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"America needs a white Republican President."

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) writes | about 9 months ago

User Journal 3

Opposition to Obama has nothing to do with race. Nope, nothing at all.

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Opposition to Obama has nothing to do with race. ÂNope, nothing at all.

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Okay, Republicans. ÂLook, I believe that most of you are not racist. ÂYou oppose Obama because you disagree with his policies, not his skin color. ÂYou'd rather have a Republican President because you're Republicans, and you're Republicans because you largely agree with Republican Party policies rather than out of a sense of tribal identity (I extend you that courtesy; please do the same) and you don't care what color this hypothetical Republican President, with whom you would agree far more than you do with Obama, might be.

I believe that, not least because the alternative -- that a majority of members of a political party that represents about a third of the American electorate is actively, maliciously racist -- is too grotesque to contemplate.

But there is, at the least, a substantial minority of your party that is actively, maliciously racist, that puts its racism on display as proudly as ever did the KKK wing of the Democratic Party of old. ÂFrom where I'm sitting, and where many Democrats are sitting, it looks an awful lot like this minority (I have to keep believing that) is steering the agenda of your entire party. ÂYou have to deal with these people. ÂYou have to exile them, shame them, chase them back under their rocks where they belong. ÂWe can't do it. ÂThey won't listen to us. ÂThey're your people, and that makes them your problem.

Or we can all keep going down the path we're on. ÂBecause, you know, that's working so well.

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3 comments

Grrr. Arrrgh. (1)

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) | about 9 months ago | (#45109387)

Apologies for the weird formatting characters, which didn't show up in the preview. Slashdot, Slashdot ...

Joe the Center Right Republican (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 9 months ago | (#45111193)

Joe the Plumber's opinion is widely shared by the Republican base, I'm afraid.

I've heard it from others that would consider themselves "Center-Right". They believe things will be better once a white guy is back in charge.

Re:Joe the Center Right Republican (1)

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) | about 9 months ago | (#45114085)

You may very well be right, in which case I weep for my country.

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