Skip to comments.Dawson’s Whites-Only Country Club Past Gets GOP Attention
Posted on 11/27/2008 7:41:41 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
Just as soon as South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson announces that hes running to chair the national party, a story is disseminated by his opponents (note: fellow Republicans) referring to his recent membership in a whites-only country club. Dawson left the club in August, days before he first suggested that he might be looking to the national stage.
As usual, the story says more about backwards South Carolina than it does about Dawson. My absolute favorite part is where the reporter and some pundits do a little guessing on the reason for his separation from the club.
Its something that would have a cleansing effect just in case (Sen. John) McCain would choose him to be head of the Republican National Committee, said political scientist and GOP activist Neal Thigpen, who has been active in Republican politics for 40 years.
Dawson dismissed that as hypothetical.
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>I hope that this is not a real issue.<
you hope that race is not a serious issue?
They should invite Oprah’s Choice to be an honorary member, and all will be forgiven.
Somebody said during the recent campaign, that race was not just an issue in politics, it is the ONLY ISSUE!, as southern segregationists maintained about 1955.
“it is the ONLY ISSUE!, as southern segregationists maintained about 1955.”
...along with northern and coastal liberals in 2008, including ‘media’ employees.
If John McCain would choose him to head the RNC, Mr. Dawson is ipso facto not qualified for the job.
It’s a private club. Big fricking deal. How many whites are members of the NAACP?
“backwards South Carolina” ping!
Or the black caucus in congress?
Yeah, I hope that this doesn’t derail Katon Dawson or will bring unnecessary criticism on the GOP. I think Dawson is the best man for the job.
they used race to torpedo George Allen, and it worked.
One word, and an entire campaign went down the drain.
Or the Chinese-American Society?
What's that? You haven't heard of it? It's called the Congressional Black Caucus. Blacks-only membership, on the tax payer's dime.
He should pull an 0bama and claim that he didn’t know it was a whites-only club, they way obama ‘didn’t know’ that jerry wright was spewing racial hatred in his church for 20+ years.
Yes, there is definitely hypocrisy there.
However, you know that the GOP has an image problem with regards to race relations. It’s totally unfair and untrue, but it’s there nonetheless. I just hope this wouldn’t be an issue for our party if Katon Dawson becomes the RNC chairman.
Now that our next President is a member of our American black culture (at least half so), we no longer need these various black groups in congress or otherwise.
NAACP is black only club. United Negro College Fund is
an educational assistance organization with 40 private, historically black, member colleges and universities. So this is a whites only club.
Barry Goldwater for one (starting in the 1940's). A lot of good it did him!
Yes, and it makes it very hard for us to attract minorities into the party. Sadly, those who came before us allowed the party to be slandered that way by the liberals, and they also meekly let it stick, after the fact.
I just hope this wouldnt be an issue for our party if Katon Dawson becomes the RNC chairman.
Unfortunately, I don't have high hopes for that outcome. We're going to have to work like the devil to dead agent the "party of the white boys" label. Sad to say, but it's true.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH REPUBLICANS?
Why not refer to Obamas fund raising dinners in the last year, where whites were excluded, and only racial minorities were allowed to attend?
Point out the presses double standard EVERY TIME.
anyone stupid enough to belong to a “whites only” club in this day and age has no business in the leadership of the party. It show a complete lack of judgment and therefore the inability to properly lead.
In answer to your question, George Putnam, one of the great conservatives of the past 90 years, was a white who was a lifelong member of the NAACP. Also a lifelong Democrat. Like Reagan before him, claimed that the party left him but he would rather fight to reclaim it from within. He felt the same about some of the leadership of the NAACP.
NAACP is NOT black only...anyone can join.
Waste of time. Perhaps we should push white solidarity via the GOP, using politically correct themes. The GOP only won 55% of the white vote. If we could get to 75% it would spell certain victory. The Obama candidacy was won by racial solidarity: blacks, Latinos, and Asians voting for the party that will deliver spoils to them via race-based programs. Making this clear is never discussed, but it should be.
Short of armed Revolution or Seccession, this could be our only salvation, unfortunatly.
Shhhhh! Not so loud.
Many posters here still believe the current year is 1958.
I disagree. It's imperative that the GOP uses some media savvy and effective recruitment over the next four years to attract a broader racial mix into the party.
The fact is, the racial demographics of America are shifting toward a melanin-rich majority. In some states, minorities, have now reached parity with whites. Ignoring this shift will only spell certain doom for our party.
“NAACP is black only club”
There is a difference between a group that has a predominantly one race membership and a group that officially does not accept members of another race. You don’t have to be black to be a member of the NAACP. In other words, they don’t discriminate based on race. Here is their membership form.
So.......why is this a problem?
Why attract any group based on some PC demographic if the Repubs give up conservatism?
That is precisely the tact that has given the Rats complete control of the federal gubmint as of Jan. 09. The tried playing towards the middle-left, lost the base and BANG! lost it all.
The Repubs need to tighten down the conservative hatch and gather in the base if they want to have a chance of regaining power. If people want to join the Republican party let them join as conservatives, not based on race.
Full of typical white people bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.................
I agree completely, it’s asinine to put this guy forward.
Maybe Katon could find the person that wrote this and cut the “N” testicles out.
I think in this day and age, any politician from any party who would stand on the doorstep of a “white’s only” club of any sort is an obvious moron.
If we want to keep losing, we will continue to let morons run the party.
In many ways, too bad that it ain't.
I could live in a rap free world where kids wore their pants above their butts, where a great general from WII was president, where most families the dad went to work and mom stayed home, where the majority of people weren't looking for handouts from .gov, where most of the products that we bought were made right here in the USA, where legal infanticide wasn't condoned by the newly elected president, where there was no need to legally define marriage and where singing the national anthem, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, displaying the 10 Commandments or wishing someone a Merry Christmas wasn't controversial.................
Who is gonna do it?
Michael Steele hasn’t shown any ability to mobilize and energize the grassroots and rebuild local party organizations.
Saul Anuzis has had a terrible record of getting Republicans elected in Michigan.
Newt is out.
Mike Duncan is coming off a very poor election cycle.
Katon Dawson is the only one I think is qualified.
If our only answer is a moron who didn’t think a whites only club would be a problem - then we are screwed. Again.
or we could promote Michael Steele.......I like him.
I don’t know much about him.
If he’s never belonged to an all white country club - then that’s a definite plus in his column!
White Americans just elected a Black man President. They have reached the mountaintop. Racism is over. We should never again tolerate being labeled racists. It’s over!
Oh I agree, however you know that the Dems are gonna run with this and trumpet all over the MSM about how the GOP is an old, white, southern, racist party.
Exactly. This is part of the reason why we got pwned. A few people on our side were so concerned about Obama’s race that it turned off the rational Americans that would have seen through that charlatan and they voted for him out of spite.
We’re not the party of the white man. Coincidentally, many whites may be drawn to the party because many of our European ancestors valued conservatism, which is a new concept to many immigrants and minorities.
We’re not the party of the Christians. Christians are attracted to our party because we value conservative and family values.
We’re the party of ideas. Which means if anybody has a new idea that’s creative and will succeed in the real world, we adopt it instead of shying away from it.
We were, and always are the party of small government, individualism, a truly colorblind society (Which means no pandering to any race, either black or white) and personal responsibility. A black, punk rocking granola conservative from the inner city should feel as comfortable with the party’s message as well as a white Christian suburban dad, if they’re both for small government, individualism, personal responsibility and colorblindness.
We lost our way, and some of us might need 8 years of Obamanation to figure it out.
And god forbid, if you’re a black Republican on the CBC.
Our reply at every turn should be loud and clear. RACISM IS DEAD! We elected your guy, now grow up and shut up.
Didn’t we just run the most Hispanic friendly candidate in our History? And didn’t he just get whomped by the black guy? So your suggestion is “more of the same” only better?
Face it these Hispanic immigrants have a built-in cultural predilection for Socialism. They come here with nothing and it will be many many years (if ever) before they are not the likely recipients of the largess that they are voting themselves.
Despite a hundred years of success Jews are still voting socialist. Even Catholics have not shed their identification with they Donkey Socialist party.
What evidence can you provide that this strategy is anything more than a pipe dream?
You can bet there are Southern Democrats who are members of white only clubs. If you want to swim in the town where I live you don’t have much choice. You either go to the lake, (ugh!) or join a private club and the clubs are white only.
We need to start digging. You never know what you might find.