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Haley Reverses Course, Fires White Supremacist

Less than forty-eight hours after her campaign angrily refused to fire a white supremacist from its reelection steering committee, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has abruptly reversed course and dismissed Roan Garcia Quintana from his post. “The Haley for Governor Grassroots Advisory Committee today asked volunteer Roan Garcia-Quintana to resign from…

Less than forty-eight hours after her campaign angrily refused to fire a white supremacist from its reelection steering committee, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has abruptly reversed course and dismissed Roan Garcia Quintana from his post.

“The Haley for Governor Grassroots Advisory Committee today asked volunteer Roan Garcia-Quintana to resign from our 164-member volunteer committee,” a statement from Haley’s reelection campaign noted. “While we appreciate the support Roan has provided, we were previously unaware of some of the statements he had made, statements which do not well represent the views of the Governor.”

“There is no place for racially divisive rhetoric in the politics or governance of South Carolina, and Governor Haley has no tolerance for it,” the statement added.

Wow …

Less than forty-eight hours ago Haley’s campaign was defending her selection of Quintana, telling a local paper that “the IRS thinks conservatives should be targeted for abuse, but Governor Haley does not.”

News of Quintana’s racist past broke here on FITS last week after we exclusively obtained a Democratic memo detailing his affiliation with the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group which opposes “the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States” as well as “all efforts to mix the races of mankind.”

Democrats pounded on Haley’s flip-flop.

“After defending and refusing to dismiss a white supremacist from her campaign for days, Governor Haley has finally responded to public outcry by continuing to point the finger at other people and cry foul,” S.C. Sen. Joel Lourie (D-Columbia) said in a statement. ” She needs to offer an explanation for why she stood by a man who has spent his career fighting to keep the Caucasian heritage ‘pure.’ The delay in her decision, the fact that she released this information on a Sunday over a holiday weekend, and the political attacks her staff have launched this past week instead of taking responsibility are all still concerning. I am glad she finally came to such an obvious decision but it troubles me greatly that it took her so long.”

Quintana, ironically, is a Cuban immigrant – although he claims ‘pure’ Spanish blood.

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46 comments

Sailor May 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm

She must have learned the fine art of the flip flop from her good friend Romney.

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Sailor May 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm

She must have learned the fine art of the flip flop from her good friend Romney.

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Smirks May 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Where’s stimulus? We need his input.

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Smirks May 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Where’s stimulus? We need his input.

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Buddygood May 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

A Cuban is non Nordic and is therefore cannot be a white supremacist. He may be a facist or a racist but he can’t be a white supremacist.

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Sophlady May 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm

There were Spanish immigrants, largely Gallegos, in Cuba before the Revolution. But, few families remained purely European. The odds are Garcia-Quintana is himself mixed or that other members of his family are. Soledad O’Brien is also of Spanish Cuban descent.

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Buddygood May 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

A Cuban is non Nordic and is therefore cannot be a white supremacist. He may be a facist or a racist but he can’t be a white supremacist.

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Sophlady May 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm

There were Spanish immigrants, largely Gallegos, in Cuba before the Revolution. But, few families remained purely European. The odds are Garcia-Quintana is himself mixed or that other members of his family are. Soledad O’Brien is also of Spanish Cuban descent.

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DaisyDeadhead May 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm

My mother explained it to me decades ago:

Everybody on TV in the 50s was white, so Desi Arnez was therefore white. (He HAD to be, or he wouldn’t be on TV!) That means Cubans were ‘grandfathered in’ by fiat, and have been white ever since. Desi was the prototype. No other Caribbeans get that status, since they weren’t on TV in the 50s.

So that’s why.

PS: retweeted this, thanks again for being on the job, Will.

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Thomas May 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

Aren’t you forgetting Carmen Miranda?

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DaisyDeadhead May 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm

My mother explained it to me decades ago:

Everybody on TV in the 50s was white, so Desi Arnez was therefore white. (He HAD to be, or he wouldn’t be on TV!) That means Cubans were ‘grandfathered in’ by fiat, and have been white ever since. Desi was the prototype. No other Caribbeans get that status, since they weren’t on TV in the 50s.

So that’s why.

PS: retweeted this, thanks again for being on the job, Will.

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Thomas May 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

Aren’t you forgetting Carmen Miranda?

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Sophlady May 26, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I feel (an iota) of sympathy for Roan Garcia-Quintana. He achieved his biggest soapbox ever for his vehemently white supremacist views because of being selected for Haley’s reelection committee. But, knowing Cubans, it is likely to backfire. I will not be surprised if a clutch of obviously non-white family members reach out to him publicly now that he is in the news. We will see how the Council of Conservative Citizens responds.

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Sophlady May 26, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I feel (an iota) of sympathy for Roan Garcia-Quintana. He achieved his biggest soapbox ever for his vehemently white supremacist views because of being selected for Haley’s reelection committee. But, knowing Cubans, it is likely to backfire. I will not be surprised if a clutch of obviously non-white family members reach out to him publicly now that he is in the news. We will see how the Council of Conservative Citizens responds.

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Sarah Palin For President May 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Wow!What a surprise!So predictable.Typical Republican operation.A bunch of irrelevant baloney from the Governors “staff” (do they really pay these idiots?)that does nothing but piss people off,Then the obligatory “apology” for one of their dumbass racist babblings or ,in this case, firing this kook.Republican “outreach” at its finest!

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Frank Pytel May 27, 2013 at 5:41 am

BS. This is typical and predictable libitard behavior, as everyone knows Haley is no conservative.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Fandango May 27, 2013 at 7:48 am

Haley is no conservative, you are right!
Having worked closely with her, I can tell you she has NO loyalty to anyone and has a pathology for lying!

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Frank Pytel May 27, 2013 at 8:01 am

Like I said. Typical and Predictable libitard behavior.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Sarah Palin For President May 27, 2013 at 9:53 am

The word “conservative” no longer has any meaning in SC.All Republicans “claim” to be one as do a lot of Democrats!No ,the only label that matters is REPUBLICAN.Without that by your name you are not going to be elected to any statewide office.and,of course,most people in SC who call themselves “conservatives?”Will vote straight REPUBLICAN.Haley is YOUR Girl “conservatives.”DEAL WITH IT!

Frank Pytel May 27, 2013 at 10:42 am

Negative. I voted Oshitforbrains and I’ll vote (tough name to mock…dreaming….frack it) Shaheeen for the exact same reason.

(All though in this case Queen Nimrata may be a better choice. she seems to be doing well without the lube these days. WTF does Nimrata mean anyway? Oh that’s terrible. She is far from humble. someone think of something else. Queen Slut?? Queen Jean the second??)

The faster we let you morons finish running into the ground, the faster we can dump you all and start picking up the pieces.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

Psucho Dandy May 27, 2013 at 11:45 am

Havng a real “Up With People” kinda day?

Frank Pytel May 27, 2013 at 11:54 am

I don’t get it.

James May 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I think he’s remarking about your positive outlook?

Frank Pytel May 28, 2013 at 7:36 am

Thanks James. Nothing negative about facts. They just are

Sarah Palin For President May 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Wow!What a surprise!So predictable.Typical Republican operation.A bunch of irrelevant baloney from the Governors “staff” (do they really pay these idiots?)that does nothing but piss people off,Then the obligatory “apology” for one of their dumbass racist babblings or ,in this case, firing this kook.Republican “outreach” at its finest!

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Frank Pytel May 27, 2013 at 5:41 am

BS. This is typical and predictable libitard behavior, as everyone knows Haley is no conservative.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Fandango May 27, 2013 at 7:48 am

Haley is no conservative, you are right!
Having worked closely with her, I can tell you she has NO loyalty to anyone and has a pathology for lying!

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Frank Pytel May 27, 2013 at 8:01 am

Like I said. Typical and Predictable libitard behavior.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Sarah Palin For President May 27, 2013 at 9:53 am

The word “conservative” no longer has any meaning in SC.All Republicans “claim” to be one as do a lot of Democrats!No ,the only label that matters is REPUBLICAN.Without that by your name you are not going to be elected to any statewide office.and,of course,most people in SC who call themselves “conservatives?”Will vote straight REPUBLICAN.Haley is YOUR Girl “conservatives.”DEAL WITH IT!

Frank Pytel May 27, 2013 at 10:42 am

Negative. I voted Oshitforbrains and I’ll vote (tough name to mock…dreaming….frack it) Shaheeen for the exact same reason.

(All though in this case Queen Nimrata may be a better choice. she seems to be doing well without the lube these days. WTF does Nimrata mean anyway? Oh that’s terrible. She is far from humble. someone think of something else. Queen Slut?? Queen Jean the second??)

The faster we let you morons finish running into the ground, the faster we can dump you all and start picking up the pieces.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

Psucho Dandy May 27, 2013 at 11:45 am

Havng a real “Up With People” kinda day?

Frank Pytel May 27, 2013 at 11:54 am

I don’t get it.

James May 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I think he’s remarking about your positive outlook?

Frank Pytel May 28, 2013 at 7:36 am

Thanks James. Nothing negative about facts. They just are

shifty henry May 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

This is an instance where one of my “editorial” cartoons or photos is needed. I miss me!

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shifty henry May 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

This is an instance where one of my “editorial” cartoons or photos is needed. I miss me!

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jimlewisowb May 27, 2013 at 9:06 am

So the Cuban Connection is no longer on the Haley Team

Colonel Prescott said don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes

Nikki Haley said when you see the whites of their eyes run like hell

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jimlewisowb May 27, 2013 at 9:06 am

So the Cuban Connection is no longer on the Haley Team

Colonel Prescott said don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes

Nikki Haley said when you see the whites of their eyes run like hell

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bogart May 27, 2013 at 11:23 am

Use em when you can……when they can’t be used,cut em loose…..Haley didn’t care that he was a white(Hispanic) supremist,who thought her children were mongrels…she wanted the votes from his group of sickos. She only cut him loose when the backlash got too heavy…..PS..He’ll still be there working for her,just under the table.(probably not a good analogy with Haley).

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bogart May 27, 2013 at 11:23 am

Use em when you can……when they can’t be used,cut em loose…..Haley didn’t care that he was a white(Hispanic) supremist,who thought her children were mongrels…she wanted the votes from his group of sickos. She only cut him loose when the backlash got too heavy…..PS..He’ll still be there working for her,just under the table.(probably not a good analogy with Haley).

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RHood2 May 28, 2013 at 8:26 am

I wish they would ask which troubling views they “discovered” and why they didn’t discover thm before. Not vetted properly?

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RHood2 May 28, 2013 at 8:26 am

I wish they would ask which troubling views they “discovered” and why they didn’t discover thm before. Not vetted properly?

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Honkey Whitebread May 28, 2013 at 8:52 am

So the wetback pissed off everyone else with racial comments? What a bunch of wimps in our PC society.

Big deal.

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Honkey Whitebread May 28, 2013 at 8:52 am

So the wetback pissed off everyone else with racial comments? What a bunch of wimps in our PC society.

Big deal.

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thereallizardman May 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

So what if she used to support Clayton Bigsby? I used to support her until I realized her ignorance and arrogance did not well represent my views.

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thereallizardman May 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

So what if she used to support Clayton Bigsby? I used to support her until I realized her ignorance and arrogance did not well represent my views.

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