Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fournier on racism and the Romney campaign

I don't have a lot of time this morning, so I'm just going to point you to the one thing you should read today if you read nothing else. Its Ron Fournier's article titled Why (and How) Romney is Playing the Race Card.

If you've had any questions about how the Romney ads lying about the Obama administration's welfare waivers are racist, he explains it all. And here's his conclusion:
Still, Romney and his advisors stand by an ad they know is wrong – or, at the very least, they are carelessly ignoring the facts. That ad is exploiting the worst instincts of white voters – as predicted and substantiated by the Republican Party’s own polling.

That leaves one inescapable conclusion: The Romney campaign is either recklessly ignorant of the facts, some of which they possess – or it is lying about why (and how) it is playing the race card.
And a Republican Senator actually admits what this whole mess is about.
“The demographics race we’re losing badly,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.). “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”
I can only hope that when it comes to this despicable Republican strategy, the old saying is live by the sword, you die by the sword.

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