July 18, 2009
Well, it's official ladies and gentlemen... The Republican party has stopped just short of declaring that they are unapologetically the party of narrow-minded 1950's Jim Crow-era racism. You may be thinking, "What's changed?" as far as that's concerned. Well, not a whole lot. I'm just seeing that since Obama got elected, there is increasingly less and less effort being put into their use of nuanced racist codewords or any amount subtlety in their racism. Before the election, they at least talked around it, and made the effort to try and fool people that they weren't the divisive backwards-ass racists that they have always been. It's strange to think that you can site one specific example and say that it is the official turning point as far as this is concerned, however I think this interview in particular, sheds light on exactly what the modern-day Republican party is all about: -'Rich white men uber alles. -fuck everybody else'..."White men were 100% of the people that wrote the Constitution, 100% of the people that signed the Declaration of Independence, 100% of the people who died at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, probably close to 100% of the people who died at Normandy. This has been a country built basically by white folks, who were 90% of the nation in 1960 when I was growing up and the other 10% were African-Americans who had been discriminated against. That's why." -Pat Buchanan on why 108 of 110 Supreme Court justices thus far have been white.