Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4 January 2012 No racism in today’s GOP base

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 01/03/2012
Santorum’s below-the-belt shot at black people
…”His campaign stop in Sioux City on Sunday laid the groundwork for the response he will get, in the unlikely event that he emerges as the GOP nominee. He used the forum to take a below-the-belt blow at black people, telling his mostly white audience that, when it comes to entitlements, he doesn’t want to “make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”
“Of course, Santorum was pandering to a group that he thought would like that racial slur, which was based upon a false stereotype. Would he have said that to a gathering of the NAACP?
“That does it for me.
“Santorum knows better. He knows, if he pays any attention to national statistics, and likely data in Pennsylvania, too, that most people on food stamps are white. Indeed, most people benefiting from all government entitlements (such as Social Security) are white, too…”
Cassi Creek:  I’m enjoying watching the GOP/teavangelists begin the process of eating their own.  Santorum is going to alienate black and Latino voters.  While those sub-populaces aren’t huge fans of the GOP, they do vote and no one can benefit by alienating 20% or more of the population.  These two sub-populations are, to a large percentage, highly affiliated with evangelical churches.  Anything that splits the teavangelist ranks is desirable. 
            Paul showed utter confusion this morning, not understanding the significance of Twitter messages appearing over his signature.  It was rather sad to see, reminiscent of Reagan in his 2nd term, sleeping through history.  Still, when he called Gingrich a chicken hawk, I had to applaud his shot.  Gingrich has had no trouble helping to create super-pacs, lobbying for them, and supporting commercial wars that fill corporate coffers of his owners. 
            Bachmann is out and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving unqualified, woman.  The amount of damage she and Palin have caused for any serious woman candidate is going to be hard for a competent woman to overcome. 
            One primary down and who knows how many left.

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