Republicans Meet to Discuss Minority Voter Strategies in the Plantation Room

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Each year, you keep thinking that maybe Republicans are going to understand that the world is changing. But then, they show you that they would rather pretend that it’s not.  In a stunning display of political idiocy, the Republican had the audacity to meet and discuss political strategy and minority voters in a place called “The Plantation Room..”  TheGrio talks about the matter, and it seems that by holding onto old racist traditions and neglecting minority voters, Republicans keep digging  a deeper an deeper hole for themselves.

Of all the locations to hold a retreat in all of the world, they had to choose this one. Republican Party leaders, fresh from an electoral shellacking among black, Hispanic, Asian and women voters, have decided to put their heads together Friday and figure out how to do better, particularly given the changing demographics in the country. But they’ve chosen an awkward venue for their session entitled “successful communication with minorities and women”: an historic Virginia plantation.

NBC’s Luke Russert reported Thursday:

Friday’s panel, according to the published names, indicate it will include two Latino women, three white men and a Latino moderator. Yet the panel is not without an issue in optics; the room where the discussion will take place is called the “Burwell Plantation” room at the Kingsmill Resort.

In fact, the room is named after the Burwell Family, a wealthy family that owned many slaves in 18th century Southern Virginia. Records pertaining to the families owning of slaves is well-documented by the city of Williamsburg on their website.

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., who heads Republicans’ campaign efforts, deflected a question regarding the irony of a panel trying to help the GOP woo minorities happening in a room named after a slave-owning family’s plantation.

“I don’t pick the rooms we meet in,” Walden said. “I know the Democrats have held their retreats here too and I assume you’ll go and figure out if they ever held meetings in that same room.”

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  1. They met in Virginia, so whats the problem now, are we afraid of the word?

    Last summer I attended a reunion in south Georgia half of the area’s were called Plantation, 200 people and no one had a second thought about it.

    In the mid west they are called farms, out west it’s a ranch.

  2. What does the article say – Republicans Meet to Discuss Minority Voter Strategies in the Plantation Room! Please don’t trust republicans whether Whites or Blacks. They are all liars, racists, hypocrites and without a soul. They were there to trick Blacks. How can you expect Republicans to address social issues when they do not believe in equal employment opportunities for Blacks? Republicans do not believe solving unemployment- because under full employment wages go up eating profits of their friends – CEOs. Republicans do not believe family leave, sick leave, military leave and fair minimum wages. Republicans do believe in investing in poor black children education – they don’t want their children mix with poor black children. If they talk about the future, they mean how many mistresses they will have tomorrow. That’s why they divorce and take new women big time. Watch out those white males in picture – they were looking for black women. Republicans do not believe helping black local small business retool their shops. Republicans encourage CEOs to ship jobs abroad leaving black people jobless or on welfare – and they call them names such BIT suckers. Look even their candidate, Romney, was notorious of shipping jobs off shore to avoid tax. These are same republicans who pretend to wonder why governments here experience deficits are the same people who avoid tax by banking in Swiss banks. Republicans agree with RyanCare which kills Black seniors who exhaust $5,000 voucher. Republicans don’t want Obamacare because poor Blacks and rich republicans will have same access to medical services. Republicans, as Don Trump said, love corruption to cheat on investors. They want to fool Blacks as they did in 2010 some Blacks fell under TEA Party lies. We discovered their tricks last November. We re-elected President Obama. We are happy we going to have Obama as President for the next 4 years.

  3. When the Gestapo meets there is no peace. The prize is power. There will be no let up. Each side thinks that it is right. They also believe that only the right guys should rule. Soon the female politicians will be saying, “If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.” They are prepared to cook up some solutions. They have international examples like Yulia Timishenko, Angela Merkel and the president of Liberia. Locally we have Hillary Clinton and Condaleeza Rice. It looks like it is time for the career politicians to step aside. Political ideologies do not save nations but they do tear them down. Remember, ” The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation.”

  4. I don’t get upset over bullshyt! They have a room in the Black House where enslaved people were put when they were ‘unruly’… it’s called a jail!!!

    Tweleve presidents OWNED slaves, while they were in office; therefore, they kept a jail for the slaves, who cleaned up the Black house, cooked for them, and ran their errands, IF THEY BECAME ‘UPPITY’ AKA TALKED BACK TO THEM. They would throw them in the jail, RIGHT THERE, in the BLACK HOUSE!!!

    So, for these yankees to go have there ‘fun’ in the plantation room, then let them; negroids can’t do nothing about it, ain’t gonna do nothing about, and will go, and give the ex-planation owners their money at the malls, nail shops, weave shops, and shoe shops.

    NOTHING CRACKERS DO SURPRISES ME!!!

    I KEEP TELLING Y’ALL ABOUT POLI(TRICKS), BUT Y’ALL THINK THESE YANKEES GONNA PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS …Y’ALL NEGORIDS LOVE TO GIVE THESE FOREIGNERS YOUR VOTES EVERY 2 AND 4 YEARS, WHILE THEY CONTINUE TO SHYT ON YOU!!!

    THEY RUN TO THE BANK, WHILE Y’ALL RUN TO THE CLUB, AND CHURCH AKA ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, ACTING A DA*MN FOOL, DOING THE ‘HOLY DANCE’ AT THE CHURCH, WHILE THE OTHER XTIANS ARE ‘SHAKIN’ THAT AZZ’ AT THE CLUB!!!

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