Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Republicans are apparently only racist "off the record"

If you are an intelligent person, you already know this, but I'm posting it anyway, simply because it's somehow satisfying to watch evil people slip up.

 In case you haven't heard, the Republican Party's mask slipped just a leeetle bit last week in Ohio, when Doug Preisse, party chairman of Franklin County (the state capital), explained in an email that Ohio Republicans supported eliminating weekend hours for early voting because "I guess I really actually feel we shouldn't contort the voting process to accommodate the urban - read African-American - voter-turnout machine."

Ohio Democrats, of course, immediately labeled the email "patently racist."  But state Republican Party Executive Director Marty Borges quickly explained that Priesse "thought his comments...were off the record."

Oh, I guess that makes them all right then.  I mean we all already know Republicans are racist off the record, don't we?  (Nothing to see here, move along . . .)

And at any rate, Preisse doesn't seem too upset about the slip; he told reporters that "claims of unfairness" were "bullshit.  Quote me!"

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