You only have to take one quick glance at the delegates in attendance at the RNC in Tampa, where only two percent are black, to tell that they belong to a party that’s reportedly 92 percent white. The party basically had to put an ad out on Craig’s List (and not for anonymous sex this time) to find enough minority speakers for its convention. Perhaps realizing that his party is become the party of your racist uncle in the attic, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) bemoaned the Republican party’s lack of homogeneity.
“The demographics race we’re losing badly [sic],”the senior senator from South Carolina explained. “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long-term.” (Raw Story)
How do you suppose the GOP generate more angry white guys, Sen. Graham? Perhaps Rush Limbaugh could give out free truck nuts and Budweiser at NASCAR events?
The GOP may not be generating angry white men, but its ranks are surely replete with them. Further, Mitt Romney and his best campaign that Citizen United money can buy is surely doing everything in its power to ensure that angry white men, particularly lower to middle-income ones, will vote for Romney in November. Indeed, a multimillionaire patrician of a privileged background feels your pain and really would like for you to vote against your economic self-interest. Case in point; flagrantly lying about President Obama gutting work requirement for welfare and running ads that show blue-collar white workers (you know, the ones that Romney loved to fire) toiling as misleading quotes about Obama defying the 1996 welfare reform requirement and doling out welfare checks willy-nilly. Of course President Obama has done no such thing and, in fact, gave Republicans the very thing they love in the form of states rights by giving them more flexibility regarding the work requirements.
In the mean time, perhaps the Daily Caller has an automated angry white guy generator or something. Maybe they should be careful what they wish for since there’s surely plenty of white men out there angry at the GOP for their blind hatred of women and anyone without a Swiss Bank account.
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