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Thu Oct 24, 2013, 03:44 PM

'The Daily Show' Gets GOP Spokesman To Admit Voter ID Laws Are Racist - video link


WARNING: 'offensive language'


VIDEO here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/24/daily-show-gop-spokesman-voter-id-laws-racist_n_4158125.html

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Aasif Mandvi sat down with Don Yelton, a North Carolinian precinct captain and GOP Executive Committee member who apparently missed the "don't be racist" memo. In the interview, he copped to loving portrayals of President Obama as a witch doctor, claimed that one of his best friends is black, and even used both the phrase "lazy blacks" and the N-word while defending the state's voter ID laws.

To get some perspective, Mandvi also interviewed Congressman John Lewis, one of the most outspoken opponents of voter ID laws. Guess which one seemed more reasonable.

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Reply 'The Daily Show' Gets GOP Spokesman To Admit Voter ID Laws Are Racist - video link (Original post)
Tx4obama Oct 2013 OP
OregonBlue Oct 2013 #1
NuclearDem Oct 2013 #2
G_j Oct 2013 #3
zappaman Oct 2013 #4
Brigid Oct 2013 #5
backwoodsbob Oct 2013 #18
uponit7771 Oct 2013 #23
Gothmog Oct 2013 #6
liberalla Oct 2013 #7
liberalla Oct 2013 #8
liberalla Oct 2013 #11
Tx4obama Oct 2013 #16
NastyRiffraff Oct 2013 #25
heaven05 Oct 2013 #31
starroute Oct 2013 #12
Buns_of_Fire Oct 2013 #14
liberalla Oct 2013 #17
1monster Oct 2013 #36
No DUplicitous DUpe Oct 2013 #35
liberalla Oct 2013 #37
Tx4obama Oct 2013 #9
maxsolomon Oct 2013 #10
Erose999 Oct 2013 #13
Tx4obama Oct 2013 #15
liberalla Oct 2013 #19
Quixote1818 Oct 2013 #20
redstatebluegirl Oct 2013 #21
liberalla Oct 2013 #22
Tx4obama Oct 2013 #24
Tx4obama Oct 2013 #26
Eleanors38 Oct 2013 #27
Gothmog Oct 2013 #28
Zambero Oct 2013 #29
rucky Oct 2013 #30
tofuandbeer Oct 2013 #32
Flatpicker Oct 2013 #33
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2013 #34
spanone Oct 2013 #38
Tx4obama Oct 2013 #39
spanone Oct 2013 #40
napkinz Oct 2013 #41
LisaL Oct 2013 #42
Jefferson23 Oct 2013 #43

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 03:49 PM

1. I saw this and my jaw just dropped. I love the part where Mandvi says "you realize we can hear you

right". Anyone who didn't see this should watch it. It's absolutely jaw dropping.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 03:50 PM

2. I had my jaw dropped for most of that segment.

 

It was revealing to say the least.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 03:51 PM

3. embarrassed to say

he lives in my county. I've actually met him, a narcissistic, arrogant blow hard.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 03:53 PM

4. That was an unreal interview.

Sad that a comedy news show digs deeper than the "legitimate" news shows...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:06 PM

5. It's pretty sad when . . .

"The Daily Show" has some of the best journalism around.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 05:08 PM

18. but but but

 

When reading earlier about the Daily Show segment about the ACA website problems that Stewart is a no talent hack

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Response to Brigid (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:23 PM

23. +1

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:16 PM

6. This was a great interview

This idiot really admitted that he was a bigot and wanted to punish Democratic voters.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:18 PM

7. OMG I can not believe that clip! Blatant is too mild a description for this man's racist ignorance.

Just when you think it can't get any worse --- ding ding ding --- we have a new winner.
I hope we get to see follow-up pieces as he tries to explain himself, clarify his statements... etc.

Just amazing stupidity on parade. Thank you Jon Stewart and Aasif Mandvi for your public service.

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Response to liberalla (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:26 PM

8. NCGOP Demands Don Yelton’s Resignation

NCGOP Demands Don Yelton’s Resignation

Raleigh, NC – Following outrageous and racially intolerant comments by Buncombe County precinct chair Don Yelton on the Daily Show last night, North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Claude Pope called for his immediate resignation.

“The North Carolina Republican Party finds the comments made by Mr. Yelton to be completely inappropriate and highly offensive.

“I have asked for Mr. Yelton’s resignation as the precinct chairman of the Buncombe County Republican Party. If Mr. Yelton declines to resign, the NCGOP will immediately initiate the process to remove him from his position.

“I would like to make it very clear that Mr. Yelton does not speak for either the Buncombe County Republican Party or the North Carolina Republican Party. And contrary to reports, Mr. Yelton is not a member of the NCGOP Executive Committee.”

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Response to liberalla (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:40 PM

11. UPDATE: On Oct. 24, Yelton said he would resign as requested.

UPDATE: On Oct. 24, The Buncombe County Republican Party sent out the following statement:

Asheville, NC- On behalf of the Buncombe County Republican Party we would like to express our sincerest regrets and disappointment in the comments made by Don Yelton on the Wednesday edition of Jon Stewarts "The Daily Show". Mr. Yeltons comments are offensive, uniformed, and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party. In no way are his comments representative of the local or state Republican Party.

"Let me make it very clear, Mr. Yelton's comments do not reflect the belief or feelings of Buncombe republicans, nor do they mirror any core principle that our party is founded upon" said Chairman Mitchell. "This mentality will not be supported or propagated within our party".

Mr. Yelton was recently reprimanded and removed from his position as a precinct chair in Buncombe County for a period of time in 2012 through 2013 and was then reelected to precinct chair by 2 votes (his wife and himself) at the 2013 convention placing him back on the Buncombe County Executive Committee.

"We have requested that Don resign his position of precinct chair and if he is unwilling to do this, we will again be pursuing avenues to remove him from any and all positions at any level within the state" said Chairman Mitchell.

http://wlos.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wlos_daily-show-sparks-local-controversy-13724.shtml (toward the bottom of artical)

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Response to liberalla (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 05:00 PM

16. Great news! That was fast :)

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Response to liberalla (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:42 PM

25. Whoa!

It's pretty bad when it's too much even for the Buncombe County Republican Party!

Just unbelievable.

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Response to liberalla (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 01:08 PM

31. saving face

 

the law hasn't been rescinded . No matter this guy yelton IS representative of the RW in N.C. This statement is not worth the paper it.s printed on.

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Response to liberalla (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:43 PM

12. According to a Facebook post, he's agreed to resign

"On Oct. 24, Don Yelton told Pete Kaliner, host of the Pete Kaliner Show on WWNC 570 AM, that the Buncombe County Republican Party asked him to resign his position as precinct chair in response to the Daily Show interview. Yelton said he would resign as requested."

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Response to starroute (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:50 PM

14. He probably believed that part where TDS said "voting makes you gay." nt

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Response to starroute (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 05:01 PM

17. I saw those comments with Pete Kaliner at MountainXpress.com (the UPDATE section at the bottom)

Don Yelton responds to criticism of his controversial Daily Show interview


[font size=5]Despite the controversy, Yelton tells Xpress:

"The comments that were made, that I said, I stand behind them. I believe them."[/font]


That's just more OMG for me...

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Response to liberalla (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 10:12 AM

36. In other words, " Buncombe County Republican Precinct Chair Don Yelton told the candid truth,

and that is intolerable because the truth makes us look bad and racist."

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Response to liberalla (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 10:25 PM

35. Re: I hope we get to see follow-up pieces as he tries to explain himself...

I want to see a follow-up piece where Aasif Mandvi interviews his one...black...friend.



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Response to No DUplicitous DUpe (Reply #35)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 06:57 PM

37. Ha! Yeah, if he exists... and/or...

if he's *still* his friend...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:33 PM

9. Update: GOP leader Don Yelton stands by racist comments in “Daily Show” interview


GOP leader Don Yelton stands by racist comments in “Daily Show” interview

Article here: http://www.salon.com/2013/10/24/gop_leader_don_yelton_stands_by_racist_comments_in_daily_show_interview/

A must read article - they are trying to get him to resign and if he won't they are going to try to remove him

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:35 PM

10. And then Krauthammer came on.

Was that really neccessary, TDS?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:50 PM

13. I was wondering when one of the T-bag/KKK party would come right out and say the N-word on national


television. I knew it'd happen but I always thought it'd be Limbaugh or Michael Savage or some other hate radio blowhard and it would take another lost election cycle worth of sour grapes for them to do it. This Yelton motherfucker is an actual official inside the Republican Party. Just wait for them to try to distance themselves from their "Executive Committee Member".

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:55 PM

15. They've asked him to resign. See link in Comment #9


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 05:13 PM

19. Don Yelton responds to criticism of his controversial Daily Show interview

Don Yelton responds to criticism of his controversial Daily Show interview

(This www.mountainx.com link is slow to load for me. Maybe the site is overly busy right now )

Despite the controversy, Yelton tells Xpress: "The comments that were made, that I said, I stand behind them. I believe them."

The short interview clips were edited together from a much longer two-hour sit-down, says Yelton. But he says he was pleased overall with the parts that were included. In fact, he notes that some of the comments he made that weren't included might've even been more controversial. "To tell you the truth, there were a lot of things I said that they could've made sound worse than what they put up." He adds, "I would've loved to been able to do it live. … but that wasn't offered."

Yelton says he was well aware of what he was getting into when he agreed to be on the show. "Everybody and their brother told me 'they're going to make fun of you,'" he notes. "I don't think we can run from the people that disagree with us. If you're not willing to talk to people you disagree with, than you're never going to accomplish anything. So that's why I agreed to take the interview."

Yelton says he's not sure why he was first contacted by a producer of the Daily Show and asked to appear, although he suspects it might've been comments related to President Barack Obama's race he made on Facebook.

more at link

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:24 PM

20. This ass hole needs to be in Democratic campaign ads all over the place nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:41 PM

21. I love it when they speak the truth as they see it.

Not the lies they spew to get elected. The truth will set you free....

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:05 PM

22. Rachel Maddow covering this right now

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Response to liberalla (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:30 PM

24. Yep, it was the first segment on her show tonight. Maddow did an awesome job on the story :)



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Response to liberalla (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:53 PM

26. A link below to the Maddow segment VIDEO


Maddow Uses Daily Show Segments to Bash GOP for Abandoning All Pretense of Outreach

VIDEO here: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/maddow-uses-daily-show-segments-to-bash-gop-for-abandoning-all-pretense-of-outreach/



Everyone should send it to everyone they know

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:19 PM

27. "offensive language:" Like calling hogs with your sphincter muscles.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:31 PM

28. This was a great interview

The idiot admitted that he was a racist

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 01:09 AM

29. GOP autopsy update

Deader than ever. Bury the corpse immediately.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 07:49 AM

30. Maybe he thought Alan Grayson was announcing a merger?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 01:12 PM

32. That was scary, but also very funny at the end. :D

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 02:01 PM

33. Just amazing

That TDS has become a better news source than the actual news professionals.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 05:26 PM

34. I bet CNN went on full alert after this trying to find a Democrat doing this for "balance".

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 06:59 PM

38. funny how the msm played stewart bashing Obamacare website incessantly

i have yet to see this reported beyond here

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Response to spanone (Reply #38)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 07:05 PM

39. MSNBC covered it on a few of their shows - Maddow did a full segment



VIDEO here: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/maddow-uses-daily-show-segments-to-bash-gop-for-abandoning-all-pretense-of-outreach/

Rachel Maddow is a big fan of The Daily Show (even if she disagrees with Jon Stewart from time to time), and on Thursday night she was absolutely floored at how one of the comedy show’s correspondent bits got a local Republican official fired, using it as an opportunity to take on the GOP’s outreach problem.
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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #39)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 07:06 PM

40. good to know!

thanks...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 07:27 PM

41. --->










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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 07:31 PM

42. I thought that guy was an actor.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2013, 09:00 AM

43. It takes a comedy show to reveal the schmucks and their hate. K&R

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