Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Salon: The Republican Party Is Becoming The New Confederacy

From Addicting Info:

“May you live in interesting times” – Alleged ancient Chinese curse

We are surely witnessing such times right now and the road ahead is going to be rough and violent. Why? Because, as Salon details in its article, “The South’s victim complex: How right-wing paranoia is driving new wave of radicals,” the Republican Party, long the party of white people, is rapidly devolving into the party of Southern White Power.

More here.

To the best of my knowledge, conservatives haven't lifted a finger to refute this argument.

Sure, sure, they say "impossible" or "don't play the race card" or they'll just get really pissed off. But they NEVER actually address the argument: the GOP's "Southern Strategy" worked so well that old school Southern conservatives weren't simply absorbed into the Republican Party after the Democrats alienated them by embracing civil rights; rather, Southern conservatism, complete with its peculiar notions and institutions of race, BECAME the Republican Party.

No conservative acknowledges that this argument even exists. They just get pissed off. I suspect it's because there's not really an effective counter-argument to this, but it's hard to say because they're just not talking. I mean, they're bitching, but that's not really talking.