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View Diary: If It Walks Like a Duck and Talks Like a Duck: Racism and the Death of Responsible Conservatism (98 comments)

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  •  False distinction. (5+ / 0-)

    If a politician is cynically willing to exploit racist attitudes for personal gain, then that politician is every bit as racist as the most dyed-in-the-wool yahoo spouting off the n-word and dripping with hatred. Worse, in fact. At least the yahoo has ignorance as an excuse. And the politician is likely to hurt a great many more people, all of his or her protestations of piety, patriotism and caring notwithstanding.

    "But there is so much more to do." - Barack Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

    by flitedocnm on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 02:26:39 PM PDT

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