Friday, June 28, 2013

The Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky: Here Come More Rightwing Appeals to Racial Animosity

In The Daily Beast article linked below, Michael Tomasky examines the intra-party Republican civil war on the matter of race, ethnicity, and immigration.

In short, Tomasky warns that the pro-immigration Karl Rove segment of the GOP is greatly in danger of losing on immigration reform, and in contrast, the more anti-immigration Phyllis Schlafly subdivision of the Republican right will continue to race-bait.

Tomasky harshly argues that, for such Republicans, "race baiting is their crack pipe."

Michael Tomasky: The GOP and "Race-Baiting"

"If the House Republicans kill immigration reform, and Republican parties across the South double down to keep blacks from voting, then they really will need to jack up the white vote—and especially the old white vote—in a huge way to be competitive in 2016 and beyond."

----Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast

Please check out the prior blog entries on the Karl Rove versus Phyllis Schlafly perspectives.

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