'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Racialists Just Won't Go Away

Now it's Juan Williams who's decided that the most plain-spoken, the most blunt, the most straightforward  politician in America today - Newt Gingrich - speaks in code.

For the love of God:
The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message. The code words in this game are “entitlement society” — as used by Mitt Romney — and “poor work ethic” and “food stamp president” — as used by Newt Gingrich. References to a lack of respect for the “Founding Fathers” and the “Constitution” also make certain ears perk up by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core “old-fashioned American values.”
Meanwhile, out here in the real world, where such nonsense is viewed as the work of small minds with large amounts of time on their hands  ...