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Michigan Democrat Caught On Tape Calling Town Official An ‘Arrogant (Racial Slur)’
News One ^ | Apr 27, 2013

Posted on 04/29/2013 6:54:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Once again proving that racism crosses party lines, Gloria Platko, a Democratic Township Clerk in Buena Vista, Michigan, is refusing to step down from her position after being busted calling Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker an “an arrogant (racial slur),” reports Mediate.com.

Interim Township Manager Dexter Mitchell taped a phone conversation and, though Platko’s words are clear, the 63-year-old Dixiecrat claims that it was a “slip of the tongue.”

Hear the full conversation below. Platko’a remarks come at the 6:00 mark.

Speaking to NBC 25 reporter Walter Smith-Randolp, Platko pulled out the go to bigot card when denying that she’s racist:

I can’t be racist, I have black friends.

“I’m sorry to my five other board members, and I’m entirely sorry to this entire community,” said Platko. “I’ve eaten Thanksgiving dinner with black friends at their house. So I’m far from prejudiced. You need to go interview some of the black people who have supported me for the last four or five years.”

The Saginaw chapter of NAACP says that they will attend the next Township meeting and ask that Platko be removed from her position. Terry Pruitt, the organization’s first vice president, says that with the clerk being a woman of advanced years, she should know better:

“Someone who is as old as Ms. Platko is, has seen some of the civil rights issues and was part of the civil rights movement in this country, should understand that those sort of statements are unacceptable,” said Pruitt.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: buenavista; dextermitchell; dixiecrat; dwayneparker; gloriaplatko; michigan; naacp; saginaw; terrypruitt; waltersmithrandolp

1 posted on 04/29/2013 6:54:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If it wasn’t for double standards they wouldn’t have any standards.


2 posted on 04/29/2013 6:59:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

So what else is new. Democrats are the biggest racists in this country.


3 posted on 04/29/2013 7:00:45 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Interim Township Manager Dexter Mitchell taped a phone conversation and, though Platko’s words are clear, the 63-year-old Dixiecrat claims that it was a “slip of the tongue.”

Dixiecrat? Where the hell did that come from?


4 posted on 04/29/2013 7:01:14 PM PDT by saleman
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Democrats *sigh*

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Michigan legislative action thread
5 posted on 04/29/2013 7:03:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: saleman

I wasn’t aware Michigan was in Dixie, and the “Dixiecrat Party” existed as a euphemism in 1948 for the States Rights Faction of the Democrats when they ran their own Presidential candidate (Strom Thurmond)... which would be 2 years before this lady was born.


6 posted on 04/29/2013 7:07:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Suburb of Saginaw.


7 posted on 04/29/2013 7:09:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway
“Someone who is as old as Ms. Platko is...” said Pruitt.

That sounds like age discrimination to me.
Are the lawyers in town yet?

8 posted on 04/29/2013 7:10:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nickcarraway

Democrats invented American racism and have fought to preserve it.

Hilarious, he ate somebody’s Thanksgiving dinner so he can’t be racist?

I guess screaming N at them just doesn’t count, isn’t that fascinating?


9 posted on 04/29/2013 7:13:12 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: nickcarraway

The comments below the article are mind blowing if not manufactured. Something to the effect, “...At least republicans openly admit that they hate black people while democrats also hate them but they hide it....”

WHAT?!!!!

KKK-Byrd?!!! Civil Rights? Women’s Rights? Holy Moses!!!


10 posted on 04/29/2013 7:15:17 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Michigan was not racist but the democrats always were, North and South. It’s republicans who never used racism or racial policies. Democrats were slave owners in the South, undermined the Civil War from the North, and kow towed to their racist dems in the South for generations. Republicans never supported racist policies in America.


11 posted on 04/29/2013 7:16:47 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: nickcarraway

What’s this “racism crosses party lines” BS? Only Democrats are racist; Republicans fought slavery and Jim Crow.


12 posted on 04/29/2013 7:17:21 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: nickcarraway
Once again proving that racism crosses party lines...

Racism lie predominately in one party.

13 posted on 04/29/2013 7:20:08 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Based on a letter from an 8 year oldÂ…school is now illegal...'cuz itÂ’s yuckey and dumb'.)
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To: nickcarraway

Yet Pete Rose is still not allowed in the Baseball hall of fame.


14 posted on 04/29/2013 7:26:49 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, I guess the first question would be to ask if the comment, taken in its vernacular, was accurate?


15 posted on 04/29/2013 7:32:42 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Williams

While doing some genealogy research the other day I found an editorial written by the Traverse City mayor in the mid 1850s about why he was becoming a Republican.

Basically he claimed the democrats needed slavery for their own survival and the Whigs were frozen in place like frightened rabbits.


16 posted on 04/29/2013 7:35:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lancey Howard

But she’s only 63. Sorry, not old enough.


17 posted on 04/29/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: nickcarraway

well she sounds trashy


18 posted on 04/29/2013 7:43:32 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nickcarraway
Interim Township Manager Dexter Mitchell taped a phone conversation and, though Platko’s words are clear, the 63-year-old Dixiecrat claims that it was a “slip of the tongue.”

Dixiecrat? Probably not. With a name like Platko in a place like Buena Vista Township aka Saginaw's East Side, she's probably an old time union democrat. Union activist democrats are some of the most racist folks you'll meet.

19 posted on 04/29/2013 7:48:03 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: nickcarraway
Once again proving that racism crosses party lines,

I see this was written "by NewsOne Staff." Still, someone in NewsOne Management knows the name of the idiot who wrote this, and therefore knows who should be fired ASAP.

20 posted on 04/29/2013 7:52:52 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: nickcarraway

Is the question she raised an accurate assesment?


21 posted on 04/30/2013 1:58:17 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks cripplecreek.


22 posted on 04/30/2013 2:57:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: nickcarraway

Half of the members of Congress thought she was talking about them.


23 posted on 04/30/2013 4:31:51 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: nickcarraway

...maybe he should just say the guy is “uppity”,,,that conveys it better. e.g. “Our uppity President.”


24 posted on 04/30/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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