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  •  "Tolerant" of bigotry or *creating* bigotry (4+ / 0-)

    on purpose?  Just askin' ...

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:22:27 PM PST

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    •  Coalition of both. (0+ / 0-)

      There was a brief flash on "The Simpsons" of a Fox News helicopter. The slogan on the side said, "Not Racist But #1 With Racists."

      The GOP, like just about every political party, is a coalition. Factions put up with stuff they either don't care about or actively dislike in other factions, because they agree on other stuff that's important to them all.

      In the GOP I think it's gone beyond that. For decades the Big Bidness faction has been actively cultivating the illusion in the Culture Warrior faction that the GOP will actually roll back abortion, gay rights, and porn. In 2008 some of the Culture Warriors woke up and realized they'd been used. But most of them got sucked in again by the "Obama is destroying American values" crap. OTOH the 4-for-4 victories for marriage equality this year means some of the Culture Warriors have given up, died off, or changed their minds.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 12:34:02 PM PST

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