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(Black) Representative apologizes to governor for 'Mexican' remark
The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | December 15, 2011 | Steve Terrell

Posted on 12/16/2011 10:47:23 AM PST by CedarDave

A contrite state House Democratic Whip Sheryl Williams Stapleton made an apology Thursday to Gov. Susana Martinez for an outburst at the Capitol this week in which she accused a Republican lawmaker of "carrying the Mexican's water on the fourth floor."

"I lost it, ladies and gentlemen," Stapleton, D-Albuquerque, told reporters at a news conference Thursday. Stapleton, whose demeanor normally is spirited, spoke softly. At times during the conference, her voice sounded as if it were about to break. "I expect more of myself," she said. "This is not my character."

Stapleton, the first black woman elected to the Legislature, was surrounded at the conference by several supporters, all Hispanic, some of whom told reporters Stapleton is no racist.

The incident occurred Wednesday during a break of the Legislative Education Study Committee. Stapleton confronted Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, who recently had been interviewed on a KRQE-TV investigative report about Stapleton, a school administrator, being paid by Albuquerque Public Schools while she was in Santa Fe at legislative sessions, which at the time was a violation of the district's policy.

(Excerpt) Read more at santafenewmexican.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: hispanics; martinez; racism; stapleton
... Stapleton is no racist.

That's right, only whites are allowed to be racist in the Obama world order.

1 posted on 12/16/2011 10:47:34 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING! Click on the flag to go to the Free Republic New Mexico message page.

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

2 posted on 12/16/2011 10:49:57 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Indeed — I’m catching a whiff of odeur de caca. Stress brings out the elements of reality we normally are able to suppress.


3 posted on 12/16/2011 10:50:46 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: CedarDave
Stapleton, the first black woman elected to the Legislature, was surrounded at the conference by several supporters, all Hispanic, some of whom told reporters Stapleton is no racist.

Like most Demoncrats, she is at her very core: a Racist.

4 posted on 12/16/2011 10:58:08 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: CedarDave

Stapleton & Michelle Obama, birds of a feather, they belong together!!! America Haters & Black Racists Galore!!! End of Story!!! Hispanics, wake-up, these Obamabots are not your friends, nor allies!!! Be nice like us White folks, and when the Obama hate mongers speak, you better join us in the back of the bus, or......you’ll soon be thrown under the wheels of the bus by Dictator Obama and his hateful minions. But.....don’t feel too bad, millions of Black Americans are being treated the same way by Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus and NAACP!!! Go figure!!!


5 posted on 12/16/2011 11:00:35 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: CedarDave
"This is not my character."

Seems it is your character; that's why the words came out of your mouth. [Stapleton, not you CD]

6 posted on 12/16/2011 11:03:00 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: CedarDave
Blacks are more racist than Whites.

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say in America"

7 posted on 12/16/2011 11:03:25 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: CedarDave

“This is not my character.”

Yes it is.


8 posted on 12/16/2011 11:03:57 AM PST by DPMD
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To: CedarDave

Imagine if the Republican Governor said the same thing about blacks.

Interesting article. I was born in New Mexico and put up for adoption. The language in my records stated my father (who died before I was born) was “Anglo” and my mother as “Spanish”. I did a search twenty years ago and my biological family indeed prefer Spanish because they traced the family tree all the way back to Spain in the late 16th century, but they aren’t offended by the term “Mexican”. By the way this is one reason I’m skeptical of the Obama birth certificate. “African” was not used officially at that time. “Negro” was the official term in 1960.


9 posted on 12/16/2011 11:06:49 AM PST by Conservative Vet
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Image at the New Mexico story (not the most flattering):


10 posted on 12/16/2011 11:07:21 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: Conservative Vet
Stapleton said she wasn't aware until later that sometimes in New Mexico, calling someone a "Mexican" can be taken as a pejorative. Many Hispanics in Northern New Mexico, especially older people and those who can trace their ancestry to Spain, refer to themselves as "Spanish."

She's an educator and not aware of Northern NM heritage? Give me a break.

"I'm a Latina, just like her," Stapleton said. "I'm a Latina, just like her," Stapleton said. Martinez is of Mexican American heritage. Stapleton's roots are in the Caribbean — the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

O.k. Do female slave descendants in the Caribbean call themselves "Latina"? I've never heard that. Someone educate me here.

11 posted on 12/16/2011 11:13:25 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: All

racist bithc....


12 posted on 12/16/2011 11:14:21 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: DPMD

Nah, she woulda said Meskin.../s


13 posted on 12/16/2011 11:44:23 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: CedarDave

“... “I expect more of myself,” she said...”

Since she is a dim-bulb-crat, we know exactly what to expect of her...stupidity, real racism, and proof that were it not for political positions, she could not support herself.


14 posted on 12/16/2011 12:11:41 PM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: CedarDave
Blacks are the worst, most bigoted racists in America, followed by the Chinese at number 2 and Hispanics at number 3. Caucasians are the least-bigoted racial group in America, by a huge margin.

;-\

15 posted on 12/16/2011 12:14:46 PM PST by Gargantua (Men ARE created equal, but 21 years later... you get my point.)
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To: CedarDave

Couldn’t have happened or it didn’t mean anything; she’s a democrat. I blame George Bush.


16 posted on 12/16/2011 12:26:54 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: CedarDave
Stapleton, the first black woman elected to the Legislature, was surrounded at the conference by several supporters, all Hispanic, some of whom told reporters Stapleton is no racist.

nope...she ain't. Only Republicans (White, Black, Asian or Hispanics) can be.

17 posted on 12/16/2011 12:51:52 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12... Don't complain if 0 shreds the constitution!!!)
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To: CedarDave

is that a dude?


18 posted on 12/16/2011 1:55:02 PM PST by Levante
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