A Daily Show segment on voter suppression containing an interview with Buncombe County, NC Republican precinct chairman Don Yelton, who called African-Americans "lazy" and "stupid", among other things, has cost Yelton his job.
Also said by Yelton:
"When I was a young man, you didn't call a black a black, you called him a negro."
"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."
"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."
Watch the stunning segment, AFTER THE JUMP...
The disgusting comments have cost Yelton his post, WRAL reports:
GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell called the remarks "offensive, uniformed
and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party."
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
...The state party leadership also issued a statement calling for Yelton's resignation.
Yelton told the Asheville media on Thursday that he stands by his comments.
been laughed at by Democrats since I left the party. They try to make
me look like a fool," he told WLOS-TV. "This is being picked up in
Raleigh, across the state. They're trying to say, 'Look at this guy.
He's racist.' The whole question isn't about racism."