The GOP Must Choose: Rush Limbaugh or Minority Voters
—Conor Friedersdorf: The GOP Must Choose: Rush Limbaugh or Minority Voters, November 9, 2012
1) Stop saying things like, "Why doesn't the Republican Party get credit for Condoleezza Rice?"
2) Stop the shameless race-baiting, like telling listeners, "Obama's America, white kids getting beat up on school buses now. You put your kids on a school bus, you expect safety but in Obama's America the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering, 'Yay, right on, right on, right on, right on,' and, of course, everybody says the white kid deserved it, he was born a racist, he's white."
3) Understand that when you commission a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" for your radio show, the average black person is going to take offense. And that if you pretend to be surprised when they do take offense, no one will believe you.
It would still be prudent for conservatives to take some advice that seems blindingly obvious, but apparently isn't: Stop letting prominent voices of movement conservatism get away with saying things that are a) actually just racist; b) demagogic race-baiting; or c) so obviously tone-deaf that anyone with common sense can see how terrible it would sound.
The religious right whack jobs could easily be taken in, promised things and they would believe. Minority voters are not going to flock to the repthuglican ranks because of cheap rhetoric. Some voters can be fed lines and used others know who looks out for their best interest and it has never been the pugs.