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    'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A GOP lawmaker hoping to be the state's first female governor is getting publicity for all the wrong reasons.

    First a political blogger said he and Rep. Nikki Haley had an inappropriate physical relationship when he worked for her in 2007. Then a lobbyist said he had a one-night stand with her in a Salt Lake City hotel room during a school choice conference.

    On Thursday, state Sen. Jake Knotts used an ethnic slur to refer to Haley, whose parents immigrated from India.

    "We've got a raghead in Washington, we don't need a raghead in the Statehouse," Knotts said on an Internet political talk show. He later apologized, saying the remarks were meant as a joke.
    If it isn't a microphone "on" or a politician making a "joke" it seems we have an overabundance of diarrhea of the mouth of politicians.

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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post

    If it isn't a microphone "on" or a politician making a "joke" it seems we have an overabundance of diarrhea of the mouth of politicians.

    'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race - CBS News)
    Just wow roles eye. I bet that made Obama feel welcomed by his colleagues sarcasm. Wonder how Jindal and Mr Elision feel about this type of comment.
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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Just wow roles eye. I bet that made Obama feel welcomed by his colleagues sarcasm. Wonder how Jindal and Mr Elision feel about this type of comment.
    Jindal isn't Arab

    He didn't even use the slur correctly.
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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    South Carolina. The state that just continues to embarrassing itself.

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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Jindal isn't Arab

    He didn't even use the slur correctly.
    Jindal is of Indian descent, and raghead can refer to people from India. Trivial point, but there it is.

    This makes me wonder if politicians ever think before they speak.
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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    So much stupid.

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    Jindal is of Indian descent, and raghead can refer to people from India. Trivial point, but there it is.

    This makes me wonder if politicians ever think before they speak.
    Indians and Arabs are not even close to being similar. If anyone eqates "raghead" to Indians its just being sloppy.
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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Tex, we are well off topic. Can we both agree that the "raghead" comment was stupid at best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Tex, we are well off topic. Can we both agree that the "raghead" comment was stupid at best?
    No. Massively stupid would be better.

    Again, going with the previous theme that we never agree.
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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Indians and Arabs are not even close to being similar. If anyone eqates "raghead" to Indians its just being sloppy.
    First time I heard the term "raghead" was when a Brit was being insulting of an Indian. So you sir are wrong.
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