Skip to main content

View Diary: Rick Perry's Newest Problem: His Fond Memories of "Niggerhead" and Growing Up in a Sundown Town (229 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  These days OVERT racism is so "declasse" (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Jeff Y, i like bbq

    y'know:  it's one thing to wear coveralls and eat barbeque at a County Fair ... it's quite another to wipe the excess sauce in your whiskers and  and fart loudly.

    Near as I can tell Texans have worked out the fine balance between pretending to be "cowboys"  ... who were just low-wage, migrant agricultural workers from further East, after all ... and conducting themselves as Ladies and Gentlemen.

    I'm pretty sure the Teabaggists and Randites feel that any OVERT expressions of racism on the part of their standard bearers is EMBARASSING ... like someone's unassimilated immigrant grandparent who insists on speaking the mother tongue in the presence of their Grandchildren's "yankee" friends.

    Would be a reason to NOT vote for him in the primary if  the alternative is "Obama in Whiteface?? -- a Mormon pragmatist with a history of "socializing" health insurance and raising taxes?  

    Or would the "prosperity" his administration has brought to Texas be a BETTER reason for Teajhaddists to look "compromise" up in their Oxford Collegiate

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site