Tuesday, October 29, 2013

GOP Fires Official For Voicing The Party’s Racism

The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi interviewed North Carolina Republican county precinct chair Don Yelton about the state’s repressive voter ID laws. After admitting that voter fraud is practically non-existent, Yelton affirmed that “the law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt.” He also made racist comments, despite Mandavi’s warning, “You know that we can hear you, right?” Yelton was removed from his position by the Buncombe County GOP, which stated that his comments don’t represent the Republican Party. But of course they do, in terms of the intent to suppress the vote and the racism inherent in the new voter laws. Ultimately, the Republicans terminated Yelton for voicing the party’s actual motivations and views. Watch:

1 comment:

Michael J. Mand said...

The video is gone, but behind all this is the problem of gerrymandering.