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    The first sign of trouble in New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district came two months ago. On the heels of Seth Grossman’s Republican primary victory, the public learned that the GOP nominee had delivered remarks in which he said, “The whole idea of diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American.”

    Grossman went on to describe concerns about diversity as “an excuse by Democrats, communists, and socialists, basically, to say that we’re not all created equal.”

    Yesterday, the story got considerably worse when Media Matters highlighted the fact that the Republican congressional hopeful “previously touted opinion pieces that were published on two leading white nationalist websites.” One of those posts, which Grossman praised, claimed that Black people “are a threat to all who cross their paths.”

    Republican officials had defended Grossman, but last night, as the Washington Post reported, they officially gave up.

    The National Republican Congressional Committee has withdrawn its endorsement of a congressional candidate in New Jersey after reporters dug up offensive comments he’d made about black and Hispanic people.

    “Bigotry has no place in society – let alone the U.S. House of Representatives,” NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers said in a statement Monday night. “The NRCC withdraws our support of Seth Grossman and calls on him to reconsider his candidacy.”

    To the extent that electoral considerations matter in a story like this, it’s probably worth emphasizing that New Jersey’s 2nd is seen by both parties as a key 2018 battleground. The district is currently represented by Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo, who’s retiring, and with a partisan-voter-index rating of R+1, this should be among the nation’s most competitive contests.

    Which makes it all the more significant that the National Republican Congressional Committee no longer feels as if can support its own candidate.

    At least as of this morning, Grossman remains the GOP nominee, and he’s given no indication that he’s open to quitting. That said, if his position were to change, it would fall to Republican officials in New Jersey to scramble to find a new candidate with four months remaining until Election Day.

    The Democratic candidate in this race is state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, whom party leaders aggressively recruited for this race. As things stand, he’s now the clear favorite to win.


    LOL "we're not racist, but..."
    “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” -- The kind of Republican that would kicked out of the party today.

    "You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things." -President Trump

    Putin has built up their military again and again and again. Their military is much stronger. He’s doing nuclear, we’re not doing anything. Our nuclear is old and tired and his nuclear is tippy-top from what I hear. Better be careful, folks, okay? You better be careful.” -President Trump

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    “Bigotry has no place in society

    – let alone the U.S. House of Representatives,”

    NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers said

    for 60 years, the Repugs have been nothing but bigots, campaigning on bigotry, refusing to solve problems like immigration to keep immigration in play as a bigoted vote getter.

    Nixon's War on Drugs was to go after black and brown stoners, and anti-war hippies

    Trash ran as bigot, and is still approved by 80% of Repugs, meaning they are BIGOTS

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