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Old 02-02-13, 11:11 PM
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Meet AR Senator Jason Rapert, a real piece of work

I'm trying to figure out why Arkansas voters elected a guy who thinks he's living in the year 1913. Check out Rapert's comments in the video below.

In another part of the same speech, Rapert talks about his "Stars and Bars" (i.e. Confederate flag). Then he questions whether Barack Obama is a US citizen and expresses astonishment that "this guy got elected, folks, here in the United States of America." Irony?

What is the appeal of this neo-confederate nonsense? It is really perplexing.

"Meet Jason Rapert" at TheNation.com

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Unsurprisingly, it turns out that Rapert was wrong when he stated that Obama didn't attend the National Prayer Breakfast.

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Old 02-02-13, 11:23 PM
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I was thinking, what racial language, until the very end when he said, "we're not gonna let minorities run rough shed over us."
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I was thinking, what racial language, until the very end when he said, "we're not gonna let minorities run left shot over what you believe in."

Irony. He doesn't like the idea of Obama entertaining a religious group (if even did, I don't know) but the whole time the speaker is talking about how any country that worships a particular deity is blessed.
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I was thinking, what racial language, until the very end when he said, "we're not gonna let minorities run rough shed over us."
He says that he wasn't referring to racial minorities. I switched video sources, from the one with "racial language" in the title to what appears to be the original source. (As you know, I never referred to "racial language" in my original post.)

Regardless, the guy is delusional and intolerant.
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I agree. Isn't that one the virtues of our system? That we protect the rights of the minority? That we don't have mob rule?

I'm more curious to know about National Prayer Breakfast. Why do we have that for?
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I agree. Isn't that one the virtues of our system? That we protect the rights of the minority? That we don't have mob rule?

I'm more curious to know about National Prayer Breakfast. Why do we have that for?
OT (as the guy looks like a loon): The virtue of our system is protecting the rights of the minority while preserving the rights (or not diminishing the rights) of the majority in doing so.
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And another slave state checks in

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This country is making it real hard for me to like white people.
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Rachel Maddow's coverage of the story is pretty good (and humorous). She also quotes a couple other Arkansas legislators.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp/50673493#50673493

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This country is making it real hard for me to like white people.
Let's not go overboard. You're never going to get rid of racism, but fifty years ago this would have been considered a reasonably mainstream point of view. Now it's confined to a no-name state senator and his dwindling army of inbred yokels. And normal people now look away in embarrassment, whereas until relatively recently, there would have actually been a debate about whether or not he has a point.
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I mean he even has "rape" in his name!
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
This country is making it real hard for me to like white people.
How about just PEOPLE in general. Color has nothing to do with stupidity. The dumber society gets, the dumbest come to the forefront...and get elected.
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This is the same state that locked up 3 teens for 20 years then releases them after getting them to say "I'm guilty but I didn't do it".
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And another slave state checks in

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Yeah she's morbidly obese.

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And the train kept a rollin', all night long



Say hello to former South Carolina GOP executive director Todd Kincannon.
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So where are the Dems acting like this?
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So where are the Dems acting like this?
You'll have to define "like this."

Each party has their own kind of crazy.
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You'll have to define "like this."

Each party has their own kind of crazy.
Where are the gleefully, proudly racist Democrats? Because we're told that the reason blacks reliably vote Democrat is because they've been brainwashed to falsely think the Republicans don't like them very much. Oh, also handouts.
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Where are the gleefully, proudly racist Democrats?
Reading this article and reassuring one another that this represents the Republican party and white people.
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When will white people catch a break? This stereotyping must end!
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Don't ask for what you will simply dismiss.
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Todd's rather verbally loose with his penis imagery. But I'm sure he's a straight shooter. At least when he's in front of the podium.
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Originally Posted by Jason View Post
And the train kept a rollin', all night long



Say hello to former South Carolina GOP executive director Todd Kincannon.
Unreal.

This guy is giving hillbilly wingnut racists a bit of an image problem.

At least he was only the executive director of the South Carolina GOP.
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Yeah she's morbidly obese.

And she looks like a gorilla (let's not forget the more offensive comment that asshole spewed out of his fucking filthy mouth, the weight thing doesn't compare to it).
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Where are the gleefully, proudly racist Democrats? Because we're told that the reason blacks reliably vote Democrat is because they've been brainwashed to falsely think the Republicans don't like them very much. Oh, also handouts.
Too busy eating their food-stamp lobster.
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