Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Amendment One to preserve white race?!

Oh boy. Say it's not so...
The Huffington Post is reporting that the wife of a North Carolina state senator reportedly told a poll worker during early voting Monday in Winston-Salem that the amendment to constitutionally define marriage between a man and woman as the only legal domestic union in North Carolina was intended partially to protect the Caucasian race.

The HuffPost said that according to the alternative Yes! Weekly, writer and campaigner Chad Nance spoke to a pollworker who told him that Jodie Brunstetter, wife of Republican state Sen. Peter Brunstetter, said: "The reason my husband wrote Amendment 1 was because the Caucasian race is diminishing and we need to uh, reproduce."

Talking Points Memo also reports on the alleged conversation between Nance and Jodie Brunstetter. The Daily Kos weighs in on the alleged comments too. Both TPM and the HuffPost detail an exchange Nance says he recorded between him and Jodie Brunstetter. Here's an excerpt:

"You didn’t tell that one lady that it was to preserve the Caucasian race because they were becoming a minority?"


"She’s lying?"

"No. It’s just that same sex marriages are not having children."

"Yea but you didn’t say anything about Caucasians, white people, preserving them that’s why it was written?"

"No I’m afraid they have made it a racial issue when it is not."

"She didn’t say it was a racial issue. She said that you had said that part of the reason it had been sponsored and written was to preserve the white race."
(a moment later) "… you didn’t say anything about Caucasians?"

"I probably said the word."

Sigh. There's more to the exchange, with Brunstetter allegedly ending up saying her comments were "hard to explain."

If true, yes, they are.

Posted by Fannie Flono


Shamash said...
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Shamash said...

Probably just repeating something she heard in church.


Proof? Or is this just more he said/she said?

Bill said...

Is anyone really surprised by her comment? It's the same hate-filled base of voters who are pushing this travesty.

Wiley Coyote said...

Stupidity knows no particular race, gender, party affiliation or measure on a ballot.

Skippy said...

Stupidity is accepting something from the Huffington Post with no evidence.

Ghoul said...

I see Fannie is editing the comments again. What's wrong Fannie, did my comment really hurt you that much?

I'll post it again and again, in every post you make until this paper goes under, which could be tomorrow.

Why were comments with links to the Democrat party leader's gay sexual harassment emails deleted several times because Kathy Sheldon had not "vetted them" even though they had been posted by European newspapers for days, yet you will post what is essentially a hearsay comment in your O-pinion blog?

Just the Facts said...

Did you even take the time to watch the video or did you just hurriedly forward along garbage in the name of "reporting the news?" After viewing the video twice, I do not see how you could post this opinion. More trash in the name of journalism.

Anonymous said...

I did not edit your comments (never read what you wrote). The online supervising editor, not Kathy, did so. If you would email me at fflono@charlotteobserver, I will forward your email to that editor who would be happy to discuss the matter.