NORTH CAROLINA: State GOP Condemns Charlotte Mayoral Candidate For “Vote For Me, I’m White” Post

The Charlotte Observer reports:

The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party Tuesday condemned a Facebook post from a Charlotte Republican candidate who listed one of her qualifications as being “white.” “VOTE FOR ME!” mayoral candidate Kimberley Paige Barnette had posted. “REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL.”

“Any suggestion that a candidate is more or less qualified for political office based on their skin color alone, is offensive to North Carolina Republicans and we condemn it,” GOP Chairman Robin Hayes said in a statement. “This type of suggestion has no place in our public discourse.” Barnette, 53, has removed the post, which quickly went viral.

Barnette could not be reached Tuesday. She’s running in the Sept. 12 primary against city council member Kenny Smith and Gary Dunn. In a WTVI debate last month, Barnette criticized last September’s Charlotte protesters. She called the protests “an expression of Democratic behavior.”

  • Jeffrey

    Why are they condemning their own platform?

    • Tawreos

      They are not condemning it they’re condemning that she made it public

    • another_steve

      It’s hush hush.

      Wink wink nudge nudge, say no more, say no more.

    • Andymac3

      All publicity is good publicity when you are in the America Whites First party.

  • another_steve

    Yes, but you’re ugly.

  • Treant

    North Carolina? She’ll still win easily because, at heart, that’s the goal of most Republicans.

    • FAEN

      And the state GOP has fucked that state up royally since 2010.

    • Reality.Bites

      Charlotte mayoralty race. Doesn’t matter if she gets the nomination, they’ve lost the last four straight elections there.

  • watchthewingnuts
  • Tawreos

    They are just mad that she went public with their main voting qualification in the south

  • Mike C

    “This type of suggestion has no place in our public discourse” Silly Kim, that’s for BBQs and closed door fundraisers.

    • Nic Peterson

      And bonfires! Yeah, bonfires.

      • Todd Allis

        The kind with crosses?

        • Todd20036

          The kind with burning straw men

      • Mike C

        And large scale night time neighborhood “mosquito repelling” efforts.

        • ThelmaSTaylor

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      • JCF

        Lit by tiki torches!

    • customartist

      And meetings with Republican Attorney General Barney Fife, umm, I mean Jeff Sessions

      • Harley

        Yea, she’ll get elected.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I think you meant White Pig, Bitch.

  • Butch

    “I’m white and a meth addict, so I need the job.”

    • clay

      (missing the quotation marks, I think)

      • Butch


  • jimbo65

    Welcome to the new world order. .

  • Tomcat

    Well she can remove the SMART part real quick.

    • customartist

      That is what qualifies for a Smart Republican

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    No Tar Heel believes the NC GOP is not racist. Nice try, though.

  • Chucktech

    Jesus, they really are beginning to swarm, aren’t they?

  • bkmn

    How dare she say that in public – she should only say that in the presence of white people who think the same way she does

    • Lars Littlefield

      She must be new to the South.

      • Paula

        She’s from the New South. (TM)

        • customartist


    • Dagoril

      She should have just used the little hand signs the supremacists are so fond of. And caller her opponent “cosmopolitan” and “globalist”.

  • JWC

    she forgot UGLY and INSENSITIVE

  • Pat Padrnos

    From her post we can see who she was hoping to attract. Unfortunately – she misjudged the overall population. What a shallow person – thanks to the Repubs who stood up to this blatant racism.

  • Daveed_WOW

    Watch the nasty bitch win the primary. Blatant hostility is the Republican way.

  • Tomcat

    Feel free to stop condemning her, we were not going to vote for her anyway.
    Keep your GOP pure.

  • Tony Adams

    Isn’t there a drink named after her?

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Brawndo the Thirst Mutilator!

      • Tony Adams

        luv, but not the one I’m referring to

    • KarenAtFOH

      Meth Julip

      • carrot festival

        Oxycontin & Gin Fizz

        • KarenAtFOH

          All the bubbles but none of the fun.

      • Tony Adams

        luv, but not the one I’m referring to

    • Tawreos

      I never heard of the Racist Bitch before, but then I always have been a little traditional in my drinking habits.

      • Tony Adams

        luv, but not the one I’m referring to.

    • Gustav2

      White Whine?

    • Tony Adams
  • Rebecca Gardner

    The party of racism is offended by racism? I’m confused.

    • Adam King

      They’re also the party of lies.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Racist policies? Okay.
      Racist language? Shhh.

      • Octoberfurst

        Gotta keep it a secret! She should know better than to come right out and be racist. That’s what dog-whistles and code words are for. She should have said something like–“I’m a REAL American” instead of white. The knuckle-draggers would have known what she meant—hint, hint, nudge nudge–know what I mean?

      • Judas Peckerwood

        The love that dare not speak its name.

    • FAEN


    • The_Wretched

      Backroom / front room. they hate it when the pols get the distinction wrong. Public honest is fowned on. It gives up the game.

      • Robincho

        Liquor in the front, poker in the rear…

        • Todd20036

          I don’t think too many people on this forum of any orientation are remotely interested.

    • Uncle Mark

      There seems to be some racists, who are uncomfortable with the fact that they are racists. (I have some relatives like this.) They will happily repeat all the racist dog whistles, but are uncomfortable being thought of as racist. So many are hateful, bigoted, and delusional…just look at their orange messiah.

      • Octoberfurst

        I have coworkers like that. They say racist things but when you call them on it they act all innocent and strongly proclaim that what they said was not racist. They were just stating “facts”. Yeah–right.

      • JCF

        And the more you call them “Racist”, the more upset they get….then the more RACIST they act. [It’s like “I’ll get you, for calling me ‘racist’: here have some more racism!” But all on the down-low.]

    • Blake Mason

      It’s more like “Sshh… we no that you are more qualified because you are white… just don’t say it out loud.”

  • Jefe5084

    I’m sure she can list other “attributes” that will make her popular with the voters. Idiocy, racist, crazy, filled with ..(something christian).

  • Adam King

    That is one wicked-looking hag. Once you get that leathery nobody sees your original skin color anyway.

  • skyweaver

    Ah… “traditional”!. Because people of color, LGBT, and immigrants don’t like tradition.

  • FAEN

    By ‘condemn’ they really mean “this is not what you say publicly but privately at our retreats with other like minded people.”

  • Skokieguy [Larry]
  • Sam_Handwich
    • Todd20036

      Shouldn’t the adults in the room know how to write properly?
      “Me and Kelly are the adults in the room.”

      • clay

        It was late and garbled– drunk?

        • robindaybird

          Can YOU handle being Trump’s lawyer sober?

          • another_steve

            Being a lawyer who represents Donald Trump should be grounds for immediate disbarment.

          • customartist

            Whores get fucked all the time for money

        • olandp

          No matter how drunk I’ve been, and I’ve been really drunk on many occasions, I still understand grammar.

      • -M-

        Adults relative to most of Don the con’s retinue.

      • Nychta

        Bestest Cobb phrase quoted in the article: “I am on be here for long but will be I my piece against bull….”

    • That_Looks_Delicious
    • olandp

      Have any of these people ever had a grammar class? This man is a lawyer?


  • Dagoril

    She looks more like Spanish Leather than White. Or perhaps Naugahyde.

    • CB

      Or perhaps “real Corinthian leather?”

      • KarenAtFOH

        “hiking boot sole”

      • Reality.Bites

        I’m sure she and another Corinthian walked into a bar.

  • safari
    • Sam_Handwich

      does ryan have the votes?

      • safari

        I have no idea. Ben Jacobs is just retweeting other reporters at this point. I’m also somewhat confused because the House almost unanimously passed a Harvey aid package today.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Normally, I would assume that some of the freedumb caucus would oppose it, but since this is about Texas maybe not.

    • Todd20036

      Remember when the Nazis who voted against Sandy claimed the reason they did so was because the bill contained non-Sandy related stuff?
      That was a filthy lie.
      But guess what….

      • customartist

        “Why should WE have to pay for it when others CHOOSE to live in a flood plain, yada, yada…?”

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    I sense a presence I’ve not felt since,…


  • Michael R

    More white than smart .

  • Nic Peterson

    Shorter Kim: I’m white, and pretty and people like me.

  • Friday

    So, not so much with the ‘smart’ bit, eh?

  • William

    Barnette may be remembered from such programs as “The Faces of “Meth”.

  • shellback

    Based on the photo alone, I though this was going to be a story on Mattel’s new Bobble-Head Barbie doll accessorized with a purse full of crystal meth.

  • Gustav2

    She will win, now.

  • The_Wretched

    I spent most of my life not seeing the open and plain racism we’re getting since Donny the Unfit took office. Structural stuff like the justice system has been a problem forever but not just this “I’m white vote for me” crap.

  • Gigi

    I know we’re told not to judge a book by its cover but in her case it says a lot. Sad.

  • Adam Stevens

    Lookin’ cracky, dear.

    • alguien

      she’s a crack ho cracker!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not that the GOP still has a few people who go “tsk tsk” at things like this.

    • JWC

      Unfortunaetly , however, Tsk Tsk is as strong as it gets and as far as it goes

  • Ninja0980

    Translation, don’t be so open about how racist we are!

  • Galvestonian

    … and a bigoted, skanky, thoughtless piece of white trash Southern trollop that most probably professes some form of faux Christianity.

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    She’s also bilaterally symmetrical. Or at least the human suit is…

    • Mikey

      they’re less expensive to make like that… also, the lizard people can’t really tell us apart. We all look alike to them.

  • Reality.Bites

    Charlotte last elected a Republican mayor in 2007, Pat McCrory, who taught them to never do it again.

  • TheManicMechanic

    What’s with the meth faces on these Republicunts?

    • -M-

      Answered your own question there.

      • TheManicMechanic

        It was meant more as a statement, actually.

  • JWC

    Rachel brought up an excellent point last night. Obvious yet missed by mainstream media. Trump had 2 strong pillars throughout his campaign . One, his refusal to be critical of Putin and two,his balant racism. Both were there from the beginning and both were obvious. The Media, however, were more interested and mesmerized in the dazzle of the con man. His 30% was not , especially the racist part. They honed in on that from square one The general population glossed it over “he will be better as a president” They believed that as much as they believed he would soon learn Mr. Putin was not a nice man

  • ChrisInKansas

    Why is it that the worst of the worst are the only ones that seem to run for public office these days?

  • rig500

    Uh, when she makes statements like that, how “smart” can she be?

    • -M-

      She did get her name out to the scum who would vote for her.

  • Jefe5084

    Is that Smelly Anne Conjob with her hair re-dyed? They all look alike to me after awhile. Those bitter trolls.

  • clay

    From the Charlotte Observer:

    “Kimberley Paige Barnette, R

    A newcomer to elective politics, Barnette, 52, is a former magistrate in Mecklenburg County. She served in that post twice, from 1987-1995 and again from 2003-2013, according to the Administrative Office of the Courts.

    Barnette now works as an associate at the Amazon warehouse in Charlotte. She’s not raising money for the race, and said she hopes word of mouth will be enough.

    Why is she running? “Because I’m a good decision-maker,” she said. “And I’m good at listening and analyzing information. I think I’d be good at it.”

    • jmax

      “Because I’m a good decision-maker.” Hahahaha.

    • boatboy_srq

      Just a hunch, but transitioning from magistrate to to warehouse labor doesn’t sound especially astute.

    • CJAS

      Why is she running? Because obviously being a white nationalist is the only qualification a lot of voters care about.

  • greenmanTN

    Leathery Meth Whore for Mayor!

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra


    She forgot to add meth addict.

  • Ken M

    O/T sorta Seems FL is #2 in the nation for HATE Groups.

  • Jay Silversmith

    wow….kimberley looks like she gits her crack from kellyanne.


    I hear Skanks”R”Us is hiring.

    • another_steve


      Love to you for “Skanks”R”Us.”

  • SoCalGal20

    Yeah, she seems smart…

  • SoCalGal20

    OT (sort of) but pro football player Michael Bennett recounts his terrifying experience when Las Vegas PD detained him for basically being a black dude in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Halou

    The State Republican party ‘condemns’ the post but hasn’t taken any action against the person who posted it? If they were serious they would force her to issue a full public apology, or failing that they could replace her as their candidate.

  • Macbill

    It all sounds like demonic possession. See if she floats or sinks.

    • Elsewhere1010

      Or if she weights the same as a duck.

      • Canadian Observer

        Build a bridge out of her?

  • customartist

    Oh Robin,… Kimberley Paige Barnette has only SAID what most Republicans really believe in their heart of hearts.

  • Gerry Fisher

    It wasn’t an expression of Democratic behavior, it was a demonstration of democratic behavior.

  • Elsewhere1010

    And apparently a possible meth head. Allegedly.

  • Harry Underwood
  • kaydenpat

    Didn’t Trump run on the same motto?

  • JCF

    …and then, in the secrecy of the voting booth, they voted for her.

  • She put out that ad and claims to be smart?

  • houstonray

    I swear I saw the picture and thought it was a Sarah Palin police booking photo.

  • netman extraordinaire

    “Traditional”?? With those BARE shoulders? I do declare.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    See what happens when you win the Queen Of The Trailer Park competition?

    All that power goes right to your meth-addled head.

  • olandp

    Looks like being white is the best thing she has going for her. As for “traditional”, wouldn’t that mean she stays at home, doesn’t appear in public except as an accessory for her husband?

  • ThelmaSTaylor

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  • RickCabral

    “REPUBLICAN & SMART” ???? Are you kidding? Those two cancel each other out. It’s an impossibility.

  • “Any suggestion that a candidate is more or less qualified for political office based on their skin color alone, is offensive to North Carolina Republicans. . . .”

    However, as far as being qualified to vote is concerned. . . .