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2 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2012 - 8:31PM #1
TPaine
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"Republicans in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania have elected Steve Smith, a lifelong white supremacist with close ties to neo-Nazi groups and groups like Aryan Nations, to the county’s GOP Committee.

The elections, which took place in late April, were certified by the committee two weeks ago, and Smith notified supporters of his victory last week by posting a message to the online forum White News Now."

The Southern Poverty Law Center has documented Smith’s participation with known skinhead organizations like Keystone State Skinheads, (now Keystone United) which he co-founded in 2001. And his racist activism extends far beyond violent rhetoric as well, into actual violence:" Link
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2012 - 8:47PM #2
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Frightening isn't? No qualification at all to those running for office, apparently.  White supremacists don't hide any more, which means they think they are accepted by society.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2012 - 9:41PM #3
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For those who didn't already know:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzerne_County,_Pe...


Yes, racism is unfortunately alive in the land of William Penn : ((

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2012 - 9:45PM #4
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This is news? It's to be expected.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2012 - 9:46PM #5
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Smith is also an active member of local Tea Party groups, a network that he used to gain support for his bid for the committee seat. According to the SPLC, Smith referred to the Tea Party as “fertile grounds for our activists.”


Somehow I do not think this election is going to be good news for PA Republicans......

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2012 - 10:00PM #6
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Hey!


Isn't Rich Sanctimonious from Pennsylvania?

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2012 - 10:08PM #7
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Brings to Mind a similar Fella, David Duke ...


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2 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2012 - 10:14PM #8
Roodog
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Jun 1, 2012 -- 9:46PM, LeahOne wrote:


Smith is also an active member of local Tea Party groups, a network that he used to gain support for his bid for the committee seat. According to the SPLC, Smith referred to the Tea Party as “fertile grounds for our activists.”


Somehow I do not think this election is going to be good news for PA Republicans......




....or for Republicans across the whole United States. Indiana's Lugar was ousted by the Tea Party. 

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 02, 2012 - 1:09AM #9
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With Mittens standing up next to Trump the 'Birther', I think they've virtually guaranteed Obama a second term......

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 02, 2012 - 1:13AM #10
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Jun 2, 2012 -- 1:09AM, LeahOne wrote:


With Mittens standing up next to Trump the 'Birther', I think they've virtually guaranteed Obama a second term......




I hope you're right, but don't forget. The republicans are doing their best to suppress the vote and stop democrats from voting.

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