Thursday, June 3, 2010

SC Republican calls Nikki Haley a "raghead".

Senator Jake Knotts (R - South Carolina's 23rd Senatorial district) has just characterized Nikki Haley, a strong Conservative Republican woman running for the Republican Nomination in the upcoming Gubernatorial election; as a "raghead", due to her Indian heritage. I cannot describe the feelings going through my bloodstream right now.

As a supporter of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a fan of Dinesh D'Souza's writings, and as a person who cares more about policy than nationality; I can't believe a fellow Republican would say such a thing about Ms.Haley, a woman of Indian descent. I'm also curious as to if the Senator is aware of Haley's religion: she belongs to the Methodist Church.

Senator Knotts should have to apologize to Nikki Haley immediately, and the South Carolina Republican Party should withhold all possible financial donations his campaign would have received this upcoming election. This makes me sick; how could Republican infighting turn from honest debate to name calling and insults? Sickening. Sickening. Sickening.





Also; Senator Knotts also called the President a "raghead" as well: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0610/SC_Republicans_condemn_raghead_comment.html

3 comments:

Dangerous Dan said...

Wow, that's pretty low. Hard to believe the guy's a fellow Republican. He needs his ding-dong smacked, real hard.

Matthew Avitabile said...

An immediate apology is in order here. That idiot should resign and do penance in India

Mr. K said...

If this Senator was making a passionate point about our Soldiers fight overseas against our IslamoFascist enemies, and happened to utter "raghead", there would absolutely be no problem, but he deliberatly insulted a proud American woman; whom has roots to India.