MNGOP Secretary Chris Fields: "Nothing offensive" about Chisago GOP's slavery post

Categories: MNGOP, Racism
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Fields (right) doesn't think the Chisago County GOP has anything to apologize for.
Hours after someone published a post on the Chisago County GOP's Facebook page last week that said, "Pro-choice: Against slavery? Don't buy one," GOP officials in the exurban county apologized and characterized the post as being "in obviously poor taste."

Not so fast, MNGOP Secretary Chris Fields says.

Here's what Fields, a 2012 congressional candidate who raised eyebrows last month when he compared Obamacare to Jim Crow laws, told the Star Tribune about the Chisago County fiasco:
Minnesota Republican Party secretary Chris Fields said in an interview that he found "absolutely nothing offensive about that (Facebook) post."

Fields said that as an African American man he finds slavery reprehensible but saw the post as a reminder that the Republican Party started as an abolitionist party, at a time when Democrats supported slavery.

Although he said the posting would have benefited from further explanation, he added: "I'm not going to condemn that posting."
Given that at least one recent post on the Chisago County MNGOP page confuses "it's" and "its," we suspect Chris is being a little too charitable in his assumptions how much American history Republican officials up there are familiar with.

h/t -- Bluestem Prairie

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14 comments
swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

Chris Fields has no self-respect, does he.  It shows in everything he says and does.  Clearly there are some people who find a black guy with no self-respect to be a useful thing to have around.  But that only makes it all more distasteful.

IBNNNEWS
IBNNNEWS

If secretary Chris Fields would have said anything different, or even grown a pair and took up for black people in general, he would have been kicked out of the club. This was an opportunity to build an image for the MN GOP - again, they show their color by using a colored.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

That guy has been an idiot for a very long time.

Rick Meyer
Rick Meyer

Please, tell us more. Tell us more about how we don't understand.

Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith

There was nothing offensive about it. I do however understand how libtards may not understand the point of it. That is typical thinking (lack of) on their part. That is no surprise here.

_Joe_
_Joe_

I'm more interested in what a party has been doing during the last 50 years than I am in why they were originally founded 150-200 years ago.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Who cares what a wife beating loser thinks?  

Mark Rustad
Mark Rustad

Where do the republicans find these guys?

Alan Cloud
Alan Cloud

Huh. Really? Then why does ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE find it to be so? Oh, I forgot. You are GOP & don't give a shit what most people think.

j.reiter
j.reiter

Calling someone a "colored" is a little degrading, don't you think?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Christopher Smith Using terms like libtards says all the world needs to know about your sense of what is appropriate political language.    Dumb bigots like you are why the GOP is a laughingstock in Minnesota.   

Southsider
Southsider

@MicheleBachmann This guy looks just like my folk's neighbor.  Guy was in the Marines but never saw combat (pre 9/11) and thinks the world owes him something, like he's a combat wounded veteran.  Constant yelling and crying coming from his house and a few visits from the police.  Guy wants to preach on CityPages when really he needs to get his own house in order.  Fucking loser.   

j.reiter
j.reiter

@Southsider, did you really just do that?  You said this guy "looks" like another guy you know and somehow your impression of the guy he looks like has what to do with him? 

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