Audra Shay Responds to Race Allegations

July 3, 2009 by  
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Audra Shay, Candidate for Chairman of Young Republicans

Audra Shay, Candidate for Chairman of Young Republicans

Audra Shay, YR Renewal Candidate for Chairman of the National Young Republicans, issued a statement concerning the racial allegations that are popping up all over the internet.

Shay is claiming this is a “desperate” attempt by the Next Level team to topple her candidacy for Chairman.  Her statement is below:


Dear Friends and Supporters,

Yesterday on Facebook, an unfortunate incident occurred. An individual posted two comments on my Facebook wall, the first comment arguing against big government and the second filled with racially charged comments. I responded supporting the individual’s first post, to continue the fight against big government spending. I was not aware of the racial comments until sometime later, when a third individual brought it to my attention. I immediately deleted the derogatory and outright disgusting comments and subsequently posted a statement on my Facebook Status stating that in no way, shape or form are the comments posted by other individuals a reflection of me or my beliefs as an American, a Veteran, a Mother or a Candidate. I do not, nor would I ever, condone that type of language or behavior.

Unfortunately, my opponents have now spun a web of misconception and untruths, desperately trying to paint me as a racist. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, I have made it part of my Young Republican life to ensure that we did not just focus on outreach, but inclusion. Under my leadership as Chairman of the State of Louisiana’s Young Republicans, we were able to raise $90,000 for a minority outreach media campaign. Also under my leadership as Louisiana Chairman we brought the largest minority delegation to the YRNF Convention in 2007.

It is a disgrace that these types of political attacks are taking place and once again, it proves that my opponents will stoop to the lowest levels to steal this election from the jaws of victory. Our Team is one of honor and integrity. We take this service to heart and will not allow others to tarnish our reputations. If you have any questions or concerns about this matter or any other matters, please email, call or Facebook message me. I’m always available.

Many believe she was aware of the comment because of the 8 minute time lapse after the derogotory comment was made by the other individual.

Courtesy the Arkansas Times

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  • Omar Samuel Malcolm

    This is a sad day for the republican party. I am a republican and I am a well known political columnist/activist and I serve as the executive director for a college republicans chapter in Florida. I just came from an interview for a tv documentary about race and the republican party and up until just now, I honestly thought we were progressing towards a more inclusive party and I defended our party against allegations of racism and bigotry but this was the last straw. I simply refuse to stand by a Party that is going to stand by someone like Audra Shay. Her comments are unfortunate and she is a disgrace to the republican party and everything it stands for and I simply cannot support an organization that finds these actions acceptable. The GOP is heading down a slippery slope that will ultimately lead them to becoming a permanent minority in this country and this is just another step in the wrong direction.

    Omar Malcolm

    • oscar77


      And, of course, you simply don’t care about her explanation at all. Nothing like that could ever happen, you think. You simply assume that since she is a Republican, she MUST be a racist, and then all you have to do is try to find real or trumped-up evidence of that – you don’t care which.

      You are NOT a “Republican”, I believe. You are simply a moron.


      Omar ole buddy, your facebook friends pictures, your favorite music and likes and dislikes show you to be a liberal…not a Republican, no matter what you pander to publically. Your type of posting is the way that false impressions are created in this political world today…you say one thing, and live another. Grow up, and comment when you learn judgement, consistency, commitment, responsibility, and something other than rhetoric and activism. There is a lot of world needing DOERS, not just SAYERS.

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    Lady you are so racist, and I am so tired of you racist white people trying to sugar coat everything, what if we start using the “C” (CRACKER) word..I can’t believe some white people think they are better than blacks. Suprise your not, and slavery will never be again, should of held on to it, when you had, and now that it’s over for us, it still goes on with you because,as a white woman, you feel like you lost something when slavery ended, you know what they say if you can’t be Join them, and you will never beat us again, so put your whip between your legs, and carry on with the devil tail hanging from your white @!*^#$^@^%!..

    • Candice Sands

      Eat SHIT……..