GOP Consultant fired for discussing white privilege on social media

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  1. KenyaDoll

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    One Republican campaign consultant is out of a job after making some "defamatory comments" about her employer's primary opponent.

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    According to the Hartford Courant, Connecticut state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi, who is gearing up to run for lieutenant governor, fired consultant Regina V. Ross Roundtree after Roundtree, who is black, wrote a controversial Facebook post about "white privilege" that mentioned Bacchiochi's Republican-primary opponent Heather Bond Somers. The news site reports that Somers called on Bacchiochi to reject the "defamatory comments" that included "outrageous assertions about Heather Somers and her campaign."

    According to the Courant, Roundtree wrote the following in the post, which has since been removed:

    The defamatory post:

    That comment got the 44-year-old in a lot of trouble. The Courant reports that Somers' campaign issued this statement:

    While a Republican primary may become very heated over the discussion of a candidate's record and vision there is no place for the personal, divisive and defamatory assertions which are becoming common from the Bacchiochi camp. The Heather Somers campaign calls on Bacchiochi to immediately disavow herself of these divisive comments which have no place in the Republican Party or in public discourse.

    In response, Bacchiochi released her own statement:

    Regina Roundtree's comments are unacceptable and were in no way made with permission from my campaign. ... The campaign had no prior knowledge of the statements attributed to her that were made on a third party social media web site. The campaign has severed all ties with Ms. Roundtree.


    According to the Courant, however, Roundtree still holds her consultant job with the GOP's Tom Foley, who is eyeing the state's gubernatorial seat.

    "Whatever involvement she had in the lieutenant governor's race is unrelated to the work she does for our campaign," a Foley spokesman told the news site.

    NOTE: Roundtree was hired to help Republicans reach out to minority voters in Connecticut’s cities.
     
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    that's it?
     
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    What's it?
     
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    the "defamatory post." it seems like so little for someone to get fired over.
     
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    Gotcha!
     
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    Back in May, Penny Bacchiochi complained that one of her opponents was trying to bring race into the campaign. So when her very own consultant brings race into the campaign, Bacchiochi had to let her go.

    http://dennishouse.tv/2014/05/15/bigotry-in-the-race-for-lt-governor/
     
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    She's a liability to the new post racial GOP:jordansideeye:
     
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    Yeah, you need much better behaved blacks than this. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    :mjlol:
     
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    That nikka is a c00n that's all I know.

    Republican wife nikka?

    :wtf:
     
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    It's called looking out for your own interests dude. Hes rich and wants to stay rich.

    She fukked up by not giving an example. The consultant absolutely should have lost her job for this. Welcome to politics. She could have done her job and developed a strategy around this instead of saying "Our opponent talks with white priveledge". She fukked up.
     
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    Yeah his own interest... Cacs look out for each other :mjpls:
     
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    Because the democratic party is so amazing right? The two party system is a sham either way man. Stop caping.
     
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    Could give a shyt about either party I just know that conservatives have been openly embracing racists in a quest for a power base shamelessly in the present day. That can't be ignored
     

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