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Friday, September 26, 2008

The Failure That Is The American Right

For a while now I have thought the conservative movement deserved congratulations for dropping its reliance on raw anti Black racism to win elections. This realignment is quite a step away from the Nixonian "Southern Strategy" of not too subtile codes for the threats from African American citizens. This year is a real test of conservative morals what with a real possibility that the right will be swept from power in a gigantic electoral uprising lead by a black liberal. Not a Clinton "liberal", who was in actuality a moderate Republican, but a genuine FDR style liberal. A liberal that will curb the privileges of the rulers and move the burden of taxes more to the shoulders of the Ɯberclass. 

I've only seen a few outliers of anti Black crapola coming from the Rs this year. There was the guy that claimed the banking crisis was caused by giving loans to Blacks, but that's about it. Hispanics are another matter. The whole border security issue is more based on old ladies worried about someone in line at the grocery talking in a language they don't understand than a threat to national security. I read today in The National Review that Washington Mutual failed because they loaned money to and promoted Mexicans. Curious.

By the time my kids reach middle age the country will have a majority of what is now thought of as minority voters. Under the Democratic party the country will have a chance of working the knots out that such a sea change makes in politics. The Republican Party is about to have an episode of monumental shrinkage. I've been predicting the shattering of the GOP into the super-right, overclass, and snake handling factions. Good riddance.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Who, Me?

The old joke is that if you sit down at a poker game and can't figure out who the pigeon is in the first five minutes, it's you. Now we are getting a glimpse of the rough outlines of the Big Bailout and of course we, the average Joes and Joleens are screwed. Behind the closed doors at the White House the same guys that brought us Iraq, Katrina, torture and the most massive deficits in history are writing the recovery plan. A plan that a lot of liberal economists are extremely skeptical about its ability to do anything to solve the illiquidity problem. A plan that seems to be designed to laden the government with so much debt that a national health plan would be unattainable. Grover Norquist is aroused.

If my fellow citizens chose the senile old Republican and the extra from "Fargo" to lead this great country just because we can't stand the thought of having a black president then you deserve the consequences. Not me, but you do.