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Sun Dec 13, 2020, 04:25 PM

Loeffler disavows photo taken with longtime white supremacist




Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s campaign strongly condemned a photo circulating on social media of her posing with a longtime white supremacist taken at an event in Dawsonville on Friday.

The photo shows Loeffler smiling from beneath an American flag ball cap next to Chester Doles, a longtime white supremacist who spent decades in the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazi National Alliance. He was sentenced to prison for the 1993 beating of a Black man in Maryland and again on weapons violations in Georgia. He also associated with the Hammerskins, a racist skinhead gang with whom he marched in 2017′s violent United the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Doles posted the picture to his account on VK, a Russian social networking site where he has posted pictures of himself posing with other Georgia politicians, including Republican Congresswoman-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene and Trump-friendly Democratic state Rep. Vernon Jones. Within a few hours, the Loeffler photo had spread to Twitter.

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In 2019, Doles started a new organization called American Patriots USA, a group supportive of President Donald Trump but deeply tied to the far-right militia movement. Doles endorsed several longshot political candidates in the 2020 election, but also attempted to tie himself to U.S. Rep.-elect Greene. She had Doles removed from an event in September in Ringgold.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/election/loeffler-disavows-photo-taken-with-longtime-white-supremacist/THDEXQYGOFEHNJAYOFNSQCWHZU/


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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 04:33 PM

1. Contrast this with "Defund the Police"

a slogan uttered by loosely connected activists to the Democratic party. Democratic leaders, including President Obama and President-Elect Biden, chided Democrats for this slogan, something that no Democratic candidate actually ran on. It was seen as the biggest reason why Democrats lost down-ballot races.

Yet, a Republican senate candidate can pose for a picture with an avowed KKK/Nazi figure and....nothing. Nothing at all.

This politcal dichotomy needs to be soberly addressed when one party gets away with everything and the other party gets tarnished for everything.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 06:09 PM

8. This is what happens when over 30 years of hate radio has dumbed down the populace

One side is held to very high standards and the other one to no standards at all. Repuke supporters can beat up and even kill people and the politicians they support never suffer the consequences at the ballot box. American voters absolutely refuse to hold them accountable for anything.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 04:47 PM

2. "Disavows"? They had to know this was coming out and this is all she has? Must be a big pile of ...

disavowals piled up.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 05:11 PM

3. "Loeffler's campaign strongly condemned the photo"... so what does that mean???

Is the campaign condemning her? Her actions? How does "condemning" the photo help her?
I'm confused or is this some kind of new speak I do not know about? jeezzeeeee.
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 06:41 PM

11. "Bad photo! Bad! Naughty-naughty photo!"

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 08:25 PM

12. I'm surprised she does not pull a tRump and say she never knew this person, Just took a

photo with "some guy" she never met... The politicians first ploy is to lie, lie, lie...
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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 05:15 PM

4. Is She In The Photo?

Was it a posed picture?
Is she smiling for the picture?
Yes, yes, & yes.
How is is possible to disavow a photo one is in willingly & happily?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 02:25 AM

16. "It's devastating to my case!"

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 05:17 PM

5. Loeffler lies. Help kick KKKelly out ...

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 05:46 PM

6. Kelly Loeffler posed with a longtime white supremacist taken at an event in Dawsonville on Friday

She posed for this FRIDAY of this week. Now it is out there, they are trying to strongly condemn it





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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 05:53 PM

7. So apparently she's condemning the CIRCULATION of the photo that makes her look like

a white supremacist sympathizer, not actually the photo or Doles.

I really hope Georgians get rid of her.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 06:12 PM

9. Yep

Damn that liberal media! It's all their fault!!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 06:38 PM

10. 1+

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 08:28 PM

13. I love how Trump made it cool for conservative billionaires to just put on a redneck trucker hat...

...suddenly they're rill 'merkans!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 09:45 PM

14. Ex-KKK Leader Who 'Nearly Beat A Black Man To Death

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 11:53 PM

15. Loeffler herself is silent, does not condemn or apologize

Classic case of having it both ways. Her campaign makes a statement that essentially saying she doesen’t know who she associates with. Loeffler herself remains silent, allowing her white nationalist constituents to continue to believe that she supports them. As she surely does.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:04 AM

17. K&R. nt

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