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SC senator: We’ve ‘got one raghead in the White House, we don’t need a raghead in the governor’s mansion.’

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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Today, the Christian Broadcasting Network published a story about Nikki Haley, the frontrunner to become South Carolina’s GOP gubernatorial nominee, saying that she “recently changed the language on her website to reflect a more Christian tone.” The story said that although Haley has “gone out of her way to make sure people know she is a Christian,” she was raised in the Sikh faith and placed more emphasis on that tradition when she ran for the state legislature in 2004. This evening in an interview with Pub Politics, state Sen. Jake Knotts (R-SC) — who is supporting a different candidate — slammed Haley by using a racial slur:

We already got one raghead in the White House, we don’t need a raghead in the governor’s mansion.

The South Carolina Republican Party has issued a statement condemning Knott’s remarks, saying, “Senator Knotts should apologize for his inappropriate comments, so that we can put this unfortunate incident behind us and focus on issues important to moving our state forward.”

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by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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Kaelansmom
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 10:04 PM

 OMGoodness! What a flippin idiot, racist, inbred goober! (with the DUH look on his face as well)

He either needs to apologize or step out.. we don't need someone like that representing the US.

magpie03
by Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 10:08 PM

 Apologies are not enough. Even if he says he's sorry, do you really think he is? Or is he just sorry he's being called on the carpet for it? Do we really want this racist in a position of power?

Kaelansmom
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 10:20 PM

 magpie.. you are right.. boot his ass out

tornados4
by Bronze Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 11:05 PM

You can boot him out, but there be 10 just like him to take his place. Only they will be smart enough to keep their mouths shut.  I am afraid we will never be free from racist.

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jun. 3, 2010 at 11:06 PM

His ignorance makes me want to vomit.

tornados4
by Bronze Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 11:06 PM

How many racist do you think are in power now?  Probably more than you would like to know. 

Quoting magpie03:

 Apologies are not enough. Even if he says he's sorry, do you really think he is? Or is he just sorry he's being called on the carpet for it? Do we really want this racist in a position of power?


TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jun. 3, 2010 at 11:15 PM

 I think what he said was deplorable and rude. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say do you really think that the people that elected him didn't already know he was a racist? Perhaps, for some or many, if it doesn't affect them it isn't on their radar. This will not get him booted. Even if he issues no apology at all. Unfortunately, this is a view shared by many.

tweety101149
by Platinum Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 11:17 PM


Quoting tornados4:

How many racist do you think are in power now?  Probably more than you would like to know. 

Quoting magpie03:

 Apologies are not enough. Even if he says he's sorry, do you really think he is? Or is he just sorry he's being called on the carpet for it? Do we really want this racist in a position of power?

 

Exactly, why do you think Pres. Obama keeps getting flack... it goes beyond his poltics. 

butterfly on headlynda  




SxyMartini
by on Jun. 4, 2010 at 12:15 PM

BUMP!

SEEKEROFSHELLS
by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2010 at 12:37 PM

 He is an embarrassment to South Carolina. Wonder what he calls other groups of people that you don't know about.

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