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(The Raw Story)   North Carolina US Senate candidate comes right out and laments the fact that that blacks and hispanics are overtaking the state's "traditional population." In a related note, shares in dog-whistle manufacturers are plummeting   (rawstory.com) divider line 137
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2014-06-17 10:00:47 AM  
they really aren't even trying to hide their racism anymore.
 
2014-06-17 10:03:06 AM  
Thom Tillis is an awful, awful person.  Somehow he has power in NC and I can't figure out why.
 
2014-06-17 10:14:04 AM  
I don't know anything about Tillis, but what he is saying is true, just not very elegantly worded. There are demographic groups growing at a faster pace than the groups that were traditionally the largest.
 
2014-06-17 10:14:29 AM  
All of the GOP's actions in North Carolina since 2008 basically amount to punishment for daring to vote for Obama.
 
2014-06-17 10:15:10 AM  
You know, the nice thing about North Carolina going nuts is that it makes me feel much better about living in South Carolina.
 
2014-06-17 10:15:19 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: Thom Tillis is an awful, awful person.  Somehow he has power in NC and I can't figure out why.


Hate and fear is the why.
 
2014-06-17 10:15:35 AM  
He is not the first to think this,

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 10:15:44 AM  

FlashHarry: they really aren't even trying to hide their racism anymore.


They were before?
 
2014-06-17 10:15:44 AM  

R.A.Danny: I don't know anything about Tillis, but what he is saying is true, just not very elegantly worded. There are demographic groups growing at a faster pace than the groups that were traditionally the largest.


So?
 
2014-06-17 10:15:49 AM  

R.A.Danny: I don't know anything about Tillis, but what he is saying is true, just not very elegantly worded. There are demographic groups growing at a faster pace than the groups that were traditionally the largest.


On the other hand, I know enough about the current demographics of North Carolina to know that these comments won't endear him to many voters.
 
2014-06-17 10:16:15 AM  
ensisdeus.files.wordpress.com

RIP Thomas Tallis
 
2014-06-17 10:16:58 AM  

Cheron: He is not the first to think this,

[img.fark.net image 469x212]


i didn't realize the croatian vote was so big in the carolinas
 
2014-06-17 10:17:41 AM  
I miss the traditional crayons at my grandma's house that labeled Peach as Flesh Color.
 
2014-06-17 10:17:46 AM  
Gee, I wonder what party he belongs to.
 
2014-06-17 10:19:27 AM  
Tillis said that those groups of people would be attracted to "a focus on limited government and free markets, which is something that's appealing to everybody."

Hmm, not really.
 
2014-06-17 10:20:19 AM  
Next up: Only land owners should be able to vote.
 
2014-06-17 10:21:42 AM  

Wendy's Chili: Gee, I wonder what party he belongs to.


Keep in mind that this is North Carolina...
 
2014-06-17 10:22:09 AM  

FlashHarry: they really aren't even trying to hide their racism anymore.


they haven't resorted to racial slurs yet.
 
2014-06-17 10:22:20 AM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: I miss the traditional crayons at my grandma's house that labeled Peach as Flesh Color.


How about the traditional water fountains that had signs on them that said "Whites only"?
 
2014-06-17 10:22:23 AM  

sprawl15: Cheron: He is not the first to think this,

[img.fark.net image 469x212]

i didn't realize the croatian vote was so big in the carolinas


Croatoan vote.
 
2014-06-17 10:22:28 AM  

Serious Black: R.A.Danny: I don't know anything about Tillis, but what he is saying is true, just not very elegantly worded. There are demographic groups growing at a faster pace than the groups that were traditionally the largest.

So?


So vote Republican!
 
2014-06-17 10:22:50 AM  

Yakk: Next up: Only land owners should be able to vote.


And non-caucasians are .6 eligible to vote.
 
2014-06-17 10:23:47 AM  

Yakk: Next up: Only land owners should be able to vote.


Actually, what the GOP really wants is that the amount of land you own represents your proportional franchise(if white, male, and protestant enough).
 
2014-06-17 10:23:51 AM  

Wendy's Chili: Gee, I wonder what party he belongs to.


60 years ago he would have been a "Southern Democrat". Then the Republican Party realized they were getting completely cut out of the whole southern backwards, theo-facist. bigot vote.

As a Southerner I am soooo tired of the farkholes keeping the South the most uneducated, most unequal, least developed part of the county. I live in a second world island in a third world outpost of the largest first world economy in the history of the world.
 
2014-06-17 10:24:00 AM  
"If you take a look, you mentioned the Hispanic population -the African American population, there's a number of things that our party stands for that they embrace," he explained.

Like deporting them to countries that have socialized medicine so they can get their health problems caused by Republican deregulation of industry taken care of, and putting them back on the plantation so that they'll have stable jobs after having lost theirs due to Republican petulance about the free market.
 
2014-06-17 10:24:25 AM  

sprawl15: Cheron: He is not the first to think this,

[img.fark.net image 469x212]

i didn't realize the croatian vote was so big in the carolinas


Not Croatian...

www.supernaturalwiki.com

...which is a better explanation for some of their candidates' popularity.
 
2014-06-17 10:24:36 AM  

Serious Black: R.A.Danny: I don't know anything about Tillis, but what he is saying is true, just not very elegantly worded. There are demographic groups growing at a faster pace than the groups that were traditionally the largest.

So?


So that's not racist.

Like I also said, I wouldn't know if he wears a white hood to bed, so there's that.
 
2014-06-17 10:25:08 AM  

Smoking GNU: sprawl15: Cheron: He is not the first to think this,

[img.fark.net image 469x212]

i didn't realize the croatian vote was so big in the carolinas

Croatoan vote.


Curses, foiled again!
 
2014-06-17 10:26:37 AM  

Wendy's Chili: Gee, I wonder what party he belongs to.


(R)

/The "r" stands for rape, so the party of rape.
 
2014-06-17 10:27:07 AM  

clkeagle: Smoking GNU: sprawl15: Cheron: He is not the first to think this,

[img.fark.net image 469x212]

i didn't realize the croatian vote was so big in the carolinas

Croatoan vote.

Curses, foiled again!


Bwhahahahaha!

Although you still get points for the pic.
 
2014-06-17 10:27:56 AM  
Yeah, I wouldn't consider that a racist comment. He should've know better than to say it that way. Of course, since he likely *is* a racist, it doesn't really matter.

If you are a Republican, the world assumes you are a racist. Because it's almost always true. Especially if you live in the South.
 
2014-06-17 10:27:58 AM  

ManateeGag: FlashHarry: they really aren't even trying to hide their racism anymore.

they haven't resorted to racial slurs yet.


I'm honestly impressed that nobody dropped the n-bomb on Obama during the 2012 campaign.
 
2014-06-17 10:28:11 AM  

neversubmit: Wendy's Chili: Gee, I wonder what party he belongs to.

(R)

/The "r" stands for rape, so the party of rape.


you said rape twice
 
2014-06-17 10:29:40 AM  
Well, the bad news for him is that the weather forecast is not showing any other trend in the future. It is only going to get worse for the GOP base.
 
2014-06-17 10:30:08 AM  
I remember the year I was stationed at Camp Lejeune, and would drive across half of North Carolina on my way home for four day weekends.  As far as I could tell from that, most of the population of North Carolina appeared to be pig farms.

I became convinced that a large fraction of NC's population like to wallow around in shiat.  The fact that people like this win elections there simple reinforces that conclusion.

North Carolina: it's there so that South Carolina has someone to look down on.
... sometimes.
 
2014-06-17 10:30:27 AM  

realmolo: If you are a Republican, the world assumes you are a racist. Because it's almost always true. Especially if you live in the South.


Forget that.  You could have 100% non-racist intentions, but republican policies have racist effects which is more than enough to decry them.
 
2014-06-17 10:30:45 AM  

R.A.Danny: Serious Black: R.A.Danny: I don't know anything about Tillis, but what he is saying is true, just not very elegantly worded. There are demographic groups growing at a faster pace than the groups that were traditionally the largest.

So?

So that's not racist.

Like I also said, I wouldn't know if he wears a white hood to bed, so there's that.


Well, it might be racist if he things more brown/black/Asian/etc people is a bad thing... and the gentlemen here doesn't appear to be stating this fact as a positive thing for NC.

Funny how some white folks get upset about becoming a minority population, isn't it? Almost as if minorities have been treated poorly by the dominant group over the years or something bizarre like that...
 
2014-06-17 10:31:09 AM  

ikanreed: realmolo: If you are a Republican, the world assumes you are a racist. Because it's almost always true. Especially if you live in the South.

Forget that.  You could have 100% non-racist intentions, but republican policies have racist effects which is more than enough to decry them.


No, you can be better than that. Not saying that is the case here.
 
2014-06-17 10:31:43 AM  

Serious Black: I'm honestly impressed that nobody dropped the n-bomb on Obama during the 2012 campaign.


None of the candidates or national politicians, at any rate.
There were definitely one or two few school board level people who did.
And a whoooooole ton of voters.
 
2014-06-17 10:31:48 AM  

Karac: I remember the year I was stationed at Camp Lejeune, and would drive across half of North Carolina on my way home for four day weekends.  As far as I could tell from that, most of the population of North Carolina appeared to be pig farms.

I became convinced that a large fraction of NC's population like to wallow around in shiat.  The fact that people like this win elections there simple reinforces that conclusion.

North Carolina: it's there so that South Carolina has someone to look down on.
... sometimes.


We are the country's number 2 producer of hog meat after Iowa(and #1 on sweet potatoes)
 
2014-06-17 10:31:58 AM  
The Spirit of Jesse Helms lives on
 
2014-06-17 10:32:20 AM  

FlashHarry: they really aren't even trying to hide their racism anymore.


The racism is in this story is comparatively mild.

A few weeks ago, the House voted to exempt urban children from a summer lunch program. Now THAT is some sickening racism. For some reason, the Sharpton-hating admins didn't think it was worthy of a greenlight though.
 
2014-06-17 10:32:26 AM  
Well, that's probably how the world looks from where he sits.
I feel sorry for him, and people who think like him.
 
2014-06-17 10:32:40 AM  
I guess what is traditional all depends on your frame-of-reference. The percentage of North Carolina's population that was black peaked in 1880 at 38.0, and fell almost continuously until it reached 22.0 percent in 1990.
 
2014-06-17 10:32:49 AM  
I would think black people in the south are a pretty traditional  population.
 
2014-06-17 10:33:29 AM  
In comparison with the "traditional population," Tillis noted that the "African American population is roughly growing

Now, I could be just a little wrong here, but ...
www.thestarsandbars.com

aren't three-fifths of blacks "traditionally" part of the population of that state?
 
2014-06-17 10:33:47 AM  

houginator: You know, the nice thing about North Carolina going nuts is that it makes me feel much better about living in South Carolina.


Well, you need something to make you feel better about that...

//Living in NC
//You're Welcome
 
2014-06-17 10:33:57 AM  

keylock71: R.A.Danny: Serious Black: R.A.Danny: I don't know anything about Tillis, but what he is saying is true, just not very elegantly worded. There are demographic groups growing at a faster pace than the groups that were traditionally the largest.

So?

So that's not racist.

Like I also said, I wouldn't know if he wears a white hood to bed, so there's that.

Well, it might be racist if he things more brown/black/Asian/etc people is a bad thing... and the gentlemen here doesn't appear to be stating this fact as a positive thing for NC.

Funny how some white folks get upset about becoming a minority population, isn't it? Almost as if minorities have been treated poorly by the dominant group over the years or something bizarre like that...


Saaaay - you aren't Gene Wilder, are you?
 
2014-06-17 10:34:01 AM  
This is the big problem of democracy: once you realize you don't like the people you don't represent and they have power, you have to decide whether leave the relative safety of your own country and move to a dictatorship and take your chances of getting political power or executed.

For North Carolina politicians, it's even more difficult. Renouncing citizenship so easy, even a Ted Cruz can do it. The problem you'll need to learn another language to even speak to white people where you're going. I hear they're hiring on the Ukraine border. Or you could try the exciting Middle East. Why not both.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 10:34:09 AM  

ikanreed: We are the country's number 2 producer of hog meat after Iowa(and #1 on sweet potatoes)


Bacon points count as far as I'm concerned.
 
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