From the “Party of Lincoln” to the “Party of Nathan Bedford Forrest.”
They aren’t even trying to hide the racism any more.
Chancey Devega comments (follow the link for the rest of his ascerbic, but quite trenchant comments):
Why does the Tea Party GOP consistently fail in its efforts to reform their racist habits and bad ways? The answer is not complicated. White racism and contemporary conservatism are intertwined in the Age of Obama and the post-civil rights era. Asking the Tea Party GOP to publicly disavow the white racists in its midst, and to sever all ties with racist conservatives (white, black, and Other), would be like amputating your foot with a spoon coated in wasabi and without either anesthesia or a tourniquet. It ain’t gonna happen. Such willpower is beyond the reach of most mortals.
More at Think Progress.
Via The Richmonder.
March 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm
Went viral fast as it has a quality that makes your skin crawl while watching and listening to it. The greater problem is how do we get the rest of them completely out of power before they drag everything down on a death ride in the places they still do hold sway. I saw it while reading a Post columnist’s account of the session.
March 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm
The more play it gets, the better.
March 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm
If you read the Post columnist’s thing on it, she includes a thing the Tea Party and GOP bigots have picked up as a rhetorical comeback, one they apparently think is a real crushing debating point. “The Democrats started the KKK.” I’ve run into this more than a couple times along with the really weird claims that they have been the victims of racism. It’s stunning in how it demonstrates how closed off and paranoid that world is. These statements — you can’t do anything but shake your head. “The Democrats started the KKK.” It’s the kind of thing Susie Sampson would get someone saying. It’s delivered with the butthurt that they’ve been unjustly tarred. They’re just a lost group.
March 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm
Lane Crothers ripped into that a few days ago at his place.
The Republican Party: from the party that freed the slaves to the party that frayed the sleeves.