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  •  if they're serious, they should start with: (12+ / 0-)

    1)  Recognize science, don't deny it.

    2)  Stop obsessing about other peoples' naughty bits.

    3)  Stop the Mammon-worship and get back to middle class values.  

    Just those three points would give us a serious run for our money, as it were.

    But they're not going to listen.  Instead they're going to try another racial strategy, about which I'll post a diary one of these days.  

    We got the future back.

    by G2geek on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:34:16 AM PST

    •  Yes (8+ / 0-)

      As to your #3 I have been watching carefully to see what they do with what they've learned from the demographic shellacking they just received.  From what I see it looks like the plan is to modify their immigration position while still stoking racism against African Americans.  Perhaps they're bargaining on exploiting any resentments that might exist between the Latino and African American communities to make it work.

      "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

      by Triscula on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:57:03 AM PST

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      •  bingo! we're convergent on that. (2+ / 0-)
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        The only place where my assessment is different, is that I think they'll try courting/recruiting Asian Americans as well, as "honorary whites" or something along those lines.  That could of course backfire fabulously if they keep up the China-bashing.  (One more reason to be thankful Obama got a second term: China just chose a new President, Xi Jinping, who will be serving for a 10-year term.  His first contact with the US will be with the smart sane guy rather than the guy who wanted to sue China for currency manipulation.  And the difference that makes can't be overstated.)

        And yes the Rs will try to stir up stuff between Latino Americans and African Americans, because they always try to do things to split up groups that are natural allies, and in particular try to split up the working class as they did by using the religious right.  Look for this to be done via religion again, with extreme right-wing Catholics trying to recruit Latino Americans.  We need to deal with this now, not later.

        We got the future back.

        by G2geek on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:58:24 AM PST

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