Monday, October 20, 2008

Racism and the GOP

Matthew Quirk of The Atlantic encourages the McCain campaign to incite racist remarks. "Encourages" in the sense that he's saying, "Go to town, buddy, because you're only helping Obama and hurting the GOP.
"What went wrong with McCain’s attacks? The audience’s shouted slurs ruined the classical Republican approach of plausibly deniable racism. Imagine if at the old boy's country club someone said, 'Well, I’m not sure the Cohens would fit in here.' Wink wink. And his buddy responded, 'Oh yeah. You mean because they’re Jews, right?' It ruins the ruse, like the sitcom stooge who asks 'Hey, why are you kicking me under the table?'"

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