10 November 2012

Quote for the day -- pay the price, fix the problem

"Here's the first thing the elite Republicans need to do. They need to sit down and ask themselves why they have become a party of racist assholes. Then they have to consider the possibility that it sucks to be a party of racist assholes. The Democrats discovered this forty years ago, and they did something about it. They passed the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts and let Nixon have the racist assholes.  LBJ knew he was giving the South away for several generations. He did the the right thing anyway. It's time for the GOP to split with its racist assholes even if that means they can't win any elections for a while."

Booman Tribune

6 Comments:

Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Also their Christianist assholes who blame hurricanes and tornadoes on teh gaii!

I thank The Flying Spaghetti Monster every day that their numbers are decreasing.

10 November, 2012 15:01  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Absolutely. The problem is bigotry more broadly than racism alone. From what I'm seeing on their sites, many seem open to the idea of trying to appeal to Hispanics to broaden their base -- but they still recoil from secular people or gays.

10 November, 2012 16:03  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

I think you could get Mitch McConnell to donate his testicles to evil science before he'd go along with telling the South to take a hike. The same goes for the rest of the political right. Without the South and the old border states of the Confederacy, the GOP wouldn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the White House for a very long time, if ever.

14 November, 2012 17:43  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Fine with me -- they can't win without the racist assholes, and increasingly they can't win with them, either. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.

15 November, 2012 05:58  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Agreed! :)

15 November, 2012 13:41  
Blogger Marc McDonald said...

re:
>> They need to sit down and ask
>>themselves why they have become
>>a party of racist assholes

Here in Texas, I continue to be amazed at all the Republican racist assholes I meet who strongly deny that they are racist.
I recently talked to an acquaintance who was telling me about his late, beloved father. He explained that his Dad used to go ballistic if he ever saw a white woman dating a "n*gger." He would walk right up to them and (allegedly) get in their face and scream "You n*ggers need to stay away from our women!"
What my acquaintance said next, though, was what astonished me. His direct quote:
"Now, you've gotta understand---my Dad was a great guy. He was certainly no racist."
By the way, my acquaintance regularly uses the "N" word himself and complains endlessly about how "all the n*ggers sit around collecting welfare."
And yet, he himself vehemently denies that he's racist in any way. (Oh, and he's convinced that the only racism that exists in America these days is against white people).
This guy isn't unique. I've met many others like him here in Texas.

17 November, 2012 23:25  

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