DNC attacks Straight Talk advisor Richard Quinn

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As South Carolinians across the state rallied to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all he did for the civil rights movement, the Democratic National Committee launched attacks on Senator John McCain.  In particular, and most interesting to us, is their attack on Straight Talk’s SC advisor Richard Quinn for his comments in his publication ‘The Southern Partisan.’

Here is what the DNC had to say:

Richard Quinn, McCain’s South Carolina Spokesman, Criticized the MLK Holiday as ”Vitriolic and Profane.”. Richard Quinn, identified as ”McCain’s South Carolina spokesman” as recently as December of 2005, was also a South Carolina ”strategist” for McCain in the 2000 campaign. Spartanburg Herald-Journal, 12/23/05; Vanity Fair, 11/04 McCain has defended Quinn as being ”highly respected” and a ”fine man.”. Associated Press, 2/18/00; New York Times, 2/8/00 In a 1983 column Quinn wrote, ”King Day should have been rejected because its purpose is vitriolic and profane. By celebrating King as the incarnation of all they admire, they black leaders have chosen to glorify the histrionic rather than the heroic and by inference they spurned the brightest and the best among their own race. Ignoring the real heroes in our nation’s life, the blacks have chosen a man who represents not their emancipation, not their sacrifices and bravery in service to their country; rather, they have chosen a man whose role in history was to lead his people into a perpetual dependence on the welfare state, a terrible bondage of body and soul. Partisan View, Southern Partisan, Fall, 1983 Quinn has also advocated electing David Duke, and sold T-Shirts through his magazine celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Partisan View, Southern Partisan, Winter, 1989, PFAW Release, 2/17/00

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