LBJ was upfront about that sort of thing. As for rhetorical questions, why, your the king!
Nah, I like the racists who are up front about it, speak plainly and don't dance around with a lot of rhetorical questions.
Racists of Yesteryear? Like LBJ? Didn't he do that GS thingy y'all were talking about earlier and then say "we will have those (explicative deleted) voting democrat forever"! Racists like that CL?
Don't you mean white people. I sure miss the racists of yesteryear. Not nearly so mealymouthed.
"As time goes by, the influence of the Religious Right will fade. They are dying off."
Yep, that tends to happen when you flood the country with illegal immigrants and refugees. After Republicans are gone it will be Christians next...
You can distract with identity politics all you like, but America is voting AGAINST globalism! In any case, Bill Clinton is leaps and bounds ahead of the Donald in the misogyny department. Donald has said WORDS, William Jefferson Clinton has done reprehensible ACTIONS and Hillary has pummeled his victims into submission. Maybe she's taking lessons from her Saudi overlords!
@Thoughtful - See?
@BL - You could be right. It will be interesting to see what happens to the GOP after this election cycle. I personally don't think there's any going back after the Thiel speech though. The Rubicon has been crossed. In any event, we won't have to wait long to find out.
Donald Trump is an aberration. My world view discounts what I presently regard as a transient response to a demagogue.
I has a little slave once. He threatened to run away if I afforded him an education and decent housing. So I kept him. That's a fact!
Oak and Thoughtful,
You two are special. It shows. Congratulations.
Yeah he does that periodically. Like a little spring pops loose, then SPROING!
@BL - "..Secularism.. ..has nothing to do with the Republican platform, except as it operates as a mechanism to motivate religious conservatives..."
I can't agree. If this were true, Trump wouldn't be the GOP candidate. He is the most secular, liberal, and demonstrably sinful worshipper of Mammon whom the Republicans have ever fielded. The rise of secular politics in the GOP is the only explanation for his success. Otherwise Cruz would have taken the nomination.
Please explain how Trump inviting Peter Thiel to the podium in his acceptance speech was driven by his need to kowtow to the Religious Right.
Your world view about conservatism doesn't jibe with the facts, Brunetto.
Here is another fact:
I'm neither in agreement with or disagreement with Oak on whatever it is that he was referring to in his earlier question. That is because he never stated what it is that he believed me to agree with. I stated facts, adding to the facts at hand, thereby amplifying the fact base. Perhaps he finds these facts useful. Perhaps not.
"Ascendancy" ... another diversion.
Secularism has been in the ascendancy since Darwin. It has nothing to do with the Republican platform, except as it operates as a mechanism to motivate religious conservatives.
BaBs likes to argue so much he doesn't even realize he's agreeing with you. Interesting psychological case.
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