Read up on Lyndon Johnson, Harry Byrd, Fritz Hollings and others. Listen to the hateful rhetoric that comes out of some radical blacks in Congress toward conservatives and especially conservative blacks. Listen to people like Biden and Reid when they let their guard down. The Democrats have a history of racism and vile commentary that's hard to deny and it hasn't gone away.
Not like I really care, I prefer that you remain in denial. Who knows when you guys will see the inside of White House again if you keep this up.
Media's just that..a medium. The GOP still puts the material out there. Don't want to be thought of as racists, then make the racists in the party feel unwelcomed. Don't embrace them, and don't try to recruit them via code words that most people can figure out.
Liberals have dominated public education and most all the public universities for years in all fields. Do you think any conservative political position is ever presented with anything other than scorn in, say, any of the liberal Ivy League schools? What about the other public universities across the land? How many of them give conservatism any hearing at all, much less a fair one? Young people are liberals? Of course they are. It's all they hear from kindergarten to college graduation. The Dems aren't dumb. They know that to consolidate longterm power, you get to the young. The old will die off soon enough.
Unfortunately for the GOP and conservatives, the facts often make them look bad so that turns into a "liberal" position. This is why people don't want conservatives educating their kids.
Powell is a great American, too bad he got sucked into the Big Dick's phoney intelligence about WMD in Iraq. He is a Republican on core republican values not the fringe nonsense that is currently tearing apart your party.
Keep on spouting your hatred to true American hero's and your party will decline into the toilet even farther.
While Powell's comments were constructive and should be heeded, part of me hopes the GOP continues on its present course and becomes irrelevant in national politics. But, alas, I'm sure clearer heads will see the danger the party is in and right the ship before it sinks. The cynical effort to disenfranchice other cultures and the elderly marked a low point in the GOP. Everything became strategy, and the ends justified literally any means.
No one incident turned entire demographics against the GOP. But a series of such efforts had a cumulative effect of creating a public image of an intolerant, angry, reactionary and unappealing party.
The GOP too often equates poverty or debt with "laziness," and harshly attacks hard-pressed Americans dealing with crippling health care costs, student loans, crime and other difficulties as "lazy". In comparison, the GOP licks the boots of the super-rich and their heirs.
Yet the reality is that people in the working and middle classes tend to be far more diligent, disciplined and hard-working than the leisurely super-rich, who have the luxury of screwing around, wasting money and not working hard, which the poor and middle classes don't have. The poor and middle classes also contribute more wealth to the economy.
A humble roofer, carpenter or plumber, let alone a scientist, doctor or nurse, works much harder, confronts many more obstacles and contributes far more real wealth to the US economy (and helps far more people) than the crooked hedge fund managers, greedy health insurance CEO's, corrupt banker execs, rapacious attorneys, student loan sharks and coddled, born-rich Hollywood celebrities that draw so much media attention. Yet the heavily-contributing first group is much more likely to face debt and significant financial hardship (even without a single slip-up, and especially if they suffer crime or poor health) than the second group, even if the second group screws up repeatedly and does little more than taking advantage of the fortunate circumstances of their birth.
And so what do too many Republicans do? Rather than recognizing the daily battles of the poor and middle class, yet alone respecting and empathizing with them, Republican politicians and Tea Party loudmouths declare the backbone of US society to be "lazy", wholly ignoring the true deadbeats among their super-rich patrons. Americans will not tolerate this.
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