Chisago County Republican Party publishes extremely racist Facebook post

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"Pro-choice: Against slavery? Don't buy one"
-- Updates at bottom --

From the "I can't believe anybody thought this was a good idea" file: The Chisago County Republican Party posted the image at the top of this post to its Facebook page this morning.

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Yes, it's a shocking display of racism and bad judgment, but it's not as though many people in the right-leaning exurban county or elsewhere have taken notice -- the page only has 156 followers, and though new posts are published almost daily, not one of them has received a single "like" since October 6.

We'll let you know when the post is deleted and the inevitable apology takes its place.

:::: UPDATE ::::

The offensive post has now been deleted, but no apology has yet been posted in its place. So upset folks have taken to putting Chisago GOPers on blast in the comment thread for the most recent undeleted post remaining on the page.

Check out this epic burn one commenter left in that thread (and note the irony involved in Chisago GOPers characterizing Democrats as "racist"):

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:::: UPDATE II ::::

The DFL has released a statement about the Chisago County Facebook post. Here it is in its entirety:
STATEMENT FROM DFL CHAIRMAN KEN MARTIN ABOUT RACIST POST ON GOP FACEBOOK PAGE

"While the Minnesota Republican Party is shamelessly trying to brand themselves as a Party that welcomes people from 'all ethnicities,' the Chisago County Republicans posted a racially offensive picture on Facebook. I find the reference to slavery disgusting and reprehensible. How can a Party work so hard to sell themselves as multi-cultural and welcoming to others when their leadership approves and publicizes racist photos to make a point?

"The Republican Party is the same old Party they have always been. Actions speak louder than words and today's actions prove that they have a long way to go to really reach out and include people from under-represented communities.

"The Republican Party can never claim to be welcoming and inviting to people from other cultures, when they use hurtful images from such a dark and difficult time in our nation's history. To say this is extremely offensive, is putting it lightly. I challenge the Republican Party to move from their old ways, and to hold their leadership accountable for such a disgusting display of racist and bigoted behavior. "
:::: UPDATE III ::::

The Chisago County MNGOP has now issued its own statement in response to the gaffe. In it, the Chisago County Republican Executive Committee apologies for the post but says they aren't yet sure how it made it onto their official Facebook page in the first place.

Here's the whole thing:

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justin_a
justin_a

Epic burn???? Correcting someone on their punctuation? Don't you hipster hacks at city pages know IT'S, like, totally not cool to point that out?

TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

Showing pictures of slaves  for some vague abortion reference is simply dumb. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

ITT: A bunch of fuckwads that don't know how to use the reply function.

Bruce Fisher
Bruce Fisher

Most know they are talking about abortion, not slavery. Wake up.

Bruce Fisher
Bruce Fisher

You seem to be quite arrogant and abusive making it difficult to have a productive discussion. You don't know me yet you attack me. I'm not pro life or for slavery, but I do understand symmetry. If you aline the two sentences you will see they equate and are interchangeable. With some empathy, you are more likely to have a better chance of understanding that power & domination in this discussion, yours / mine and abortion/ slavery, prolife/choice doesn't work.

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

It becomes a loaded question? Yowza, your English leaves something to be desired... not even sure what you are trying to say here... all I can say is if they wanted to talk about abortion they should have talked about abortion... not presented a hypothetical regarding slavery. Slavery, in the US, was entirely based on race, so, when you invoke it, you are instantly forced into talking about race. Or to put it monosyllabically so that you might understand: Slavery bad, makes many people angry!

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

No... they made it about race by comparing the racist actions of generations of early americans to a woman's right to have free reign over her body. My answer is a loser? What answer? I never answered any question. They invoked the race card from the beginning and admitted the post was in bad taste. You lose, sir... or should I say Masta?

alien
alien

The analogy is perfect, but it's not the one the GOP poster intended. In 1863, the GOP was fighting against the state's bodily control of blacks. In 2013, the GOP is fighting in favor of the state's bodily control of women.

Bruce Fisher
Bruce Fisher

Reier, they took it down because defending against the race card is a loosing proposition. It becomes a loaded question like, "Have you stopped beating your wife?". Anyway you answer it is a loser. They did the correct thing by packing up and going away. They wanted to talk about abortion and it turned into a conversation about race. They should've known better. So should've City Pages.

Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson

I guess I'll skip our ski trip to Duluth this year....

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

And... just one more thing... if it wasn't racist or offensive why take it down and apologize for it? Huh? Yeah...

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

By the way the analogy isn't even close to being accurate. An abortion is a medical procedure a woman agrees to be done on herself. Slavery is taking a human being into bondage. The idea that slavery is anything, even remotely, like abortion is ridiculous. But then again, these are the same assholes who compare Obama to Hitler...

Keleigh Jackson
Keleigh Jackson

Is there really a better expectation of small town republicans?

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

Comparing abortion to slavery IS racist. Sorry, but to try to compare the complete dehumanization of a race of people to the act of a woman aborting a fetus, which is not, by scientific definition, a seperate life is completely racist. If you don't see that you should really do some researching on what "racist" really means.

Josh Olson
Josh Olson

fuck them and all the like minded people from that county, it makes me ashamed to say i'm from there.

wright30
wright30

Obviously this acct was hacked or falsely created. How dumb to think any responsible person actually posted this!! LIBERAL MEDIA strikes again!!

Bruce Fisher
Bruce Fisher

What they are saying is the slogan, if you don't lim

green23
green23 topcommenter

I see that the MNGOP is still focused like a laser beam on jobs.

qwertyuiop
qwertyuiop

It's in poor taste, and even though I don't agree with it, I don't think it is racist.

How exactly does this fit the definition of racism? Insensitive? Probably. Inaccurate? I'd say so. But it's not racist. 

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Bruce Fisher we are talking about blatant racism you fucking fool.

you probably go to church or something dumb

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Bruce Fisher your analysis is flamboyant racism. The mere notion of you not denouncing this and being outraged at first glance means you are either a completely helpless racist or mentally retarded.

you have no platform to stand on. you posting this from facebook is an embarrassment to any friends or family that you likely dont even have .


j.reiter
j.reiter

Entirely?  You are obviously not aware of Irish slavery throughout the Americas that also ended with the 13th amendment, or that the Dred Scott decision was interpretted by many in the North to mean that Southerners could come into Northern states to capture anyone including "escaped" white slaves.

SFAA
SFAA

@Reier Erickson You are conflating racial with racist.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Jim Johnson  

...

...

Huh?

LepusRex
LepusRex

Yeah, that'll show St. Louis County!!!!

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Brian-Mary Jo Lofquist you pinpointed it

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@qwertyuiop that picture precisly demonstrates the EXACT definition of racism.


get a dictionary

SFAA
SFAA

@digitalprotocol "you probably go to church or something dumb"

 Are you 13?

DEFINITIONS SHOULD MEAN SOMETHING.

RACISM =

: poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race

: the belief that some races of people are better than others

Please, explain how this ANTI-ABORTION image is racist by either of those criteria!???!!!!!!!! 

qwertyuiop
qwertyuiop

@digitalprotocol @qwertyuiop 
From Merriam-Webster
Racism:

1:  a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

2:  racial prejudice or discrimination

How does this picture fit either of those definitions? The message is that they believe abortion to be on the same moral plane as slavery, and that the logic behind supporting "choice" for abortion would be tantamount to making slavery an individual decision. I think that's wrong, but it clearly isn't racist.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@digitalprotocol @qwertyuiop  

Not to mention, the pictures of pre-term fetuses that the no-choice advocates like to stick in your face are totally douchebagist.

God is the greatest abortionist of all.

Edit: Poetic license.  God isn't real.

j.reiter
j.reiter

I suppose if we must always use precise quotations rather than reflect on the meaning of what each other say; then I agree, your Id would not understand humiliation as only your Ego can feel such emotions.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@SFAA ya thats what I and every motherfuker with eyes is saying. 

using pictures of slavery as propaganda, memes, posters on your wall is fucking RACIST

and you are the dumbest motherfucker around to be defending such a royal fuck up

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@j.reiter sorry i didnt notice that id been humiliated

i dont use the word parrot 


digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@SFAA The mere notion of you not denouncing this and being outraged at first glance means you are either a completely helpless racist or mentally retarded.

j.reiter
j.reiter

Why is it that when ever someone humiliates you, you attempt to take that same humilitation and reflect it back?  He asked you are 13 and your response is "are you in 8th grade?" Seriously?  And you accuse me of being a parrot?  LOL!!!

SFAA
SFAA

@digitalprotocol Have you ever read an American History textbook? Since you are probably in high school or middle school (based on your juvenile writing) I am assuming you have or will. But that image could be found in any American History textbook as it is a depiction of 19th century slavery. How that image is racist, you still can't explain. Are you really saying that any pictures of slavery in any form are racist? 

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@SFAA are you a fucking real person!  do you have eyes. do you know what pictures are. 

do you know anything?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@SFAA are you an 8th grade graduate?

The mere notion of you not denouncing this and being outraged at first glance means you are either a completely helpless racist or mentally retarded.

you have no platform to stand on. you posting this is an embarrassment to any friends or family that you likely dont even have .

j.reiter
j.reiter

"The Race War."  LOL!!!

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@qwertyuiop @j.reiter except that i am a top commenter and you two are just racist morons. 

funny that only 3-4 people out of the 140 or so comments doesnt get that this is blatent RACISM 

if you think a picture of slaves being sold at market is not RACIST in 2013 you will be dying 1st when the race war hits

what is the end goal here. why continue to deny what is clear and visible

Jim Reiter...go back to church you fkn nazi 

qwertyuiop
qwertyuiop

@j.reiter I don't know where either of you are coming from with those responses, but they're both stupid. I never mentioned anyone's religion. digitalprotocol is an ass who trolls this website like it's his/her job. Just ignore it.

j.reiter
j.reiter

Even when confronted by facts, digitalprotocal resorts to denialism and then name calling.

I understand completely though, he is a militant atheist so the beliefs that he does hold are held so dearly that he whines like a little baby and threatens others in their defense.

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