Is the Tea Party even really a thing anymore? None in my state, and candidates in the 2014 Senate race are sparse. Can someone point me to any Tea Party-written legislation that has passed?
Seems like the GOP has cooled that threat and they're just a boogeyman for the left anymore.
You are insulting minorities by claiming their votes are being bought in exchange for tax dollars, you're just too much of a coward to admit it. Everyone sees through this cheap act and minorities will continue to avoid your party because of it. Anything else you'd like to say to further alienate them?
And accusing me of being someone's shadow account? Please. George Soros pays me for each post.
Again, implying that minorities aren't voting for your party because they're being paid off is a sure-fire way to appeal to them and is not insulting at all. Please keep it up for the next 4 years!
"Nobody wants to eat the rat poison I'm selling because my opponent is selling candy-covered rat poison. Surely, insulting their customers for preferring the taste of candy will convince them to buy my product! "
The party that couldn't manage more support than 7% of African-Americans, 29% of Hispanics, and 23% of Asians in the 2012 Presidential election and lost because of it.
The answer to your question is obvious. You don't seem to get that bringing up the argument any time that race is mentioned can only hurt your standing and what you should be concerned about. Learn to pick your battles more carefully.
It's always a laugh when the topic of racism comes up and the conversation always changes to "black people are the real racists" "why does everyone pull the race card on me?" and "why can't I say 'n---er?'" Please keep talking like this whenever you can and wonder why your party keeps losing elections. (Hint: insulting them when explaining your party's failure won't win their votes either)
joneses, the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights act was a significant event in American politics that changed both political parties. Racists like Byrd and Strom Thurmond in the Democratic Party fought hard against its passage, but Northern Democrats and Republicans outnumbered them. In the end it was passed, with 93% of Southern politicians voting against the House version, and 95% of Southern politicians voting against the Senate version. The South would no longer vote for the Democratic party, where it previously had a stronghold. Racists were soon courted deliberately by the Republican party using the Southern Strategy: (please forgive the implied language)
"You start out in 1954 by saying, "N----r, n----r, n----r." By 1968 you can't say "n----r" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "N----r, n----r."" - Lee Atwater (advisor of U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and chairman of the Republican National Committee)
Atwater viewed this change as a positive one, distracting racists and turning their attention to more important issues. I honestly can't say whether he was right or not.
klifnotes, it is strange how religions are grouped these days. The largest population of Muslims today is in in Southeast Asia, not in the Middle East. Yet when people talk about Islam they most frequently describe militant Arab Islamists, and talk about Muslims in the US or other countries as if they are the same. The populations of Indonesia and India are probably very off-put by this.
Then again, in the US I frequently see Methodists, Catholics, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons will be grouped together as "Christians" when some of those groups have completely different Bibles, let alone beliefs. If I worshiped and made blood sacrifices to the sun, but I called it "Christ," would I still be a Christian?
Jt6gR3hM, the Anti-Defamation League is a group dedicated to combating antisemitism. Their condemnation of Gellar as a racist and a conspiracy theorist is what I was referencing, but I can forgive you for your ignorance of her past and history to think I was being serious and not mocking her own statements.
Not sure why you're bringing up the exact circumstances of the 69-year old's death. I was not making any statement as to whether it was right or wrong, just that the cause of the riots had nothing to do with Islam or any kind of religious movement. Frankly, it sounds like he reaped what he sowed.
I would not describe the SPLC as a hate group, since hate groups are based on attacking people for their immutable characteristics, of which political affiliation does not apply. I don't care how mean they are when they talk about white supremacists and men who drag homosexuals to death behind trucks. I'm perplexed why anyone would try to defend such people, or try to alleviate Floyd Lee Corkin of his personal responsibility in acting out his condemned and unaffiliated crimes.
Laughingboy, you mean the article originally titled "Sweden riots spread beyond Stockholm" that was changed to "VIOLENT MUSLIM RIOTS CONTINUE FOR SIXTH STRAIGHT DAY IN SWEDEN, SPREADING BEYOND CAPITAL," despite being about riots ignited by the police shooting of a 69 year old man? The one that refers to immigrants as "invaders" and is written by Pamela Gellar, co-founder of two hate groups according to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center?
Sensationalist? Naw, baby, that's just fair and balanced.
What more can Ms. Gellar tell me about the REAL cause of the riots in France, from the safety of her Upper East Side apartment in NY? It's always nice to hear an alternative to the Jew-run media!