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Response to RegieRocker (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:33 PM

11. I'm a 57 year old, white male too

and I agree with everything you say.
During the campaign season, and throughout the last 3 1/2 years, I have been discouraged by the increasingly overt racism in our society, mostly directed at the president, but there for all to see/hear.
I had thought Americans had gotten used to inclusive behaviors, situations, and policies. Boy was I wrong (though where I live and work everyone is brown or related to someone brown).
The venom spit at and the disrespect shown toward President Obama has been shocking but when Romney started making birther jokes and the whole republican campaign narrative was spun around Obama as the "other", I felt fear for our nation and for my "other" wife and children. I couldn't believe that anyone would vote for a party that hoped race hated would allow them to win the election.
But American voters rejected that appeal. A clear majority of us repudiated that world view. Not only was the ugly racism of the republican party exposed during this election season but the anti-women, anti-worker, anti-science, pro-war positions also were exposed. The American electorate also rejected these antiquated, idiotic, and divisive attitudes.
I don't think the war against this sort of Neanderthalism is over by any means but our side just won an important battle.

ps. (Its just my opinion but I think those of us, old white dudes, who remember life before Reagan are not as mean spirited as those ten years younger, the Paul Ryans, Rick Santorums, Eric Cantors, Rand Pauls of America).

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