TOWN WHITE POLICE OFFICIAL CALLS OBAMA THE "N" WORD"

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    Not only did Robert Copeland, one member of a three member police commission In NH, call President Obama the "N" word in public, he said ‘‘I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse,’’ Copeland said in the email to his fellow police commissioners.... ‘‘For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."


    Does anybody here think this man is not a racist?


    Does anybody here believe this man should be allowed to retain his position as one of three members of the police commission in the town of Wolfeboro, NH?


     



    Town's White Police Official Calls Obama N-Word


     



    By LYNNE TUOHY
    Associated Press
    MAY 15, 2014 
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — A police commissioner in a predominantly white New Hampshire town says he won’t apologize for calling President Barack Obama the N-word, and he sat with his arms crossed while angry residents at a meeting called for his resignation on Thursday.


     


    Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland, who’s 82 and white, has acknowledged in an email to his fellow police commissioners he used the racial slur in describing Obama.


     



    Town resident Jane O'Toole, who moved to Wolfeboro four months ago, said she overheard Copeland say the slur at a restaurant in March and wrote to the town manager about it. Copeland, in an email to her, acknowledged using the slur in referring to the president and said he will not apologize.


     


    ‘‘I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse,’’ Copeland said in the email to his fellow police commissioners, part of which he forwarded to O'Toole. ‘‘For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.’’


     


    Copeland, who has declined to be interviewed, is one of three members of the police commission, which hires, fires and disciplines officers and sets their salaries. He ran unopposed for re-election and secured another three-year term on March 11.


     


    About 20 black people live in Wolfeboro, a town of 6,300 residents in the scenic Lakes Region, in the central part of New Hampshire, a state that’s 94 percent white and 1 percent black. None of the town police department’s 12 full-time officers is black or a member of another minority.


     


    Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Paul Bois, who’s black, is one of two officers the town employs part time during the summer to deal with tourists. When asked to comment outside the meeting, he said, ‘‘I'd love to, but I can't.’’


     


    Town Manager David Owen said Thursday that while he finds Copeland’s comment ‘‘reprehensible,’’ he and the board of selectmen have no authority to remove an elected official. He said he expected a large number of residents would call for Copeland’s resignation at the police commission meeting, and they did.


     


    More than 100 people packed into the meeting room at the Wolfeboro Public Library, where librarian Joyce Davis said she can’t remember an issue in 40 years that has sparked so much emotion and outcry. Many of the people wore on their shirts handmade stickers saying, ‘‘Resign,’’ directed at Copeland.


     


    ‘‘Comments like these, especially coming from a public official, are not only inexcusable but also terribly, unfortunately, reflects poorly on our town,’’ said O'Toole, who was met with resounding applause.


     


    Commissioner Ron Goodgame, in response to a challenge from O'Toole about whether he and Commission Chairman Joseph Balboni Jr. endorse Copeland’s comments, said, ‘‘It’s neither my view or Commissioner Balboni’s view that the remarks are condoned.’’


     


    Balboni told the Concord Monitor he didn’t plan to ask Copeland to resign.


     


    Nearly two dozen speakers at Thursday’s meeting called on Copeland to quit, and two spoke in his defense. Resident Frank Bader mocked those who took offense at Copeland’s comments in a state that prizes freedom.


     


    ‘‘All this man did was express his displeasure with the man who’s in office,’’ Bader said.


     


    After Balboni closed the meeting’s public comment session, many people in the audience descended on Copeland, who remained seated at the commissioners’ table and staunchly refused to engage them.


     


    ‘‘I want to think about what’s going on and decide,’’ he said.


     


     


     


     


     


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    This really shouldn't shock anyone.  We have 'Donald Sterlings' all over this country, minus the money.  Particularly the elderly in rural America.

     
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    One of the first signs of early onset dementia is the loss of a filter.  These old folks say stuff like this all the time, just like Sterling.

    ...the man who really counts in the world is the doer,...  TR 1891

     
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    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:


    One of the first signs of early onset dementia is the loss of a filter.  These old folks say stuff like this all the time, just like Sterling.


    ...the man who really counts in the world is the doer,...  TR 1891




    mmj,


    I do not know this man's history but, given what he has said and the position he holds, do you not think it is time for him to resign?


    And if in fact he does have dementia I do not think the position of police commissioner at 82 is a very good place for him to be nor good for this town.

     
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    Seems a simple apology would suffice.

    I'm surprised to learn we have 82 year-old police commissioners.  So much for retiring gracefully, I guess.

    Given Mitt Romney's long ties to and influence in the town, what is his reaction?

     
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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:
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    Seems a simple apology would suffice.

    I'm surprised to learn we have 82 year-old police commissioners.  So much for retiring gracefully, I guess.

    Given Mitt Romney's long ties to and influence in the town, what is his reaction?

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    Good pick-up Matty.

    Yes, Romney has a lakeside house in Wolfeboro. I have searched many articles and none even mention trying to get a comment from Romney.

    I did see that this police commissioner ran unopposed in March, and at 82 won another three year term in his position.

    There is talk of a recall if he will not resign.

     
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    Seems a simple apology would suffice.

    I'm surprised to learn we have 82 year-old police commissioners.  So much for retiring gracefully, I guess.

    Given Mitt Romney's long ties to and influence in the town, what is his reaction?

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    Good pick-up Matty.

    Yes, Romney has a lakeside house in Wolfeboro. I have searched many articles and none even mention trying to get a comment from Romney.

    I did see that this police commissioner ran unopposed in March, and at 82 won another three year term in his position.

    There is talk of a recall if he will not resign.

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    Again, I'm not sure resign/recall is necessary.

    All he has to do is apologize for his insensitivity.  He is a public official and should demonstrate his accountability to the people he serves.

    I would also suggest that those who voted for him also bear some responsibility for keeping him in a public role that he may be unfit for.

     

     

     

     
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    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
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    One of the first signs of early onset dementia is the loss of a filter.  These old folks say stuff like this all the time, just like Sterling.

    ...the man who really counts in the world is the doer,...  TR 1891

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    I think the key word is "filter".  The problem isn't that he has no filter.  The problem is that's how he thinks.  Thinking it without saying it is only slightly better than being open about it.

    If his dementia is that extreme, he has no business being a police commissioner.

     
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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:
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    In response to andiejen's comment:
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    Seems a simple apology would suffice.

    I'm surprised to learn we have 82 year-old police commissioners.  So much for retiring gracefully, I guess.

    Given Mitt Romney's long ties to and influence in the town, what is his reaction?

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    Good pick-up Matty.

    Yes, Romney has a lakeside house in Wolfeboro. I have searched many articles and none even mention trying to get a comment from Romney.

    I did see that this police commissioner ran unopposed in March, and at 82 won another three year term in his position.

    There is talk of a recall if he will not resign.

    [/QUOTE]


    Again, I'm not sure resign/recall is necessary.

    All he has to do is apologize for his insensitivity.  He is a public official and should demonstrate his accountability to the people he serves.

    I would also suggest that those who voted for him also bear some responsibility for keeping him in a public role that he may be unfit for.

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    I disagree.

    That type of "thinking" now puts every minority in the area on notice as to how the police dept is being run from the top down.

    How could a minority have any confidence in an all-white department with a commissioner who holds those views?

     
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    In response to high-road's comment:
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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:
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    In response to andiejen's comment:
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    Seems a simple apology would suffice.

    I'm surprised to learn we have 82 year-old police commissioners.  So much for retiring gracefully, I guess.

    Given Mitt Romney's long ties to and influence in the town, what is his reaction?

    [/QUOTE]

    Good pick-up Matty.

    Yes, Romney has a lakeside house in Wolfeboro. I have searched many articles and none even mention trying to get a comment from Romney.

    I did see that this police commissioner ran unopposed in March, and at 82 won another three year term in his position.

    There is talk of a recall if he will not resign.

    [/QUOTE]


    Again, I'm not sure resign/recall is necessary.

    All he has to do is apologize for his insensitivity.  He is a public official and should demonstrate his accountability to the people he serves.

    I would also suggest that those who voted for him also bear some responsibility for keeping him in a public role that he may be unfit for.

    [/QUOTE]


    I disagree.

    That type of "thinking" now puts every minority in the area on notice as to how the police dept is being run from the top down.

    How could a minority have any confidence in an all-white department with a commissioner who holds those views?

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    On this one, I have to agree with high-road.

    A police department is run from the top down.

    Given the egregious feelings and statements of this man, with absolutely no remorse, I do not believe he has the right to be a police commissioner of any police department. If I was a minority, I would want him out of there yesterday. 

     
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    As I said, the 'no remorse' part bothers me most.

    Like it or not, he's free to have those thoughts if they don't interfere with his job or demonstrate bias as a public official.

    Just like the voters are free to recall him if they choose.

    But it's difficult to impugn the entire police department because of this one racist curmudgeon.  They deserve the benefit of the doubt that their commissioner has just surrendered.

     

     
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    The problem isn't just that he called the President the N-Word.  It's that he has a criteria for blacks that fit the N-word, as if that's OK.  Does he have a similar criteria for when he uses racially charged words for other minorities?  And what does he call white people who who achieve the white person criteria?

    Why is a low life black person called an N word but a low life white person just a low life?  What does a person's skin color have to do with anything?  And shouldn't a person at least get to know someone before judging them personally?  I don't like Scott Brown's politics.  I don't like Boehner's politics.  I bet they are nice people.

    Call Obama a moron, an idiot, a socialist, and commie, a marxist, a war monger, an SOB, whatever.  Call him an f-ing Democrat.  But why bring skin color into it?  If he were white would his policies be more acceptable?

     
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    As I said, the 'no remorse' part bothers me most.


    Like it or not, he's free to have those thoughts if they don't interfere with his job or demonstrate bias as a public official.


    Just like the voters are free to recall him if they choose.


    But it's difficult to impugn the entire police department because of this one racist curmudgeon.  They deserve the benefit of the doubt that their commissioner has just surrendered.





    Like it or not, such comments call into question his ability to impartially fulfill his duties.


    No one is impuning the entire dept but such comments by the head of the dept has consequences.


    As commisioner he controls the hire/fire process for all officers as well as any discipline that may be necessary. Did he look for like minded officers in the hiring process? Will he look the other on certain complaints brought by minorities if he thinks those minorities fit his description?


    Now with such a statement by the commissioner, even the slighest shade of racism, in any arrest or dealings with a minority, can be exploited by a defense attorney in a criminal or civil case.


    The words and actions by people leading a dept have consequences far beyond their right to express their ideas.

     
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    As I said, the 'no remorse' part bothers me most.


    Like it or not, he's free to have those thoughts if they don't interfere with his job or demonstrate bias as a public official.


    Just like the voters are free to recall him if they choose.


    But it's difficult to impugn the entire police department because of this one racist curmudgeon.  They deserve the benefit of the doubt that their commissioner has just surrendered.


     




    Like it or not, such comments call into question his ability to impartially fulfill his duties.

     

     

    No one is impuning the entire dept but such comments by the head of the dept has consequences.

     

    As commisioner he controls the hire/fire process for all officers as well as any discipline that may be necessary. Did he look for like minded officers in the hiring process? Will he look the other on certain complaints brought by minorities if he thinks those minorities fit his description?

     

    Now with such a statement by the commissioner, even the slighest shade of racism, in any arrest or dealings with a minority, can be exploited by a defense attorney in a criminal or civil case.

     

    The words and actions by people leading a dept have consequences far beyond their right to express their ideas.

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    If he runs for re-election, don't the residents have to vote for the other guy?

     
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    Copeland is a commissioner but not really in the sense that I think most people are assuming. Wolfboro has a police commission..which is like a board for the police department. Copeland is on that board..but does not run the show.

    Chief Chase was interviewed and state that the remark made by Copeland is completely out of character for the person he knows...and it seems like they are giving him time to think about what he has said and what it means.

    I am not excusing what he said by any stretch of the imagination but I do think we have to take age into consideration..if only in terms of context and generation. Again...doesn't excuse what he said.

    I am not interested in drawing conclusions based on what one person stated in a private conversation on one occasion. No doubt Copeland will and should be held accountable to the residents of Wolfboro....and that's where this whole thing should end.

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

     
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    Finally. Mitt Romney weighs in on the Wolfeboro, NH police commissioner.

    Romney rips N.H. official’s ‘vile epithet’
    Calls on town officer to quit after racist Obama slur
    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    The Wolfeboro, N.H., police commissioner who has stood by his comment calling President Obama a racial slur is facing a growing cascade of calls to step down, including from the tiny lakeside town’s most famous summer resident — one-time Obama opponent Mitt Romney.

    “The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community,” the former Bay State governor, who owns a home in the popular Granite State vacation spot, said in a statement to the Herald. “He should apologize and resign.”

     



    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/05/romney_rips_nh_official_s_vile_epithet

     
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    In response to andiejen's comment:
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    Finally. Mitt Romney weighs in on the Wolfeboro, NH police commissioner.

    Romney rips N.H. official’s ‘vile epithet’
    Calls on town officer to quit after racist Obama slur
    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    The Wolfeboro, N.H., police commissioner who has stood by his comment calling President Obama a racial slur is facing a growing cascade of calls to step down, including from the tiny lakeside town’s most famous summer resident — one-time Obama opponent Mitt Romney.

    “The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community,” the former Bay State governor, who owns a home in the popular Granite State vacation spot, said in a statement to the Herald. “He should apologize and resign.”

     



    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/05/romney_rips_nh_official_s_vile_epithet" rel="nofollow">http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/05/romney_rips_nh_official_s_vile_epithet

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    Why does Romney have to weigh in????
    Romney doesn't hold office....he's a private citizen.

     

     
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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:
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    Seems a simple apology would suffice.

    I'm surprised to learn we have 82 year-old police commissioners.  So much for retiring gracefully, I guess.

    Given Mitt Romney's long ties to and influence in the town, what is his reaction?

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    Good pick-up Matty.

    Yes, Romney has a lakeside house in Wolfeboro. I have searched many articles and none even mention trying to get a comment from Romney.

    I did see that this police commissioner ran unopposed in March, and at 82 won another three year term in his position.

    There is talk of a recall if he will not resign.

    [/QUOTE]


    Again, I'm not sure resign/recall is necessary.

    All he has to do is apologize for his insensitivity.  He is a public official and should demonstrate his accountability to the people he serves.

    I would also suggest that those who voted for him also bear some responsibility for keeping him in a public role that he may be unfit for.

     

     

     

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    Why the deference to public officials?

    he should be gone from public office immediately.

     

     
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    In response to UserName9's comment:


    This really shouldn't shock anyone.  We have 'Donald Sterlings' all over this country, minus the money.  Particularly the elderly in rural America.




    That's a two-fer, you bigot.  You slammed rural Americans and the elderly.


    i can see why the bible generally treated cities as bad places.

     
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    In response to 2013soxchamps' comment:
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    In response to andiejen's comment:
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    Finally. Mitt Romney weighs in on the Wolfeboro, NH police commissioner.

    Romney rips N.H. official’s ‘vile epithet’
    Calls on town officer to quit after racist Obama slur
    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    The Wolfeboro, N.H., police commissioner who has stood by his comment calling President Obama a racial slur is facing a growing cascade of calls to step down, including from the tiny lakeside town’s most famous summer resident — one-time Obama opponent Mitt Romney.

    “The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community,” the former Bay State governor, who owns a home in the popular Granite State vacation spot, said in a statement to the Herald. “He should apologize and resign.”

     



    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/05/romney_rips_nh_official_s_vile_epithet" rel="nofollow">http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/05/romney_rips_nh_official_s_vile_epithet" rel="nofollow">http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/05/romney_rips_nh_official_s_vile_epithet

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    Why does Romney have to weigh in????
    Romney doesn't hold office....he's a private citizen.

     

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    Matty asked me yesterday what Romney's reaction was to this.

    I posted I could find no article with a reaction from Romney.

    Today several news sources have his reaction as well as several other prominent politicians such as Scott Brown.

     
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    In response to miscricket's comment:


    Copeland is a commissioner but not really in the sense that I think most people are assuming. Wolfboro has a police commission..which is like a board for the police department. Copeland is on that board..but does not run the show.


    Chief Chase was interviewed and state that the remark made by Copeland is completely out of character for the person he knows...and it seems like they are giving him time to think about what he has said and what it means.


    I am not excusing what he said by any stretch of the imagination but I do think we have to take age into consideration..if only in terms of context and generation. Again...doesn't excuse what he said.


    I am not interested in drawing conclusions based on what one person stated in a private conversation on one occasion. No doubt Copeland will and should be held accountable to the residents of Wolfboro....and that's where this whole thing should end.


    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)





    That is not the sum and total of this , miscricket.


    "Not only did Robert Copeland, one member of a three member police commission In NH, call President Obama the "N" word in public, he said ‘‘I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse,’’ Copeland said in the email to his fellow police commissioners.... ‘‘For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."


    So Copeland did not just use the "N" word in a private conversation though in a public place, he sent that email to his fellow police commissioners. 


    "...he meets and exceeds my criteria" for being a "N" in an unapologetic email to his fellow police commissioners is probably even worse than the first act. 


    I do not see how this man should continue to hold this office. If he does not resign, there will almost surely be a recall election which he will likely lose.


    Copeland, who has declined to be interviewed, is one of three members of the police commission, which hires, fires and disciplines officers and sets their salaries. He ran unopposed for re-election and secured another three-year term on March 11.

     
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    Copeland is a commissioner but not really in the sense that I think most people are assuming. Wolfboro has a police commission..which is like a board for the police department. Copeland is on that board..but does not run the show.


     


    Chief Chase was interviewed and state that the remark made by Copeland is completely out of character for the person he knows...and it seems like they are giving him time to think about what he has said and what it means.


     


    I am not excusing what he said by any stretch of the imagination but I do think we have to take age into consideration..if only in terms of context and generation. Again...doesn't excuse what he said.


     


    I am not interested in drawing conclusions based on what one person stated in a private conversation on one occasion. No doubt Copeland will and should be held accountable to the residents of Wolfboro....and that's where this whole thing should end.


     


    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)


     


     





    That is not the sum and total of this , miscricket.


     


     


    "Not only did Robert Copeland, one member of a three member police commission In NH, call President Obama the "N" word in public, he said ‘‘I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse,’’ Copeland said in the email to his fellow police commissioners.... ‘‘For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."


     


    So Copeland did not just use the "N" word in a private conversation though in a public place, he sent that email to his fellow police commissioners. 


     


    "...he meets and exceeds my criteria" for being a "N" in an unapologetic email to his fellow police commissioners is probably even worse than the first act. 


     


    I do not see how this man should continue to hold this office. If he does not resign, there will almost surely be a recall election which he will likely lose.


     


    Copeland, who has declined to be interviewed, is one of three members of the police commission, which hires, fires and disciplines officers and sets their salaries. He ran unopposed for re-election and secured another three-year term on March 11.


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    Actually..there will not be a recall election. NH has no such provision for recall of elected officials.


    I guess I don't lose any sleep over what an 82 year old grumpy, obstinate and pigheaded 82 year old man says in a private conversation.


    The people who live in Wolfboro are nice, decent hardworking people. I think they can rest assure that no one with an ounce of common sense is attributing Copeland's remarks as a reflection of the town.


    I think what he said is horrible as well...but I grew up in an environment where I learned quickly that the ignorant words spoken were out loud were not always reflective of what was in one's heart and soul. Again..a generational thing.


     

     
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    Finally. Mitt Romney weighs in on the Wolfeboro, NH police commissioner.

    Romney rips N.H. official’s ‘vile epithet’
    Calls on town officer to quit after racist Obama slur
    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    The Wolfeboro, N.H., police commissioner who has stood by his comment calling President Obama a racial slur is facing a growing cascade of calls to step down, including from the tiny lakeside town’s most famous summer resident — one-time Obama opponent Mitt Romney.

    “The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community,” the former Bay State governor, who owns a home in the popular Granite State vacation spot, said in a statement to the Herald. “He should apologize and resign.”

     



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    Why does Romney have to weigh in????
    Romney doesn't hold office....he's a private citizen.

     

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    Matty asked me yesterday what Romney's reaction was to this.

    I posted I could find no article with a reaction from Romney.

    Today several news sources have his reaction as well as several other prominent politicians such as Scott Brown.

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    Why is Romney's reaction, or lack thereof, of ANY concern?

    You progressives are so one-sided. Always looking for the gotcha instead of the conversation.

     

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