...when a liberal twit accuses a conservative of racism, the response must be swift and overwhelming condemnation of the liberal. Conservatives have to circle the wagon because the liberals want to separate us and defeat us one by one - they’ll hope to tag us, successively, as racists for opposing Obama in the hope that each one of us will be renounced by the larger conservative movement, thus fracturing the opposition. We can’t play that game - none of us are racists; heck, none of us has a racist bone in his or her body. The concept that conservatives are racists is a figment of liberal imagination...
Here's the thing, Mark: there are racists in your party. I'm not talking about Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh (those people are, in my opinion, worse than racists, but I'll explain that logic later on in the week), i'm talking about people like fmrmarine who pine for the good ol' days of 'Separate but Equal' in the South.
I'm speaking about the paranoid, white man in Alabama who fears that the government will take away his gun and that his son will come out of the closet, so he clings to his outdated prejudices, his loaded, double-barrel shotgun and his Holy Bible, like a teenage girl clings to her first serious boyfriend at the homecoming dance.
This group of 'values voters,' Bible-thumpers, NASCAR-dads, etc., still want to hold on to a way of life that has long come and gone like the tide, and they see your party as that last sense of peace of a much simpler time, and your party, happily and willingly, caters to their prejudices and fake how much they miss, 'the good ol' days...'
The problem is that my generation has moved on. We don't give a damn about race, or sexual orientation. We care about making health care and college affordable and finding a way to stop the polar ice caps from melting. And your side is not talking about any of these issues.
Until the Republicans announce that they're moving on from the politics of using people's old prejudices and personal fears of anyone or anything that threatens their stroll down memory lane, my generation won't help but come to the conclusion that the GOP is the party which caters to decades old bigotry and intolerance.
*Side Note - Mark and anyone from Blogs for Victory is welcome to discuss their thoughts and/or criticisms with this blog post without fear of deletion.