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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:26 PM

Way to go, NC, for electing anti-transgender "bathroom bill" author & Proud Boys bud Dan Bishop.

GOP Congressional Candidate Has Ties to Far-Right Supporter of the Proud Boys

Dan Bishop met for 45 minutes with anti-Muslim activist.



https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/09/gop-congressional-candidate-has-ties-to-far-right-supporter-of-the-proud-boys/

The campaign of North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop has associated with a far-right activist with a history of bigoted rhetoric who has defended the Proud Boys, a controversial neo-fascist outfit. Bishop, a state senator who authored North Carolina’s anti-transgender “bathroom bill,” is competing in Tuesday’s special election in the state’s 9th district.

The activist, Brian Talbert, runs a local organization called Deplorable Pride, a right-wing group that bills itself as a “conservative LGBT voice.” (Talbert said in a video posted this year that he is “against transgenders in the military.”) In June 2017, Talbert, who is gay, made national news when the board of Charlotte’s annual Pride celebration rejected his group’s application to enter a float in its parade, referring to a precedent of rejecting “participation from…organizations espousing anti-LGBTQ religious or public policy stances.” About that time, the White House, according to Talbert, called him with a message of support. According to the Charlotte Observer, the call had been initiated because the White House wanted to praise the group for joining a sit-in staged at a Starbucks, where staff had made fun of a customer wearing a T-shirt supporting President Donald Trump.

The LGBTQ advocacy organization GLAAD condemned Deplorable Pride in 2017, pointing to Talbert’s social media history. One post attributed to Talbert, which is no longer visible but was documented by GLAAD, stated, “Am I the only one pissed it wasn’t a real ban on all muslims? I say get rid of all the camel fuckers. Wipe them from the face of the earth.” (Talbert says this post was fabricated, but after GLADD publicized it, Deplorable Pride wrote in a comment on the GLAAD page, “I fully stand behind all my comments.”) In a 2017 Facebook comment from his personal Facebook profile, Talbert said, “Mohammed sucks cocks in hell.”

Talbert has also been a supporter of the Proud Boys, which has a documented history of inciting violence, for which some of its members have been criminally charged. He has noted that the Proud Boys have offered protection to members of Deplorable Pride during his group’s public events. The Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed the Proud Boys a “hate group,” a label the Proud Boys reject. When the SPLC issued that designation in 2018, Talbert rejected it, too, criticizing the SPLC label and defending the group. “Our LBGT organization, Deplorable Pride, will always be an ally to the Proud Boys,” he said to Big League Politics at the time. In a separate post on March 12, 2018, the Deplorable Pride Facebook account declared, “Our support for the Proud Boys stands just as strong now as it did the first day we met them. They are our MAGA brothers.”



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Reply Way to go, NC, for electing anti-transgender "bathroom bill" author & Proud Boys bud Dan Bishop. (Original post)
Miles Archer Tuesday OP
budkin Tuesday #1
Miles Archer Tuesday #5
StarfishSaver Tuesday #13
bluestarone Tuesday #2
octoberlib Tuesday #6
a kennedy Tuesday #10
bearsfootball516 Tuesday #7
CaliforniaPeggy Tuesday #3
BlueStater Tuesday #4
Beaverhausen Tuesday #8
Joe941 Wednesday #17
Initech Tuesday #9
Amaryllis Tuesday #11
bluestarone Tuesday #12
Miles Archer Tuesday #14
Joe941 Wednesday #15
rockfordfile Wednesday #16
struggle4progress Wednesday #18
Miles Archer Wednesday #19

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:27 PM

1. It's a Trump district through and through and they still only barely pulled it out.

Portends good things for next year tbh

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Response to budkin (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:32 PM

5. That's the saving grace, it was pretty damned close for "Trump Country."

I live in SC, but it's where I hang my hat, and that's about it.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:15 PM

13. It's disgusting to see that Trump can still parachute into a district and pull a candidate over the

finish line.

His appearance last night probably got Bishop just the extra votes he needed to squeak this one out.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:28 PM

2. This only til 2020?

This seat come up again in 2020??

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:34 PM

6. Yep.

Kornacki said rural voters out performed in voting today. That usually means older, white people. Racism's a strong motivator for them , apparently.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:38 PM

10. and let me just hurl right now.......

fat, old, white tRump supporters.

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:34 PM

7. Yes, it was a special election for a congressional seat

And congressional seats are up every two years.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:29 PM

3. He makes me seriously sick and the results likewise.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:29 PM

4. Chickens for Colonel Sanders.

Talbert sounds like a real self-loathing douche.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:37 PM

8. Trump won the district by 12 points

There is some good news, right?

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:27 AM

17. Yup this is extremely good news for us.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:37 PM

9. Fucking gross. Thanks MAGAts



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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:07 PM

11. How clean are NC elections? Just sayin.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:09 PM

12. yea my thoughts too

Will we ever know? I doubt it.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:25 PM

14. North Carolina GOP used a lottery machine for redistricting after court demanded new maps

North Carolina GOP used a lottery machine for redistricting after court demanded new maps



https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/watch-north-carolina-gop-used-a-lottery-machine-for-redistricting-after-court-demanded-new-maps/

North Carolina Republicans used a lottery machine to redraw district lines on Tuesday.

On September 3, a judge struck down the state’s gerrymandered district maps and give the General Assembly two weeks to draw new lines.

Allison Riggs, a voting rights attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, posted a video on Twitter showing how the GOP was going about the task of redistricting.

“So this just happened. The Senate Redistricting Committee just brought in freaking lottery officials to randomly draw a map to satisfy their duty to remedy constitutional violations in the map they drew in 2017,” Riggs said.

She added hashtags saying that was “not the legal standard” and “democracy dies in NC.”


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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:15 AM

15. Did russia conduct this election?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:37 AM

16. Democrats let it go. Didn't fight for it

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:09 AM

18. GOP has a 14 point advantage in the gerrymandered district

Rightwinger Bishop won by 2 points

Turnout was 37%

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:34 AM

19. The GOP spent $6.4 million on what should have been a cakewalk in a red district

“Don, what gives is what always gives in the races. Money matters,” GOP strategist Rick Wilson replied.

“There were 10.7 million dollars spent in the race. About 6.4 million was Republican spending, a — the amount of money you used to spend in the U.S. Senate race — on one House district, in one state, in a relatively affordable media market,” he explained.

“They bought this race out of desperation, but you can’t scale that,” he continued. “You can’t replicate that across district after district in the country. We have outspent the Democratic side of the equation two-to-one in this thing. Those six-plus million dollars made a big difference.”

“This should have been something they could have stayed home and eaten bonbons and watched sports on TV. They didn’t and the reason is the suburbs — particularly outside Charlotte — are starting to weaken for Republican elected officials,” Wilson added.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/rick-wilson-says-gop-victory-in-north-carolina-special-election-is-actually-terrible-news-for-republicans/

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