(CNN) - Mitt Romney is calling on a police commissioner to apologize and resign after using the N-word to describe President Obama
"The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community: He should apologize and resign,” Romney said Sunday in a statement provided to CNN.
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Robert Copeland, 82, is the police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire - where Romney owns a home and spends a lot of time.
On Thursday evening Copeland refused to apologize at a town meeting for using the term.
The Boston Herald first reported Romney's statement.
My goodness. Mittens did the right thing for a change. He sure took his time about it though.
You can't really expect a half-wit racist d-bag to apologize for being a half-wit racist d-bag.
I think the problem a lot of us have with this president is not that he's Black , it's that we believe his radical , anti business agenda is bad for the nation , and we're fed up with the media continuing to give him a free pass on repeated scandals , such as sending the IRS after his political opponents , Benghazi , etc. It is our opinion that the press will not report responsibly because he is Black , as well as because he is ultra Liberal.
he either has dementia or he's just a nasty old buzzard. Either possibility is up for grabs.
No..I think he has a right to speak his mind and give his perspective, even if you dont like it...move along now.
My respect for Mitt just went up a notch.
These stinkin old people just can't get over their racism. It was bred into them way back I suppose! Get lost to all racists, black or white.
"Robert Copeland, 82, is the police commissioner in Wolfeboro"
Not retired at 82? Is he untouchable? Or probably indispensable...
This is impossible, I thought people from the North weren't racist!
Well, good for Mitt. Bigotry only exists to the extent that we allow.
Is anyone really surprised at this point? As soon as Obama was elected it seems, suddenly, racism was OK. On the internet, in editorial cartoons, in the supermarket line... Even though no one is naive enough to think it's under control, it's still shocking to see and hear it so blatently and casually.
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Mr. Copeland, don't worry about the use of the "N" word. I do support Mr. Romney, however, this is a (so they tell us) a free country and you can say want you want. When we were kids, we called each other all kinds of names, but no one paid much attention. Now everyone takes offense with everything and we are all supposed to apologize. Wow, how sensitive we all are. Mr. Romney, you are still the better man, but you did not have to get involved in this; part of the job of being president is to not to be thin-skinned. Hell, we don't know what Obama is when it comes to his race or where his loyalties are or even where he went to school. He was elected by people who are "entitled" and who do not realize that this man is leading us to our downfall. WWII was not won by liberals. Americans have better stand up and be counted pretty quick; time is running out.
The party of family values.
He needs to be fired.
What's this guys address?
Romney is looking to be relevant. I think that the only reason is because he has money and wants people not to worry when they take the money from Romney.
As ugly and horrible as the slur is, we are still free (or at least we were) to be nasty and vile (verbally) to each other.
He's just a bitter old man from a bygone era whose time, thankfully, has passed.
So sad. 82 years of take and hate. 82 yearsand leaving nothing, NOTHING to the world but his ignorance and hate. Hisamily really should be ashamed of him. He embarass them, himself, the state and this great country. Shame on him.
Good for Mitt!
The police chief in Wolfboro's only excuse is likely senility and a long time racist who no longer has the mental ability to conceal his feelings . But
what the hell is the town of Wolfboro's excuse for not firing the old fool.
It's a beautiful vacation spot that should be boycotted until that hateful racist of a man is fired!
Good for Mitt! This country needs to relearn basic concepts of mutual respect and keeping disagreements from being personal.
this is disturbing but not surprising, there has been an under current of racism perceived about our president since his first inauguration. Every now and then it slips out into the mainstream public's eye and republicans in power (or perceived power) are quick to denounce it even though the people who make these remarks are part (not all) of their political base. when you hear things like cutting social programs for the poor in the inner city by these same politicians what they are really referring to is minorities, trying to placate this demographic of racists that is still very prevalent in our country. Romney might be saying that this talk is unacceptable but on the other hand he has done nothing to help our urban poor and could care less. the 46% speach is proof