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  •  Of course he isn't a racist! (24+ / 0-)

    The maid service he uses employs several African- Americans. Plus, he bought quite a few Motown records when he was growing up.

    •  He is a racist (12+ / 0-)

      He blows that dog whistle frequently like other Wisconsin Republicans do.  Additionally, they use words like "Milwaukee" when speaking to the home district folks -  it's code for "Black" along with the word "city" or "urban".  "Welfare" and "Medicaid" are also a code words for "Black".

      They think they're so slick and able to avoid charges of racism when they use code words.  Those words should be denounced as racist every time they're used as code.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 02:06:19 PM PDT

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      •  Dog whistle terms can work the other way... (1+ / 0-)
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        I work in a black majority workplace ( a post office) while (normally) white. I sometimes use a "dog whistle" term about white people like "republican voters" or "people without color" or the like to coworkers.

        But the GOP uses such terms for political advantage and try to "fly under the radar". Every time one of these fools tries, they need to be called out on it. The GOP has morphed from a "party of Lincoln" into a source of evil comparable to al qaeda terrorists.

        Either way, it adds divisiveness. Divisiveness is like a vicious cycle or PA system feedback. PA system feedback is when you have a microphone and the amplifier gain is cranked up too high. You hear a yiiiIIIIIIING!! until the sound man corrects it. But with the divisiveness, there is no sound man to throttle down. Instead, it's like the amplifier has infinite wattage and something else gives out. What that is, is anyone's guess. It cranked up with Newtie and the Blowhards in Year 1994 and the contract on America. It's been worsening since.

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