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Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:20 PM

McAuliffe: GOP rally's pledge to Jan. 6 flag was 'racist dog whistle'

Source: Politico

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe called on opponent Glenn Youngkin to condemn the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, labeling the use of a flag from the deadly riot at a Republican rally in the state a “racist dog whistle.”

McAuliffe’s remarks followed a “Take Back Virginia” rally outside Richmond on Wednesday in support of the Republican ticket in next month’s commonwealth-wide elections. Supporters at the rally, which was not attended by Youngkin, delivered the Pledge of Allegiance to an American flag that organizers said was at the Jan. 6 riot where supporters of then-President Donald Trump charged into the Capitol in an effort to block congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. That clash left multiple people dead, including one rioter who was shot during the insurrection and two police officers who killed themselves in the days after the riot.

“People have fought and died to protect the right to democracy and these thugs go here on Jan. 6 and destroy? People died. Law enforcement died,” McAuliffe told MSNBC on Thursday. “And they were pledging allegiance to a flag they wanted to use up there to destroy our democracy.”

“He needs to come out today and say it was wrong to do Pledge of Allegiance to that flag, and I want him to come out and say [the] Jan. 6 insurrection was wrong,” McAuliffe added.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mcauliffe-gop-rallys-pledge-to-jan-6-flag-was-racist-dog-whistle/ar-AAPwMdX?li=BBnb7Kz



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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 14 OP
Skittles Oct 14 #1
C_U_L8R Oct 14 #2
LetMyPeopleVote Oct 14 #3
ThoughtCriminal Oct 14 #4
Ford_Prefect Oct 14 #5
BlueIdaho Oct 14 #6
speaktruthtopower Oct 14 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 15 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 15 #8

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:22 PM

1. the GOP swapped the dog whistle for a bull horn when Trump came on board

they don't even try to hide their racism anymore

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:46 PM

2. Dog whistle? It was a full throated sieg-heil.

These unoriginal cosplay clowns are stealing all the Nazi's gimmicks.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:46 PM

3. This is what's at stake in the Virginia election

This stunt reminds me of some of the crap used by Hitler and other facists

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:16 PM

4. What about the U.S. flag that the Jan 6 Traitors tore down

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:47 PM

5. The GOP has officially morphed into the NAZI party of America.

It has become the one thing we were warned we should never allow to happen again. It is now the embodiment of Trump's hate and white rage. They are addicted and behaving like addicts in need of a fix.

ANYONE who is now financing it, who is now advocating for the future of the GOP is knowingly in on it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:59 PM

6. That is an understatement.

They have fetishized that flag as a sacred fascist relic. I expect we will see blood sacrifices next.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:13 PM

7. Not sure if it was racist...

but it was an appeal to insurrection, which is even worse.

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Response to speaktruthtopower (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 03:54 AM

9. Insurrection was worse, but was also about 98% white skinned. . . . nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 03:53 AM

8. "Take Back" name in itself is big racist dog whistle. From whom? They'll say "Dems" & mean "colored


"Take Back" Virginia from whom?

Virginia demographics:

Racial composition   1990 2000 2010 2020
White                   77.4% 72.3% 68.6% 60.3%
Black                   18.8% 19.6% 19.4% 18.6%
Asian                   2.6% 3.7% 5.5% 7.1%
Native                 0.2% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and
other Pacific Islander – 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Other race 0.9% 2.0% 3.2% 5.2%

Non-hispanic whites will become a minority within this decade or next in Virginia. Yes, Virginia.

Live births in Virginia:

Race 2013[7] 2014[8] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[11] 2018[12] 2019[13]
White: 71,126 (69.6%) 71,861 (69.6%) 71,485 (69.2%) ... ... ... ...
> Non-Hispanic White 59,280 (58.0%) 59,885 (58.0%) 59,244 (57.3%) 57,469 (56.1%) 55,540 (55.3%) 54,798 (54.9%) 52,997 (54.4%)

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