Saturday, October 26, 2013
North Carolina GOP executive and activist Don Yelton resigned after being asked by the Buncombe County GOP to step down after racists remarks centered around the voter ID law.
As he said, and I quote...
"The law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt. If it hurts a bunch of college kids that are too lazy to get up off their bohonkas and go get a photo ID, then so be it. If it hurts a bunch of whites, so be it. If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, then so be it."
He has resigned his position as the executive GOP chairman for his county on Wednesday. Actually his comments came at an extremely bad time for the Republican party that is in so much disarray at the moment, as they stand to loose a fair amount of House chairs in the off election next year. There is a good chance that the Republican led House may turn over to the Democrats once again.
In a response to his racial comments, the Buncombe County Republican Party sent out the following statement:
"On behalf of the Buncombe County Republican Party we would like to express our sincerest regrets and disappointment in the comments made by Don Yelton on the Wednesday edition of Jon Stewarts "The Daily Show". Mr. Yeltons comments are offensive, uninformed, and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party. In no way are his comments representative of the local or state Republican Party."
"Let me make it very clear, Mr. Yelton's comments do not reflect the belief or feelings of Buncombe republicans, nor do they mirror any core principle that our party is founded upon" said Chairman Mitchell. "This mentalilty will not be supported or propagated within our party"
As far as I can tell, the Republican party is now on damage control. Comments like this are exactly what the Republican party IS promoting with the passing of the voter ID laws in many of the Republican controlled states. The Republican party is doing everything they can do to keep minority voters and even women who tend to vote Democratic from voting in the mid-term election. Many states are fighting the new laws head on, and the outcome definitely does not look good for what is called the Republican party.
The Republicans truly realize that only low women and minority turnouts will be the ONLY way that they can be successful in winning the White House in 2016. But they are not looking far enough ahead. Just two years later in 2016, it will be time to elect a new President. Barack Obama will be ending his 2nd term as President and cannot run a 3rd time.
Even with trying to lessen the turnout of women and minorities, The Republicans cannot win the White House in 2016, because of guys like Don Yelton, and Republican Senator Ted Cruz.