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The Southern Strategy v the Second Amendment

ColinPowell

The Republican Party, the “Party of Lincoln,” once stood against slavery. And the KKK was organized by Democrats. But in the 1960’s, when Loving v Virginia was being litigated (Cornell Law School, here), when, perhaps in recognition of the roles of the African American Tuskeegee Airmen, the Navajo Code Talkers, of the Jewish refugees from Hitler’s Europe in the Manhattan Project and the massive injustice of the American incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II, when President Johnson had followed President Kennedy’s lead on Civil Rights, when the US military was desegregating itself as it had integrated Little Rock, Arkansas, the Republican Party was embracing what it called “The Southern Strategy.”

Kevin Phillips, one of President Nixon’s strategists, quoted in the New York Times, May 17, 1970, put it succinctly, here,

“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.”

Allen Clifton pointed out in Forward Progressiveshere, “Essentially it was the Republican party saying, ‘Look, blacks are voting for Democrats so you white people need to vote for Republicans—the party that will represent whites and oppose the blacks.’”

In Saddam’s Iraq the army’s top brass, if not the army itself, was composed of the Sunni minority. This is why ISIS is so effective: It is composed of officers from Saddam’s army and it’s Sunnis (we once trained) fighting for their country. In Assad’s Syria the army was – and remains – comprised of members of the Alawi minority. Here in the United States we appear to have overcome segregation in the military.

The Second Amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (US Archives, here).

I think this means that no one may, on the basis of his or her gender, skin color, hair color, religious beliefs, lack of religious beliefs, cultural or ethnic heritage, may be denied the right to serve in the defense of our nation. Unlike Saddam’s Iraq or Assad’s Syria the defense forces of the United States are comprised of members of all the tribes, regardless of how they live, how they love or when they or their forebears came to the United States.

Let’s look at a comment from a 1970′s interview in the New York Times with Richard Nixon’s political strategist: “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.” Essentially it was the Republican party saying, “Look, blacks are voting for Democrats so you white people need to vote for Republicans—the party that will represent whites and oppose the blacks.”Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/the-truth-about-republican-racism-and-the-southern-strategy/
Let’s look at a comment from a 1970′s interview in the New York Times with Richard Nixon’s political strategist: “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.” Essentially it was the Republican party saying, “Look, blacks are voting for Democrats so you white people need to vote for Republicans—the party that will represent whites and oppose the blacks.”Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/the-truth-about-republican-racism-and-the-southern-strategy/

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Obama calls GOP budget ‘Social Darwinism’

Washington, DC, April 3, 2012. President Obama attacked the Ryan – Boehner Grand Old Tea Party budget passed in the House of Representatives, calling it “Social Darwinism.” The Grand Old Tea Party immediately attacked the President saying “Darwinism? That’s evolution. We can’t practice evolution. We don’t believe in it!”

When he heard about the response from the GOP and Tea Party, President Obama started laughing. His laughter, however, subsided when he was reminded of the November 2010 elections, the Grand Old Tea Party majority in the House, their votes in the Senate, and their apparent 5 – 4 majority in the Supreme Court.

President Obama was having lunch with editors and reporters of the Associated Press when he condemned the Ryan – Boehner Grand Old Tea Party budget. He called it a “Trojan horse” and “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” Mark Landler, in the New York Times, aka “the Liberal Elitist media,”  (here), wrote that Obama said the Ryan – Boehner Grand Old Tea Party budget “would greatly deepen inequality in the country.”

While expanding the disparity of wealth that exists between the 3.07 million richest Americans, i.e. the 1%, compared to the 303.93 million not-richest Americans, i.e. the 99%; by decreasing educational opportunities and access to health care, and by increasing poverty, the Ryan – Boehner Grand Old Tea Party budget would actually serve to expand equality among the 303.93 million non-richest Americans, albeit in what many consider to be the wrong direction.

The Ryan – Boehner Grand Old Tea Party budget has been endorsed by all four remaining candidates running in the Republican primaries. Altho Newt Gingrich, opposed it before he was for it, calling it “right wing social engineering.” As Speaker of the House, Mr. Gingrich, it must also be noted, pioneered the technique of shutting down the government as a way to protect the taxpayers from the services they need from their government.

The Grand Old Tea Party also attacked the President for having lunch when he should be working. There are rumors that Mr. Gingrich called President Obama “shiftless” and “lazy” for having lunch when he should be working. However, as there are no reporters covering Mr. Gingrich, those rumors could neither be confirmed nor denied.

Rush Limbaugh demanded videos of the President with young female reporters. Mr. Limbaugh later changed his statement, demanding videos of young female reporters without the President, and large quantities of various controlled substances.

Former Vice President Cheney could not be reached for comment. It is believed that he is in a secure but undisclosed location where he may be hunting with lawyers. Or hunting lawyers. 
 

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Mittens and He Who Should Be Neutered

Why is Buddy Roemer excluded from the GOP debates? It’s not that I don’t like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul, it’s that I have nothing but contempt for Mittens, he who should be neutered, and Santorum (who’s name doesn’t really mean what Google says it means) and … Ron Paul is a white supremacist. Or he may not be, but he’s their boy.

Gingrich cheats on wife 1, Jackie, with Other Woman 1, Marianne, who becomes Wife 2. Then cheats on Wife 2, Marianne, with Young Intern / Other Woman 2, Callista, who becomes Wife 3. This last while blasting Clinton for having a relationship with an intern. What Hypocrisy! What Arrogance! I mean “The Gingrich Wives” – sounds like the title of a film – a porn film.

Romney may be ‘Wall Street.’ But Gingrich is a lobbyist for Wall Street. Oh, I forgot- Gingrich is an historian.

Why don’t I like Romney? He’s not Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Tom Watson, Henry Ford, Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard, Walt Disney: They created stuff. Romney looked for companies to raid.

Romney on Obama: “He had no jobs plan.” But he saved all the union jobs at GM and Chrysler. “He never even managed a corner store; he was a community organizer (helping poor people). Romney didn’t create jobs; he created poor people.

Mittens, Newter, Santorum, and Ron Paul will solve poverty by eliminating food stamps, Medicare. They will save poor people by allowing them to die.

So the problem with the Republican Party is that it has become the party of the lunatic fringe. Why is Buddy Roemer exlcuded from the GOP debates?

Romney: “Obama apologizes for America.” How, Mitt? By killing bin Laden? By going after Quadafi? Romney should apologize for driving for 12 hours with his dog strapped to the roof of his car.

 
John McCain was called a “Maverick” because he actually worked with Democrats.

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Single Prayer Health Care

Wasilla, Alaska, July 27, 2009. The Republicans have finally released their health care plan. Sarah Palin, Michael Steele, and Rush Limbaugh, joined by Bobby Jindal and the Blue Dog Democrats, have announced their plan: “The Single Prayer Plan.”

The good news is that the health care plan is free. All you need to do is pray that you don’t get sick, and pray that you don’t need medicine. The bad news is that it is not proven to be effective.

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The GOP Embraces Diversity

The GOP Embraces Diversity,

Omeha, NE, June 20.

Michael Steele, one of approximately 16,500 African Americans in the 55 million strong GOP, announced a new Diversity Initiative in the GOP. Steele intends to double the membership in the GOP. In doing so he will also double the number of African Americans, Jews, Moslems, Hindus, Buddhists, and Atheists (well, maybe not Moslems and atheists) by 2020. He will do this in part by bringing back Colin Powell. He acknowledged that if he doubles the membership of the GOP, and doubles the number of African Americans, Jews, and others their numbers, as a percentage will remain constant. “That’s a statistic. And statistics,” he said, “are for geeks.”

Steele also intends to embrace homosexuals, figuratively, but not literally. “We will embrace gays, figuratively speaking, of course,” he said.

The GOP is planning on hosting a Christian and Diverse Music Festival featuring the Village People, Mattisyahu, Bette Middler, and Bob Marley in Branson, Mo.

The precise demographic breakdown of the GOP is below. Steele acknowledge that the GOP is 99.48% white Christians, and even if the population of those others doubles, it will still be 99.04% white Christians. “This is America,” he said. “We want to fit white in.”

Total

Per 10,000

Percentage

Description

54,714,000

9948

99.48%

White Christians, including Evangelicals, Roman Catholics, Protestants, Mormans, Greek Orthodox, and Hispanics of Cuban Origin

225,500

41

0.41%

Asians

16,500

3

0.03%

Hispanics, of non-Cuban origin

11,000

2

0.02%

Jews

16,500

3

0.03%

African Americans

5,500

1

0.01%

Asian Buddists

5,500

1

0.01%

Native Americans

5,500

1

0.01%

Athiests

55,000,000

10000

100.00%

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