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Op-ed on black Republicans and the GOP tells it like it is

Raynard Jackson, a Republican and a D.C.-based political consultant, does a great job of outlining the dilemma of the black Republican in today’s GOP in this op-ed. Much like the Log Cabin Republicans, they feel they don’t get the respect from their communities, who often cleave to the Democratic party…

Manic Pixie Dream Governor

I’m watching a tape of a Sarah Palin speech right now, and realizing that the woman is the GOP’s Manic Pixie Dream Governor. Literally, her entire stump speech is just wacky shit she’s done that’s supposed to get the dispirited base thinking about what could be, a woman who brings…

Gah

Chris Matthews just remarked that the crowd is applauding his rebuke of the GOP. Which explains why they were entirely silent when he rebuked the party or talked about any non-doctrinaire position. Much like last night, I don’t think that they watched the same speech that actual people did. Actually,…

The blizzard in St. Paul – diversity is MIA

In the WaPo today, there is a piece “In a More Diverse America, A Mostly White Convention,” that illustrates a serious problem on display at the Republican National Convention. This year the GOP hit a record low in black attendees (despite “outreach” by the RNC under Ken Mehlman), and the…

Just the kind of coverage the GOP doesn’t want for its convention

Can you get it any better than this? The headline in the Chicago Sun-Times – Airport stall may return to spotlight: Sen. Craig’s hook-up site on view for GOP convention-goers. Thousands of members of the international media will have to walk past it when they land at the Minneapolis-St. Paul…

More Jonah. I’m Sorry

There’s a reason that people believe the Republican Party explictly embraced a politics of racial resentment designed to engineer a wholesale shift in the white Southern electorate, and it’s not because we hate Southerners. It’s because the GOP did it. And admitted it. And apologized for it. Not that they…

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