Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Racist Republicans (continued)

Here is a good piece addressing some of the stuff I blogged about yesterday. The key line:

There's a psychological term for this kind of unhinged behavior, and it's called "projection." These two racists are projecting their own racial feelings onto Obama. Increasingly, the ranks of the racially blinkered (and I include MSNBC's Pat Buchanan here) are playing victim, insisting Obama's modest moves -- appointing a Latina justice, using the Gates case to speak out against racial profiling -- are reversing the racial order wholesale, and putting white men on the bottom of the pile.
The author, Joan Walsh, concurs with the prevailing wisdom--that this racist direction will doom the Republicans in the short to medium term, but will not be good for the country as it exacerbates existing tensions.

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