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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:25 PM


Patheos blog: It's Racism, Stupid

Iíll let actual Republicans do the full post-mortems on their collective failures in the 2012 election, and just say one thing here: Itís not about a failure to communicate conservatism, or even a bad candidate. Itís about a fundamental worldview that privileges whiteness over all other races.

It doesnít matter if the party dresses itself up with Michael Steeleís black face, or if it champions Marco Rubio and Susanna Martinez and Bobby Jindal and any other conservative with an ethnic name for the next two years as the future of the party. Look beyond that to the attitudes, practices, and policies that it promotes.


The language of gifts implies something unneeded, bestowed upon one party by another, something you did nothing to earn and that comes in a pretty package with a shiny bow.

Rather than access to higher education for young people, basic preventative health care as a human right, and food assistance for poor families.

It also implies institutionalized ownership of government and its programs in the hands of a white establishment.
Which is exactly what this Grand Old Party apparently wants.


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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:31 PM

1. Jim Wright at Stonekettle station has something the same to say,

Albeit with a rant and some amusement attached.

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