Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Run with it!
Who would have thought that the next "Willie Horton" campaign would come from the far left?
The descent of the American left into reactionary racism moves to the next level ...
It's so easy to do, and it works. But think about what you are becoming when you do it.
So, jms, you're admitting that the GOP descended into "reactionary racism" in 1988 with the Willie Horton campaign against Dukakis.
It's about time. Better late than never.
jms, you might want to read up on your American history, particularly the "Southern Strategy." I'd like to think it'd open your eyes to your self-evident hypocrisy, but I've learned over the years that right-wingers cannot be shamed. It's a pathology with you people.
Actually, all I was doing was accusing Quiddity of being a racist by posting race-baiting propaganda with the comment "go for it."
The rest is all your imagination.
The image is that of Willie Horton, not Wayne Dumond. The point was that Atwater & Co. used that image in 1988 against Dukakis, so why not use the same image to push back against Huckabee? And, if it ever became widespread, it would force Huckabee to say, "No, that's not Dumond" and have to explain further his action with the Dumond release. Also, it would rekindle the debate about race-baiting used against Dukakis in 1988. That was the point. Not that Huckabee lobbied to let an African-American go free (Dumond is caucasian).
I've received other communications from people who didn't realize that the image was of Horton, not Dumond. I thought Horton's picture was well known and that my 'inversion' of the charge would be seen for what it is. Apparently not.