We don’t spend nearly as much time talking politics as we’d like around here, mostly, becuase it’s theater for ugly people.? Only with much more drastic repurcussions.? Sadly, two articles I came across made me stand up and want to shrug my shoulders and shake my head in disgust.
First, from Politico.? Fearing a general election where the GOP has to walk on egg shells against either Hillary or Obama, for fear of being called racist or sexist, they’ve hired opinion polls to find out how far they can go before feeling a backlash.
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.
The Republican National Committee has commissioned polling and focus groups to determine the boundaries of attacking a minority or female candidate, according to people involved. The secretive effort underscores the enormous risk senior GOP operatives see for a party often criticized for its insensitivity to minorities in campaigns dating back to the 1960s.
The RNC project is viewed as so sensitive that those involved in the work were reluctant to discuss the findings in detail. But one Republican strategist, who asked that his name be withheld to speak candidly, said the research shows the daunting and delicate task ahead.
Republicans will be told to ?be sensitive to tone and stick to the substance of the discussion? and that ?the key is that you have to be sensitive to the fact that you are running against historic firsts,? the strategist explained.
Um, or you could just not be racist or sexist. ? That’s a start.? I love that they are worried about “appearing” racist.? However, Rep. Donald Brown (R-Fla.) must have not gotten the memo.
Rep. Donald Brown (R) introduced a bill last week to create a ?Confederate Heritage? license plate for the state. Saying ?it would give motorists a way to show pride in their heritage,? Brown proposes a $25 charge for motorists to purchase a plate with ?a shield displaying the rebel battle flag symbol surrounded by several flags from the Civil War era.? The money would benefit ?educational programs run by Sons of Confederate Veterans,? which considers the Civil War to be ?the Second American Revolution.?
I love how some people see the Civil War as “the Second American Revolution.”? Again, you lost the war get over it.? That was almost 150 years ago.? McCain might want to box Rep. Brown in the ears and have him get in line.? Nothing like proposing a Confederate Flag license plate when you’re trying to not “appear” racist.
<sarcasm>Almost as genius as Truck Nutz.? I love Rednecks.</sarcasm>