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To Appeal to Black Voters, GOP Must Run Gauntlet of Racism Accusations

Manny41 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 9:34 AM
Only the target of the race card has the ability to empower the dweeb who plays the card. Fear of being labelled a racist gives authority to the label. Why are Republicans afraid of their civil rights history? It was not the Republicans who filibustered the Civil Rights Act 1964. But for Everett Dirkson, Al Gore, Sr. and J. William Fullbright (Clinton's mentor) would have defeated the legislation. Republicans champion school vouchers to empower parents to enroll their children in the same school Obama has enrolled his kids. Remember the phony photo op of Carter enrolling Amy in public school - as soon as the cameras stopped, he took her to Sidwel. No inner city school for his white daughter; that is for black kids.

If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more "racist."

The scare quotes are necessary because I don't think the Republican Party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic Party does).

But that hasn't stopped a lot of people from slandering Republicans as racist for one reason or another.

Right now, many in Washington -- particularly the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus -- insist that Republican attacks on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are racist and, yawn, sexist. The basis...