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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:26 AM

Finally, the Republicans Are Afraid - By Robert Parry

Finally, the Republicans Are Afraid
Friday, 25 January 2013 11:04
By Robert Parry, Consortium News | News Analysis

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After his Inaugural Address as he stepped back into the U.S. Capitol, President Obama paused, turned around and looked back at the throngs of people waving American flags as far as the eye could see. He said wistfully, “I’m not going to see this again.”

From his seat in the Inaugural reviewing stands, Speaker Boehner saw the same impressive scene, and he may have grasped its implicit message. The large and diverse crowd personified the Obama coalition — and the mortal threat that it represents to traditional American politics, always dominated by white men of means.

Of course, the Republicans still have the Right-Wing Machine churning out propaganda to rally the party’s angry white-male base. Plus, the GOP is coming up with more new plans for minimizing the votes of black and brown people and maximizing the political clout of whites, such as a scheme in several states to apportion presidential electors based on the Republicans’ gerrymandered congressional districts.

But Boehner seems to sense that something fundamental has changed. Perhaps he was playacting a bit when he warned fellow Republicans that Obama hoped to “annihilate” the Republican Party. But – overdramatized or not – Boehner’s alarm suggests that finally it is the Republicans who are afraid.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:30 AM

1. It didn't have to be this way.

But the republicans made conscious choices and decisions that brought us to this point. The blame is all theirs'.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:52 AM

2. Got to this paragraph ...

“Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans,” Norquist said. “Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant. But when they’ve been ‘fixed,’ then they are happy and sedate. They are contented and cheerful.”


And recalled reading a piece written be a plantation owner talking about slave management. He used this exact (from what I recall) phrasing ... "Once you 'fix' your {negro} 'bucks', and he was speaking literally of castration, then they are happy and sedate. They are contented and cheerful.”



Okay ... I'll read the rest of the article now.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:33 PM

3. Finally afraid?

Most have been driven by fear all their lives.

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