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A Flag Ceremony

It was a strange, remarkable, and hopeful moment. Flanked by legislators from both parties the Governor of South Carolina called for the Confederate flag to finally be removed from its revered place on the statehouse grounds. Republicans have been granted

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Posted in Civil Rights, Neo-Confederate, Tea Party

Scott Walker faces the Blue Wall

In the prevailing campaign narrative, we are supposed to believe that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is uniquely electable because of his success in a solidly blue state. Instead of demonstrating a Republican path to the White House, the Walker campaign

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Posted in Civil Rights, Election 2016, Neo-Confederate, Tea Party

Evangelicals and White Supremacy

There is still today a Southern Baptist Church. More than a century and a half after the Civil War, decades after the Methodists and Presbyterians reunited with their Yankee neighbors, America’s largest Protestant denomination remains defined, right down to the

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Posted in Civil Rights, Election 2016, Neo-Confederate, Religious Right, Republican Party, Tea Party, Texas

How pluralism threatens lower income whites

Democrats are seeing a steady erosion of their traditional support among low and middle-earning white families. That drift contributed heavily to the outcome of the 2014 mid-terms, but it has been in motion since the Civil Rights Acts of the

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Posted in Civil Rights, Neo-Confederate, Political Theory, Race, Religious Right, Tea Party

Republicans after white supremacy

“We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long-term.” Sen. Lindsey Graham Inside today’s GOP, racism is like global warming. It’s an inescapable reality with powerful implications for our daily lives that is too ideologically

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Posted in Civil Rights, Election 2016, Neo-Confederate, Tea Party, Uncategorized

Surprise: Slashing Governing Income Slashes Government Income

It wasn’t so long ago that Republicans were genuinely the party of fiscal responsibility. Ronald Reagan, who presumably now occupies a throne at the right hand of The Lord, raised taxes eleven times over the course of his Presidency. Why

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Posted in Economics, Taxes, Tea Party

The story of our era in a single image

Some Tea Party idiot posted a picture of herself on Twitter with gun, Bible and flag in celebration of Hobby Lobby’s victory for liberty. Then ‘something amazing happened.’ Can’t figure out who actually produced this pitch-perfect meme, but when a

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Posted in Religion, Tea Party

A Hip Hop Republican breaks one off

Let me clear my throat… Being black and conservative is not easy. The left has a presumptive hold on “authentic blackness,” leaving black conservatives political isolated from their communities. As the Republican Party falls more and more deeply in love

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Posted in Civil Rights, Tea Party

Tea Party Congressman faces a Republican challenge

California’s open primary system is providing openings for centrists. The New York Times has an article this morning about a Republican challenger to Tea Party favorite Tom McClintock in California’s 4th Congressional District. The challenger, Art Moore, is almost guaranteed

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Posted in Republican Party, Tea Party

Sen. Tim Scott is the GOP’s ‘Black Friend’

The environment inside the Republican Party today is a treacherous moral swamp for African-Americans. No black conservative figure has yet managed to remain in a position of influence inside the GOP while speaking honestly about racial questions. When an NAACP

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Posted in Neo-Confederate, Race, Tea Party
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