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Thursday, January 31, 2013

White Supremacy and the Republican Party Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted by on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:39 PM

One of the many reasons why I feel more comfortable aligning myself with liberals is that this kind of shit never falls out of the closet of liberals:

A new report by Mother Jones reveals that James B. Taylor, a prominent conservative movement leader and board member for the Young America’s Foundation, once served as vice president of a white supremacist group.

The Republican Party has a white supremacist problem. Remember last year, when National Review started firing contributors because of their ties to white supremacist groups? Then they suddenly stopped, presumably because they realized that they would have very few contributors left if they kept firing everyone who had ever written something bigoted for some bigoted outlet. (Their readers, too, kept haranguing NR for falling sway to "political correctness" in the comment sections. Those comments got more and more racist as the firings went on.) As the party realizes the electoral reality that white men aren't going to be able to prop them up anymore, armies of these rats are going to come to light, and it's going to get really ugly.


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Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 1
This is great news. Bigotry flourishes when it's not discussed, brought to light.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on January 31, 2013 at 1:15 PM · Report this
On an unrelated note, anyone know why dosent take comments anymore?
Posted by Jonathank5 on January 31, 2013 at 1:32 PM · Report this
GhostDog 3
The problem I have with Democrats is that they don't have a ridiculously liberal side except in the mind of some members of the extremely far right.

And before you rush to judgement, answer me this. When was the last time a Democrat talked about taking over the means of production or anything that is directly socialist(as opposed to "if you squint and twist it around it may be socialist but not really")?

We need a large, organized radical left to balance the radical right.
Posted by GhostDog on January 31, 2013 at 1:44 PM · Report this
Original Andrew 4
They're already turbo-fugly and have been for decades.
Posted by Original Andrew on January 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM · Report this
Robert Byrd gets a free pass on this one I suppose.
Posted by socratesfanboy on January 31, 2013 at 2:48 PM · Report this
Wandergeist 6
@3: Adding a lunatic fringe on the left doesn't balance the lunatic fringe on the right. It just means we'd have more total lunatics. The left can't help it if they are, in aggregate, entirely sane. Those of us in the middle can only hope the right keeps shedding / denouncing its extremists until it can say the same.
Posted by Wandergeist on January 31, 2013 at 3:25 PM · Report this
GhostDog 7
@6 I would have to disagree with that. If we had a really strong left, an actual communist or at least democratic socialist we wouldn't have the drift right that we have had for the past twenty years or so.

The debates wouldn't be about super small modifications in gun laws or over a health care bill that would have made Nixon squeal with joy.

An extreme left might be able to push the debate towards single payer, universal handgun bans, living wages, and penalties on corporations as a function of their total worth as opposed to a set amount of money(you launder drug money, kiss 1/2 of your profits for all of those years goodbye).

Which then that, in turn, would push the debate more to the left so that the reforms we are gasping for now(background checks, Obamacare, etc.) would be really easy lifts as opposed to borderline inconceivable.

That's why, even as a moderate, you need an extreme left and an extreme right so that the whole damned debate field isn't drug into fascist corporatist Jesus land.
Posted by GhostDog on January 31, 2013 at 7:25 PM · Report this
GeneStoner 8
Who the fuck is "James B. Taylor?" Is he a prominent conservative leader because Mother Jones, the uber-lib virtual fishwrap says so? Oh, well then it MUST be true. [rolleyes]

I have never heard of this tool-bag or his little organization, so if it actually exists and Mr. Constant isn't lying, it is a fringe group that does not represent the mainstream.

Seriously folks, how can you people read this shit and actually think that it is not bald faced Communist propaganda?

Again, SEN Robert Byrd (DEMOCRAT) was a member of the KKK. "This shit never falls out of the closet of liberals," does it Mr. Constant?

Thanks for the intellectual honesty there Mr. Constant...
Posted by GeneStoner on February 1, 2013 at 12:50 AM · Report this
Get really ugly for who?

Isn't this strictly a Republican problem?

Democrats don't have this problem and demographic changes in the US favor Democrats.

I'm not worried about racists being in control of the Republican party since it's unlikely they'll get the White House for a while. They'll either have to change or keep losing Presidential elections. That's their problem.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on February 1, 2013 at 5:16 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 10
@7 If you want the left to succeed, you should not link economic policies which should, ideally, divide people almost entirely along class lines (single payer, corporate regulation) with policies that have little class correlation or a correlation of support opposite to the economic policies, like handgun bans.

But, hey, that worked out SO WELL for Democrats in the '70s! What could possibly go wrong?
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on February 1, 2013 at 8:58 AM · Report this

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