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  •  It is a very important part of the racist's game (10+ / 0-)

    In trying to curry political favor from other racists, a racist politician can benefit in multiple ways:

    1) By showing that he or she is a part of the club.

    2) By feigning indignation when being called out for thinly-veiled racism. This is when racist politicians truly rally the troops, because it appears that they are under attack by people who support minorities. This makes them hero-like characters to the disgusting racists they were targeting anyway.

    The sad thing about some places throughout the country (and specifically in places like Arkansas) is that this can win you elections on its own.

    "I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil." ~Bobby Kennedy

    by Grizzard on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:37:09 AM PDT

    •  Exactly (5+ / 0-)

      So because there was a single case of a guy trying to buy votes by offering liquor and food to people, let's joke about naming a voter ID law the "Using Cheap Vodka and Fried Chicken to Steal Elections Act". I'm not even going to get into the fact that what she is referring to is electoral fraud not voter fraud.

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