Its Confirmed. The Republican Party (GOP) is Racist or Infested With Racists or Something

I think at this point, its pretty clear that racism is rampant in the GOP.  And I think it always was.  It just took a Black man becoming president to bring it back to the surface.

 

According to Michael Steel, former RNC chair, the Southern Strategy is alive and well.

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  1. #2 by Cliff on April 4, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    Brewski,

    “Racially insensitive” is not the same as using the ‘N’-word to appeal to your constituency.

    You lose and you know it!

    You could however be less of a loser if you were to express some outrage or even apologize on behalf of your sick, racist tribe.

    • #3 by Glenden Brown on April 4, 2012 - 2:42 pm

      Interestingly, Josh Barro at Forbes addressed this topic recently:

      Conservatives, almost universally, feel like they get a bad rap on race. They catch heat when they point out improvements over the last several decades in race relations and in the material well being of minorities in America, even though those phenomena are real. They catch heat when they contend that government programs intended to help the poor have led to problems with dependency in minority communities, even though those critiques are sometimes correct. They catch heat when they criticize Affirmative Action, even when in some cases (as at the University of California) Affirmative Action was clearly disserving minority communities.

      Why do conservatives catch such heat? It’s probably because there is still so much racism on the Right to go alongside valid arguments on issues relating to race and ethnicity. Conservatives so often get unfairly pounded on race because, so often, conservatives get fairly pounded on race.

      And this is the Right’s own fault, because conservatives are not serious about draining the swamp.

      and

      My challenge to conservatives who feel they get a bum rap on race is this. Stand up for yourself and your colleagues when you feel that a criticism is unfair. At the same time, criticize other conservatives who say racist things, cynically tolerate racism in the Republican base, or deny the mere existence of racial issues in America today. The conservative movement desperately needs self-policing on racial issues, if it ever hopes to have credibility on them.

      If Trayvon Martin were white, he’d probably still be alive. If Barack Obama were Barry O’Hara, he wouldn’t have had to provide his birth certificate.

  2. #4 by brewski on April 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    First of all Santorum didn’t use the N word. What I hear him say was “nik”, as in peacenik, beatnik, etc. I thought he was making the point that he was some lefty in the 60′s tradition. I didn’t hear the word and I don’t think he was thinking it.

    Second, I am not a Santorum fan in an stretch of the imagination. So there is no need for me to apologize for someone I don’t support.

    Thirdly, while Reid, Biden, Clinton and Boxer did not use the N word, their comments do reveal their deep inner racist feelings, which is worse than any word.

    You make this far too easy for me.

    • #5 by Glenden Brown on April 4, 2012 - 2:56 pm

      brewski – you’re utterly delusion if you actually believe that’s what Santorum said.

  3. #6 by brewski on April 4, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    Glenden,
    Thank you for posting that:

    government programs intended to help the poor have led to problems with dependency in minority communities, even though those critiques are sometimes correct.

    and

    Affirmative Action was clearly disserving minority communities

    and

    Conservatives so often get unfairly pounded on race

    This was the single smartest post you’ve ever made.

    I agree with the point of the Forbes piece. Along the same lines, liberals should not tolerate hypocrisy in their own ranks. So when one liberal asks for his privileged white kid to get into Harvard Law even (any Kennedy) then he should be called out on that and be reminded that some minority applicant is being displaced. That is after all the entire premise of Affirmative Action.

    • #7 by Glenden Brown on April 4, 2012 - 3:09 pm

      You are yet again proving your willful blindness on issues of race, brewski.

      Notice that you left out the important qualifiers – i.e. in one specific application, affirmative action was disserving minority communities not affirmative action as a whole; conservative get unfairly pounded on race because they so often fairly get pounded on race. To put it in other terms – the right gets demonized because it has so many demons.

  4. #8 by brewski on April 4, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    I don’t hear the N word. You’re delusional.

  5. #9 by Cliff on April 4, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    HA! Brewski,

    Santorum is your girl isn’t he?

  6. #10 by brewski on April 4, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    You are again proving your willful blindness to factual inaccuracies.

    So what you are saying is that if someone factually points out in a particular situation that AA isn’t working, and the professional left screams racist, then that is OK even if the critique is correct and there is no racism in this case.

    So what you are saying is that if someone isn’t a racist it is ok to call him a racist just because he or she is in the same political party where some other racists are.

    The left gets laughed at because there is so much to laugh at.

  7. #11 by brewski on April 4, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    Ha!

    I can’t stand Santorum. That doesn’t mean he said what he didn’t say.

  8. #12 by cav on April 4, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Rick’s almost as lame as brewski whether he uses the term “ni*clang*” or not.

  9. #13 by brewski on April 4, 2012 - 3:46 pm

    so we should conclude that he said the N word even if he didn’t, since, well, he is a Republican so someone else might have said it so we might as well blame Santorum.

    The intellectual weakness of the left.

  10. #14 by brewski on April 4, 2012 - 4:32 pm

    Bill Clinton justified Byrd being a Klansman:

  11. #15 by cav on April 4, 2012 - 5:36 pm

    My contention was: Whether he used a particular word or not, his other stances don’t, from my perspective, offer much in the way of presidential material. I appreciate his stepping up, I mean somebody’s got to do it, but not just anybody. It’s a job hunt out there and not every applicant is equipped for every job. In fact I would characterize the whole of the GOP field – from ‘the Donald’ to Willard as more clown-car material than serious applicants. More weakness of the brain-damaged right.

  12. #16 by Larry Bergan on April 4, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    Santorum doesn’t have a chance. The Bush crime family has decided that Romney will be the president and Jeb Bush will be his vice president and minder in the white house.

  13. #17 by brewski on April 4, 2012 - 9:35 pm

    Cav, I totally agree. Santorum is not presidential material. Neither is Obama. He is totally out of his depth.

    If Romney picks Jeb then I am voting for Cynthia McKinney.

  14. #18 by Glenden Brown on April 5, 2012 - 9:47 am

    brewski :

    Bill Clinton justified Byrd being a Klansman

    No, he didn’t justify it – he explained it. That’s a typical case of conservative confusion. Understanding why someone did somehting isn’t the same as justifying it, excusing it, or ignoring it. And you’re smart enough to know that, brewski, so why do you insist on playing that pointless game?

  15. #19 by Richard Warnick on April 5, 2012 - 11:38 am

    It will be interesting to see who Romney chooses as a running mate. There’s some speculation that a “game change” pick would be a dumb move, as it was for McCain last time. I’d guess Romney will go with someone like himself, another Etch-A-Sketch candidate.

    Sarah Palin thinks Romney ought to go rogue and pick Allen West(!)

  16. #20 by Ronald D. Hunt on April 5, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Obama already picked Rmoney’s running mate, It will be Paul Ryan.

    Mitt will have to defend the undefendable Ryan Budget from sea to shining sea.

    At this point Mitt is picking a running mate purely on the idea of which of the republicans core constituency’s will be least damaged by his choice.

    Almost all of his choices will either hurt him with moderates or minorities. And most of the less bad options are off the table because they are not stupid or have presidential aspirations of their own.

    To say nothing of the fire storm of turn out that is going to happen for the left in(not even necessarily just of the left give who the republicans have been attacking) OH, WI, FL, etc due to massive state level republican overreach.

    • #21 by Glenden Brown on April 5, 2012 - 12:57 pm

      RDH – that’s exactly what’s happening. The Obama folks are finding ways to get the Republicans to defend the Ryan budget which will force the entire Republican party to defend the Ryan budget. Fingers crossed, but that might be enough to hold onto the senate and tip the house.

  17. #22 by Richard Warnick on April 5, 2012 - 1:12 pm

    Ryan 2.0 isn’t just about turning Medicare into a voucher system. Ryan proposes shutting down the entire federal government except for the Pentagon, in order to give rich people more tax breaks.

    I can’t believe anyone is really in favor of that, possibly including Rep. Ryan himself.

  18. #23 by cav on April 5, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    If Walker’s sent packing (as he ought to be), not even Mitt’s wife will be able to inflate his loosing bid. Otherwise, all bets are off.

  19. #24 by cav on April 5, 2012 - 1:49 pm

    Allen West Tells Constituents He Supports Parts Of Barack Obama’s Health Care Law
    Careful, West. You’ll be booted out of the GOP just like you were booted out of the Army.

  20. #25 by brewski on April 5, 2012 - 6:11 pm

    For the record, I don’t like Rommey and I can’t stand Santorum.

    My money for Romney’s VP is Nikki Haley.

    It will be fun watching the lefties vote against a woman of color.

  21. #26 by Larry Bergan on April 5, 2012 - 6:40 pm

    brewski says:

    For the record, I don’t like Rommey and I can’t stand Santorum.

    Gonna be awkward when you start to support Rmoney. :)

  22. #27 by brewski on April 5, 2012 - 9:37 pm

    Gonna be awkward when you vote against the woman of color.

  23. #28 by Larry Bergan on April 5, 2012 - 10:34 pm

    Romney is going to run with a woman of color like I’m going to swim to the moon with the earth anchored to my legs.

  24. #29 by knight4444 on April 21, 2012 - 9:27 pm

    It’s truly amazing listening to republicans make racist statements and then try to back off it. And anybody that didn’t think santorum wasn’t going to say the ”N” word is playing dumb! and it’s an insult to anyone’s intelligence

  25. #30 by Larry Bergan on April 21, 2012 - 10:58 pm

    Knight4444:

    I always feel uncomfortable talking to monikers, but you’re right.

    It’s happens ad infinitum. It”s always republicans or religious climbers who let out that racist comment and then take it back after the wink n’ nod.

    Probably with the exception of Joe Biden, who should probably apologize for his racist statement against the man he works for. It was probably an unconscious moment. :)

  26. #31 by knight4444 on April 22, 2012 - 12:26 am

    I’m old enough to remember when your typical racist aren’t ashamed one single bit! you’d use racial slurs and they owned it. The 21 century racist loves to play this game, anyone who calls out their racism automatically get called a racist themselves! I think with the gop being mosty a southern regional party and that culture of post civil war! anger is fueling them. Funny it was the democrats that were the southern dixie klan, Lydon johnson was absolutely correct when he said the civil rights bills for the dems would make them lose the south for generations. Now todays democratic party acts like republicans of the 50′s and 60′s and republicans are ultra crazy right wing cartoon characters, its members are religious nuts, kkk members, corporate multimillionaires and confused libertarians. When you can actually field a ticket of mcain/palin your in deep sh*t. Obama wins by default, again LOL

  27. #32 by Larry Bergan on April 22, 2012 - 12:45 am

    Knight4444:

    What do you think about the fact that we are casting our “votes” on machines that can only be audited by voting machine corporations in Utah?

  28. #33 by knight4444 on April 22, 2012 - 7:22 am

    What do I think about Utah going to a privatised company where they’re the only ones allowed to audit the votes? typical, this country has been rigging elections for decades! hell John Kennedy won Illinois in 1960 to put him over the top and narrowly beat nixon, well, joesph (I RAN ILLEGAL BOOZE) kennedy had a little to do with that lol. In 2000 in Florida george bush jr narrowly beat Al gore, but wait! there were uncounted votes, votes simply thrown out! When the secretary of state in Florida (A REPUBLICAN) was asked about the obvious voter irregularly her response was epic! ”we’re not going to recount any votes the people have spoken and george bush jr is our new president” WHAT!!?? And the governor (A REPUBLICAN) jeb bush, georges little bro was chuckling his head off. So Utah going to a privatised company that is the sole auditor is simply par for the course. Don’t laugh but looking at american politics somewhat reminds me of my favorite movie ”The Matrix” because america and her politics are simply the world of illusion pulled over our eyes. America is a con game we export our trumped up version of democracy and we don’t even follow our on rule of law. The usa loves to preach to other nations about civil rights, democracy, rule of law and we can’t even follow our own rhetoric. Does Utah going to a privatised we only audit system surprise me? hell no, it’s only another form of control, of the illusion weaving it magic. We’ll go to some third world country sell them our famous recipe of piping hot democracy monitoring they’re brand new americanize elections making sure everythings on the up and up, but it’s funny, we can’t even have true elections in our own country. This is one of the many reasons the world hates us or simply laughs at us, we’re not ready to be the moral police for the world. Utah is simply followng the script for american politics especially corporate conservative politics. God bless america by the way how is Carl malone doing? I can’t stand that over grown cowboy wanna be LOL I’m kidding chill out Utah

  29. #34 by Larry Bergan on April 22, 2012 - 7:40 am

    Whoa!

    Knight4444/noname:

    Having a VERY hard time reading your response.

    Maybe you can par it down.

  30. #35 by Larry Bergan on April 22, 2012 - 7:42 am

    Let me repeat my simple question:

    What do you think about the fact that we are casting our “votes” on machines that can only be audited by voting machine corporations in Utah?

  31. #36 by knight4444 on April 22, 2012 - 11:20 am

    Larry whats your problem? do you run this blog? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU!if you don’t like my opinions then stop reading them and do me a favor stop trying to communicating to me. Your a cranky old woman I see. Your obviously not very bright I answered your question several times over and over.

  32. #37 by knight4444 on April 22, 2012 - 11:35 am

    My first sentence clearly said ”america has been rigging elections for decades” even a half witt would understand having phoney elections are wrong. WTF!

  33. #38 by knight4444 on April 22, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    I personally don’t see the relevance in publishing my real name?! only a brain dead cranky grandmother would whine ”I FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE RESPONDING TO A MONIKER” and then respond! if your uncomfortable who put a gun to your head and forced you to respond?? WHOA! are your estrogen hormones making you psycho? lol

  34. #39 by Larry Bergan on April 22, 2012 - 12:43 pm

    I’m thinking I can’t ask my very simple question again and get an honest response:

    What do you think about the fact that we are casting our “votes” on machines that can only be audited by voting machine corporations in Utah?

    Republicans: Democrats?

  35. #40 by Larry Bergan on April 22, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    I love being the one with the calming and soothing voice for a change.

  36. #41 by knight4444 on April 22, 2012 - 1:06 pm

    Larry, are you loney? your looking for attention on a blog! WTF! LOL I’ve been laughing at your whining I’m not mad at you. Whats wrong larry your grand kids can’t stand being around you? your dog ran away because of the three inches of ben gay you pile on your ass was driving your hound dog crazy? larry the 3rd of may is coming get your next social security check and treat yourself, get some McDonalds and relax, don’t order the vanilla shake larry your bladder isn’t what it use to be! LOL take your extra strength DEPENDS ok bye bye larry lol

  37. #42 by Larry Bergan on April 23, 2012 - 6:52 pm

    I was a little grumpy knight4444, but 9 times out of 10, when I ask people on the internet about the voting machines, it goes right to a discussion about 50 year old fraud involving Kennedy and Chicago politics.

    You must know the machines are infinitely more dangerous and you don’t care. Otherwise you would have given a more reasonable response.

  38. #43 by knigh4444 on April 23, 2012 - 7:51 pm

    Larry news flash, YOUR STILL A GRUMPY MAN, voting machines that are audited exclusively by the company that owns them is insane, it’s criminal, it’s wrong, it opens the door for fraud, and does’nt give the american voter reason to believe their vote will actually be worth a damn. Larry I already said that friend, now stay away from those vanilla shakes ok just kidding I’m a independent voter. The republicans for the most part are weak minded, typically WASP nut jobs! that have been destroying this country since Hoovers sorry ass was president! democrats are weak lilly livered idiots that cave in anytime crazy right wing republicans say boo!! both parties are frauds! but the dems are at east sane. I typically vote democrat OUCH!

  39. #44 by Larry Bergan on April 23, 2012 - 8:31 pm

    There’s a response I can go with knight4444. That’s not what you said above. Your first response to my question was the old “they’re all the same” response.

    I only have a problem with your claim to be an independent voter. If you vote for any Republican these days, you are voting for somebody who must take a pledge to tow the party line in lock-step. Maybe things will be different someday.

    You’re right about Democrats. They are afraid to oppose the corporate line because they’ll lose funding, but they don’t take a pledge. We’re left to choose the lesser evil. :(

  40. #45 by Larry Bergan on April 23, 2012 - 8:41 pm

    There really shouldn’t be two parties or any party. A party is just another word for gang. Organized religion is the same thing.

  41. #46 by knight4444 on April 24, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Now we’re talkin, I strive to not generalize but I don’t completely trust the democratic party and I don’t trust the gop at all. I’ve been studying american politics and watching the democrats in the 60′s slowly move away from being the party of southern white males to a more progressive party is great. ( thank you Lydon Johnson) Larry I know really enjoy my rather long rants. But the republicans and democrats are two sides of the same coin, if democrats really wanted to be progressive why do they make promises to the base then completely tuck tail when republicans push back?!!! Republicans take what they want, democrats plead and retreat too much for my liking! Dick cheney when asked “THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DOES’NT AGREE WITH YOUR POLICIES” cheney’s response was “I DON”T CARE” lol wow Larry could you ever imagine a democrat giving that toxic of a response?! I know you don’t agree with my opinion about the democratic party but even Will rogers said ”I don’t belong to any organized group I’m A DEMOCRAT! Anyway the gop now that’s where things get completely insane! the party of Lincoln has turned into a collection of freaks! Ronald regan they’re hero, wouldn’t have a snowballs chance in hell with todays gop. The kkk, the religious right, corporate big wigs tea party clowns dominate that party. What kills me is this is the time to destroy republicans with they’re mismanagement of government and social issues, but our good ole democrats don’t have the killer instinct!! Obama will invite sarah palin to lunch and sing ”EBONY & IVORY” unreal!!

  42. #47 by knight4444 on April 24, 2012 - 10:43 am

    My question to you, is the republican party dying? is Nixons southern strategy finally losing steam?

  43. #48 by brewski on April 24, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Knight. I agree with probably 1/3 of your points. I call myself a conservative but I don’t support Romney/Santorum/Gingrich. I liked Huntsman since I thought he was a good governor, focused a lot on making Utah an attractive place to invest and hire, I liked his liquor law reforms, I liked his tax reforms, and I liked his steps to begin to clean up our air, improve schools, etc. So in a way that makes me more of an independent conservative than it does a GOPer. The funny part is that lefties on this site try to throw things at me which other people said whom I don’t support. Like I’m supposed to be the flag bearer for all others who call themselves conservatives or Republicans. I disagree with some of them on some things and maybe agree with them on other things. But the lefties think in this checklist sort of way in that since I want tax reform, that also must mean that I am a racist.

    What I don’t agree on is your contention that Republicans are a bunch of racists and Democrats are not. I agree that it might seem that way since that is the narrative you are constantly being fed. So if I didn’t know any better than I could see why you would come to that conclusion. And yes, some people who call themselves conservatives are also racists. But there is no logic that that means that as a whole that Republicans are racists. As a thought experiment, if 1% of GOPers were racists and 0.5% of Democrats were racists, then does that mean that Republicans as a whole are racists? You could point out some academic “study” which proved that Republicans are “twice as likely” as Democrats to be racists. And you would be right. 1% is twice as big as 0.5%. So yes, that is true. But left unsaid and unreported is that the other 99% of Republicans would not be racists. So you can go find those 1%, go interview those 1%, make fun of those 1% and yes if that is all you do then all Republicans would look like racists. But that does not make it any less true that the 99% of Republicans who are not racists are not getting on the news or having their pictures taken and posted on lefty websites.

    Also, I have previously documented the racist statements and thoughts by Dem leaders such as Biden, Reid, Boxer and Clinton. Why are those racist statements just unfortunate slips, but identical comments are proof! that all GOPers are racists. This sort of double standard is the stuff which makes your case much weaker.

    The final point where you are wrong is your point about what is wrong with Dems. You say that what is wrong is that they don’t fight hard enough. But other than that, they are smart and competent and actually progressive. But this theory belies the period of Jan 2009 – Jan 2011. During this time the Dems could have passed any bill that they wanted to. They could have passed actual healthcare reform. Glenden acknowledges that they didn’t pass what Obama wanted, but he never explains why not? What was stopping the Dems from doing what they said they were going to do? They could have also closed loopholes for hedge fund managers and all other kinds of things they keep saying they were going to do but they didn’t. They didn’t even though they had total control of the WH and both houses of Congress. So your claim that the only thing wrong is that they don’t fight hard enough belies the evidence of history.

    Other than that, I enjoyed your post. Thank you.

    PS. Don’t sweat the typos. My typing sucks too.

  44. #49 by cav on April 24, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Blue-dog ‘Dems’ suck worse than all the typos ever typed.

  45. #50 by Larry Bergan on April 24, 2012 - 6:09 pm

    knight4444:

    You’re making some great points and I’ve said many times on this blog that the Democrats need to give democrats something to fight for. Other then the voting machines being rigged, they would never lose another election if they exposed and fought what the Republicans have become.

    Pay attention to the Murdock hearings in Great Britain though. Probably the main reason Cheney said “I don’t care”, is because he could get away with it. The media lets him come out looking like a strong leader. If a Democrat said something similar, he would be dragged behind Murdock’s truck for getting out of line. Murdock ruined many politicians that crossed him and he’s arguably more powerful here. There is hardly a peep about what’s going on in England here.

    But it’s not just Fox “news”, it’s all of the corporate media and even PBS to a lesser extent. PBS has liars on all of the time to counteract the arguments of sane people on political programs, except for one program a week – Bill Moyers.

  46. #51 by Larry Bergan on April 24, 2012 - 6:12 pm

    What we really need is somebody like Rocky Anderson who actually pays respect to the OWS movement.

  47. #52 by knight4444 on April 24, 2012 - 7:35 pm

    Please believe me I HATE with a passion the things I’ve said about the democratic party!!! But Larry I live my life with integrality, I can’t worry about our people that would rather believe a lie than the truth. But lets talk turkey, corporate america is running the show they own BOTH parties, you ask me about Utah’s voting machines! thats just a small element of whats really going on! Democracy is damn near dead! it’s an illusion! Our politicians are god damn actors!! I was foolish enough to think the dems would fight for america, but the powers to be rigged the game! The republican party has been bought and paid for since the early railroads of mid 1800′s. Larry I don’t have a solution! I want to believe ok but I see how both sides are, I just vote for the lesser of two evils!! and think about it if the dems were truly serious about beating republicans why don’t they do it?? I’m beyond disgusted with this sh*t! are you telling me since LBJ the dems haven’t had a real street fighter??? somethings fishy man! Larry I can’t think of any democrat presidential candidate that was willing to get dirty and call out republicans for they’re treasonist actions! regan and ollie north should have gone to prison Iran contra! bush jr and cheney should be in prison for war crimes! but no Obama said “” THE PAST IS THE PAST” what!! ”lets move on” BULLSH&T! the country says it lives by laws, yeah, when it suits us!! GOD is the ultimate judge and I need to calm down LOL

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