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Sam Tanenhaus’s Fevered Historical Imagination About the Racist GOP

pinenee Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 7:20 AM
Our nation has 41 million American citizens of African descent. Ms. Grabar. 99 to 93 percent think the American Republican Party has slipped way past being racist.
Curtis108 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 9:06 PM
He actually is not "black." Logically, he is biracial.
Curtis108 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 9:05 PM
Actually, I think if you get past the 1880 definition of race, you would find that there are many many more multi-racial people than Americans of African descent....
man of steel Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 6:43 PM
Then how did we wind up with a black president?
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 11:41 AM
Because they've been brainwashed by the racist democrats who believe wholeheartedly that blacks are too stupid to do anything without whiteys help. Democrats is the party of racists and democrat blacks are just sipping the free kool aid.
DavidM Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 8:59 AM
Well just because the black communities are brainwashed into believing something does not make it true.

When I ask for proof of GOP racism usually I get blank stares, "southern strategy" ( which proves nothing ) or some comments on a forum somewhere.

Cowards often drop into character assassination when they are ashamed of their own positions and principles.
Jane346 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 8:18 AM
Frankly, I think blacks are far more racist than whites. Every once in a while, I click a link that goes to Black Voices, and I'm amazed at how many racist statements I encounter.
Bruce2142 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 8:02 AM
Again, the radical left wing indoctrination and entitlements which ruined the black family structure, cause them to paint anyone that speaks against their Dear Leader, no matter how badly he's screwed the country, as racist. Obviously, you don't know when someone is whizzing on your leg and telling you that it's raining, either.

Where to begin with the screed in The New Republic, “Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people,” mislabeled “an historical investigation”?

In his claim that racism is the original and irredeemable sin of Republicans, Tanenhaus sets up the contrast to “the civil rights pageantry of the [Obama second] inauguration—Abraham Lincoln’s Bible and Martin Luther King’s, Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s swearing in of Joe Biden, Beyoncé’s slinky glamor [sic], the verses read by the gay Cuban poet Richard Blanco.”

In his enthusiasm, Tanenhaus missed the irony of using the word “pageantry,” which the...