Even Aasif Mandvi couldn’t hide how shocked he was.
Anyway for those who missed it, Don Yelton, a GOP precinct chair in North Carolina, made some pretty inflammatory remarks during a Daily Show interview last night.
In addition to complaining about “lazy blacks” and how blacks can use the n-word (except he didn’t use the term “the n-word,” he just came right out and said it), he also basically admitted the main raison d’etre for the voter ID law recently passed in North Carolina was “to kick Democrats in the butt.”
Oh, and just to be clear he wasn’t racist, he also said one of his best friends is black.
I sort of agree with you. I think black should be left out of it. We should focus on lazy people and how the govt makes them even lazier and more dependent. But race is a non-existent category. What is race? does anyone know? I don’t.
The Daily Show piece, and the interview, concerned the law recently enacted in NC requiring voters to present a government-issued photo ID at the polls. I am happy to hear you are against this blatant effort to make people more dependent on government.
You haven’t participated in much local politics, have you? Precinct chair is not a position of importance, nor is it one you rise to. It’s one you get because of the three people from your precinct to show up at the party meeting, the other two said they were busy before you managed to.
In addition to all the obvious drivel he was saying, as has already been pointed out, at one point he said something about people who were too lazy to go down to the DMV and get a “free ID card”. When I moved down to NC I had to pay for my state ID card, and last year I had to pay to get it renewed. Has the DMV been scamming me?