HomeRacism in AmericaN.C. GOP Exec Accidentally Reveals the Racist Truth Behind Voter ID Laws on The Daily Show! (Video)

N.C. GOP Exec Accidentally Reveals the Racist Truth Behind Voter ID Laws on The Daily Show! (Video)

TEAublicans are usually so adept at speaking in racial and class codes, that when one of them opts for complete candor, it will almost surprise you.

So it is with North Carolina Republican Executive Committee member Don Yelton, who dispensed with such niceties as hiding behind “fraud” or other voter restriction talking points.  As quoted in an interview with yesterday’s The Daily Show, he admitted that the purpose of his state’s new law was to “kick the Democrats in the butt”.  But it got really good when he made such dependably racist claims as:

  • “One of my best friends is black.”
  • “If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks, so be it.”
  • “When I was a young man, you didn’t call a black a black, you called him a negra.”
  • “If it hurts a bunch of college kids who are too lazy to get off their bohunkus and go get a photo ID, so be it.”
  • “If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks who want the government to give them everything, so be it.”
  • “I can’t believe we have that many stupid people in North Carolina.”

That last one is rich with the delicious irony we love from Tea people.  Still, you have to admire his bluntness, laying bare the real intention of North Carolina’s new voter ID law.  If you are going to suppress voter turnout, go  after those stupid and lazy young people and blacks, because they vote for whoever has a “D” after their name.  You can’t get much lazier than those stereotypes, for those who like tying their Tea Party irony into a neat little bow.

Those choice utterances — and many more — prompted Daily Show reporter Aasif Mandvi to reply,

“You do know that we can hear you, don’t you?”

Yelton’s frankness is appreciated.  He saves everyone a lot of trouble muddling through code words and disingenuous talking points.  This is the kind of refreshing honesty we want served more often at our Tea Party.

Feast upon the video here:

 

 

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Laurin brings a background in teaching high school U.S. Government and U.S. History to his perspectives on current events. When not using his guitar as cheap therapy, Laurin spends his free time in pursuit of making the perfect paella. He lives in the stuccoed suburbs of Los Angeles with his brilliant and beautiful wife.

13 comments

  1. Anyone who says racism is over is ignorant. I’ll take his word for it that he has a black friend, and I will agree that when black people swing around the n word it does hurt their cause, but that doesn’t mean that you are being any less racist. I mean, he just admitted the law was supposed to hurt democrats. That in itself is a form of prejudism. I’ll even let go of the fact that most of those that are affected are black. But if someone is legally qualified to vote, but cannot because of someone else preventing them because they deem them unworthy because of not having something that they cannot achieve, that’s choosing voters. And that is just as bad as fraud.

  2. Me thinks it makes me imbarressed to be an American! And why should it matter what Party you follow. It’s time to work together for the sake of the People and Government for which it Stands not the Lobbiest and Political Crooks robbing our country to the poor house. Padding their pockets and telling the people to Fuck off no money for you. It tells All the Children they have left behind that they Don’t Matter. The Lottery was supposed to Fix The Schools? WTF is wrong with our World. Save The World Save a The Planet go Green.

  3. And he made those statements to a man from India. Thinking that Mandvi’s ethnic heritage might have triggered something.

  4. Isn’t it amazing? Every single racist, no exceptions ever, always tells you ‘some of my best friends are black.’ I wonder if their black ‘friends’ know that they are friends.

    • Oh it never fails, Every single time, they come back with “one of my best friends is black.
      YA RIGHT SURE THEY ARE. They are lying cheating redneck ignorant fools.

  5. [email protected]

    Someone I was best friends with for 35 years moved from NY to NC ten years ago, and I don’t recognize her anymore. She has become hateful, racist, ableist, and unbelievably hypocritical. She is a MODEL Tea Bagger. The strange thing is, the people I met were very pleasant. But you talk about purposefully ignorant?? The phrase was coined in the Carolinas.

  6. Thank you for using “tea people” and not “teabagger”. I knew we were better than that.

    • I’m sorry Susan, but we are talking about a group of individuals who would allow the country to collapse because they don’t like the fact that we have a black president. They are bigoted, racist xenophobes who no longer deserve the right to call themselves Americans. If calling them teabaggers offends you, too bad. They deserve every nasty mean thing that they are called. They have no one to blame but themselves.

      • Mark,
        Do u know the meaning of teabagger? Your respond “if it offends you, too bad” puts you in the same rude column as the tea people.

    • Actually, Susan, they adopted the TEAbagger label themselves and then someone told them the salacious connotation of it and began to deny that they had ever referred to themselves that way and claim that we gave them the name.

  7. “I can’t believe we have that many stupid people in North Carolina”. Said by North Carolina Republican Executive Committee member Don Yelton.

    Donnie must’ve had a LOT to drink, when he does that he forgets to lie.

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