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Thursday, September 7, 2017

She May Not be a Member of the Klan.....

But I wouldn't be exactly surprised.
A Charlotte mayoral candidate wants people to know that she’s Republican, smart – and white.

“VOTE FOR ME!” Kimberley Paige Barnette posted on Facebook. “REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL.”

Barnette, who turned 53 on Friday, is a former Mecklenburg County magistrate making her first run for office.
It's one thing to sound a dog-whistle to the neo-nazis, but Barnette was sounding a foghorn.

The state party chairman wasn't overly happy.
Chairman Robin Hayes said Tuesday any suggestion a candidate is more or less qualified based on skin color alone "is offensive to North Carolina Republicans." Hayes added "this type of suggestion has no place in our public discourse."
While that's nice of Mr. Hayes to say that, let's not forget for a second that North Carolina repeatedly elected Jesse Helms to the U.S. Senate. Helms was so racist that even Smirky Sessions probably shook his head and said "I can't believe this guy."

Barnette issued the standard "non-apology apology" along the lines of "I'm sorry if anyone was offended" because she posted a blatantly racist list of qualifications. She pretty much disproved her second claim right out of the gate.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...


Charlotte, NC has tried numerous times to be identified by its' first name only. The city leaders claim Charlotte to be world class. In many negative ways it is at the head of the class. Upward economic mobility for the county born minority citizens is a fine example. The new south contains many of the genetic traits of the old south.

AC2usn

Ed Baptist said...

A Republican? Ouch, that smarts!

Thomas Ten Bears said...

Looks like a state representative.we had out here ten years or so ago: got caught bonking an intern in the cloakroom (I shit you not) while in possession of meth-amphetamine.

Intern thought it was g-great!

dinthebeast said...

Offensive to North Carolina Republicans? Really? Those would be the same North Carolina Republicans who drew up districts and enacted voting restrictions that a judge said targeted black voters with almost surgical precision? How was it offensive to them? Because it spoke their actual thoughts out loud and in public, which harms the prospects of their ongoing lawsuit?

-Doug in Oakland

BadTux said...

Republican, and white? She's stuttering :).

3383 said...

Sadly, gerrymandering is a favorite tool of whoever is in power.

B said...

Hey, at least she admits it, and wants higher class folks in the city.

The rest of the folks want the same thing, they just don't admit it. But they have expensive neighborhoods to live in, where a poor black person (or a poor white trash also) can't afford to park much less live.

Same with schools that their little darlin's go to.

And those barriers aren't just put there by Republicans...the Democrats do the same.

But because she dared use the word "white" she's a racist? Or is that because she is a Republican? 'all conveneintly forget where the KKK came from. And Jim Crow Laws. and lets not forget The esteemed Robert Byrd, an establishment Democrat leader....and an "Exalted Cyclops" of the KKK.

History, and all that, folks.

Comrade Misfit said...

Jesus, B, that old set of talking points? All of which ignores that the alignment of the Democrats and Republicans flipped following the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The old-line segregationists (racists) shifted to the GOP. Nixon adopted his cynical Southern Strategy.

But hell, you guys on the Right keep ignoring the last fifty years of history, because happened in the 1960s and since completely undercuts your argument.

Dark Avenger said...

Byrd repented of his racism, B. I don't recall that of Democrat turned Republican Strom Thurmond, for example.

B said...

Why not? YOU FOLKS KEEP CRYING "SLAVERY"....no one alive has ever owned a slave, yet you keep that alive. There are racists everywhere. I haven't found a greater supply of Democrats or Republicans are racist. Some of each are, most of each aren't, I HAVE found that Dems seem to thingk that blacks are less capable and need help, Repubs think that they need to be given a clear chance and then left alone to succeed or fail as they will. Dems seem to think that Blacks are a lesser race and can't make it without intervention by their white betters

Besides, didja read the rest of what I wrote? Wealthy folks segregate with high prices on homes, and schools and higher property taxes. And that isn't just Republicans. Nor is it poor trump white trash.

Many Democrats are racist, by the definitions you use. Probably as many poor dems as repubs. Fer SURE at least as many middle class and wealthy ones. If nothing else, as I said, the segregate themselves with higher pricing.

Just cause your party has pushed the whole "Republicans are racist" meme doesn't make it true. (especially when "racist" is redefined as needed)

Comrade Misfit said...

But hey, if you do want to go back that far, B, there's the Tilden-Hayes deal in 1876, in which the Republicans threw black folk under the bus by withdrawing Federal protection for them, connived at the reinstitution of the Confederate power structure, and did absolutely nothing to hinder the institution of Jim Crow laws.

Dark Avenger said...

B

"Oh, there you go, bringing class into it again."

CenterPuke88 said...

So B., by your statements:

Black = Poor, white trash

White = Wealthy and non-racist

Democrat = Paternalistic, ex-kKK Wizard

Republican = Noble hero of capitalism

Slavery = No impact as soon as it was repeal/prohibited

Fair chance = No consideration for unequal funding of schools or poverty


My God, B., the contortions your preform to try to appear "fair and balanced" (to steal a phrase) are worthy of an escape artist...but the above comparisons are directly from your comments.

Thomas Ten Bears said...

If you want to talk about history, boy, by all means let's talk about how it has always been the right, the reich, the republicans that have been fascists, have been NAZI. That it was Bush family, the Fords, the Rockefellers, the Koch and Drumpf uck families that financed Hitler. Fred Drumpf uck's fifteen minutes of fame was marching in the thirties with the Klu Klux Klan in support of Hitler and the NAZIs in New York City.

Last time I looked NAZIs, like Confederates, were not only Losers, but traitors, enemies of America.

B said...

CP: you do speak English, right?

You accuse me of contortions?

Really? Bit of the pot and kettle there, my friend.

Perhaps you should take a deep breath and re-read what I wrote. Try it this time without your hate colored glasses on.

Dark Avenger said...

"I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood."

CenterPuke88 said...

B., reread it, stand by it.