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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 05:33 PM
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230 Republicans (and 1 Democrat) vote to table to table Jesse Jackson Jr.'s "N*ggerhead" appeal
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GOP rejects resolution condemning Perry for N*ggerhead slur /

By David Edwards
Thursday, October 6, 2011

The resolution offered by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) also called on other Republican presidential candidates to condemn the word, and it asked Perry to name all of the lawmakers and financial supporters who had hunted with him at the ranch.


Mr. Speaker, nigger is offensive. Niggerhead is offensive. And for a governor of one of the great states of our nation to hunt at Niggerhead ranch, its offensive, and I think that Im expressing the moral outrage of all Americans.

A resolution merely asserting the position of the House with regard to an external issue cannot be used as a question of privilege, the acting Republican chair noted, before ruling that the resolution did not qualify as a question of privilege.

Jackson immediately appealed
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