Southern Strategy 1: The Race War In The USA - The Daily Show
To get an idea of how toxic the rhetoric in the US has gotten ...
Moment Of Zen: Notice what the members of the crowd are shouting, especially at approx 2 mins into the following video: "You are the Anti-Christ"
How can a large segment of a 21st Century population... IN A FIRST WORLD COUNTRY .. believe something like this (these aren't rational people)...
Psychological Background: The Average GOP/Fox-News Follower Is Easily Distracted
BTW, the global warming this is probably spread by the Koch Brother Libertarians as CATO (following video) & Heritage are founded by the Koch Brothers:
"The Koch Brothers"
"The Koch Brothers are worth $50 billion. They’ve bankrolled the Tea Party, the campaign against climate change science, and entire university departments to advance their right-wing agenda. The newest item on their shopping list: their own Center for American Progress."
Republicans Attempt to Ax Program Monitoring CarcinogensThe National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, publishes the biannual Report on Carcinogens, which is one of the primary sources of up-to-date public information about chemicals that are known or suspected causes of cancer. The report has been published since 1980, in response to a directive from Congress. But if Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) gets his way, soon we might lose this detailed information about the chemicals putting us at risk.
Heritage is also a Koch created and funded institute:
Connections:1. "Before joining Heritage in June 2007, Loris was an associate at the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, immersing himself for a year in a market-based management program." ,2. "Total Koch foundation grants 1997-2009: $3,976,571"3. Sourcewatch: A list of Koch Funded Orgs
Then there are the lies about the Keystone pipeline. It doesn't create long term jobs. It will create fuel over 2 decades. It will cause earthquakes as well. The Koch Brothers have enough money to survive earthquakes and tsunamis. Most of the rest of the population doesn't. Amnesties/Tax-Breaks/help for the rich and death for common Citizens is another aspect of "Corporatism".
Koch company declared 'substantial interest' in Keystone XL pipeline: Document filed with Canada's Energy Board appears to cast doubt on claims by Koch Industries that it has no interest in the controversial pipeline.
BLOG POST: The Koch Brothers ARE Waging War On Obama & US Citizens!
GOP's radioactive anti-Obama rhetoric
(CNN) -- The debates this presidential primary season have been less like Lincoln-Douglas than former heavyweight champ Buster Douglas -- punch-drunk pugilism, providing entertainment and some great upsets along the way.
But for all the excitement of the fights, there is a civic cost to the radioactive rhetoric that gets thrown out to excite the conservative crowds.
It's not just that the most irresponsible candidates can play to the base and get a boost in the polls, while more sober-minded candidates like Jon Huntsman fail to get attention. The real damage is to the process of running for president itself. Because when low blows get rewarded, the incentive to try to emulate Lincoln -- holding yourself to a higher standard -- is diminished. And one barometer of this atmospheric shift is in the increasingly overheated rhetoric by candidates attacking the current president. This serial disrespect ends up unintentionally diminishing the office of president itself.
Look, I know that politics is a full-contact sport: Elbows get thrown and egos get bruised. But ask yourself if Ronald Reagan ever called Jimmy Carter a socialist or a communist on the stump. Sure, there were deep philosophical and policy disagreements between them, and Carter was called a failed president many times. But there was a lingering respect for the office that retained an essential bit of dignity. It was only the far-right fringe who indulged in the kind of rhetoric we now hear routinely from presidential candidates.
Magazine Article Extract: Covert Operations:The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.
Southern Strategy: "He's not one of us"
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Birtherism Is Dead. Long Live Otherism.
TEST: Watch this talk, by a Southerner, Bill Clinton Watch President Clinton Deliver Nomination Address at the DNC and if you are a Southerner/Midwesterner... what do you notice?
Tucson's Mexican-American Studies Ban:
To understand why Latino's have been attacked so hard by the GOP-Republicans, you have to understand their standard party political strategy, which all of them (except Ron Paul) use...
GOP-Republican: The Southern Strategy
The Southern Strategy is the policy of the Republican Party in the United States to gain political support in the Southern section of the country. Politically, the concept generally uses themes traditionally supported by residents of the Southern states to win election in those locations. Since segregation continued well into the late 20th century in the region, the Republican Party officially attempted to utilize this wedge issue as a way of garnering support for their political faction in these states. In addition to the issue of segregation between white residents and African Americans, the party also utilized Southern values of religion, gun control and a distrust of counterculture to win votes.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the Republican Party generally opposed desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement. This stance caused a major shift in the voting practices of the African American community to the support of the Democratic Party, the faction which helped legislate laws such as the Voting Rights Act. Party officials, specifically President Richard Nixon's political strategist Kevin Phillips, understood that in order for the Republicans to win the Southern states, they needed to focus their attention on the Caucasian population.
The implementation of the Southern Strategy by the Republican Party represented a major shift in political power in the region. Since the Civil War, the Democratic Party was the primary force in the South due to its support of the region during Reconstruction. In addition, the Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln was seen as the primary instigator of the war by most Southern residents. Between the 1950s and the early 1980s, the South shifted to major support for the Republicans. At the same time, much of the North and the West became a major supporter of Democrats.
In other words, the establishment Republicans (i.e Newt, Mitt, Santorum - those following standard party policy) are using the natural racism of the South (see background above) to get votes. This racism has been fanned by the GOP and Fox News to a point where it has become extremely toxic.
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Basically, the South sees black people like they did in the days when the Constitution was first written...
Warner Bros 1940 - Confederate Honey: