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  •  You know, it might (1+ / 0-)
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    greenbell

    be better to take race/ethnicity out of the equation all together. I know, not possible with such blatant racism from certain Republicans in high places and the fact that here relying on this "Hispanics out-breeding whites" strategy is so popular, but I can hope. But, if your point is that getting more white people would help legitimize the party more and ease racial strife (which I feel both sides perpetuate) well, I agree.

    "The government of the many, not the government of the money" - Nancy Pelosi

    by Americantrueandblue on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:26:17 PM PST

    •  I have a strong suspicion that the (3+ / 0-)
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      Republicans will abandon blatant racism come 2016 when we have a white candidate and they have some mixed-race ticket.  It doesn't benefit them to blow the dog whistle when Democrats don't have a black candidate.  They won't throw away the dog whistle, but they will retire it at least temporarily.

      I think Rubio's going to be on the ticket somewhere.

      •  The Dems never had a black candidate before '08 (5+ / 0-)

        And that did not stop the Republicans from blowing on the dogwhistle in nearly every election since the '60s. The only exception I can think of is 1976, which was also the only election they lost for a very long stretch. The lesson wasn't lost on them!

        Certaines personnes disent qu'il y a une femme à blâmer, Mais je sais que c'est ma faute sacrément.

        by RamblinDave on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:39:36 PM PST

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