November 9, 2012
The GOP Must Choose: Rush Limbaugh or Minority Voters

There will be plenty of talk in coming weeks about the Republican Party, the conservative movement, racial demographics, and whether they’ll inspire significant changes in policy or philosophy.That conversation is more important than this one.It would still be prudent for conservatives to take some advice that seems blindingly obvious, but apparently isn’t: Stop letting prominent voices of movement conservatism get away with saying things that are a) actually just racist; b) demagogic race-baiting; or c) so obviously tone-deaf that anyone with common sense can see how terrible it would sound. Why is that so hard?! 

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

The GOP Must Choose: Rush Limbaugh or Minority Voters

There will be plenty of talk in coming weeks about the Republican Party, the conservative movement, racial demographics, and whether they’ll inspire significant changes in policy or philosophy.

That conversation is more important than this one.

It would still be prudent for conservatives to take some advice that seems blindingly obvious, but apparently isn’t: Stop letting prominent voices of movement conservatism get away with saying things that are a) actually just racist; b) demagogic race-baiting; or c) so obviously tone-deaf that anyone with common sense can see how terrible it would sound. 

Why is that so hard?! 

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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    YES THAT PART IN THE BOLD.
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    I don’t agree with the headline, but otherwise FUCKING COSIGNED.
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    Obviously there is soul-searching (cliche word, I know) that will be done in the Republican Party. The party needs to...
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    TRUTH
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    Read the whole thing. It’s critical of the Republicans but in a way that I think is fair. The point the editorial makes...
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    Limbaugh’s quoted complaint in this article is nothing more than “I have black friends, so I can’t possibly be racist”...
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    FASCINATING read. Very well said… I enjoyed the well-thought-out comments almost as much as the article.
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    In which I said THIS yesterday.