Tag Archives: Southern Strategy

A Civil War Letter To Mother

RNC Headquarters Washington D.C. 11 May 2014 Dearest Mother-Sister-Wife, I thought I would take the opportunity to write to you as a yearly reminder of my undying love, for you are the one who birthed me on the floor of … Continue reading
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Republicans Seek to Eliminate ‘Obamaphone’ Program

My Thursday column and another Republican attack on poor people: When the Republicans determined that ACORN had somehow helped President Obama win the 2008 presidential election, and following a heavily-doctored video prank by James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart, the Republicans … Continue reading
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They Can’t Let Go of the Southern Strategy

Romney yesterday: ROMNEY: We did very well with the majority population, but not with minority populations, and that was a failing, that was a real mistake. CHRIS WALLACE: Why do you think that was? ROMNEY: Well, I think the Obamacare … Continue reading
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WTF? Of Course the Voting Rights Act is Still Needed!

There’s a discussion over at The New York Times about whether the Voting Rights Act is still needed today, more than 40 years after it finally crushed Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised millions of voters. The fact that the Supreme … Continue reading
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American Racism’s Greatest Ally: The Republican Party

My Tuesday column and some familiar territory: In a relative sense the American Civil War wasn’t that long ago. Soon after I was born, my parents took me to visit my great grandfather, Charles Davis, who everyone called “Pappy.” Pappy … Continue reading
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The Republican Party’s “Black Friends”

My Monday column: Jonah Goldberg’s recent column, To Appeal to Black Voters, GOP Must Run Gauntlet of Racism Accusations, is hilariously awful. I’ll swing back around to it presently. But first, over the weekend, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs … Continue reading

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John Sununu is a Horrible, Wretched Man

On CNN’s Piers Morgan last night discussing Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama: Sununu: Well, I’m not sure how important that is. I do like the fact that Colin Powell’s boss, George Herbert Walker Bush, has endorsed Mitt Romney all … Continue reading

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Limbaugh on George Will’s ‘Affirmative Action President’ Column

They simply can’t accept that President Obama has had a successful first term and that their candidate is way out of his depth. So it must be affirmative action latitude at the expense of the white man. And it’s all … Continue reading

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That’s No Way To Win Elections

Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic makes a very good point on the flip side of Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments as they pertain to the expiration of the Southern Strategy’s effectiveness. More to the point, as tactics aimed at suppressing … Continue reading

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Romney’s Video is Nothing Like the President’s 2008 ‘Cling’ Video

When then-Senator Obama was caught on tape by an industrious Huffington Post blogger, his remarks contained a bit of disdain, but weren’t terribly false or egregious. In fact, he was quite accurate about something that most top level Democrats don’t … Continue reading

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Rove’s New Pro-Romney Commercial is Hilariously Ironic

My Monday column dives into familiar waters with the release of a new Karl Rove Crossroads GPS commercial and the continued use of the “lazy and shiftless” dog-whistle: Desperate to reverse the losing streak of the last three weeks, the … Continue reading

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Known Race-Baiter Calls Matthews ‘Racist’

Whenever there’s talk of racist dog-whistles, Newt Gingrich pops up and dismisses the charges. “Why do you assume food stamp refers to black? What kind of racist thinking do you have?” Gingrich said as Matthews tried unsuccessfully to interrupt him. … Continue reading

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Southern Strategy Race-Baiting By Any Other Name…

My Tuesday column underscores why Romney’s use of the Southern Strategy is important, and why it should disqualify him as a serious presidential candidate. Yesterday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Chris Matthews was utterly relentless against Republican National Committee chairman Reince … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Continues to Play the Southern Strategy

Here’s Romney today talking about the race-baiting welfare reform thing. Not only is the topic itself torn directly from Lee Atwater’s Playbook, but this remark absolutely confirms it. “There’s no question in my mind that the president’s action was calculated … Continue reading

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Go Chris Matthews!

Here’s Chris Matthews just hammering Reince Priebus on Mitt Romney’s race-baiting. And, naturally, Tom Brokaw, Joe and Mika totally wuss out. Adding… You know what also drives me nuts? When people who host political debate shows get concerned and upset … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Birth Certificate Remark

I don’t mean to step on Ashby’s toes on this, but I was actually shocked by Romney’s birth certificate crack — and the Republicans rarely shock me any more. “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know … Continue reading

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Known Liars Should be Banned from TV

Here’s Sununu on CNN yesterday lying about welfare reform. Again. Evidently, CNN prefaced the interview with a fact-check segment about the Romney campaign’s obviously false assertion (and racial dog-whistle) that the president “weakened” or “gutted” welfare reform when, in fact, … Continue reading

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Romney Keeps Lying About Welfare

Mitt Romney is completely shameless. Last week he released a video accusing the president of gutting welfare reform when, in fact, the president only responded to a request from two Republican governors to be granted leeway in advancing welfare to … Continue reading

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A Wink and a Nod

According to Newt Gingrich, there’s no proof that President Obama wants to give people welfare checks for doing nothing, but he knows it’s true in his heart. From his appearance on Anderson Cooper 360 last night COOPER: I want to … Continue reading

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Gingrich Campaigning for Veep with Race-Baiting, McCarthyism

My Thursday column answers the question: Why is Gingrich’s bulbous head in the news this week? You can tell it’s August in a general election year because Republican A-listers are jumping through Flaming Hoops of Crazy in order to be … Continue reading

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