Come Saturday Morning: Tom Emmer, Cribbing from the Confederacy

By: Saturday September 25, 2010 6:45 am

A very good Minnesota blog called The Cucking Stool has writers who have been documenting how Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer’s been sending out all sorts of coded signals to the folks who wished that the South had won and slavery was still legal. These posts have struck a nerve — and comedy gold — by engendering a hilariously disjointed set of desperately handwaving Tweets from local Republican functionary David “Thurmond” Strom, who apparently wants The Cucking Stool to stop pointing out this new wrinkle in the GOP’s Southern Strategy. Heh. Fat chance of that, buddy.

But They’re Not Racists, Really!

By: Friday August 27, 2010 1:30 am

The conservative Republican proponents of the corporate-bigot alliance known as “the Southern Strategy” are mounting one last frenzied Battle-of-the-Bulge effort to push the Bigot Buttons one more time in order to gain what they think will be unbreakable electoral dominance. Here’s what happened in Minnesota when a local elite screwed up at button-pushing.

Elephant in the Room: Washington Post Ignores Racism Behind GOP

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 5:45 pm

Fred Hiatt’s Washington Post is a conservative fantasyland where the blind spots are so huge you could hide an elephant in them. A very big, stinky, racist as all get out elephant.

The Root of It All

By: Sunday February 21, 2010 5:30 pm

There is still enough energy left in the wounded serpent that is the Southern Strategy to lash out in a furious flowering of poison to corrode our moral fiber. The question is whether the corporate interests that back this strategy in order to keep their taxes low (or non-existent) will finally forsake the oncological, selfish model of capitalism for the more civic-minded one that prevails in Europe and elsewhere.

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