for the Dem committeeman who brought this to light.

i bet othe
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 11:23 PM
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25. "I am very sorry......that I got caught"
But the question is, will John McCain reject and denounce?
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 11:24 PM
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26. He may have resigned. Doesn't mean he is gone.
The GOP has no shame. This is a pale attempt at replicating an understanding of the concept.

Trust me, his Facebook page will still be pumping out the McCain/Palin talking points aka lie. Going forward, he will try for a while to color his racism within the party line. After all, there is plenty of room to play the race card code that doesn't have dwell on lips.

Sorry, these "people" disgust me.
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 11:44 PM
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27. resigned? hell, he should be their national spokesman!
He says publicly what most of those assholes believe privately. I see him getting a bad rap here for his racist idiocy, and that's exactly what it is, but on the other hand he was open about his thoughts and feelings. Hell, he probably thought what he said was witty and (apparently) even generally acceptable to the people who read his facebook page! If LaDuca's comments hadn't been shown to a wider audience, the rest of his flock would have gone along with it willingly, nodding their heads, chuckling.

He was stupid and nasty to believe what he did, even stupider to say it publicly, but the rest of the PFCR are real cowards. He acted as he did from racism and ignorance, they acted as they did from cowardice and shame. The worst thing that could happen out of this is for the rest of the PA college republicans to get off the hook because this LaDuca twit got nudged out of his role as THEIR FUCKING LEADER for confidently asserting something he sincerely thought his readers would find humorous and insightful. I want to know how many of them voted for him to be their leader knowing full well what he thought about black leaders!

What's worse, that one young person expressed his racist ideas, or that a dominant political party in the United States still cultivates a crop of young racists, grooming them for positions of prominence?
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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-08 11:50 PM
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28. How this poor pig can be a leader?
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 01:00 AM
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29. Ah, so he was OK until they were called-out on it. Gotcha! n/t
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 02:25 AM
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30. Racism; ad hom. attacks. coz ya just can't argue with the issues...
...when yer as dumb as a rightwingnut.
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Zombie2 Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 02:26 AM
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31. Out ALL racists.....
Expose them all, to everyone, all the time... family, friends, co-workers, no matter who.

We'll know who's who come November.

:dem: :patriot: :applause:Obama :applause:Obama :applause:Obama :applause: :patriot: :dem:
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 07:06 AM
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33. Pray that the young people who support Obama show up!
You are only kidding yourself if you think that Obama can win without the young people actually showing up to vote. Racism runs deep and wide in America and only the youth will be able to counteract it by their vote. The Democrats should concentrate their efforts to arouse the young people that their very future is in serious jeopardy if McCain and this abomination that is his running mate are elected. Palin is the embodiment of everything that is wrong about today's Republican Party. She is the reincarnation of Cheney and would use any means to crush her enemies.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 07:42 AM
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34. Racism is so much a part of some people's psyche
that they don't even know that they're racists. This is one of my greatest fears for the election.
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mattfromnossa Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 08:20 AM
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35. This is so true.
I wonder if he was raised by racist parents...
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 09:23 AM
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36. A DUer asked the other day if we'd hear the N-word in this campaign
It's coming, people, it's coming. This was just a little bit shy of coming on out and saying it. My prediction? It WILL be a College Republican who does it, on TV or in print.

They just can't control themselves.

Bake
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 09:52 AM
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39. some derogatory remark will come up
I read somewhere how failin palin said how sambo beat the bitch.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 10:45 AM
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40. He should have checked how Rush Limbaugh does it
he makes $50 million a year as a piece of shit.
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Mesteryo Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 11:05 AM
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41. it's sad..
Someone so immature and dumb in an actual leadership position.
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Rebellious Republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 04:58 PM
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42. I think everyone that has posted to this thread, has missed the
Edited on Tue Sep-09-08 05:04 PM by Rebellious Republica
most important part of his statement, and is likely the very reason he got sacked.

"a pair of lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami (and probably would.)"

Sure what he said was racist, since when did the GOP give a rats ass about racism, most of them are closet racists.

What got him sacked was the fact that he included Cubans and Miami in his derogatory slurs. He just basically said he does not like CUBANS and Obama would bring them over by the boat load (pun intended) to Miami if he were elected. I am sure that this punks statement did not sit well with the Cuban elite in Miami.

Most DU Floridians will probably back me up this, he just pissed off a boat load (pun intended)of wealthy Miami Cubans who contribute heavily to the GOP Presidential campaign. And my DU friends that is the reason he was sacked, not because he is a racist but because he trashed an important constituency to the GOP. Its just that was a convenient excuse and makes the GOP look concerned about racism. Pfft.

Really, think about it. :think:

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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 05:13 PM
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43. He exemplifies republican values everywhere.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 05:25 PM
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44. So where's the filthy TV "news media" on this one? n/t
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 11:17 AM
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48. ah, American Brownshirts in training
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