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Thu May 17, 2012, 07:50 AM

 

Maybe They Can Bring Back Keyes

Romney's big money supporters want to find an “extremely literate conservative African-American” who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as what the proposal calls a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.”


NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/us/politics/gop-super-pac-weighs-hard-line-attack-on-obama.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all&pagewanted=print

WASHINGTON — A group of high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billionaire on a proposal to mount one of the most provocative campaigns of the “super PAC” era and attack President Obama in ways that Republicans have so far shied away from . . .

. . . The group suggested hiring as a spokesman an “extremely literate conservative African-American” who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as what the proposal calls a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.”

A copy of a detailed advertising plan was obtained by The New York Times through a person not connected to the proposal who was alarmed by its tone. It is titled “The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama: The Ricketts Plan to End His Spending for Good”

. . . The 54-page proposal was professionally bound and illustrated with color photographs, indicating that it is far beyond a mere discussion. The strategists have already contacted Larry Elder, a black conservative radio host in Los Angeles, about serving as a spokesman, and the plan calls for a group of black business leaders to endorse the effort. The strategists have also registered a domain name, Character Matters.
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I know this has already been posted, but I'd just like to repeat this for anyone who has any doubts about the dangerousness of republicans opposing President Obama and their penchant for divisive, race-based attacks.

It's not as if I believe such a campaign would do more than attract and give comfort to the already-established subset of republican supporters who long for a return to the days of Jim Crow and can't seem to find their way into the 21st century. It's just that I believe these raving lunatics should be hounded and shamed for their prejudice and slander until they're afraid to show themselves in public again. Of course, this stuff always has the potential to catch fire and generate an new wave of bigotry and divisiveness.

Yet, responded to in a forceful and direct manner, it also can have the effect of marking the republican party for good with what they've devolved into over the past few decades. It's not as if this is some new thinking from the right-wing. They've been in a perpetual campaign against minorities, women, immigrants, and every other group or individual they believe they can contrast their imagined privileged status with to attract their lowest common denomination and jack-up membership in their old boys club.

I'd like to believe they're sealing their own fate with this divisive nonsense, but that won't happen unless this offensive rhetoric is put in its place and we ensure they find the separation they're seeking as we isolate the cretins into obscurity.

If anyone EVER doubted that our Democratic President is under direct and sustained attack by racist pigs who make up the bulk of the republican party, this revelation should convince once and for all that they aren't interested in anything more than tearing America apart at the seams for their petty political gain.

Contrast that with President Obama's campaign which is all about bringing Americans together to resolve our nation's challenges and difficulties. The choice couldn't be clearer. Take one step toward the republican party and you are tainted with every racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, classist utterance these republican party supporters and regulars engineer.

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Reply Maybe They Can Bring Back Keyes (Original post)
bigtree May 2012 OP
goclark May 2012 #1
Mc Mike May 2012 #2
Blue_Tires May 2012 #3
Oldtimeralso May 2012 #4
bigtree May 2012 #5
underpants May 2012 #7
bigtree May 2012 #9
mopinko May 2012 #10
Oldtimeralso May 2012 #11
Initech May 2012 #6
bigtree May 2012 #8
Warren DeMontague May 2012 #13
Warren DeMontague May 2012 #12

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 07:54 AM

1. Thanks for your post K and R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 08:15 AM

2. They used metrosexual vs. Kerry, too.

Thanks for the post. +1.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 08:37 AM

3. what's McWhorter doing these days?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 01:45 PM

4. The source of funding for this propaganda...

is Joe Ricketts and family. These people own Ameritrade and the Chicago Cubs! 1%er's. I bet romney knows more baseball team owners.

I think every good Democrat should boycott Ameritrade and the Chicago Cubs!

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Response to Oldtimeralso (Reply #4)

Thu May 17, 2012, 02:41 PM

5. +1000!

 

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Response to Oldtimeralso (Reply #4)

Thu May 17, 2012, 05:08 PM

7. Yep and it only took 1/2 a day and his running away from this story as fast as possible

After hours of backlash from both Republicans and Democrats, Ricketts, commissioner of the ad campaign and founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade -- and whose family owns the Chicago Cubs baseball team -- said the plan was merely one of several proposals his group was considering.

Brian Baker, who heads the conservative super PAC supported by Ricketts, said Ricketts would not approve the scheme, as it "reflects an approach to politics that Mr. Ricketts rejects."


http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/17/politics/anti-obama-ad/

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Response to underpants (Reply #7)

Thu May 17, 2012, 05:25 PM

9. Romney owns it

 

he asked for it . . . he'll have to wear it all the way through now. It's not as if some part, or all of this, won't pop up in some other form or in some other venue. This is a true and accurate blueprint of the republican campaign strategy, heart and soul. In fact, is is the anatomy of the republican party itself.

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Response to Oldtimeralso (Reply #4)

Thu May 17, 2012, 10:11 PM

10. and ricketts has his hand out for $100M for wrigley field renovations.

rahm is livid.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #10)

Fri May 18, 2012, 01:25 AM

11. Most of that is taxpayers money!

Why should we pay for toys for the 1%

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 03:22 PM

6. Why did I think this was about the Black Keys?

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Thu May 17, 2012, 05:20 PM

8. pretty funny

 

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Fri May 18, 2012, 01:37 AM

13. Bring back keyes with the black keys!

And the black eyed peas.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 01:30 AM

12. "metrosexual" is their term for any man with all his teeth who doesnt have shit-splattered overalls.

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