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So. Carolina Dem Chair: Send Nikki Haley ‘Back To Wherever The Hell She Came From’
NewsBusters.org ^ | May 5, 2013 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 05/05/2013 11:52:39 AM PDT by Kaslin

he latest insensitive and arguably racist public utterance coming from the supposed party of tolerance and compassion comes from a Democrat in South Carolina. But not just any Democrat. This one is Dick Harpootlian, the Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Harpootlian has a history of making outrageously offensive public remarks about South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, yet he remained as party chairman until (according to Politico) his term ended on Saturday.

Mediaite, Politico, and almost no one else in the establishment press has reported that Harpootlian, speaking at a Jefferson-Jackson dinner Friday night just before Vice President Joe Biden appeared, said while introducing South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen (as carried at Mediaite; HT Instapundit): "In about 18 months from now,” he said, “hopefully he’ll have sent Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from."

Mediaite's Matt Wilstein also reports that "The comment drew cheers and laughs from the audience in attendance."

Politico's Jonathan Martin notes that Harpootlian's history also includes never saying he's sorry:

Harpootlian, a Columbia attorney, has made charged comments for years and become known well beyond South Carolina for his quotes.

At last year’s national Democratic convention, he compared Haley to Adolph Hitler’s mistress, saying the governor “was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun.”

He refused to apologize for that remark.

Martin reports Harpootlian's weak defense of his Friday remark:

Haley was raised in South Carolina and attended college here, but her parents were Sikh immigrants.

... As to whether he thought the comment could be seen as touching on her race and parents’ immigrant status, Harpootlian responded: “No, she was born in Bamberg [South Carolina] and lived in Lexington. Anybody implying anything different is attempting to feign insult.”

A spokesman for Haley, however, suggested the Democrat was alluding to the governor’s ethnicity. Without accusing Harpootlian of race-baiting outright, Rob Godfrey called it “play[ing] to the lowest common denominator.”

“Unfortunately, this seems to be a trend coming out of the South Carolina Democratic Party,” said Godfrey.

Try to imagine anyone making a similar remark about President Obama last year and then saying he or she only meant "back to Chicago" or "back to Hawaii." The press would have covered it for weeks.

A search at the Associated Press's national web site on the outgoing chairman's last name comes up empty.

The most recent item on Harpootlian at the New York Times, again based on a search on on his last name, is from October 15, 2012. A separate Times item from the previous month shows Harpootlian as the top Palmetto State-based bundler for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.

A Google News search on "Harpootlian Haley" (not in quotes, past seven days, sorted by date) returns five items, none from a national press outlet.

Over at RedState, Moe Lane asserts that Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who is running against former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford in a special congressional election on Tuesday, "must explicitly repudiate Dick Harpootlian’s bigotry." Indeed.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: biasbyomission; dickharpootlian; leftwinglunatic; racism; racistdemocrats; southcarolina

1 posted on 05/05/2013 11:52:39 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Now that’s real white of him.


2 posted on 05/05/2013 11:58:05 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Kaslin

Just more of the DemocRATS’ War Against Women. The ‘RATS hate “uppity” women.


3 posted on 05/05/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Kaslin

How about we send him back to Armenia? It’s just as logical.


4 posted on 05/05/2013 12:04:03 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

harPOOTlian? Proves to, indeed, be one. lol


5 posted on 05/05/2013 12:05:44 PM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: Kaslin

This @zzhole is badly in need of an attitude adjustment session, preferably a boot in the @zz.

If I were a few years younger, I’d be happy to oblige.


6 posted on 05/05/2013 12:05:59 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 83)
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To: onedoug

I thought this Dumocrap came from a ditch? Send him back there.


7 posted on 05/05/2013 12:06:38 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Jim Robinson
Have seen this disgusting smirk a few times on Foxnews. With a name like Harpootlian just where in hell did he come from?
8 posted on 05/05/2013 12:07:09 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: Kaslin

Stay classy, jerks. Stay classy.


9 posted on 05/05/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: True Grit

I don’t put stock in anything said by someone who has ‘POOT’ in their name.


10 posted on 05/05/2013 12:11:03 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Kaslin

bttt


11 posted on 05/05/2013 12:15:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kaslin

I’d like to send her to the White House in January, 2017.


12 posted on 05/05/2013 12:18:45 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: max americana

“I thought this Dumocrap came from a ditch? Send him back there.”

Nah, he sprang forth fully formed from rattlesnake sh*t


13 posted on 05/05/2013 12:19:18 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Kaslin

Forget it Jake, he’s a Democrat.

14 posted on 05/05/2013 12:22:18 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obam covers up the lies.)
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To: dsrtsage

No... he came from the sewer.


15 posted on 05/05/2013 12:23:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Beat him in the election then destroy him.

That the only way.


16 posted on 05/05/2013 12:27:45 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: All

She was born in Bamberg, S.C., U.S.A., the daughter of Indian immigrants.


17 posted on 05/05/2013 12:29:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

Too bad the democrats do not wake up to their cult-like party’s doings to see how people as him are doing things that truly hurt people more-so than republicans can do. Many democrats are only hateful towards their fellow citizens. I don’t like the people who support that party at all nor the others on the other side of the aisle who play stupid or try to get along nice. No more making excuses for the democratic party. They deserve a new title. The repubs found one for now.


18 posted on 05/05/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: SandRat

Star destroying now by pointing out: She was born in Bamberg, S.C., U.S.A., the daughter of Indian immigrants.


19 posted on 05/05/2013 12:32:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I don’t think he holds an official position outside of party chair, does he?


20 posted on 05/05/2013 12:33:28 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin

Richard A. "Dick" Harpootlian is the South Carolina representative to the Democratic Party. He began his liberal activism while editor of The Tiger in the early 1970's. On November 13, 1970 he published the f-word on the front page of The Tiger - sort of - in connection with campus censorship issues of the day (which see). R.C. chastises and rebukes him. He is a member of the Class of 1971 with a BA in History. He then earned his post-graduate law degree at the University of South Carolina - Law in 1974. He has a solo law practice in Columbia, primarily representing individual plantiffs rather than corporations.....

http://www.clemsonwiki.com/wiki/Richard_Harpootlian

21 posted on 05/05/2013 12:34:57 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Viennacon
He comes out at most election cycles to do what he is being paid, I presume, to do. He is a nasty hateful ie. recycled hateful person; even seen him coming unglued on Neil Catuvo’s show before about conservatives in general. It's his liberal way or the highway/totally aligns with this current administration.
22 posted on 05/05/2013 12:47:00 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Kaslin
I thought harpootlian was a STD.
23 posted on 05/05/2013 12:47:39 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: fishtank

He went to Clemson? So did Nikki. What an a-hole.


24 posted on 05/05/2013 1:15:48 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
Try to imagine anyone making a similar remark about President Obama last year and then saying he or she only meant "back to Chicago" or "back to Hawaii." The press would have covered it for weeks... Over at RedState, Moe Lane asserts that Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who is running against former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford in a special congressional election on Tuesday, "must explicitly repudiate Dick Harpootlian’s bigotry." Indeed.

25 posted on 05/05/2013 1:49:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Kaslin; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Harpootlian is your typical RAT buffoon. A "good ole' boy" who is a profound embarrassment to the great conservative state of South Carolina.

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26 posted on 05/05/2013 2:14:34 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Kaslin

I say the same thing about barry every day.


27 posted on 05/05/2013 2:29:02 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: Kaslin

That’s “DICK” Harpootlian! Armenians are generally good folks, but this guy is giving all of them a bad name!


28 posted on 05/05/2013 3:03:42 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If the Republicans had any marketing skills, the truth about the ‘Progressive’ war on women would be so easy.


29 posted on 05/05/2013 3:21:03 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: griswold3

I agree. Look what the liberal DemocRATS and their toads in the state controlled “media” have done to Palin, Bachmann and Haley. They then turn around and start whining that the Republicans have a war on women. People in this country are so gullible. Definitely not very bright.


30 posted on 05/05/2013 3:26:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Kaslin

I sympathize with him, actually. I wish Bozo would go back to Kenya myself.


31 posted on 05/05/2013 3:50:41 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Kaslin

Dick Harpootlian is Bob Beckel without a TV show. Both are verbal bullies, with beautiful personalities by democrat standards.


32 posted on 05/05/2013 4:01:17 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: fishtank

So... he has a history of using profanity in print , in order to get attention?


33 posted on 05/05/2013 4:21:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Kaslin

Peace, love, and tolerance.....


34 posted on 05/05/2013 4:26:21 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Kaslin
Go ahead Dick, piss off Nikki. Y'all see how it worked for the good-old-boy-republicans in Columbia.

I don't think she will shy away from a good fight, not that Dick is capable of a good anything.
35 posted on 05/05/2013 4:27:43 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 ("as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican

What were we just talking about! They are very racial and sexist in their attacks against Haley. A Republican would be lynched for such comments.

Wanna hurt this prick SC freepers? Don’t elect his girl Colbert-Busch because of Sanford’s adultery.


36 posted on 05/05/2013 5:54:34 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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