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NC State Senator Brunstetter's Wife Asked About Alleged Remarks on 'Amendment 1' and Caucasian Race: VIDEO


In reference to an earlier post, here's the video of Jodie Brunstetter, the wife of prominent state senator and Amendment One sponsor Peter Brunstetter, being questioned by Chad Nance, a North Carolina freelance journalist, over her alleged remarks about the ballot measure - that one of the reasons her husband had written it was to protect the Caucasian race.


Sen. Brunstetter told ThinkProgress,

“I know my wife does not think like that. She got very flustered (she is not a political person) and then someone came up to her and started shooting questions at her. She noticed later that there was someone video taping without her knowledge. My wife is one of the sweetest, most genuine people you will ever meet. Her convictions on the marriage amendment are spiritual in nature, not racial. The individual in question had been quite abusive and intimidating. The Amendment is not racially motivated, is quite simple and straightforward and, in fact, is widely supported in many areas of the African American community.”

Note: Jodie Brunstetter acknowledges she is being filmed early on in the video.

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  1. Jody is his wife and you know she knows EVERYTHING that goes on in her husbands political life including what motivates his amendment one .The cat is out of the bag now and now they will try to twist this every which way they can to make her look like the victim..I say BULLCRAP....This needs to get out to the mainstream media.

    Posted by: Mark | May 2, 2012 9:05:07 PM

  2. "I'm a little confused myself.".......yeah, you dumb a$$.......
    It's just too scary that people like this are amending constitutions to deny equality.......depriving minorities of rights.
    Her issues go way beyond heat stroke.

    Posted by: JackFkTwist | May 2, 2012 9:07:03 PM

  3. The poor little bigot doesn't have the courage of her own or her husband's convictions.

    Posted by: jack | May 2, 2012 9:09:44 PM

  4. What an ignorant lady. Unknown to her, "the people who wrote the Constitution" knew it would have to be ammended from time to time. Yet she thinks that they wrote it in stone so it could not be ammended, and meanwhire she is herself trying to ammend her own state's Constitution. Either you can ammmend or not ammend a constitution. So which is it lady? She is confused, she is prejudiced and a racist, which she blames on heat stroke, not herself. She is an ignorant voter and doesn't even know her own self well.

    Posted by: forest | May 2, 2012 9:25:09 PM

  5. Cowardly bigot. She just can't speak her truth in front of the black man. Vile.

    Posted by: kelehe | May 2, 2012 9:28:26 PM

  6. Forest, to amend or not to amend, that is the question.

    Posted by: vanndean | May 2, 2012 9:55:21 PM

  7. So stopping gays marrying will force them to go out and get opposite-sex marriage, have children and save the caucasians?
    That is some weird thought process.

    Posted by: Urmensch | May 2, 2012 9:55:29 PM

  8. I wonder if this nasty woman would want her children to marry a gay or lesbian. What a weirdo.

    Posted by: homer | May 2, 2012 10:02:47 PM

  9. well, we all know that when a camera is thrust in your face, and the reporter gets very intimadating, we all just babble on about caucasions and negroes and what not. It's what everyone does, right?

    Posted by: Randy | May 2, 2012 10:58:39 PM

  10. Yet another ridiculous powermonger who screams "I'm a victim" when the reality of their hateful, stupid viewpoints spill out without being "nuanced" or "focus-tested."

    Bullying teenagers to death? That's "free speech." Beating the gayness out of your kid? That's "parenting."

    Being caught telling the inconvenient truth about your racist, bigoted, hate-filled viewpoints? That's "being made a victim" and "being abused."

    Posted by: Oh Boo Hoo | May 3, 2012 12:22:23 AM

  11. Is heat stroke the new out-of-context?

    Posted by: Mitch | May 3, 2012 12:36:00 AM

  12. Never believe interviewer who says "just between you and me" or "I'm probably going to keep this for myself".

    Posted by: Randy | May 3, 2012 12:48:52 AM

  13. Even in their defense of her alleged non-racist character, they race bait. The "intimidating black man and helpless white woman" bit is a Southern bread and butter. They aren't even bothering to code it!

    Posted by: AdamA | May 3, 2012 2:06:32 AM

  14. well as a Tax paying american citizen - I'll avoid the south like the Plague of Hate and Bigotry it far as I'm concerned, the south doesn't exist in my america.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | May 3, 2012 8:31:49 AM

  15. Amazing stories these creeps dream up to excuse hateful comments.

    Posted by: lk | May 3, 2012 8:36:14 AM

  16. wow Disgusted American...we do exist. Must be nice to live in an area of "your" country that affords you willful blindness. But we will be ok...there were lots of good surprises in TN yesterday! At least if you're not going to help us, you have agreed to stay out of the way. Thanks for that...I guess.

    Posted by: RHR IN TN | May 3, 2012 9:20:23 AM

  17. Let's not pretend to be shocked. Each and every one of you has watched a neighborhood deteriorate as caucasian/asian population dips below 80%.

    The idiocy here is that someone thinks that gay rights are the reason that heterosexual caucasians aren't reproducing like rabbits like some other ethnicities.

    Posted by: David Hearn | May 3, 2012 9:40:15 AM

  18. Oh, okay... I understand now. Whenever I get flustered, I start sounding like Bull Connor, too.


    Posted by: The Milkman | May 3, 2012 9:43:38 AM

  19. I guess when you sit behind a sign exposing your bigoted, hateful opinions, you should be prepared to answer questions about your beliefs.

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | May 3, 2012 9:58:32 AM

  20. Sen. Brunsetter:

    We have an expression for morons like you;

    Liar liar pants on fire.

    Have you no shame? Not one teaspoon's worth?

    You and your party are white hetro christinist racists.

    You spend so much time with your foot in your mouth, and the rest of your time creating that syndrome, I think all of America would be hppy if you just whipped out your Kkklan Kostume and got it over with.

    We get it. You miss Aparteid. You miss your daddies slaves...

    Oh hell, you miss the lynchin's.

    Just admit it. Confession is good for the soul.

    Posted by: Mic | May 3, 2012 10:27:26 AM

  21. Senator Brunstetter says that his wife "is not a political person" and yet she's manning a booth as a public advocate on behalf of an upcoming ballot measure.

    So how can he characterize her as "not a political person"?

    He's crazy.

    Posted by: Bob | May 3, 2012 1:37:41 PM

  22. @ BOB: the republicans have made it very clear over the last couple decades that "reality" is nothing to them.

    Posted by: David R. | May 3, 2012 2:17:46 PM

  23. The funny thing about people who bash the South is that they appear to have never lived in either the South or the North or even the West. So where do these people live? In Fantasy Land?

    Take your pick from Miami to Richmond to Boston to Seattle to San Diego to Phoenix to Dallas to Atlanta to Tampa. There is absolutely no difference in racial attitudes in this cities.

    Posted by: David Hearn | May 3, 2012 2:38:48 PM

  24. lol@DavidHearn. sounds to me like you haven't been anywhere if you think the culture of this country is uniform from coast-to-coast. how's the weather in "Fantasy Land?"

    Posted by: TZ | May 3, 2012 3:01:29 PM

  25. What's so disturbing is when someone makes the comment, and then wants to make a clarifaction. No clarifaction is needed it was said. This is why you think before you open your mouth. I am so tired of remarks or statements that's made and then here comes The Cleanup Department. Only thing you doing is telling how you really feel. So own up to it. Cause God knows definately what you you truly were saying.

    Posted by: Diann R Pennick | May 3, 2012 9:14:46 PM

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