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CPAC Controversy: Audience Member Defends Slavery, Segregation

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03-15-2013, 05:18 PM
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CPAC Controversy: Audience Member Defends Slavery, Segregation

CPAC Participant Defends Slavery At Minority Outreach Panel: It Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — A panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on Friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as good for African-Americans.

The exchange occurred after an audience member from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry, asked whether Republicans could endorse races remaining separate but equal. After the presenter, K. Carl Smith of Frederick Douglass Republicans, answered by referencing a letter by Frederick Douglass forgiving his former master, the audience member said “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst.

After the exchange, Terry muttered under his breath, “why can’t we just have segregation?” noting the Constitution’s protections for freedom of association.

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ThinkProgress spoke with Terry, who sported a Rick Santorum sticker and attended CPAC with a friend who wore a Confederate Flag-emblazoned t-shirt, about his views after the panel. Terry maintained that white people have been “systematically disenfranchised” by federal legislation.

When asked by ThinkProgress if he’d accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said “I’d be fine with that.” He also claimed that African-Americans “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and that “all the Tea Parties” were concerned with the same racial problems that he was.

At one point, a woman challenged him on the Republican Party’s roots, to which Terry responded, “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public.”

He claimed to be a direct descendent of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

The panel continued to be racked in controversy, as an African-American audience member repeatedly challenged the racism on display at this event.
So much hilarity here, I tried bolding the best parts but realized that was just going to end up being the whole article. Racism, sexism, ignorance of history, massive egotism, it's all on full display.

Here's the video if anyone can stomach it:


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An absolute perfect example of why staunch conservatives in the US will wallow in quagmire for years to come, until they finally suffocate and die off.

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Quite surprising that the premier conservative convention of the year would attract white nationalists.

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Conservatives really are missing a golden chance to take away chunk of Black vote because of there racism

The black church going crowd is more in line with alot of there views on social issues but time and again the outright racism of many in conservative community kill any chance to pull in that group

Also actively drive away conservaitve hispanice vote (Which George Bush was actually making progress in pulling towards republican party)

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Conservatives really are missing a golden chance to take away chunk of Black vote because of there racism

The black church going crowd is more in line with alot of there views on social issues but time and again the outright racism of many in conservative community kill any chance to pull in that group

Also actively drive away conservaitve hispanice vote (Which George Bush was actually making progress in pulling towards republican party)
On the flip side, it's difficult to make an appeal to those groups when one of your current key groups is entitled, angry white males and the other is entitled white retirees.

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A white supremacist at CPAC? Shocker.

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The line about blacks being better off during slavery I've heard before, but the icing on the cake was the crack about women.

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Even with the video evidence, I can't help but hope this is just the Onion trying to make their satire real.

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Even with the video evidence, I can't help but hope this is just the Onion trying to make their satire real.
Poe's law strikes again.

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Even with the video evidence, I can't help but hope this is just the Onion trying to make their satire real.
Poe's law strikes again.

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Am I the only one who thinks this guy was trolling?

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LOL Didn't watch.

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Am I the only one who thinks this guy was trolling?
I did after he said Systemically Disenfranchised. It takes a higher level of intelligence than on display here, just to pronounce those words.

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I did after he said Systemically Disenfranchised. It takes a higher level of intelligence than on display here, just to pronounce those words.
Sounds like he watches right wingnut TV and radio shows. He is just spouting back the jargon.

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I did after he said Systemically Disenfranchised. It takes a higher level of intelligence than on display here, just to pronounce those words.
He also kept using the term "demographic" and knew who Booker T. Washington was. The tone in his voice when he said "for giving them food and shelter" is what really made me think this was a troll job.

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He also kept using the term "demographic" and knew who Booker T. Washington was. The tone in his voice when he said "for giving them food and shelter" is what really made me think this was a troll job.
There are lots of educated bigots.

According to reports this is the same Scott Terry:
http://faithandheritage.com/author/scott-terry/

He was in the company of Matthew Heimbach with the Confederate flag shirt the founder of the White Student Union at the CPAC meeting as reported by a number of sources.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Student_Union
http://towsonwsu.blogspot.ca/


When the crowd realized what Terry was suggesting, there were wide-eyed looks around the room, including from me. I was sitting two seats down from him, next to Matthew Heimbach, president of the Towson White Students Union. Heimbach, at right, was wearing a rebel flag shirt, a George Wallace button, and beat-up black boots.
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/polit...tionist/63173/


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While I'm all for the GOP remaining crazy and continually alienating essentially every single majorly growing demographic that will make up the lion's share of the country's future electorate, it is still nuts to think that bozos like that guy are still being pandered to by a party that still has legitimate shots at winning elections.

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While I'm all for the GOP remaining crazy and continually alienating essentially every single majorly growing demographic that will make up the lion's share of the country's future electorate, it is still nuts to think that bozos like that guy are still being pandered to by a party that still has legitimate shots at winning elections.
They won't have legitimate shots to win anything if guys like him become the norm. The poor, systematically disenfranchised White* voter.

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They won't have legitimate shots to win anything if guys like him become the norm. The poor, systematically disenfranchised White* voter.
They still own half of Congress, over half of the state legislatures and governor's offices, and got about 47% of the popular vote in the last presidential election despite pandering heavily to the far right and having birthers, more overt racists, and other whackjobs constantly being vocal inside and outside the party for them.

They're withering, but they ain't dead yet. They need a few more ass-kickings before they finally start tacking to the center, and if I've learned anything in my years it's that the ability of the Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory can never be underestimated.

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There are lots of educated bigots.

According to reports this is the same Scott Terry:
http://faithandheritage.com/author/scott-terry/

He was in the company of Matthew Heimbach with the Confederate flag shirt the founder of the White Student Union at the CPAC meeting as reported by a number of sources.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Student_Union
http://towsonwsu.blogspot.ca/


When the crowd realized what Terry was suggesting, there were wide-eyed looks around the room, including from me. I was sitting two seats down from him, next to Matthew Heimbach, president of the Towson White Students Union. Heimbach, at right, was wearing a rebel flag shirt, a George Wallace button, and beat-up black boots.
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/polit...tionist/63173/
I have that very George Wallace button!!! I wore it at an election party for the lulz. My favorite response was "It's funny that pin says 'Stand up for America' considering he would eventually end up in a wheelchair."

But in fairness, BWC, the only black people the GOP could possibly attract if they got rid of the racism would be the richer black people, IMO. The Democratic policies are simply better for urban populations, black and white, at least in the short term.

I watched Donald Trump's speech and I was extremely concerned by his statement suggesting that we should have gotten the US Government to seize as much oil from Iraq as it would have taken to pay off going into Iraq in the first place (along with enough to pay stipends to the families of all the dead soldiers). This is like something you'd hear in Imperial Japan, not the 21st Century USA.


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LOL Didn't watch.
Surprise of the year.

Still happened, **** for brains, whether you watch it or not.

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"For giving them food and shelter"

AP... is that you?

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While I'm all for the GOP remaining crazy and continually alienating essentially every single majorly growing demographic that will make up the lion's share of the country's future electorate, it is still nuts to think that bozos like that guy are still being pandered to by a party that still has legitimate shots at winning elections.
Clearly America would be better off if the GOP was not the party of crazy (and right now the party of hate, too), but since they are and that's not going to change any time soon, I will enjoy watching them shoot themselves in the foot time and time again.

This year's CPAC showed that they learned nothing at all in 2012. The 2016 election will be exactly like last year's - any candidates who attempt to even sound reasonable will be alienated like Huntsman was, and everyone else will trip over themselves to win the poorly educated and grossly misinformed Teabag vote and thus end up (if they weren't already) as damaged goods by nomination time. The Clinton Machine will know exactly what to do with whichever candidate wins the nomination by pandering the most to the caveman vote.

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LOL Didn't watch.


You aren't even trying anymore.

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