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(New York Daily News)   How bad must a caught on camera racial comment be to convince a Westchester GOP leader to immeadiately resign? Oh, dear   (nydailynews.com) divider line
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2021-11-12 7:05:40 AM  
Wow.

I bet he'd take exception to any one of the numerous American Nick names for persons of his descent.

Right tough talker.
Wow.
 
2021-11-12 7:13:51 AM  
Oh, he's just bein' folksy!
 
2021-11-12 8:19:37 AM  
*cough* systemic racism *cough*
 
2021-11-12 8:20:12 AM  
That was Rex Kramer-level dog whistle.
 
2021-11-12 8:22:16 AM  
He says he's gonna get counseling. What he means by that, is he's gonna get coaching on the Lee Atwater methods.
 
2021-11-12 8:38:09 AM  
Slanders Vishnu, destroyed by Shiva?
 
2021-11-12 8:56:59 AM  
I'm originally from near Westchester. Every time I go back, I here a whole bunch of n words from white people. Sometimes thrown around by overt racists, sometimes thrown around by people who think they aren't racist and can say it because they don't mean it.
 
2021-11-12 8:57:45 AM  
I'm amazed there's a level that exists at all for anyone from the GQP to resign at. I kind of figured that they could be caught on Camera saying "Hi I'm GOP Congressperson _____ and this child I'm in the process of abusing is 13 years old, here's a picture of their Middle School ID card with the current date, and I approve this message" and still not resign, in fact, they'd get reelected by their base for being so brave and bold to live their truth or some shiat.
 
2021-11-12 8:57:46 AM  
The 17-member board commended the Yorktown Town Republican Committee for disavowing the comments and called Pomposello's resignation appropriate, but added that "uttering such a slur in a crowded room full of community leaders with such comfort and with no apparent condemnation in the moment is disturbing."

Just another night in a room full of conservatives. I doubt it was the worst thing said, the rest just wasn't on camera.
 
2021-11-12 8:57:56 AM  

Dafatone: I'm originally from near Westchester. Every time I go back, I here a whole bunch of n words from white people. Sometimes thrown around by overt racists, sometimes thrown around by people who think they aren't racist and can say it because they don't mean it.


Narrator: But they totally mean it.
 
2021-11-12 8:57:58 AM  
Has he pulled out the old "I was just being sarcastic!" defense yet?
 
2021-11-12 8:58:04 AM  
He's so stupid he got his racial slur wrong.  Sand Ns are Arabs, not Indians.
 
2021-11-12 8:58:11 AM  
A Republican being blatantly racist? Who could have seen that coming?
 
2021-11-12 9:00:15 AM  
Diversity training? Sounds like these assholes need a stiff bat to the skull, in public.

I'm sick and tired of "but if we just teach them a better way" of dealing with racists. No, that time has come and gone, especially for elected leaders. What we need is people like that publicly shunned(since we can't really just kill people) and for them to be never ever heard from again. Gone. Period.
 
2021-11-12 9:00:22 AM  
Apparently he had a sympathetic audience for that slur.  Lots of cheering.
 
2021-11-12 9:00:54 AM  

Dafatone: I'm originally from near Westchester. Every time I go back, I here a whole bunch of n words from white people. Sometimes thrown around by overt racists, sometimes thrown around by people who think they aren't racist and can say it because they don't mean it.


They hired an Ecuadorian mason crew to build the wall around their property even higher, how could they possibly be racist?
 
2021-11-12 9:01:08 AM  
Imagine the outrage if a Democrat called Mike Pence a, "Snow N-word".
 
2021-11-12 9:01:40 AM  
I'm offended that this uppity Italian guy seems to think he is actually white.
 
2021-11-12 9:03:29 AM  
"R*g h*ad" ? It isn't clear to me what was said.
 
2021-11-12 9:05:54 AM  

yakmans_dad: "R*g h*ad" ? It isn't clear to me what was said.


It's in the article.
 
2021-11-12 9:06:02 AM  

kbronsito: I'm offended that this uppity Italian guy seems to think he is actually white.


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2021-11-12 9:06:21 AM  
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It's pretty clearly evil Picard after shaving his requisite goatee. The real reason he's resigning is because his cover was blown.
 
2021-11-12 9:06:33 AM  
Diversity training. Right. Life is diversity training. He failed and will continue to do so. However, it's America so he and his ilk are naturally going to be in control of your country for generations.
 
2021-11-12 9:06:33 AM  
Why do racist Americans always confuse East Indians for Arabs?

Or, it just doesn't make a difference?
 
2021-11-12 9:06:47 AM  

LarryDan43: Imagine the outrage if a Democrat called Mike Pence a, "Snow N-word".


Oh, I will be now, thank you!
 
2021-11-12 9:07:28 AM  

jayphat: Diversity training? Sounds like these assholes need a stiff bat to the skull, in public.

I'm sick and tired of "but if we just teach them a better way" of dealing with racists. No, that time has come and gone, especially for elected leaders. What we need is people like that publicly shunned(since we can't really just kill people) and for them to be never ever heard from again. Gone. Period.


Came here to say that. Anyone who thinks we can "diversity train" the racist half of America back to normalcy is beyond hope.
 
2021-11-12 9:08:02 AM  

yakmans_dad: "R*g h*ad" ? It isn't clear to me what was said.


It was the two-for-one that says he hates people with dark skin and that he also hates people from the Middle East, which of course is all definitely only full of desert sand.
 
2021-11-12 9:08:37 AM  
Did it have anything to do with honey wine?

/subtle
 
2021-11-12 9:10:11 AM  
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2021-11-12 9:10:14 AM  
And we'll still see some Republicans defend him as "not really a racist."
 
2021-11-12 9:10:49 AM  
They should have never let these w*ps into the country in the 1900s.  Keep America American!
 
2021-11-12 9:11:04 AM  

realmolo: yakmans_dad: "R*g h*ad" ? It isn't clear to me what was said.

It's in the article.


Yeah. I just clicked the video. [lashes self like the albino monk in The DaVinci Code]
 
2021-11-12 9:11:16 AM  

yakmans_dad: "R*g h*ad" ? It isn't clear to me what was said.


Rig Hsad.  It's a companion text to the Rig Veda, but very obscure.  I'm impressed a GQP knuckledragger even knew about it, let alone was able to direct it at the correct ethnicity.
 
2021-11-12 9:11:17 AM  
So racist and dumb

I mean cant people at least be accurate with their hate. People are so lazy
 
2021-11-12 9:12:04 AM  
He's just resigning so he can run for the GOP seat in Congress.
 
2021-11-12 9:12:49 AM  

question_dj: He says he's gonna get counseling. What he means by that, is he's gonna get coaching on the Lee Atwater methods.


Nothing is going to change this person. He's just going through the motions expected of him. In a few years he'll attempt to revive his political career.
 
2021-11-12 9:12:55 AM  

kbronsito: I'm offended that this uppity Italian guy seems to think he is actually white.


This. The Italian side of my family is from Newark, and they've completely convinced themselves that they have "assimilated". Never mind the overwhelming majority of Real Americans will never think of them as anything more than "the help".
 
2021-11-12 9:14:13 AM  

FreakyBunny: Diversity training. Right. Life is diversity training. He failed and will continue to do so. However, it's America so he and his ilk are naturally going to be in control of your country for generations.


Suck a joke. No one uses language like that because they "didn't know". They use that language because they "don't care". Diversity training like that is just a certificate mill that makes University of Arizona Online look like Cambridge University. "See? This paper says I did a thing, so I'm definitely not racist anymore."
 
2021-11-12 9:14:37 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: They should have never let these w*ps into the country in the 1900s.  Keep America American!


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2021-11-12 9:14:42 AM  
FTA: "The Westchester County Board of Legislators condemned the remarks"

... at least he was honest. The rest of those R's would rather smile in your face and stab you in the back. In this case you know he's a dick. That can be helpful.
 
2021-11-12 9:15:04 AM  
Patel is "a former IBM scientist and a father of two West Point graduates."  Sounds like an amazing American and a person I want living in my community
 
2021-11-12 9:15:06 AM  
I wonder how much this guy has railed against critical race theory...
 
2021-11-12 9:16:24 AM  
I'm actually kind of surprised that an R would show any self awareness at all.
 
2021-11-12 9:16:37 AM  
The Westchester County Board of Legislators condemned the remarks, describing Patel as a three-term councilman, a former IBM scientist and a father of two West Point graduates.

Councilman Vishnu Patel:
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2021-11-12 9:18:32 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: They should have never let these w*ps into the country in the 1900s.  Keep America American!


Likes the way you think.....


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2021-11-12 9:18:41 AM  
Said out loud, in a room full of other republicans, to zero condemnation or even notice.

As for the 'diversity training', these ignorant, self-important red-hat gqp types certainly won't learn anything, but 1) they'll all have to go through it, and 2) being told non-Christian, non-white, non-republican people should be treated as actual humans is effectively torture for them, so... great, do it.
 
2021-11-12 9:19:32 AM  
He later went on local TV with an apology statement:

"I'm embarrassed for my family. I am horrified by this. I plan on apologizing to Vishnu in person, to both the Republican and Democratic parties, and to the people of Yorktown. I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith, as there's a drive into deep left field by Castellanos and that'll be a home run, and so that'll make it a 4-0 ballgame."
 
2021-11-12 9:21:55 AM  
DaintySavage: "think of myself as a man of faith"

For the life of me, i still don't understand why people think this is a positive thing.
 
2021-11-12 9:23:36 AM  

Corn_Fed: jayphat: Diversity training? Sounds like these assholes need a stiff bat to the skull, in public.

I'm sick and tired of "but if we just teach them a better way" of dealing with racists. No, that time has come and gone, especially for elected leaders. What we need is people like that publicly shunned(since we can't really just kill people) and for them to be never ever heard from again. Gone. Period.

Came here to say that. Anyone who thinks we can "diversity train" the racist half of America back to normalcy is beyond hope.


Having been through annual mandatory diversity training for quite some time now, it doesn't aim to teach people to be better. It teaches racists to not racist so loudly that it gets the employer in trouble.

Also, as someone who is familiar with many of the players, both named and unnamed, in this show, this was inevitable and only surprising in that it didn't happen sooner.
 
2021-11-12 9:24:43 AM  

Elliot8654: DaintySavage: "think of myself as a man of faith"

For the life of me, i still don't understand why people think this is a positive thing.


If anything, it's a Pedo Alert.
 
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