Saturday, April 30, 2011

Required Reading

Charles Blow on how racism has infected and been tolerated by the Republican Party with the goal of covering up that party's desire to uplift the American aristocracy.
This is not to say that all Republicans are tolerant of this behavior. Far from it. But the party has taken the strategic position that in some cases it’s politically advantageous to allow demagogues and xenophobes, sectarians and homophobes to not only see the party as a sanctuary but as a place to rise to its top.
Not that anyone sees Trump as a viable candidate, but no one is stopping him, either, because his bloviation enables them to work behind the scenes to widen the gap.

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