Going Strong on the Wrong Message | The American Prospect:
“But what every one of the 68 percent of Americans who are not both white and male saw, once again, was the deep well of outrage at discrimination that Republicans seem only to summon when it’s a white guy who got the short end of the stick.
The fact of the matter is that a party that builds its foundation on the racial grievances of white men is doomed to defeat after defeat.”
(Via The American Prospect.)
I think the GOP leaders really showed their true colors (no pun intended) on race. It makes Steele look like a straight token and nothing more. It kills any credibility in the claim that the party is not racist. They just can’t seem to help themselves.
The Importance Of Being Politically Correct – Ta-Nehisi Coates:
“Liberal Tolerance is the long war, it’s the long game. It’s Barack Obama, at his core. Liberal tolerance–not Jesse Helms–argued for interracial unions. Liberal tolerance is what allowed Obama to neutralize Rev. Wright, and make his race speech. Liberal tolerance is what allowed him to go to Notre Dame and talk with empathy about abortion. Liberal tolerance bets on the future. It presages that world (the world of today) that the GOP has spent very little time preparing for.
Below is a video of Tom Tancredo claiming that La Raza is the Latino KKK. But Tom Tancredo knows very little about Latinos, La Raza or the KKK. He is the embodiment of conservative ignorance. He is the apex of Schiavo, ‘white hands,’ creationist museums, and, presently, the notion that the thrice-married should carry the banner for marriage.”
(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)
Why conservatives and racist keep ending up in the same sentence. (Go to the main article too. The video says it all.)
The Power Of Appointment – Ta-Nehisi Coates:
“More likely, when you have a party, in which people feel comfortable coming to rallies and saying on camera that they won’t vote for a black guy, then that party will have people asserting the right to mispronounce Sotomayor’s name. That party will have people arguing that Sotomayer’s food choices are evil. It’s highly unlikely that that party will have some sort of sophisticated tolerence game at the ready. They are who they are.”
(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)
Indeed. You are what you repeatedly do. Damn the “Party of Lincoln” talk.