07.10.09

The GOP's Day of Reckoning

The Young Republicans gathered in Indiana today amid charges of racism, and elected Audra Shay, whose controversial Facebook comments were reported by The Daily Beast’s John Avlon earlier this week.

The Young Republicans gathered in Indiana this weekend amid charges of racism, and elected Audra Shay, whose controversial Facebook comments were reported by The Daily Beast’s John Avlon earlier this week.

The GOP's Vote for Hate—and Suicide
by John Avlon

In electing Audra Shay to head the Young Republicans, despite a slew of hate-tinged actions, even the GOP’s future leaders chose to bury the Party of Lincoln.

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Bullying Behind GOP "Racist" Win
by John Avlon

Audra Shay, accused of endorsing racial slurs and hate, was elected to lead the Young Republicans yesterday. More shocking, reveals John Avlon, were the tactics: sexual innuendos, voter intimidation, near-fisticuffs.

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Young GOP Chooses Hate
by The Daily Beast

Audra Shay, the Young Republican leader accused of endorsing racism on Facebook, was elected head of the group for GOP members under 40 this weekend.

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The GOP's Hatemonger
by John Avlon

Audra Shay, accused of endorsing racism on Facebook, became the head of the Young Republicans this weekend. John Avlon uncovers new details about her disturbing online comments.

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Do NOT Elect a Racist
by Meghan McCain

The Young Republicans elected a woman on Saturday who has compared President Obama to a terrorist and appears to have laughed at a comment calling blacks “coons,” Meghan McCain tried to stage an intervention.

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New GOP "Racist" Headache
by John Avlon

After "Barack the Magic Negro" and other GOP racial gaffes, a top Young Republican official—who was elected chairman Saturday—laughs at a racial slur about President Obama. The Daily Beast's John Avlon on a choice facing GOP brass: Lose the radical fringe, or never email, use social media or send out holiday CDs again.

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