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  •  Aha!!! I get it now!!! (0+ / 0-)

    For many decades since the 1960s, the republican party sought to limit and restriction public racist expressions by its members

    Because of the very obvious racist slant of the various Tea Party groups, I have long thought that the Tea Parties were formed to give racists conservatives a party platform to publicly express their racist thinking and ideologies.  Having been told to pipe down by the mainstream republican party, Tea Partiers left to form their own parties more representative of their racist thinking.

    And then we heard that the republican party was seeking to "re-brand" itself.  I took this to mean the republicans were continuing with their efforts to quiet racists within the party, in order to better appeal to minority voters.

    But I see now that I was wrong.  The re-brandning effort seems to be geared in the other direction: to make the republican party MORE acceptable to racists conservatives, and win back some of those disaffected conservatives who thought the republican party was not racist enough.

    I get it now; the re-branding of the republican party is NOT about appealing to minority voters, but IS about getting conservative racists to re-join the republican party.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu May 09, 2013 at 06:38:32 AM PDT

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