VA GOP Chair Resigns After Caught Sending Racist Email

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    That's the joke Virginia Beach Republican Party chair Dave Bartholomew forwarded, comparing African Americans to dogs. In the first 24 hours since the email came to light, Democrats condemned Bartholomew and he resigned his position with the Republican Party.

    Incumbent Republican Governor Bob McDonnell has done all he can since the story broke Monday to distance himself from Bartholomew.

    Bartholomew did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Regardless of the circumstances behind the message, the resignation makes Bartholomew just the latest conservative leader to lose his job or damage his credibility after racist emails have become public. Several months ago, the former chair of the Tea Party Express, Mark Williams, got himself in hot water after his racist emails were exposed. Williams later resigned from the Tea Party Express after another flap over racially-tinged Internet comments.

    In New York, Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino has faced a barrage of questions after his racist and pornographic emails were published. And in July of last year, prominent health care reform opponent Dr. David McKalip caused a stir when his email depicting President Obama as a witch doctor was exposed.

    Vickie Wilson, legislative director for Del. Robert Tata (R-Virginia Beach) suggested Tuesday that it was the politics of the situation, not the contents of the email, that led to the shakeup at the city Republican Party.

    Wilson said the incident in Virginia Beach suggests emailers should maybe think twice before they hit send.

    "I hate to say it," she told me. "But all this technology is in some cases a really bad thing."

    No, Ms. Williams...the days when decent people spoke this way are over. And that is a GOOD thing.

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    But....but....but..... the Republicans are not racist. Absolutely not. No way.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    What a moran! Good job, Bartholomew! Where's George Allen?

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    Republicans throw their racists overboard.

    Democrats elect them to the Senate until they drop dead.

    Then they eulogize them as having to join the Klan out of political necessity.
     
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    But I thought dems were the "real" racists?
     
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    Please, do find me all the news reports of racist remarks by Democrats. I'll be waiting right here.

    Personally I dun think these wingnuts are GOP-ers; I'm willing to bet they are Tea Party people. You guys just do not seem to be getting the message -- hate is not an American Value.


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    Theory of holes must elude you Revere - I guess one defintion of stupidity might be the same as the definition of insanity. Stupid people post the same bull shit over and over and expect someone, somewhere to actually believe them.
    All (no, not hyperbole) ALL of your posts are not only partisan, but so lowbrow as to be absurd.
     
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    But, the "Tea Party people" ARE the GOP. So says Michael "street wise" Steele and Caribou Barbie! Or have you been ignoring her Tweets again?
     
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    you're kidding maddy... right? seriously?

    Oh and for the record the guys is a bigoted jackass how got what he deserved.
     
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    that was hillarious that it's tea baggers
    are there racsit dems, no doubt
    also no doubt is exponentially more a problem for the good ole fat white boys club.
    Where one is caught, 100 more lurk. It's seen as a common superiority deal with them to joke about. The sad thing is it's likely common place for a good percent of republicans.
     

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