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Racist Southern Democrats: It’s Like They’ve Never Left

Can you really tell your governor to go back to India?

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina’s Indian-American Republican Governor Nikki Haley was the target of a xenophobic comment by a rival Democratic pol recently, outlookindia.com reported.

“In about 18 months from now, hopefully he’ll have sent Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from,” South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian said while introducing the state’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner on Friday.

The comment drew cheers and laughs from the audience, but Harpootlian is now facing a serious backlash, given that the “wherever the hell” Governor Haley is from is India. Her Sikh parents immigrated to the U.S.

In other words, “Go back to India.” Not a cool move.

Haley is the first woman to serve as Governor of South Carolina and the second Indian-American governor in the country, after fellow Republican Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. She is also the third person of color elected as governor of a Southern state, after Virginia’s Douglas Wilder and Jindal. At the age of 41, Haley is the youngest current governor in the United States.

“Unfortunately, this seems to be a trend coming from the South Carolina Democratic Party,” Governor Haley’s spokesman Rob Godfrey said in a statement.

“Fortunately, the people of South Carolina are better than Harpootlian and his ilk, and we have faith that they will see right through their consistent attempts to play to the lowest common denominator,” he said.

It didn’t really help when Harpootlian later insisted that he was only referring to Lexington County, Haley’s home district that she represented in the state house, when he said “wherever the hell she came from.”


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

Just so you wouldn’t think the governor is completely PC, there was this scandal in June, 2010, when, in response to a critical article by 25-year-old Charleston reporter Renee Dudley, about her expensive trip to Europe (strictly 5-star hotels), Haley said: “All I will tell you is: God bless that little girl at The Post and Courier. I mean her job is to try and create conflict.”

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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18 Responses to “Racist Southern Democrats: It’s Like They’ve Never Left”

  1. Boris Badinov says:

    The Democrat Party is incredibly racist, and always has been. However, the "mainstream" media is far left and covers up and spins so most people never hear their slurs or understand that their policies are designed to keep people of color dependent on the white leftist overseers of the Democrat Plantation. Given this, why so many American Jews are Democrats is a question that needs to be asked, loud and clear.

  2. Jay Jay Haskins says:

    Why any Jew would vote Democrat is beyond me.

  3. Stuart Kaufman says:

    As a newly minted South Carolinian (I moved from NY 6 months ago) I am more impressed than ever that the Democrats are generally, the racists.

  4. Gil Gilman says:

    Not surprising at all, considering South Carolina was the first state to secede back December 20, 1860. The statement by Dick Harpootlian was apparently acceptable to assembled Democrats. Perhaps he did only mean Lexington County, but it is the phrase itself, that is revealing. "She isn't one of us good old boys," is the meaning. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that the South is still a hotbed of classist nonsense. It has only been 148 years since the end of the Civil War, and bias, prejudice, and racism don't change overnight.

  5. Do you realize how many people you are insulting here? You demonize an entire region that is traditionally democrat because you don't like the comment made by one man to his supporters? There is a problem with so many of America's 'leaders' being foreign born and dual citizens. We have a right to defend ourselves, isn't that what Isreails are always saying? Well don't be surprised when Americans do the same. It is especially shameful that we have to defend ourselves against our own allies that we have supported in many ways. That support has come at the expense of those of us Southerners, through our taxes and our children who die in wars that benefit Isreal.

  6. Do you realize how many people you are insulting here? You demonize an entire region that is traditionally democrat because you don't like the comment made by one man to his supporters? There actually is a problem with so many of America's 'leaders' being foreign born and dual citizens and we have a right to defend ourselves, isn't that what Isreails are always saying? Well don't be surprised when Americans do the same. It is especially shameful that we have to defend ourselves against our own allies that we have supported in many ways. That support has come at the expense of Southerners, through our taxes and our children who die in wars that benefit Isreal.
    Please consider your treatment of your own neighbors before you cast the word 'racist' at others.

  7. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Reality Check:

    The Democratic Party is the founder of the KKK and the American Nazi Party!
    Obama and Pelosi admit ownership of OWS, where Jew hatred was at the very core of the venom seething attacks.
    The Democratic Party during the Shoah vehemently fought against the US fighting the nazis, forcing away shiploads of Jewish refugees from US shores of safety returning them to Hitler's ovens, and calling for an alliance even after they knew Jews were systematically being murdered.
    The Democrats have unanimously voted against EVERY civil rights act in US history.
    The 2012 Democratic convention – owned and choreographed by obama – was a classic orchestration of Jew hatred that would make the Nuremberg Rallies proud.
    The grand wizard of the KKK was a Senate leader of the Democratic Party until 2010 – and only stopped because he died.

    Since 2009, there have been on-going attacks by the old white men that own the party and finance obama against intelligent Latinos and Blacks who dare defy their commandments and refuse to return to the plantations they own.

    Racism? The Democrats define the concept and have taken it to new heights!

  8. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    "wars that benefit Israel?" Name one!! Americans have NEVR fought for any Israeli interests, other then the canards in the usual Jew hating blogs that you obviously subscribe to. But we appreciate your comments. They prove that the assertions against the Democratic Party KKK is correct. I presume you have a laminated ID card

  9. Bill Donahue says:

    Read Romans Chapt. 11.

  10. Arlie Price says:

    Ww2 ?

  11. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Arlie Price WWII benefited Israel? First of all the modern state of Israel did not exist until 1948. Secondly, if you bothered to check historical FACTS, FDR and his entourage fought AGAINST entering a war against Germany, repeatedly proposed an alliance, and FORCED numerous shiploads of Jewish refugees away from the US shores, and forced them back to hitler's ovens to be murdered. Careful Arlie – you real beliefs are coming thru

  12. The Roosevelts are Jewish.

  13. Edward Lobel says:

    I do agree that 100 years ago the Democratic party was indeed the party of racists, and the republicn party was the party of equal rights.

    HOWEVER, in the last 60 – 65 years there has been a complete reversal in what each of these parties believe in.

    In the 1960's when the south was completely Democratic, it was the northern Democrats who represented the middl class and wanted to bring civil and equal rights to all! No more segregation, no more pole taxes, no more "back if the bus" which was all over the south! When Democrats, including Kennedy and Johnson begain to push for these cilvil rights, it was the south who fled to the republican part who welcomed hem with open arms.

    When there were enough of these southern people in the republican party they began the shift away from what Lincoln's party represented and switched the republican party to what had been the democratic party! One giant shift was that Mr. Lincoln'd Republican Party stood for a VERY STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, which is in complete opposition to where the republican party stands now.

    Once you accept the real reason why Democrats are the party of freedom and the middle class, and understand that the new republican party does not represent any ideals that they did even 60 years ago, you could easily understand why so many of myfellow JEWS are envolve with the Democratic party!

  14. Edward Lobel says:

    Jay Jay Haskins,
    Jews vote Democratic because the Party of Stupid does not care about them!

    If you really bthink you know the answer, take a minute and read my above post to Boris Badinov and perhaps you will understand!

  15. Edward Lobel says:

    If you really believe what you are saying you need some serious help! Your lies are pathetic and laughable. You do not know anything about history and preach your incompetent garbag like it was the truth! It is easy to find the truth, but you will not do it because you are so full of hate!

    since the 1960's it has been the Demoicrats that have voted in every single civil rights act that was approved by congress! Had the republicans had enough votes to stop them, you would still have the old democratic party of the south. Since then all the democrats have become republican and they still practice the old politics.

    The rand wizzard you are referring to was a republican not a democrat! you are very blin to the truth!

    If you believe all this garbage you talk about then you must seriously hate Jews as the vast majority of Jews vote for
    Democrats and we all cannot be stupid!

  16. Perhaps watching this will put things into proper perspective for you Arie's Pragmatic Politics : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_slYPz1khbM

  17. Edward Lobel says:

    Whoever told you this must have known that you are of extremely low intelligence and would believe anything!

  18. I'm going to leave your comment on my page Edward Lobel, so that everyone can see how rude you are. I find that everyone who defends Israel is extremely rude and insulting, people with no manners or social skills whatsover.

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