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RandySF

(60,356 posts)
Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:24 AM Oct 2013

Nevada GOPer Says He'd Vote For Slavery If That's What His Constituents Wanted

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada assemblyman came under fire Monday after a YouTube video surfaced in which he told a Republican gathering he would vote to allow slavery if that is what his constituents wanted him to do.

"If that's what they wanted, I'd have to hold my nose ... they'd probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah," Assemblyman Jim Wheeler told members of the Storey County Republican Party at a meeting in August.

His comments were swiftly denounced by Republicans and Democrats alike.

"Assemblyman Wheeler's comments are deeply offensive and have no place in our society," Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a statement. "He should retract his remarks and apologize."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/jim-wheeler-slavery_n_4172054.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Nevada GOPer Says He'd Vote For Slavery If That's What His Constituents Wanted (Original Post) RandySF Oct 2013 OP
and the racist pos should resign at once. niyad Oct 2013 #1
Until fairly recently, Nevada was called Nevernose Oct 2013 #2
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler's contact info and website rollin74 Oct 2013 #3
WTF Skittles Oct 2013 #4
"I'd eat a poop, if that's what my constituents wanted me to do!" Warren DeMontague Oct 2013 #5
Make no mistake, Nevada is run by a conglomeration of gangsters, Egalitarian Thug Oct 2013 #6
Well, on one hand, yeah, that's his job. On the other... hell of an example, buddy Scootaloo Oct 2013 #7

Nevernose

(13,081 posts)
2. Until fairly recently, Nevada was called
Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:36 AM
Oct 2013

"The Mississippi of the West." One of the last states to desegregate.

rollin74

(1,998 posts)
3. Assemblyman Jim Wheeler's contact info and website
Tue Oct 29, 2013, 01:18 AM
Oct 2013

Jim Wheeler
Assemblyman, District No. 39

Legislative Building, Room 4121
401 S. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701-4747

jim.wheeler@asm.state.nv.us
775.684.8843

http://www.wheeler4nevada.org/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Wheeler4Nevada

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
5. "I'd eat a poop, if that's what my constituents wanted me to do!"
Tue Oct 29, 2013, 01:37 AM
Oct 2013

"Hell, I'd eat two! The voters demand it!"

Fuck, Jim, nice to know we still have legislators with that level of integrity.
 

Egalitarian Thug

(12,448 posts)
6. Make no mistake, Nevada is run by a conglomeration of gangsters,
Tue Oct 29, 2013, 01:45 AM
Oct 2013

shitkickers, and morons. There is not one person of note here that does not fall into at least one, if not more, of these categories.

On the plus side, outsmarting these idiots is easy.

The down side is that one the tip to the fact that they've been outsmarted, they are free wreak vengeance with no worry about repercussions.

It is a lot like living in Chicago with a more level playing field.

 

Scootaloo

(25,699 posts)
7. Well, on one hand, yeah, that's his job. On the other... hell of an example, buddy
Tue Oct 29, 2013, 02:10 AM
Oct 2013

What, are you suggesting your constituents would force you into it? I'm sure they appreciate it. or are you just hoping?

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