But then his remarks at a fundraiser with Dick Cheney last night sealed the deal.
Remind them of this: If they want more stuff from government, tell them to go vote for the other guy—more free stuff. But don't forget, nothing is really free.For weeks now Romney and the Republicans have been shouting about how Obamacare is anything but "free" in that it imposes a
But this call-out to racism should come as no surprise. Over a year ago I wrote about the 2012 election and race. At that time, I included this prescient quote from Adam Serwer.
The Republican Party had a choice after 2008. They could continue to rely on a dwindling but still decisive share of the white vote to prevail, or they could try to bring more minorities into the party. While I'm not entirely sure how much of the decision was made by party leaders and how much is merely the unprecedented influence of Fox News, but whether it's pseudo scandals of the past two years, from birtherism to the NBPP case, the GOP's nationwide rush to ban sharia and institute draconian immigration laws, or characterizing nearly every administration policy as reparations, the conservative fixations of Obama's first term indicate that the GOP will end up relying at least in part on inflaming white racial resentment to close the gap.Romney and the Republicans clearly made their choice long ago...go with the racists. Yesterday was simply an example of how they're doing that.