Skip to comments.S.C. Dem chair doubles down on Nikki Haley comments ("...back to wherever the hell she came from")
Posted on 05/05/2013 9:18:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
As you've no doubt heard by now, the chair of South Carolina’s Democrat party, Dick Harpootlian, raised some eyebrows on Friday when he urged supporters to help send GOP Governor Nikki Haley, "back to wherever the hell she came from." Given that the governor is of Indian descent, this was widely reported on and seemed to put the lie to that whole, oppose the GOP because they’re the real racists meme. But politicians put their over sized feet in their mouth all the time, right? Clearly, we'll see a quickly sketched out non-apology and everyone will move on to the next story of the day. Well… not so fast.
Harpootlian, a longtime Democratic figure who has a history of using harsh rhetoric, made the comments at the partys Jefferson-Jackson dinner just moments before Vice-President Joe Biden took the stage.
Asked what he meant by comment, Harpootlian wrote in an email: Lexington County.
Before being elected governor in 2010, Haley lived in the suburban Columbia county and represented the area in the state House.
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.
I see. So you’re not taking the comment back because you were referring to the Governor hailing from… Lexington County?
I’ll confess that I don’t know exactly where Lexington County, South Carolina is, or Columbia County either. But then, I have never lived anywhere near the Palmetto State. I’m not sure that Mr. Harpootian can use the same excuse. If he’s supposed to be representing his party across the entire state, are we to assume that the Chairman isn’t familiar with this part of the state either? Or that he didn’t know that his own Governor comes from there?
I realize that Harpootian has found himself in a bit of hot water, and people in such positions tend to scramble to find a way out. But as “explanations” go, this has to be one of the weakest we’ve seen in a while. But on the plus side, the next time somebody makes a comment about where President Obama “is from” we can all just turn around and say, “he was talking about Hawaii, dummy.”
That poot guy is a massive whack job. I’m just surprised that he and Vice President Dumb A$$ appearing in the same room didn’t create a black hole of teh stoopid and destroy the,earth.
It’s pretty much thanks to treasures like Dick that the SC Democrat party is dead.
Scumbag RAT lawyer. I used to change channels when he would come Megyn Kelly. Apparently he dosen’t work for FNC anymore, as I haven’t seen him in a couple of months.
its okay for Dems to be rcist and sexist because they are doing Gaia’s work ya know.
hypocrits all of them
Hey dick. Enjoy your slurrpy you asshat. And why don’t you go back to wherever the hell you came from.
He looks like something that should be harPOONed just to save humanity.
I wonder how he would be received back in Armenia? Roasted, with a fine chianti and fava beans?
Wow, can you just imagine a conservative saying the same about Maxine Waters or Hank Johnson?
Certainly looks the part of a crooked Democrat lawyer.
How else can a Democrat liberal psychopath in South Carolina get anybody to notice him?
Lexington is practically attached to Columbia. The Governor is a member of Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington. 20 minutes away from Columbia.
Give the guy a break.
Someone told him she was Indian and he thught she was an Apache.
He was just making an offer to send her back to Arizona.