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Don Yelton, a Republican Party Precinct Chair for Buncombe County, North Carolina has resigned from his position due to racially offensive comments made about North Carolina's voter ID laws made on The Daily Show.
What's hard for me to believe is that the man is so baldly racist that all of these comments were made in one...just ONE... television interview...
5. "Matter of fact, one of my best friends is black."
4. "When I was a young man, you didn't call a black a black, you called him a negro."
3. "I had a picture one time of Obama sittin' on a stump as a witch doctor and I posted that on Facebook. I was making fun of the white half of Obama, not the black half."
2. "If [the law] hurts the whites so be it. If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it."
1. "Now you have a black person using the term n*** this and n*** that and it's okay for them to do it."
Buncombe GOP Party Chairman Henry Mitchell released a statement saying:
Mitchell called the remarks "offensive, uniformed and unacceptable of any member within the 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," Mitchell said in a press release. "This mentality will not be supported or propagated within our party."
Originally posted to Chitown Kev on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 03:30 PM PDT.