The GOP's Race Problem

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    Jan 17, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    GOP loves stirring up bigoted Republicans. At last night's debate, voters were treated to more "kick'em while their down" bashing tactics.....

    Martin Luther King Day would have been a perfect occasion for the GOP presidential candidates to express their commitment to racial tolerance and diversity. Instead, just the opposite occurred at last night’s GOP debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Who needs a dog whistle when you’re in a state where the Confederate flag still flies atop the statehouse grounds?

    This Republican field has been marked by questionable racial assertions, as my colleague Gary Younge recently noted. Rick Perry’s hunting at a camp called Niggerhead. Ron Paul’s publishing of scores of racist newsletters. Newt Gingrich’s calling Barack Obama the “food stamp president.” Rick Santorum’s saying “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”

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    Jan 18, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    I tuned in to Fox "News" last night expecting to watch YET ANOTHER DAMN REPUB DEBATE and was surprised to find that instead of airing a debate - Fox appeared to be airing something that sounded like a KKK rally.

    The hatred and the bigotry on display was truly revolting!

    I realize that this kind of racist hatemongering is popular with the SC electorate that the Repubs are trying to win over - but didn't the Repubs stop to think that they were bring watched by a national audience!

    Stupid Repub politicians!