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Posted Friday, May 10, 2013
Pittsboro, NC - Pittsboro mayor, NC Democratic Party Chairman and interim executive director Randy Voller was ridiculed on national television Thursday night. During the “The Daily Show”, host Jon Stewart used WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie's story about the rape comments made by Randy Voller as a chance to remind Democrats that they are “losing women.”
Voller spoke to the Democratic Women of Guilford County May 2 at their annual President's Spring Banquet.
Someone from the Guilford County Democratic Party was live-tweeting the event.
One tweet quoted Voller as saying,"The GOP that’s leading us – we don’t know where they’re taking us, but they’re raping us along the way.” The tweet was quickly deleted.
After talking about missteps by South Carolina Democrats, Jon Stewart pivoted and talked about the controversial rape comment by the embattled Randy Voller.
"Of course, (Voller) later apologized with the famed 'not intending to offend' and explained why (his rape comment) was a perfectly apt and appropriate metaphor for him to use in front of a women's group by saying:
"Women and men are both victims of abusive power and violence. I personally could have been raped."
Stewart continued, "So I guess we're all good, huh, ladies? Here's how we know you probably haven't been raped: You used the term to describe political policies you disagree with."
You can see the video clip on the Daily Show web site.
Here is Jon Stewart's take on Randy Voller's rape remarks.
Voller's section starts at the 2:33 point in the video and lasts about 50 seconds.
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