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    lostinamerica, Munchkn, filkertom

    It's been obvious for ages that the Republicans were selling racism as their main product.  It's been apparent for decades, at least to anyone willing to spend two minutes deciphering the thinly veiled racist messages about "welfare queens" and Willy Horton.  (It started even before that, but those are two really obvious examples.)

    But you didn't even have to do any deciphering, because Lee Atwater himself came out and admitted his party was making appeals to racism.  So the evidence was there, and it came from the horse's mouth.

    Besides, you don't have to spend much time talking to southern white folks before they make this plain.  I'll never forget reading a NYT article back in the early 90s about one of David Duke's statewide campaigns in Louisiana.  NYT reporters approached some white guys in a bar, and after identifying themselves as NYT reporters, they asked the guys who they were supporting in the election.  The men replied that they were supporting Duke.  When asked why, one of them said, "Because everybody else is for the n#$%^&s."  

    Believe me, these folks aren't subtle.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 11:18:44 AM PDT

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