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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 06:35 AM

Republican: GOP will never denounce racism for fear of losing racist voters.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/ex-cia-agent-rips-gop-for-its-cowardice-on-racism-thats-not-public-service-thats-self-service/

Former CIA agent and longtime Republican Evan McMullin blasted President Donald Trump and the Republican Party for not calling out the white supremacists and racists who killed one protester and injured scores of other in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday.

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“I’ve spent time in Republican politics and with Republican leaders, and Republican leaders tend not to speak out against racism in America, unless it’s some disastrous situation like this, and then they come out.”

“The reason why they don’t do that — and I know because i’ve been a part of it, I’ve seen it myself — is that there’s a taboo within the Republican Party about attacking racism in America… There is an element of the Republican base that is racist, and our leaders are afraid to stand up to them because, if they do so, they’ll be criticized, and they’ll potentially lose votes.”

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Reply Republican: GOP will never denounce racism for fear of losing racist voters. (Original post)
DetlefK Aug 13 OP
Bob Loblaw Aug 13 #1
The Polack MSgt Aug 13 #2
Scarsdale Aug 13 #3
brush Aug 13 #13
Duppers Aug 13 #4
Tom Rinaldo Aug 13 #5
luvtheGWN Aug 13 #14
Bettie Aug 13 #6
Bob Loblaw Aug 13 #8
dalton99a Aug 13 #11
Cosmocat Aug 13 #10
joe_stampingbull Aug 13 #7
Dustlawyer Aug 13 #9
BobTheSubgenius Aug 13 #12

Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 07:15 AM

1. We've all

known that for years, wouldn't you say?

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 07:20 AM

2. From the Water is Wet Department...

Of No Shit Sherlock University.

How the fuck do Republicans think that saying what's been obvious for decades is something brave or principled?

Weasel words from weak people who spent a career enabling white supremecy do not impress anyone.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 07:29 AM

3. Strangely,

they made their contempt of President Obama obvious immediately. On the very night he was inaugurated for the first time, the "leaders" like McConnell, McCain, Ryan, Lard-Ass Gingrich and others held a meeting and vowed to block EVERYTHING President Obama tried to do. McConnell said "My number one job is to make sure he is a one term president" Ol' chinless Mitch FAILED there, too. Now we have the worst person in the WH EVER and McConnell still says "Well, at least we do not have Hillary Clinton in the WH" These bastards do not represent average citizens, they are in it to enrich themselves and they do not care who knows it. Sadly, people are still dumb enough to vote gop. Take a good look, and listen to tRump, he is their example of a president!!!

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 09:19 AM

13. That meeting was on the night of O's Inauguration. On correx though. McCain was not there.

Attending the dinner were House members Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra, Dan Lungren, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan and Pete Sessions. From the Senate were Tom Coburn, Bob Corker, Jim DeMint, John Ensign and Jon Kyl. Others present were former House Speaker and future – and failed – presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and the Republican strategist Frank Luntz, who organised the dinner and sent out the invitations.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:07 AM

4. Does anyone here know a Republican who

Isn't racist? Serious question.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:14 AM

5. Yes. He was a Romney Supporter

He voted for Clinton over Trump. There are some others of course including the man quoted by this OP, but he nailed it. Non racist Republicans are afraid of angering racist voters.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 09:50 AM

14. But isn't the question about McMullin is, really,

why does he continue within the Republican Party? You are identified by the company you keep. Of course, he may indeed have visions of grandeur (aka completely changing the GOP from within) but I suspect his visions are merely pipe dreams.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:15 AM

6. I know a few who are more homophobic

than they are racist.

Does that count?

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Response to Duppers (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:19 AM

8. I do

Not all republicans are racist, but every racist I've encountered over the last 40 years or so was a republican.

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Response to Bob Loblaw (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 09:04 AM

11. +1

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Response to Duppers (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 09:01 AM

10. It isn't so much BEING a racist

As it us being ok with it.

I know it is hard to cut to that nuance, but racism isn't the personal vice the republican party caters to - their "tent" enables bigotry, homophobia, facism and authoritarianism, religious biases ...

Most republicans are truly decent people, who get pulled in by the victimization element or something else and go along with the bullshit cause they get told how perfect they are while stroking their sense of victimhood.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:17 AM

7. it's a no brainer to condemn nazis and klanners....

but the p.o.s. aka trump can't even do that. This is going to get worse,

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:55 AM

9. Well, yea. They use the dog whistles EVERY ELECTION!!!

Thanks for speaking against it when you were involved, oh wait, you didn't!

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 09:07 AM

12. Disgusting, pitiful, infuriating, pandering,

and just fucking outrageous!

"Kristallnacht. Just a few broken windows. No big deal."

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