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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves Saturday from a Republican state representative's assertion that slavery was a "blessing in disguise" and a Republican state House candidate who advocates deporting all Muslims.
    The claims were made in books written, respectively, by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro and House candidate Charlie Fuqua of Batesville. Those books received attention on Internet news sites Friday.
    On Saturday, state GOP Chairman Doyle Webb called the books "highly offensive." And U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, a Republican who represents northeast Arkansas, called the writings "divisive and racially inflammatory."
    Hubbard wrote in his 2009 self-published book, "Letters To The Editor: Confessions Of A Frustrated Conservative," that "the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise." He also wrote that African-Americans were better off than they would have been had they not been captured and shipped to the United States.
    Fuqua, who served in the Arkansas House from 1996 to 1998, wrote there is "no solution to the Muslim problem short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States," in his 2012 book, titled "God's Law."

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    Again, the leading statement "tried to distance themselves" is junk journalism.

    The statement is stupid. That's not trying to distance anything it is simply relating what they believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Again, the leading statement "tried to distance themselves" is junk journalism.

    The statement is stupid. That's not trying to distance anything it is simply relating what they believe.
    did you read the entire article including including the quotes from the candidates and the book

    they are a window into what some gop believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    did you read the entire article including including the quotes from the candidates and the book

    they are a window into what some gop believe
    A sign that your assumption of what you have learned from this "window" is incorrect would be the direct way that the people in the gop have simply stated that the statements are stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    A sign that your assumption of what you have learned from this "window" is incorrect would be the direct way that the people in the gop have simply stated that the statements are stupid.
    of course they would, telling the truth is always a problem among politicians, but that does not mean that those views are incorrect or uncommon among gop voters...especially in the south and in other states

    remember mittens 47% comment that he said that he did not mean during the 'debate'
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    Mittins only said that after doubling down for a week. He's sorry he got caught, that's all he's sorry for. This is the same thing..
    Stupid, paranoid, and armed is a bad combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    of course they would, telling the truth is always a problem among politicians, but that does not mean that those views are incorrect or uncommon among gop voters...especially in the south and in other states

    remember mittens 47% comment that he said that he did not mean during the 'debate'
    Right. We're all hiding our contempt for stupid statements by simply stating they are stupid.
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