Bolitics: GOP Reps Plotting Minority Outreach At Winter Retreat Hosted At Former Slave Plantation!!!

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You can always count on Republicans to be sensitive about racism and slavery! Not.

Via NY DailyNews reports:

House Republicans gathering to discuss minority outreach picked an odd venue for the retreat — a former slave plantation.

Weary GOPers left Washington Wednesday for the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., where they’re recuperating and focusing on unity after last year’s rough-and-tumble fiscal cliff fight with Democrats.

Panels will take place in the resort’s “Burwell Plantation” room, named after the family that once owned the plantation. The luxury resort is now owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz, a conservative political donor.

It boasts three golf courses, five restaurants, 425 guest rooms, a spa and recreational activities like kayaking and hiking sprawled across hundreds of acres.

On tap for Friday morning is a forum to discuss “successful communication with minorities and women.”

Republican lawmakers also hope to address the looming battle against the Obama administration over a debt limit extension and budget cuts.

“We need to talk through where we are going to stand on debt limit, Continuing Resolution and building consensus,” Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) told The Hill, The Washington Post’s politics blog.

We can understand that the plantation has been converted into a resort — but it still seems insensitive to host a discussion about minority outreach from this venue — doesn’t it? What do you think?

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