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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:09 AM
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White lawmaker compares Black Caucus to the KKK
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:09 AM by cynatnite
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A white Tennessee lawmaker lamenting his exclusion from the state's Black Legislative Caucus claimed Tuesday the group was less accommodating that even the Ku Klux Klan.

"My understanding is that the KKK doesn't even ban members by race," said Rep. Stacey Campfield, adding that the KKK "has less racist bylaws" than the black lawmakers' group.

The freshman Republican from Knoxville was rebuffed earlier this year when he asked for the Black Caucus' bylaws and inquired about joining. There are 18 black state lawmakers in Tennessee.

Caucus chairman Rep. Johnny Shaw, a Democrat, dismissed Campfield's request and called him a "strange guy" who was simply interested in stirring up trouble.

"He is using this as a joke. This is an insult coming from him," said caucus member Rep. Larry Miller, also a Democrat. "Why he chose to focus on the Black Caucus, I have no idea other than he is crazy and a racist."

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/27/lawmakers.blog.a...

I'm getting the jackass' phone number :evilgrin:
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aresef Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:11 AM
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1. What an idiot.
I can't recall ever reading about the CBC burning crosses and lynching whites.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:12 AM
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2. the KKK doesn't even ban members by race," said Rep. Stacey Campfield
No, they have other ways of dealing with black people who wander into their midst.

This guy would be offensive if he were even worth being offended by.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:12 AM
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3. It's a Republican thing -claim to be the victim of the true victims
They work it daily. Most people are tiring from it.
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