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  •  there's more than (9+ / 0-)
    the potential for hypocrisy
    involved.  By celebrating with the very same people whom they are actively trying to keep from voting; the very same people they have demonized as "other" from the day Obama was first elected; the very same people they want to get drug tested for no reason; the very same people whose children they are happy to see go hungry, would be the living embodiment of hypocrisy.

    They have used racism as a way to get GOP voters on board.  By appearing at this celebration--as politicians in past years would always naturally do--they risk alienating those same carefully-cultivated voters.

    "It ain't right, Atticus," said Jem. "No, son, it ain't right." --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

    by SottoVoce on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 02:47:18 PM PDT

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