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House freshman calls NAACP chief 'racist' in email
WRAL ^ | 2/1/2013

Posted on 02/02/2013 7:36:47 AM PST by Altura Ct.

A Republican House freshman will be in the spotlight Friday at an NAACP press conference for an email he sent to the state organization, calling the group and its leader "racist" and "race-opportunists."

Rep. Michael Speciale, R-Craven, along with all other state lawmakers, received an emailed version of a statement last week by NAACP state president William Barber on proposed voter ID legislation.

In the statement, Barber calls voter ID initiatives "national propaganda efforts by the far-right to justify the obvious tactic to suppress the votes of minorities, youth, disabled and the elderly," and urges Republican legislative leaders to abandon their push for such a law in North Carolina.

WRAL News obtained the email below that Speciale sent in response:

From: Rep. Michael Speciale Date: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM Subject: RE: NC NAACP Statement as Read at Morning News Conference on Voter Suppression To: "northcarolinanaacp@gmail.com"

Dr. Barber,

This is as insulting a diatribe as I have seen in years. The NAACP has a proud history of working on behalf of black Americans to address the problems of society directed at them. You tarnish that with your racist diatribes and your race-baiting attitude. The photo requirement to vote is to prove that one is who they say they are. Nowhere in anyone’s minds but yours and your fellow race-opportunists is race, ethnic background, or color of one’s skin mentioned, insinuated or inferred regarding the proposed voter ID laws.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 113th; michaelspeciale; naacp; northcarolina; voterid

1 posted on 02/02/2013 7:36:53 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Where’s the beef?


2 posted on 02/02/2013 7:39:05 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Of course the NAACP is a racist organization. It’s entire reason for existence is racist.

How is this news?


3 posted on 02/02/2013 7:39:51 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Altura Ct.

I don’t know anything about this congressman, but he’s courageous for pointing this obvious fact out and putting it in writing. I only hope the GOP leadership doesn’t now decide he must be punished.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 7:44:17 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb
I don’t know anything about this congressman, but he’s courageous for pointing this obvious fact out and putting it in writing. I only hope the GOP leadership doesn’t now decide he must be punished.

All you have to know is that the congressman is caucasian and he is criticizing an African American. Therefore guilty.

5 posted on 02/02/2013 7:47:59 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Altura Ct.

Well they are racist. It is reverse racism. The NAACP only cares to trash the Anglo-Saxon culture that founded this nation and implement socialism and play the race card.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 7:50:37 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Altura Ct.

That was an awesome letter. Well done, Congressman Michael Speciale. Now don’t back down!


7 posted on 02/02/2013 7:52:54 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Altura Ct.

He stated the obvious. The organization is by its very nature racial, and in its leftism it is racist.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 7:52:54 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Altura Ct.
Can I tell you how this will play out?

Like a good member of the “Stupid Party” he will come out either this weekend or Monday and apologize.

Members of the Stupid Party always apologize for nothing...and the Dems know this.

9 posted on 02/02/2013 7:54:47 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Altura Ct.

When challenged about this congressman’s letter, just make sure the complainer has read the letter, and not the mischaracterizations of the letter.

Ask them which part of the letter they disagree with.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 7:56:44 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s news because the newly elected GOP official actually took on the NAACP instead of cowering when being called racist.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 7:57:46 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Altura Ct.

good for him, awsome letter

our wimpy political process could do with some balls such as demonstrated by Nigel Farage who doesn’t hesitate to call ‘em like he sees ‘em


12 posted on 02/02/2013 7:58:43 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: YankeeReb

I hope he sticks to his guns. He is 100% right.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 8:08:20 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Altura Ct.
TRUTH:

1. The true or actual state of a matter.

2. Conformity with fact or reality.

3. A verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like.

14 posted on 02/02/2013 8:08:26 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Add this guy to Cruz and we have a start...


15 posted on 02/02/2013 8:09:53 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: yldstrk

Has anyone noticed he represents Craven County?

Given the Rep’s stance, I’d say that’s a bit of a misnomer.


16 posted on 02/02/2013 8:10:51 AM PST by MarDav
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To: yldstrk

Looks like Kerry Bentivolio who took the McCotter seat in Michigan isn’t cowed by GOP leadership either. Freshmen usually spend the first two years under the thumb of the party bosses.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 8:12:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Altura Ct.; All

this is how you’ve got to do it....play the lefts game and fight fire with fire....

btw- i made the mistake of turning on the TV last night and the NAACP image awards were on....i doubled my mistake by watching jamie foxx speak after receiving an award...he said “black people are the most talented people in the world” and the crowd applauded...

imagine if rush limbaugh or some conservative actor said “white people are the most talented people in the world”...


18 posted on 02/02/2013 8:14:38 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: cripplecreek

hope they don’t get corrupted like all the rest incl Scott Brown and Paul Ryan


19 posted on 02/02/2013 8:15:11 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: YankeeReb

Encourage this gentleman, please.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 8:17:05 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: EDINVA
It goes beyond just that. NC has, for the first time in MANY years, a republican house, senate AND governor. They are about to really shake things up and there is precious little the dims & the NAALCP can do but watch. They are also using the rules the dims put in place when THEY were in power to make sure the districts are set up in their favor to ensure they keep power as well. They are also making voter ID requirements a top priority to ensure the cheating stops, which irks the shiite out of the libtards.

Since our former governor Sugardumplins screwed things up so bad, they may not have to worry about that anyway, but they are setting things up nicely for NC.

RE: the letter - The best part of the letter was left out of the preview above:

"You do minorities and the elderly a disservice when you assume that they are incapable or incompetent to the point that they cannot provide a photo ID to vote. Photo ID’s are required in nearly every aspect of American life, and most Americans over the age of 16 have some form of photo ID. Your talking points make no sense, as you ramble on with Constitutional phrases to give an impression that you know what you are talking about, and it is apparent that you are grasping at straws. Your attempts to make minorities and the elderly believe that they are victims in this effort is contrary to common sense but apparently necessary to your economic survival"

Oh, and Barber most definitely IS a race-baiting bastard whose existence relies solely on how many people he can keep scared. He is trying his best to be Jesse & Al, but he doesn't have the charisma or intelligence of those two, which should tell you all you need to know about him!
21 posted on 02/02/2013 8:19:18 AM PST by Littlejon
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To: Menehune56
All you have to know is that the congressman is caucasian and he is criticizing an African American

Please ... show some respect to the racist organization. This is the NAACP we're talking about ... thus, the congressman is criticizing a "colored person".

22 posted on 02/02/2013 8:27:09 AM PST by glennaro
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To: glennaro
"This is the NAACP we're talking about ... thus, the congressman is criticizing a 'colored person'."

So do we tell him we are sorry?

Ok, I'm sorry you are a "racist".

23 posted on 02/02/2013 9:34:37 AM PST by cotton
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To: BenLurkin

“How is this news?”

In and of itself, it isn’t news! But it IS NEWS when a legislator says so publicly.
I am so tire of this “poor us” BS spouted by the so-called “black support” organizations like the NAACP. With very few exceptions, blacks put skin color ahead of everything when voting, and yet they continue to “wonder” why they are still the dregs of society. It actually amazes me that Black Christian Churches don’t have images of Jesus depicting Him as Black!


24 posted on 02/02/2013 9:42:17 AM PST by vette6387
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Altura Ct. Rep. Michael Speciale:
This is as insulting a diatribe as I have seen in years. The NAACP has a proud history of working on behalf of black Americans to address the problems of society directed at them. You tarnish that with your racist diatribes and your race-baiting attitude. The photo requirement to vote is to prove that one is who they say they are. Nowhere in anyone’s minds but yours and your fellow race-opportunists is race, ethnic background, or color of one’s skin mentioned, insinuated or inferred regarding the proposed voter ID laws.

25 posted on 02/02/2013 2:00:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Artcore

“Can I tell you how this will play out?
Like a good member of the “Stupid Party” he will come out either this weekend or Monday.”

Instead of acting like a worthless surrender monkey, how about you defend the man.


26 posted on 02/02/2013 6:29:49 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: sergeantdave
“Instead of acting like a worthless surrender monkey, how about you defend the man.”
___________________________________________________

Not necessarily a slam towards him. Give the establishment time, they'll get to him. My guess is, an apology is already in the works.

I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am.

27 posted on 02/02/2013 6:55:54 PM PST by Artcore
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