And just after I'd ordered my Herman Cain bumper stickers too.
I fucking lol'd. This is what racism is now. It's not a genuine description of a person's views on race, it's a baton to be used in an attempt to silence groups you don't like.
It's become such a reflexive, visceral response that the actual facts don't need to conform to the narrative. The narrative can be twisted to include any fucking thing because it would be way too dangerous to actually question it.
You know it's actually quite funny...back in the day in the 19th century...being a republican was fighting for the people and what was the common group vote not just by what a select lobbyist wanted, these days they are the butt of all jokes but people forget history too quickly to remember it wasn't always like this and people can still make a difference no matter what party it is.
If you're not a far left fringe democrat, you're a racist, ID.
And to think, I used to actually think she was cool.
>being a republican was fighting for the people and what was the common group vote not just by what a select lobbyist wanted
Good thing Democrats aren't like this at all.
What started this shit?
No seriously, at what point did we the republican party get designated the KKK, angry old people and Mcarthyism?
Especially since Democrats have been the biggest abusers of power since JFK. He sicked the CIA on people and no one seems to remember that, they just feel bad because he was shot.
And yeah okay JFK was killed, I understand, but how does that give TED free reign to drunk drive and kill people?
But a republican white running against a black person is somehow the worst thing ever?
When the southern democrats fled the party after the passing of the Civil Rights Act. No joke, they went Republican just to be an opposition to the democrats that passed the bill.
So then you had the GOP and these new southern Republicans that were the segregationist democrats.
Then Nixon, Watergate, and Vietnam.
been fighting the image since.
Which is amusing since the only way the CRA could be passed was with so much Republican support.
It also helps that the left is quite good at demonizing anyone who dares to disagree with them.
>It also helps that the left is quite good at demonizing anyone who dares to disagree with them.
We've learned from the best - our opponents.
I don't think the republican party even exsisted when Andrew Jackson was running around declaring banks the root of all evil.
And then went on what can only be described as salem witch trial 2, pet bank boogaloo.
and then today Democrats are against the very thing they taught our party in the 40's.
That isolationism is pants on head retarded.
I swear some times at night I can hear Harry S. Truman rolling in his grave down here.
I'm middle-left, and I don't call anyone a racist unless they say or do something(s) that are visibly racist.
For example, most of the GOP aren't racist. A fair few of the southern US Tea Party groups do seem to be, to my eyes.
I'm the same way myself.
Here's the way I look at it:
GOP? Not racist.
If you want to see a political party that is truly racist, just look at the BNP and it's fat Hitler-lookalike leader, Nick Griffin.
>MSNBC Analyst:GOP Sees Herman Cain as a 'Black Man Who Knows His Place'
It's the narrative. The GOP can't possibly like a black guy because they like him or his policies.
Not after 3 years of hating Obama purely because he's black.
Well, yeah... The GOP aren't racist. The party isn't. Now, some of the politicians in it? Yeah, I think some of them dislike Obama partly because he's black. But these are the same people who despise ANYONE who's not a Republican with every fiber of their being, and there are Democrats who despise Republicans that much, too. There is no (large) racist party.
Tea Party? I think a fair-sized chunk of those supporters are at least mildly racist - put it this was, I think many of them wouldn't vote for a candidate simply because he was black.
Name the politicians.
I really can't, because I have no evidence. It's just a suspicion I have. I never claim it to be true. I think the Tea Party non-politicians are more likely to be really racist, and the actual politicians to be more likely to just hint at the race card in ad campaigns and the like, without actually believing it.
So if you have no evidence for it why do you believe it?
So.. you think this based on nothing. I may no longer need a definition for irrational.
I don't really care. I never called my opinion rational, either. I'll be blunt: I think a good portion of the Tea Party supporters are racists. I could be wrong. I could be stupid. But I think they are. Let me balance that by saying that I'm sure the party I'm closest to has its share of racists.
The only flimsy semi-proof I have is the huge Tea Party rallies in the deep southern states, areas where racism (mainly against blacks) is no longer outspoken and visible, but has run as "normal" for so long that it's just not given a second thought. Again, not that this is confined to the south; my own aunt and uncle, who lived in Chicago most of their lives, still give black people a shifty eye. Quote my grandmother, with me in a thrift store, as a black employee passed by with a cart of merchandise going out: "Those negroes work hard, but you just can't trust them."
>Let me balance that by saying that I'm sure the party I'm closest to has its share of racists.
Simply saying that doesn't change the fact that you're simply wishing to proscribe something to a bunch of people you don't agree with politically merely to make yourself feel like you have a reason for not liking them.
Also, just for fun regarding what you said - Google up Senator Robert Byrd.
Yes, I know, Democrat, used to be a huge KK supporter, etc.
Let me put my political views in black-and-white. I don't really like the right-wingers, though I don't hate them or everything they do. I don't really like the left-wingers either, though again, I don't hate them or everything they do. And no, I'm not a Libertarian, many of them also annoy me. I don't see much of anything I like in politics today.
You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968, you can't say "nigger" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger."
Of the racial progress during the Reagan years, blacks had the greatest improvement in all categories.
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