Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, has given away the game. He has made the Republican dog whistle audible to human ears.
This comment says everything you need to know about the belief system of today's Republican party.
“The demographics race we’re losing badly,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.). “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”
Lindsey, you're not supposed to talk about that.
I don't think Lindsey can claim to be joking, as the reference he makes is to his party's actual strategy. Romney has decided that subtly exploiting racial and class prejudices is his only possible path to victory...but if it's not subtle it won't work, and in fact may backfire with comments such as these. Today's GOP is looking increasingly disorganized and off-kilter during what should be a triumphal moment for it.