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Old 02-26-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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Top Republican strategists are working on plans to protect the GOP from charges of racism or sexism in the general election, as they prepare for a presidential campaign against the first ever African-American or female Democratic nominee.

GOP fears charges of racism, sexism - David Paul Kuhn - Politico.com
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Maybe they're so used to those tactics they don't know how to change?
Or they use those tactics so much the electorate expects it of the GOP?
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Top Republican strategists are working on plans to protect the GOP from charges of racism or sexism in the general election, as they prepare for a presidential campaign against the first ever African-American or female Democratic nominee.

GOP fears charges of racism, sexism - David Paul Kuhn - Politico.com
As I said in another thread: if the GOP has to assemble focus groups to figure out if they're racializing Barack Obama or his campaign, then they probably already have.

But fine and dandy. Let those inclined be as non "PC" was they wanna be. Let Rush Limbaugh make all the "half-rican" jokes that he can. Let those inclined put forth as much ignorant innuendo as they can. Let those inclined ask all the "why-do-Black-people ..." questions that they can ask.

Because in the end, they'll be like people who smoke yet have no clue how badly they stink. They'll try to fit in with the crowd, but their smell will always be a dead giveaway.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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They'll try to fit in with the crowd, but their smell will always be a dead giveaway.
You mean, like how conservatives can always spot the liberal by following the smell of patchouli?

I wouldn't fear the charges of racism or sexism; it is overused to the point of becoming meaningless.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Top Republican strategists are working on plans to protect the GOP from charges of racism or sexism in the general election, as they prepare for a presidential campaign against the first ever African-American or female Democratic nominee.

GOP fears charges of racism, sexism - David Paul Kuhn - Politico.com
i think that mccain's supporters will be the ones who "racialize" the election. just look at what cunningham did yesterday. mccain disavowed what was said, but i wonder if he can do that every time without losing support among that constituency? right wing neanderthals.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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i think that mccain's supporters will be the ones who "racialize" the election. just look at what cunningham did yesterday. mccain disavowed what was said, but i wonder if he can do that every time without losing support among that constituency? right wing neanderthals.
This is why some Republican strategists are "studying" this. They want to be able to racialize without doing it overtly; while having plausible deniability from the clueless media bimbos; and being able to do so while not being so obvious that Republican voters can support their candidates while not feeling slimy.

As I said; let 'em have at it. If that's a strategy they need to employ, they've already conceded the contest.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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They have every right to be fearful of it. If the Repub. nominee happens to be watching tv and Al Sharpton is standing behind him, and RIGHT before he is switching the channel and African American comes on TV, Sharpton will cry that he changed the channel because the African American came on.

It's going to happen. It's going to be ugly. There are going to be statements about racism everywhere in this election. Why? Because it is an EASY way to pin the repub nominee down. Sorry if I sound shallow but it's the way I see it.

By the way, in my opinion, the only ones who are going to "racialize" the election are the one's who will be crying racism at every opportunity.
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