SC state senator refers to candidate as 'raghead'

Jun 4, 2010 Read more: WTHR-TV Indianapolis 1,169

A South Carolina lawmaker on Thursday called a Republican gubernatorial candidate of Indian descent a "raghead," saying we have one in the White House, we don't need one in the governor's mansion.

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#230 Sep 10, 2010
Bull Dozier wrote:
<quoted text>The proof as to Two Weeks Palin getting paid is the fact she showed up, duh! Now as for your comment on opinions like a-holes. So what you are really saying is that your parents have an opinion when they had you. snickering
Jeeez, another toothless hillbilly from SC spoken for.
Bull Dozier

Irmo, SC

#231 Sep 11, 2010
Auto Mechanic wrote:
<quoted text>Jeeez, another toothless hillbilly from SC spoken for.
You are too sweet AM. It's like you are watching over my shoulder.
Lol!!!!!!!!!!
Lol!!!!!!!!!!
Lol!!!!!!!!!!
Shady lady

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#232 Sep 11, 2010
It is the real racists among us that knows the people who rallied with Glenn Beck are are not racists, but ordinary Americans disgusted with the current government, their out of control spending, their inability to deal with unemployment, and coming tax increases. They have changed the way both parties deal with Government.
beenutz

Murrells Inlet, SC

#235 Sep 12, 2010
Shady lady wrote:
It is the real racists among us that knows the people who rallied with Glenn Beck are are not racists, but ordinary Americans disgusted with the current government, their out of control spending, their inability to deal with unemployment, and coming tax increases. They have changed the way both parties deal with Government.
Are you proud to be a "real rascist"? What exactly does rascist mean in the dictionary you use?

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#236 Sep 12, 2010
Auto Mechanic wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Fumb Duck, how do I prove something didn't happen?
rolls eyes....typical repube deflection.

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#237 Sep 12, 2010
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>rolls eyes....typical repube deflection.
So answer the question, how do I prove someone didn't do something? You made the statement and I said prove it.

You dumba55 answer doesn't meet the standard.

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#238 Sep 12, 2010
Maybe it's just me, but does anybody else feel like our country would be better if these people in power stopped spending their time making racial slurs and getting involved in other controversy?

What if all of these politicians actually worked together to accomplish things that the American people need? Sure, I should stop living in a fantasy world because that will never happen, but isn't that ultimately what they were hired to do? Isn't that why we keep voting all these people into office? They make promises to do things, they get voted into office on those promises and then they spend their terms running their own agendas and lining their own pockets.
SmoothX99

Mount Pleasant, SC

#239 Sep 12, 2010
Knotts is nothing but a biggot redneck scumbag. And I would tell him that to his face and laugh.

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#241 Sep 12, 2010
GVLSC wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but does anybody else feel like our country would be better if these people in power stopped spending their time making racial slurs and getting involved in other controversy?
What if all of these politicians actually worked together to accomplish things that the American people need? Sure, I should stop living in a fantasy world because that will never happen, but isn't that ultimately what they were hired to do? Isn't that why we keep voting all these people into office? They make promises to do things, they get voted into office on those promises and then they spend their terms running their own agendas and lining their own pockets.
Throughout history, the losing candidate for President would walk over and congratulate the winner, and call for all of his followers to join in unity for the good of the country.

Then we had Bush win and the outgoing crybaby liberals destroyed most of the locks in the WH by jamming stuff in them, and removed the W's from all the keyboards. We all paid for that.

A book could be written about Al Gore the ahole and how he put the country ahead of his whining, or the other way around.

The Republicans are starting to give what they have been getting. I guess they see Democratic lies are winning over feeble minds.

Like this typical behavior.

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#242 Sep 13, 2010
Auto Mechanic wrote:
<quoted text>Throughout history, the losing candidate for President would walk over and congratulate the winner, and call for all of his followers to join in unity for the good of the country.
Then we had Bush win and the outgoing crybaby liberals destroyed most of the locks in the WH by jamming stuff in them, and removed the W's from all the keyboards. We all paid for that.
A book could be written about Al Gore the ahole and how he put the country ahead of his whining, or the other way around.
The Republicans are starting to give what they have been getting. I guess they see Democratic lies are winning over feeble minds.
Like this typical behavior. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =VozlIYrnyegXX
Yes. Politicians used to act like statesmen. Dems supported Bush, until they realized he was an incompetent boob and didn't know what the hell he was doing.

But, then an undeucated candidate like Palin comes along, loses in a LANDSLIDE victory to President Obama and then spends the next two years on an "I'm pissy that I lost to Obama" campaign, stirring up anti-Muslim, anti-black anti-liberal sentiment, all under the guise of being an "american Patriot". If Palin is a Patriot, I'm the Queen of Sheba. She's a hate monger, a racist, a liar, a thief, an opportunist but even more scary is her anti-education stance. The woman makes fun of people with college degrees. That's ironic considering she had to go to five colleges before she could find one easy enough to graduate from. Yet, there are still Americans who feel she is Presidential material.
Now THAT is scary stuff.

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#243 Sep 13, 2010
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. Politicians used to act like statesmen. Dems supported Bush, until they realized he was an incompetent boob and didn't know what the hell he was doing.
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Same thing happened to us. Obama tipped his hand right away, Pelosi did when she said let's vote for this thing and get it passed and see what's in it, Reid was always mainlining Metamucil.
John In Charleston

Heredia, Costa Rica

#244 Sep 13, 2010
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. Politicians used to act like statesmen. Dems supported Bush, until they realized he was an incompetent boob and didn't know what the hell he was doing.
But, then an undeucated candidate like Palin comes along, loses in a LANDSLIDE victory to President Obama and then spends the next two years on an "I'm pissy that I lost to Obama" campaign, stirring up anti-Muslim, anti-black anti-liberal sentiment, all under the guise of being an "american Patriot". If Palin is a Patriot, I'm the Queen of Sheba. She's a hate monger, a racist, a liar, a thief, an opportunist but even more scary is her anti-education stance. The woman makes fun of people with college degrees. That's ironic considering she had to go to five colleges before she could find one easy enough to graduate from. Yet, there are still Americans who feel she is Presidential material.
Now THAT is scary stuff.
Palin quite possibly did stir up some of the anti crap that you mentioned but she only added fuel to the fire. In reality, it is the muslims, blacks and libtards that have created the anti feelings towards themselves. Let's see: 1. Blow up and kill innocent Americans. 2. Make a living out of stealing, car jacking, various other crimes and being baby factories. 3. Faux compassion and bleeding hearts for those who do not deserve it. Beginning to see the true picture.
Luke

Myrtle Beach, SC

#246 Sep 13, 2010
1. Obama is clearly a muslim supporter. These people are the enemies of freedom, and will use our freedoms, only to destroy them. They SHOULD be shunned and banned from immigration to the US.
2. The term "raghead" is innapropriate, only beacause Hindus and Sikhs, also often wear turbans, and they HATE muslims. So this term is a sign of ignorance.
Bull Dozier

Irmo, SC

#247 Sep 13, 2010
SmoothX99 wrote:
Knotts is nothing but a biggot redneck scumbag. And I would tell him that to his face and laugh.
Would you do it if fat boy was about to throw up this morning's breakfeast and today's lunch all over you?

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#248 Sep 14, 2010
John In Charleston wrote:
<quoted text>Palin quite possibly did stir up some of the anti crap that you mentioned but she only added fuel to the fire. In reality, it is the muslims, blacks and libtards that have created the anti feelings towards themselves. Let's see: 1. Blow up and kill innocent Americans. 2. Make a living out of stealing, car jacking, various other crimes and being baby factories. 3. Faux compassion and bleeding hearts for those who do not deserve it. Beginning to see the true picture.
19 terrorists attacked us on 9/11, not Muslims.
We have far more in common with Muslims than we have differences but you don't know this because you don't read or educate yourself.
You listen to hate radio, FAUX news and then squawk to repeat what you heard and yet you have no idea what you are talking about.

You're just another lazy white man who wants everything handed to you on a silver platter and then you sit back and condemn others for doing the very same thing.

Your hypocrisy is only surpassed by your idiocy.

Happy hating, zippy.

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#249 Sep 15, 2010
Several prominent members of the S.C. Republican Party are livid that State Senator Jakie Knotts received a mere “slap on the wrist” for serious campaign finance violations involving tens of thousands of dollars in unreported and excessive contributions.

In fact, a highly-placed GOP official speaking on condition of anonymity told FITS that members of the Senate Ethics Committee – which voted this week to “reprimand” Knotts for his multiple violations – were going to “feel the wrath” for letting the Lexington RINO off so easily.

“Actions have consequences,” the official told FITS,“and these actions will have serious consequences for these Senators.”

Meanwhile, party executive committeewoman Kristin Maguire – herself no stranger to controversy – blasted Knotts in an email circulated to GOP activists. Maguire, incidentally, has been serving as an education policy adviser to S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley, whom Knotts infamously referred to as a “raghead” earlier this year on an internet radio show. Haley is also closely aligned with former Lexington GOP Chairwoman Katrina Shealy – who ran against Knotts in 2008 and has already announced her intention to challenge him again in 2012.

According to the Committee’s report, Knotts accepted $23,850 in contributions that were in excess of statutory limits during his 2008 primary election – in which he defeated Republican Katrina Shealy. Knotts also failed to report $26,650 in contributions that were received between March 2007 and January 2009, as well as three loans totaling $41,000 from October 2008 to April 2009. He also failed to report more than $16,000 in interest earned on his campaign accounts.

As establishment Republican outrage against Knotts percolates, several Tea Party groups are also reportedly livid with the RINO members of the Ethics Committee for aiding and abetting their corpulent colleague, who has been a steady vote against all manner of fiscally conservative reforms for many years.

RINOs on the Ethics Committee include Wes Hayes (chairman), Hugh Leatherman, Glenn McConnell and John Courson – four consistent anti-reform votes.

Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler – an occasional reformer – also signed off on the reprimand for Knotts, as did five Democrats (Brad Hutto, John Land, Phil Leventis, Yancey McGill and Glenn Reese).

At the very least, it is safe to say that Knotts’ fared substantially better before this Committee than he would have fared anywhere else … which is precisely why the House and Senate have given themselves exclusive authority to investigate their own members.

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#250 Sep 16, 2010
Only Knotts district can do anything about that. It's like Rangel in NY, if they want to keep a very seedy character, there is little you can do about it.
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#251 Sep 16, 2010
ditto
Bull Dozier

Irmo, SC

#253 Sep 16, 2010
Auto Mechanic wrote:
Only Knotts district can do anything about that. It's like Rangel in NY, if they want to keep a very seedy character, there is little you can do about it.
ditto!

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#254 Sep 17, 2010
A year ago, we predicted that S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley – then a fifth-place Republican gubernatorial candidate – would come under attack over pictures of her wearing a “bindi.”

Wait … what’s a “bindi?”

It’s a forehead decoration worn by women and young girls in many Southeastern Asian cultures – including Indian culture. Of course the “bindi” isn’t just for decoration. According to some religions, the area between the eyes is the seat of “concealed wisdom,” and placing a bindi there prevents that wisdom from escaping while also warding off demons and bad luck.

Haley – who was raised a Sikh – has worn bindis on numerous occasions, although not during her public campaign events.

Why not?

Come on, people … this is South Carolina – a state where our leaders still dress up as Confederates and some people define “tolerance” as not lynching anybody.

Anyway, in keeping with our prediction, FITS received an anonymous email earlier this week that lampooned Haley as “Her Excellency The Hindu Nimrata Randawa (sic).”

Nimrata Randhawa is Haley’s maiden name.

Attached to the email (which was purportedly sent by a “Lifelong Republican”) were two pictures of Haley at an unknown event wearing a bindi and a green “gagra choli,” which is a traditional dress typically worn by unwed Indian girls at weddings and festivals.

The message field of the email was left blank, so it’s unclear in what “spirit” the pictures were sent – jokingly or hatefully.

SC Republican gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley sporting a "bindi."

Either way, this isn’t the first time that Haley has been either attacked or lampooned along racial lines.

Last year, Haley was the butt of a racially-charged joke allegedly told by former S.C. Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, who is said to have speculated that Upstate evangelical voters would “love Nikki Haley” because of the fact that she had been “born again … and again … and again.”

More recently, S.C. political cartoonist Robert Ariail created a stir when he challenged Haley on the issue of government transparency with a racially-themed sketch. In the first frame of his controversial drawing (dubbed “what she promises”) Haley was shown in a bikini with a pageant sash proclaiming herself as “Miss Transparency.” In the next frame (dubbed “what we get”) Haley was shown wearing a burqa – which women in some Muslim cultures are forced to wear in public to hide their bodies.

Many viewed Ariail’s cartoon as over-the-top … and racist.

Undeniably racist, however, was the national embarrassment caused by S.C. Senator Jake Knotts, who infamously referred to Haley (and President Barack Obama) as a “raghead” this summer on an internet talk show.

No real debate on the racist nature of that comment … or the boost it provided Haley’s campaign.

Also, largely unknown to the public (but known to our founding editor), is the fact that in the years prior to announcing her candidacy for governor, Haley was forced to call S.C. law enforcement agents on numerous occasions to investigate racist hate mail that was sent to her Lexington, S.C. home.

One of the threatening drawings that Haley showed us at the time contained a monkey with a red dot on its forehead.

Obviously, we’re all for “equality in joking” but genuine racism like that is flat out wrong … no matter how disappointed we may be with the leftward lean of Haley’s general election campaign.

Also, to those who would seek to make Haley’s race or culture an issue in the current gubernatorial race: Remember that such attacks have not only backfired against her in the past, but they also backfired against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who benefited from them in his successful 2007 campaign.

Of course those who would seek to make Haley’s race or culture an issue in this race are likely incapable of making such a logical leap …

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