Monday, June 15, 2009

Truth Hurts

Apparently someone took offense at me pointing out not all Republicans are racists, but all racists are Republicans. In defense of his dwindling, wingtard party of old white bigoted southerners, he neglected to point out the "southern strategy." From the father of the "southern strategy" Richard Nixon's strategist Kevin Phillips:
From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don't need any more than that... but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That's where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.

Also, he failed to mention high-powered political operative Lee Atwater, who worked in the Reagan Administration, ran Bush the first's Presidential campaign and went on to control the Republican party as the RNC chair. Here he explains the modern use of code words in dog whistle politics of the "southern strategy."

You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger"—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites.
And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger".
I appreciate the history lesson Red put up about the birth of the KKK and how Lincoln freed the slaves and all, but I wonder how he missed the part how the Republican party targeted and actively campaigned to welcome racists? To completely be ignorant of a decades old strategy that continues to this very day is an indicator of stunning incompetence.

Yes, I know I rarely blog these days, as I have a full-time job in the energy sector. Please don't waste energy whining about my "drive-by blogging." Instead, thank me for providing the electricity you use for blogging.

7 comments:

Red S Tater said...
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Red S Tater said...

I apologize if the truth hurt you, that was not my intention.

LOL, of course there are Republicans who are racist... but you said "all racists are Republican" while failing to point out that your boys invented and implemented and refined the kkk AND the racists today are primarily liberal Democrats as I pointed out... like the ROTUS Rev Jeremiah Wright. You only have to read about 3 quotes from him to get that he is a racist. Try it sometime.

Sorry your fragile ego couldn't handle any rebuttal to your false assertions about racism and the Republican party. But the record needed to be set straight as there may be people that actually believe you.

BTW- Colorado doesn't get it's electricity from Oklahoma...
but thanks anyway.
-red

Oilfieldguy said...

I have the comment you deleted to edit. Good catch on your part and enough said about that. I merely wanted to point out your minor oversight of LBJ signing the civil rights act and declaring he just gave the south to the Republicans for a generation. We are now into the third generation which allows the Republicans have gotten a lot of miles out of a concerted effort to recruit "negrophobe whites."

This is the actual strategy as spoken by the actual strategists who designed it--turning the GOP big tent into a white sheet.

I realize there are Reverend Blights out there, just as the Coultergiest has probably heard of Timothy McVeigh. My comment is just as truthful as hers.

As far as the electricity goes, I have helped build power plants and windmill farms in many states, although none in Colorado. However, I have set dozens of natural gas compressors in your state which sends the gas on to fuel power plants that run on natural gas.

So even when you turn on you a/c, turn on a light switch or fire up you computer, you should know a truck driver delivered that convenience into your very home. I am that truck driver. I wish I could blog more, but I can't so you can. You are quite welcome,sir.

Red S Tater said...

I will concede that there is one bonehead that calls himself a Republican (he's really a Libertarian) who from what I've seen is a racist.
Ron Paul.

But he's no Robert Byrd (KKK member Democrat WV) mind you but he's the closest thing the Republican party has.

Red S Tater said...

But no... it's not that comforting knowing someone with your level of hatred and off-base beliefs is out there with a truck sized weapon... sorry.

You know it's poor unfortunate fellows like you that believe that stuff you read on daily kos and moveOn.org and Keith Olbermann etc. and you just stew on it until it comes out in some kind of blind rage... get a grip on your senses man, for goodness same.

Anyway...
My father in-law owns a trucking company with about a dozen OTR tractors and a whole lot full of trailers... and a logistics company also... he prolly delivered it so I'll just thank him.

Oilfieldguy said...

ut no... it's not that comforting knowing someone with your level of hatred and off-base beliefs is out there with a truck sized weapon... sorry.

Silly tater, trucks don't kill people, Republicans kill people.

Thank you dad all you want, but it won't change the fact that I hauled the stuff that mashed the gas to put fire in the wire to brighten your day.

And I feel almost Zen like knowing that the party that destroys worlds, a party of Christopathic talibangelicals, a party full of negrophobe anti-Hispanic chick lady "Maria" Sotomayors,led by Newt, Rush and Maulkkkin are now merely 20 percent of the population.

Being out of power will lead to more acts of desperate acts of violence, Hannity will become shreekier and harpier, leading to still more wingnut fucktardery, and down the tubes you go.

The inmates are now in charge of your asylum. Enjoy, because I sure as hell am.

Red S Tater said...

So, how do you listen to those morons at Airhead America Radio in that noisy truck considering it's only on in about 12 cities at small weak unprofitable radio stations?

Tin foil?