6.04.2010

"We already got one raghead in the White House, we don’t need a raghead in the governor’s mansion." (UPDATED)

That was State Sen. Jake Knotts referring to South Carolina's GOP gubernatorial frontfunner, Nikki Haley, who was raised in the Sikh faith, and who is in the news for some very different reasons lately.

Via Think Progress:
This evening in an interview with Pub Politics, state Sen. Jake Knotts (R-SC) — who is supporting a different candidate — slammed Haley by using a racial slur:

We already got one raghead in the White House, we don’t need a raghead in the governor’s mansion.

The South Carolina Republican Party has issued a statement condemning Knott’s remarks, saying, “Senator Knotts should apologize for his inappropriate comments, so that we can put this unfortunate incident behind us and focus on issues important to moving our state forward.”

Nah, race has nothing to do with how Southern Republicans feel about President Obama. Nothing at all.

UPDATE I:

This lowlife just dug himself in deeper:
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