Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's True: Republicans Will Be Getting Even Poorer and Dumber Than They Are Now!


(Charlie Cook, National Journal Magazine)

Republicans have lost an enormous amount of support among upscale voters, basically just breaking even among those with household incomes above $50,000 a year, a traditional GOP stronghold. Similarly, McCain's losing to Obama among college graduates and voters who have attended some college underscores how much the GOP franchise is in trouble. My hunch is that the Republican Party's focus on social, cultural, and religious issues -- most notably, fights over embryonic-stem-cell research and Terri Schiavo -- cost its candidates dearly among upscale voters.

When I was a kid, (don't ask) Republicans were thought of as, well, patrician. They were the professionals - doctors, lawyers, engineers - while the Democrats had unions and worked on assembly lines primarily because they lacked education. By reaching for the vote of Sarah Palin's "Joe Sixpack," they ignored their base and got stuck with Christofascists running the show for the RNC.

Now they're stuck with the kind of voters they once disdained. They're closer to Jeff Foxworthy's rednecks than they ever imagined. Soon, the list of jokes will be prefaced by "you might be a Republican if..." O.K., that's mean spirited of me and redneckphobic. But if Republicans don't recapture upscale voters - and quickly - they might find that their supporters are too wild and dogmatic to control.

And Ann Coulter's book - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans - will become an anomaly. Now THAT would be wonderful!

Just a thought.

SPLC: Bankrupting the KKK One Court Case At A Time!

Hey! Hate Costs Money!
...and good white 600-count cotton sheets aren't cheap!

(From Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center)

We won a great victory today in our lawsuit against the Imperial Klans of America (IKA) and its leader, Ron Edwards.

The jury awarded a $2.5 million verdict to our client, Jordan Gruver, who was brutally beaten by IKA members while attending a county fair in Brandenburg, Ky.

The people of Meade County, Kentucky, have spoken loudly and clearly. And what they've said is that ethnic violence has no place in our society, that those who promote hate and violence will be held accountable and made to pay a steep price.

But for some, the price isn't steep enough!

Who's To Blame For All The Hatred: Sarah Palin?

And the hatred keeps going on
...and on
...and on

Surely Palin fed the crowds "clinging to their guns and their religion." But when you cling to your religion with murder in your heart, some of the blame for that extreme hatred lies with the "religion." Yesterday, we posted an article about a South Carolina Catholic priest who told parishioners that if they voted for Obama, they would have to do penance before taking Holy Communion. The attack against Obama was supposed to be because of his stance on abortion, but it was definitely tinged with racist overtones. And today, this from Associated Press:

Obama has more threats than other presidents-elect
One of the most popular white supremacist Web sites got more than 2,000 new members the day after the election, compared with 91 new members on Election Day, according to an AP count. The site,, was temporarily off-line Nov. 5 because of the overwhelming amount of activity it received after Election Day.

On Saturday, one Stormfront poster, identified as Dalderian Germanicus, of North Las Vegas, said, "I want the SOB laid out in a box to see how 'messiahs' come to rest. God has abandoned us, this country is doomed."
Note "God has abandoned us." Where did the poster get that idea from? He couldn't have come up with it himself.