State GOP Chairman Resigns After Lazy Black Dog on Welfare Email

October 19, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)—-Yet another Republican official has been caught forwarding a racist and offensive email using a work computer. This time it’s the chairman of the Virginia Beach Republican Party. But what’s a bit out of the ordinary with this case is the excuse. Instead of issuing the standard non-apology apology, saying sorry “if” it offended, this guy claims to be ignorant with how the new-fangled World Wide Web works.

David Bartholomew forwarded the racist “joke” to several friends in March. If you believe, his story, the now-former GOP chairman was apparently unaware that hitting the forward button would send the email through the innertubes.

Hampton Roads writes:

“David Bartholomew is not a racist and agreed to resign because the e-mail had become a distraction to the Nov. 2 election, said Gary Byler, the 2nd Congressional District GOP chairman, after meeting with Bartholomew.”

“The e-mail was dated March 15 and sent from the address that Bartholomew uses as party chairman. Bartholomew forwarded it without reading the contents when “he was first getting familiar with the Internet,” Byler said.”

“The Virginian-Pilot obtained it from Democratic sources on Monday, and it was posted on the progressive blog Blue Virginia on Monday afternoon.”

What was the joke? The offensive email made use of derogatory stereotypes about African Americans and also compared black people to a dog.


I went down this morning to sign up my Dog for welfare.

At first the lady said, “Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare”.

So I explained to her that my Dog is black, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and has no frigging clue who his Daddy is.

So she looked in her policy book to see what it takes to qualify…

My Dog gets his first check Friday.

Is this a great country or what?

The Republican congressional nominee for the 2nd District, Scott Rigell condemned the racist email. Rep. Glenn Nye (D-VA) released a statement, saying “this type of racist behavior has no place in politics.”

Carl Paladino, the deranged Republican nominee for governor of New York was caught sending out a number of racist and pornographic emails to his friends and associates that attacked President Obama and the First Lady. One email also depicted bestiality showing a woman having sex with a horse.

Unlike Bartholomew, Paladino seems to have figured out how the email forward button works.

H/T Wonkette


3 Responses to “State GOP Chairman Resigns After Lazy Black Dog on Welfare Email”

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  2. Morely Dotes on October 19th, 2010 11:28 pm

    Bullcrap he’s not a racist, and bullcrap he didn’t know how the “forward” button works. I have to work with a bunch of Southern “good old boys” and they all assume that because I am white, they can use the “N” word around me without offending me. The only reason I haven’t raised a stink is I don’t want to lose my retirement, but in 5 years, I will be filing “hostile workplace” charges.

  3. Email Addresses on March 15th, 2011 7:42 am

    The chairman of the Virginia Beach Republican Party faced pressure to resign Monday after he allegedly forwarded a racist email that ended up on the Internet.
    Demin Martin

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