Raleigh, N.C. — A Buncombe County Republican precinct chairman has been asked to resign after making “offensive” comments on “The Daily Show.”
Buncombe GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell said Don Yelton officially stepped down from his position Thursday.
In a segment that aired Wednesday night, Yelton blasted “lazy black people that wants the government to give them everything,” one of a slew of racially inflammatory comments he made in the interview.
Mitchell called the remarks “offensive, uniformed and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party.”
“Let 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 party.”
According to the release, this isn’t the first time Yelton has clashed with local party leadership.
“Yelton was recently reprimanded and removed from his position as a precinct chair in Buncombe County for a period of time in 2012 through 2013 and was then re-elected to precinct chair by two votes (his wife and himself) at the 2013 convention, placing him back on the Buncombe County Executive Committee,” said the statement, which also noted that Yelton neither sought nor got approval to speak on behalf of the GOP.
So in order to prove widespread racism in the GOP, the Daily Show finds a lone Republican Precinct Captain in charge of what a full block of voters in North Carolina? Well that proves it!
So what is the reason we posted this story on Politisite? Well, it is a bit of a contrast and comparison really. Florida Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson compares the Tea Party to the KKK and we hear crickets from the media, but a Republican Precinct Chairman (the lowest level job before the voter) says racist things and it makes headlines.
While we are glad the Republican Precinct Chairman resigned because of racist comments, we thought it curious on how the media handles two similar issues.
Look, I can find a Democrat who believes Aliens have invaded the earth… A Democratic candidate for President no less. Does that make all Democrats nut jobs? Come on Folks!