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Sunday, March 13, 2016

racism Begets RACISM

President Obama unloaded on the Republican Party

Huffington Post
Obama Ridicules GOP For Trump's Rise
"How can you be shocked?"
03/12/2016 12:58 am ET
.."How can you be shocked?" Obama asked. "This is the guy, remember, who was sure that I was born in Kenya. Who just wouldn’t let it go. And all this same Republican establishment, they weren’t saying nothing. As long as it was directed at me, they were fine with it. They thought it was a hoot. Wanted to get his endorsement. And then now, suddenly, we’re shocked that there’s gambling going on in this establishment...

I like the reference (or, homage, as the speech-gourmands say today) to Casablanca's Captain Louis Renault.
I dislike the awareness that once again we are in nasty territory, with a memory of Major Heinrich Strasser lurking about.

President Obama is quite correct: your little racist episodes (State of the Union "Liar!" being one of thousands) numb society into acceptance of damnable Racism in the blink of an eye.


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