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Video: Blue Virginia Mentioned on Rachel Maddow Show for 2010 Racist Email Story


Remember back in 2010, when we broke the story, Virginia Beach Republican Committee Chair Forwards Racist Email? It was quite a story, leading Scott Rigell to “call upon Mr. Bartholomew to immediately resign his position as Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach.”

Well, I hadn’t forgotten about this story, and apparently neither has Rachel Maddow. Last night, on her show, Maddow specifically mentioned it (at around 14:40 in the video), along with a screenshot of Blue Virginia. The context of her mentioning this? A discussion of how Republicans have historically worked at “stoking white people’s economic resentment of black people”  (by the way, if you haven’t seen Boogeyman: The Lee Atwater Story, do so!), and how the Romney campaign’s new “welfare ad” is – in Maddow’s view – aimed at the same goal.

Today, it’s the Romney campaign’s “blunt allusion to the populist racist politics of white economic racial resentment.” As Maddow points out, “the Romney campaign has to know [that this is what the ad’s about], they’re not dumb.” Maybe not “dumb,” but definitely “shameless pathological liars.” Given those two choices, come to think of it, “dumb” doesn’t sound so bad!

  • See NLS for more on Del. Tim Hugo’s support for the “Concerned Women for America,” an “anti-feminist” and viciously homophobic organization labeled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center for good reason! It’s truly appalling that Del. Hugo, who represents part of Fairfax County (in the Centreville area), is cozying up to this heinous, hateful group. We really need to put up a strong candidate in 2013 and beat this guy!

    By the way, check out the press release I received a little while ago from this anti-GLBT extremist organization.

    CWA CEO and President Penny Nance Comments on Sandra Fluke Joining the Obama Campaign Appeal to Women

    Washington, DC – Concerned Women for America President and CEO Penny Nance issued the following statement on Sandra Fluke joining the Barack Obama campaign on the road:

    “We celebrate the fact that Sandra Fluke is gainfully employed so she can pay for her own contraceptives.  Until now, Ms. Fluke and Julia have been the poster children of the Obama administration; it’s all about what kind of free stuff they can get from the government.  I hate to break it to Team Obama- they are not going to be able to buy the support of hard working, values-driven Americans in November.

    “Ms. Fluke touts the fact that ObamaCare will provide free contraception and abortion-inducing drugs; however, the only thing ObamaCare will do is make for more expensive, lower quality health care that intrudes upon the religious convictions of many Americans.