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  •  Of course they understand racism. (1+ / 0-)
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    They know the GOP thrives on it. Hell, their favorite Supreme Court Justice got his start with racism:

    Friday, Oct 29, 2004 11:30 AM PDT
    Supreme injustice
    Across the country, the Republican Party continues to intimidate African-American and Latino voters -- an ugly legacy of Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
    By Joe Conason

    The conservatives who now rule the Republican Party trace their political and ideological roots back 40 years to the Goldwater campaign, which they recall as a doomed but noble and prophetic crusade. As the radical right’s chosen heir seeks his second presidential term, events also remind us of their legacy’s most ugly aspect: the Republican Party’s continuing determination to intimidate and disenfranchise voters, especially African-Americans and Latinos.

    The living symbol of that tradition is William Rehnquist, whose serious illness underlines the judicial stakes of this election. The chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court once made his mark as a young Republican lawyer in Arizona by challenging black and Hispanic voters. Today that urge to suppress democratic participation is represented by Nathan Sproul, another Arizona Republican whose name has become synonymous this year with schemes to frustrate voter registration.

    For them racism is a feature, not a bug.

    Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

    by Mike S on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 11:33:35 AM PDT

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