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This is shaping up to be the most racially polarised US election ever (Leads off w/Peanutgate)
The Guardian ^ | September 9, 2012 | Gary Younge

Posted on 09/09/2012 2:21:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As Republicans were promoting themselves as a multiracial party from the platform in Tampa two weeks ago, an ugly incident on the convention floor suggested not everyone had got the memo. From the podium a range of speakers of Haitian, Mexican, Cuban and Indian descent spoke of how their parents had overcome huge barriers so they could succeed in the US. In the audience, a successful black woman who works for CNN was being pelted with peanuts by a convention-goer, who said: "This is how we feed the animals."

The tension between the projection of a modern, inclusive, tolerant party and the reality of a sizeable racially intolerant element within its base pining for the restoration of white privilege is neither new nor accidental. Indeed, it in no small part explains the trajectory of the Republican party for almost the last half century. In his diary, Richard Nixon's chief-of-staff, Bob Haldeman, described how his boss spelled out the racial contours of a new electoral game-plan to win southern and suburban whites over to the Republican party in the wake of the civil rights era. "You have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks," Nixon told him. "The key is to devise a system that recognises that while not appearing to."

This could be the final hurrah for what became known as Nixon's southern strategy...

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: blacks; democrats; gop; lindseygraham; obama; racism; romney; whites

The author

1 posted on 09/09/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Democrats want a race war. I think they are going to get one. And they'll be sorry.

Other people really took Martin Luther King (noted Republican) at his word and tried to build a color-blind society in which people are judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin. The Democrats hate us for doing that.

2 posted on 09/09/2012 2:25:13 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another fake but accurate incident.


3 posted on 09/09/2012 2:29:54 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a successful black woman who works for CNN was being pelted with peanuts by a convention-goer, who said: “This is how we feed the animals.”

I would assume that by “animals” the peanut thrower was referring to toady “journalists”.


4 posted on 09/09/2012 2:30:38 PM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The democrats don't hate the people trying to build a race blind society. They are laughing at them. With a few well directed entitlement programs they have erased a century of post Civil war racism with a few decades of hand outs.

GWB only helped them by dropping low wage earners off the federal tax rolls. As long as we have this high of a percentage of citizens that see the government as a provider this country faces ruin.

5 posted on 09/09/2012 2:33:29 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have the two peanut throwers been identified?

Were they credentialed delegates?

Or other members of the media? (who outnumbered delegates)

Until these two are identified, I’m skepticsl of any opinion on the matter.


6 posted on 09/09/2012 2:33:33 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...a sizeable racially intolerant element within its base pining for the restoration of white privilege is neither new nor accidental.”

Show me. As hard as I look at the Republican Party, I don’t see any evidence of this. What I do see is the straw man argument created by the radical left and people who are foolish enough to believe it. Can someone show me the “base” that is pining for white privilege? It doesn’t exist.


7 posted on 09/09/2012 2:36:43 PM PDT by pallis
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To: ClearCase_guy
Why this is even worse than the 1860’s campaign mounted by the “loyal” Demoncrats (Copperheads).

“The Democrats want a race war.”

They've done it before.

8 posted on 09/09/2012 2:47:57 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: lacrew
Have the two peanut throwers been identified?

Something 'the author' isn't capable of to question. Seeking truth has nothing to do w/journalist's.

9 posted on 09/09/2012 2:49:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the audience, a successful black woman who works for CNN was being pelted with peanuts by a convention-goer, who said: "This is how we feed the animals."

Registered democrats, of course.

The author can go persecute himself.

10 posted on 09/09/2012 2:53:45 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like one of the reader’s comments said, the guy gets paid to moan. What a deal!


11 posted on 09/09/2012 3:02:00 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And it's The Guardian.

They appear to be slipping back to their old ways.

For a while there, they were pretty fair and honest.

12 posted on 09/09/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: lacrew

I know a person who was a delegate on the floor and she said that they ALL treat the press with respect, because they do not want to do anything to put the party in a bad light.
She also said that Code Pinkers, and the like, were out en masse, begging people for guest passes. She said she got hit up three times. That is how Code Pink got on the floor.
I am SURE that these alleged peanut throwers were leftie plants, who were trying to create a fakeroversy. I just know it.


13 posted on 09/09/2012 3:06:26 PM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This was a set up.


14 posted on 09/09/2012 3:15:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
If it ever even happened. Assorted news people, cameramen, anchors, delegates, spectators and others in the most publicized venue imaginable and not one shred of evidence other than her say-so.
15 posted on 09/09/2012 3:31:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

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16 posted on 09/09/2012 4:08:27 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

At some point, the middle class will get sufficiently fed up with the dysfunctional underclass, that we decide to stop enabling their dysfunctional behavior.


17 posted on 09/09/2012 4:25:31 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
See why Bob is a racist
18 posted on 09/09/2012 4:34:13 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I absolutely do NOT want to diss the Lord, though I am not a fanatical bible thumping Christian I have faith in God.

By remaining in that frame of mind I find it absolutely impossible to support anything surrounding Obama, doesn’t matter what he says or how much he says he is Christian he is NOT.

Anyone voting for Obama is giving the middle finger to God.


19 posted on 09/09/2012 4:38:09 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nixon's "Southern Strategy" was to have anti-busing, former Democrat George Wallace run third party and carry the Southern states in the 1968 election, thus splitting the DEMON RAT vote and throwing the election to Nixon. If Republicans were the racists, then wouldn't Wallace have split the R vote instead? He split the Democrat vote in the South into two factions: Somewhat racist Democrat, who voted for Humphrey, and Very Racist Democrat, who voted for Wallace.

The non racists voted for pro civil rights Nixon, who desegrated the schools.

20 posted on 09/09/2012 5:07:58 PM PDT by sportutegrl (Dems are the racists. Never forget it.)
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To: sportutegrl

George Wallace was re-elected on the black vote and did much to help Civil Rights in his state! He wasn’t always the snaring segragationalist depicted by the left.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 5:44:59 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: PapaBear3625

This is the most polarizing election in history. IF Obama cooks the election and wins big—or cancels the election all together for one reason or another—it could lead to Civil War as he imposes his Obamacare and socialism on the states. Such a thing would end America as a great power.


22 posted on 09/09/2012 5:48:07 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Don't you think it is odd that the Black vote that had been reliably Republican for decades suddenly switched to Democrat? The anti slavery party, the early Civil Rights party, the party that desegrated the schools, the party that gave the blacks the right to vote, the party of Martin Luther King and Lincoln, is thrown over for forced busing, affirmative action and welfare?

The Dems like Wallace just learned to hide their racism and pander to the blacks. Dems don't see blacks as equal to whites. That is why they believed in slavery and believe in forced busing, affirmative action and welfare.

Republicans believe that blacks are equals with whites, so you can't enslave people like yourself, we should have neighborhood schools, and everybody gets the same chance to get a job or get into college, no discrimination or affirmative action.

Republicans believe that if you hold black people to the same standards as white people, they will live up to your expectations. I know this because I am a Republican. Don't believe the lies that Democrats like Biden, (They gonna put y'all back in chains) tell about us.

23 posted on 09/09/2012 6:11:57 PM PDT by sportutegrl (Dems are the racists. Never forget it.)
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