Josh Marshall: White Republicans are a bunch of racists

Are you a Republican? Are you white? If so, you are “motivated by hostility to minorities,” according to Josh Marshall.

Marshall, founder of Talking Points Memo, elaborates:

It is true that not a few Hispanic voters support reasonable limits on immigration, oppose affirmative action, and even dissent from the multicultural orthodoxy on bilingual education. But the electoral punch of these GOP wedge issues is not really rooted in disagreements about the economic utility of open immigration or the relative efficacy of bilingual education. It’s driven by voters who resent the increasing prominence of Hispanics in American public life.

Got that? If you are a white Republican who supports reasonable limits on immigration, opposes affirmative action, and has concerns about bilingual education you take those positions not in good faith but because you “resent the increasing prominence of Hispanics in American public life.”

  • Brett McMicken

    whatever……it’s like hearing a record with the needle stuck in the same position

    • SineWaveII


  • Scott

    Im not racist, I hate all libtards, especially black ones, white ones, mexican ones, oriental ones, european ones, etc….

    • Brett McMicken

      they gripe when the lose, they gripe when they win

      • SineWaveII

        They just love to hear themselves gripe. These days when I hear of someone being accused of being “racist” I just yawn and say ‘so what’. That word no longer as any meaning to me.

        • Brett McMicken

          it’s right up there with nobel peace prize winner.

    • Guest

      After the election, i had so much annoyance toward black people, but i realized it’s not black people and minorities who anger me, it’s ANY ghetto-minded person, rich or poor. There are so many intelligent and noble minorities i admire. I am a minorty myself.

      Imagine being me in the South. I walk around feeling like people assume i voted for Obama! NO!! Lol.

      • Scott

        Holy cow, I wouldn’t want to be u this past Tue. What is funny to me is I see way less racism down here in the south than other places I go. What saddens me is the fact that he is ruining the chance for even MORE minorities than he is helping but because he is black it is ok. When he gets finished screwing up you won’t see another minority in office for probably20 or more years, and that is bad because there are many that would do wonderful, that wont get the chance BECAUSE of obama. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH.

    • Pater Tempus

      Hate….now there’s a winning ideology for you.

  • Chip

    Can’t wait until the gravy train starts running low and they turn on each other.

    • SineWaveII

      I know it’s going to be fun isn’t it? Maybe we can bring back the Roman Coliseum. Hold contests pitting different kinds of libtards against each other. If we demand it the government will provide it. Bread and Circuses you know.

      • Slam1263

        I think Simon Cowell does that on Wednesday.

        • yahneverknow

          not enough blood.
          need more blood.

          edited to add: wow. you people need a roadmap to understand sarcasm?

          • Slam1263

            Should have said cowbell. Everyone understands cowbell.

          • yahneverknow

            AAAAAGH. Bad!!! Bedtime with Christopher Walken in my head.

          • Slam1263

            I’ll sing “when the deep purple falls” in high falsetto, if that helps.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        “The Liberal Games”!

        • SineWaveII

          Exactly. We could have some great entertainment and pay back the national debt. It can see it now ….it would go something like …….

          …. Announcer: “Welcome to libtard showdown, the show that pits the people responsible for our national mess against each other in a battle to the death. We urge everyone watching to make a wager on tonight’s match. As always the money from the losers will go to pay down our 30 trillion dollar national debt. And what’s the new word for a 30 trillion?”
          Crowd: “an Obamillion!”
          “That’s right” in honor of our last elected president who destroyed our country. But enough history it’s time for the first match. Get your wagers ready because it’s going to be a good one.
          In this corner hailing from San Francisco, California weighing in at 98 pounds and armed with a trident and net it’s homosexual man! And in this corner from Portland Oregon and weighing in at 120 pounds and armed with just a wooden club and a pile of rocks because making any kind of metal is bad for mother earth, it’s Hippy EnviroNazi!”
          Ok folks our first fight is about to get underway now is the time to place your wagers. And remember our goal is raise an Obamillion to save our country, so bet as much as you can. Who’s it going to be
          Homosexual man or Hippy EnviroNazi? Place your bets now……”

      • RalphTheCat

        Personally, I would like to see elections decided this way. All the congressional candidates for one district in a room with all the guns and ammo needed to effect the election.

    • yahneverknow

      Hope I can sidestep that and watch without getting dragged down into the arena.

      Apparently, as a non-white, pro-choice female, I can’t be conservative.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        According to the Democrats, you’re a self-hating sellout if you are.

        • yahneverknow

          Dang. Maybe my Obamacare will pay for my therapy to deal with that.

  • Kimberly O’Neal

    I get so tired of the liberals trying to throw off that reps. are racist, (granted there is racism everywhere and both sides by “some”). With that being said if anyone should desire the truth simply read what each side writes or watch some of MSNBC and some of FOX and I assure you, you will have no problem coming to the conclusion that the ones who always try to make everything about race are the liberals. I was told as a kid and it still holds true that the ones who holler about something the loudest are in fact the guilty ones themselves.

    • yahneverknow

      I tried to watch MSNBC during week before election. It was part of my attempt to give the mainstream media a chance (please don’t laugh).

      1 day. 6 times throughout day.

      Every single time I tuned in, racism, racism, racism.


  • Jillane Kent

    I suppose casting aspersions and using blanket generalizations is perfectly sensible so long as you are using directing your hatred at whites.

    • SineWaveII

      That’s life in Amerika

      • tomtom1983

        This isn’t South America so please drop the racist connotation.

        • SineWaveII


          • yahneverknow

            Russia is in South Amerika now?

        • conservativechick

          Will be soon and why is that RACIST? COMMUNIST PARTY USA celebrated Obama’s win as did most Communist/Socialist countries? Third wolrd designation for USA next.

        • PennyRobinsonFanClub


  • bruce mercer

    racist libs are accusing the right of what they already are

  • justlittlolme

    >>>>“resent the increasing prominence of Hispanics in American public life.”
    I DO believe the man just elected to a VERY important office for our State was named Ted Cruuuuuz!
    Go suck a huevo, Josh.

    • SineWaveII

      Yeah and what about Marco Rubio? And which networks censored the speeches given by “black” and “hispanic” speakers at the RNC? And in Utah which “black” woman was smeared and maligned by a “white” man from what political party? And which “black” man in Florida was smeared and maligned by which political party?
      Alfonzo Rachel said it best this week. The democrat party was and still is the party of racial-hatred.

      • SpinMeNot

        The sad bit is that we’ve seen this all before, and we’ve seen it all again.

        When the search engine traffic surges on election day in the US and the search topics are all related to who is running for what office. Well, I’m not surprised why we keep seeing it.

        Ask somebody who is on Dancing-with-Stars, or Surivor, or some brain dead sitcom and they know. Ask your average democrat consituent on the street in a big city if they support BHOs plan to open up federal land for oil drilling, or build clean nuclear plants and they’ll say “Yes, I think that is a great idea.”

        Try it out, pick your question, bring some Pepto.

    • conservativechick

      Think BO bought a few VOTES from them with OUR tax dollars? Obama administration used our TAX DOLLARS over the last TWO YEARS to advertise on MEXICO TV and radio during soap operas encouraging Mexicans to apply for U.S. food stamps and other benefits!! Obama is known as the FOOD STAMP PRESIDENT OF MEXICO. Why is all this JUST now hitting the fan?

  • TiLiNi

    I am a pro-life female minority conservative. stop telling me i’m racist!

    • cgraham77

      Here here! Me too.

      In fact BOTH me and my husband are Hispanic and, yes…conservative! Imagine that! LOL.

      I too am tired of being called “racist,” and for liberals ASSUMING I am a male white racist in all the comments sections! Liberals are the most prejudiced people I have ever met, hands down.

      • tomtom1983

        The left attacks Cuban Americans because they won’t vote Democrat as they see the left for what it really is, racist hypocrites.

        • SpinMeNot

          Outstanding point Tom, look at that what they did that pretty young actress, Stacy Dash over her tweet a few days before the election.

          Shower courage with contempt. Something else they’ve learned from their anointed leader.

      • Gallatin

        What liberals are prejudiced and possibly racist? No, say it aint so.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Thank you both, cg & tilini, for having the courage to stand up for yourselves. If you EVER find anyone in the Republican Party who has a problem with your skin color, let me know, and I’ll rearrange his teeth for him.

      • lalavz

        I’m also a female Hispanic pro-life conservative…so tired of being called racist, stupid and money loving person. My brother told I sold out for money and I will regret being on the wrong side of history.

        • EastValleyConservative

          I feel for you there lalavz–it’s not nearly as difficult when some random stranger spews nonsense, but hard when your own family doesn’t understand it. Maybe your brother will come to understand it, and I hope not under the horrible circumstances we are about to face.

    • Slam1263

      Imagine being a white male.
      I go on with my life knowing that I am being held responsible for the actions of long dead people. What can I do? Beside be a decent kind of person.
      It is to the point that when others talk about how bad the Republicans are, I do remind the that I am one. Yeah, then suddenly they spout about how I am “one of the good ones”, much like the good colored folk of yesteryear is my normal reply.
      Liberal causes are going to see my money and time being spent on something else.
      As a former Marine, Toys for Tots will get more, the Red Cross will get more, and that’s about all I’ll give to this year.
      That and my little forays back into the web, at least for the next 4 years.

      • TiLiNi

        Thanks all! Imagine living in the South amongst conservatives, going to the grocery store and feeling like everyone around is thinking I voted for Obama because I am a minority woman ! NO! HECK NO! (I’m a little paranoid 😉

        I need a shirt that says “No, I didn’t vote for Obama! ” lol

        • Skeeps

          A shirt like that would probably get you mugged in the parking lot, sadly.

        • EastValleyConservative

          Only the minorities who don’t know better and idiot liberals are thinking that. But I do know you wonder…. :)

    • EastValleyConservative

      No, no, you just HAVE to be racist. :) It amazes me, after winning the election, they STILL resort to this. Eventually, the toe the line minorities are going to see that they are NOT being treated with any degree of respect. Just today, the President announced he wouldn’t bother with that gay marriage thingy-it’s the problem of future generations.

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  • JamesandLoretta

    I have never considered myself racist but I am slowly considering I could be if the accusations persist!

    • SineWaveII

      Yep and you aren’t alone. If we are going to be accused of the crime we may as well have the pleasure of committing it.

    • yahneverknow

      I’m thinking about becoming racist against my own idiotic people that seem to have forgotten their country of origin’s fight against communism.

    • Skeeps

      Funny story. About 5 years ago I was riding a greyhound bus from Orland to Tampa to visit a friend. As I always do on public transportation, I sat alone in the corner with my (audibly) loud headphones on, concentrating on my laptop with the very specific goal of deterring chatty strangers from bothering me. A black guy turns around in his seat and starts bothering me anyway, even though I kept my eyes glued to the screen and pretended I could not hear or see him for a good 10 minutes. He kept psst-ing and calling me “tattoo”, asking asinine questions like “what I’ve got there”, referring to my laptop. I finally took my headphones off and told him I’m obviously busy and not interested in talking, please leave me alone. He persisted and I ignored him. 3 days later I was leaving a karaoke bar with my friend at 2 am, walking home to his apartment a few blocks away. Lo and behold, here comes the black guy from the bus with a friend on bikes in the middle of the night on the very same block, of all the places to be in the entire city of Tampa. They stopped and walked along with us, harassing us every step of the way, calling me racist, alluding to the possession of a gun, racist racist racist, you didn’t want to talk to me cause you racist! I told him, You know, I wasn’t racist on the bus but you’re starting to change my mind. Finally he reached under his oversized shirt as if reaching for a weapon and that’s when I whipped out my phone and called 911. They ran like the wind, and I was beyond relieved. That was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. These people are so brainwashed by the left into believing that everyone is racist that they’re doing the kind of things that give people cause to truly resent them, but not for the reason they think. Assuming I must be racist because I’m white is the epitome of racism. Round and round we go.

  • cgraham77

    Talk about a political party that hates minorities but welcomes them into the fold…the Democrats wrote the handbook on that!

    But knowing that, of course, would actually require picking up a history book.

    • SpinMeNot

      Give them a few more years. They are making history up in California in order to show case the contributions of the “differently gendered”. Straight out of 1984 — rewrite history to make it say what you want. I realize history is written by the winners, but if a “differently gendered” person had done something worth teaching to a 2nd grader, we’d already be teaching it.

      I’m glad I don’t live in California on many levels, but If our granddaughter came home from school and starting telling my wife that she learned in school, that a woman once wrote a poem that effected lots of people, and this woman was special and she lived with another woman like Grandpa lives with Grandma … fortunately, there is a fire/rescue station just around the corner from us.

      In retrospect, if they are obsessed with race, then being obsessed with other equally irrelevant ways to keep us at each other makes as much sense as anything else.

  • jsn2

    How does marshall explain my inter-racial marriage? The voices in his head have some splainin to do.

  • Chip

    Makes me wonder why the ethnic make up of Democrats elected to congress doesn’t reflect the percentages in the general populace? Pot, meet kettle.

    • SineWaveII

      How about the fact that it was the republicans who set the record in 2010 for the most minorities elected to congress. And again this year they had the most minorities running for office. Most of them were defeated by “white” democrats.

      • yahneverknow

        Wait wait… don’t count Warren. Remember, she’s Native American.

        • Gallatin

          The people of Massachusetts are an utter joke.

          • Gallatin

            Apologies to any true conservatives that have to live there.

          • yahneverknow

            Most of them can laugh enough about it to call everyone there “Massholes.”

            edited to add: including themselves.

      • Gallatin

        They’re just “Uncle Toms”. According to the left it is just a Republican strategy to trot out diverse candidates to make these groups “think” that Republicans have a “Big Tent”. Now let’s close the loop. Does the left truly think that the Republicans throw up token candidates and spend millions and millions and millions of dollars on them just to pander? Whatever.

  • TugboatPhil

    Hey, Josh. If you go around referring to fellow citizens as “minorities,” doesn’t that make you a white supremacist yourself? Might want to think that over.

    I like to call my fellow citizens Americans.

  • ackerson

    Liberals believe that blacks are inferior people and can no survive without handouts.

    • SpinMeNot

      Ackerson, that’s brilliant. We need that on T-Shirts.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Where was this asshole, 35 years ago, when the Mexicans were walking past my house on their way to work, catcalling to all the little girls in the neighborhood? I was 5, back then. Where was this asshole, when part of the town I grew up in was almost as bad, if not worse, than inner city communities with the Hispanic population we had… Where was this asshole, when the apartment complex we dubbed as ‘Little Mexico’ mostly had to be gutted for renovations because at times there were EIGHT FAMILIES or more, living in 1 bedroom apartments? Where was this asshole, when spics, and yes I mean that term, this time, would go to the community pool and swim by all the little girls and try to touch them inappropriately? Screw you, Jerk Marshall. Illegal immigration by hispanics is as old as I am, and has been a continuous problem for over 40 years.

    Screw you, Jerk Marshall.

    On another note, I have no problem with Latinos (except for the obvious pedophiles I described above); I have taken 5 years of Spanish and I talk/get along fine with the Mexicans that work down the block and patronize my store. Yes, they are Mexican, they run a Mexican restaurant.

  • Maxwell

    I’ll be sure to tell my best friends, who are African-American, Vietnamese, and Korean, that I’m apparently a racist… I’m pretty sure this something they need to know. (Turn off sarcasm.)

    • Slam1263

      I’ve already turned down the annual request to help out down at the mission.
      As I said, if I am expected to be an angry white guy, you don’t really want my help.
      I guess it’s sour grapes on my part, but having seen Zed’s and Joey Boxoffruitcake’s charitable donations, I think I was doing way more than my fair share.
      I’ll spend time with family, and not the freeloaders this year.

  • Brett McMicken

    i’ll take a conservative black or hispanic or asian person over a white liberal any day!

    • yahneverknow

      *raises hand*

  • Mickey James

    What are all these white liberals going to do when they are the minority and have to work for the hispanics? Will they be afforded food stamps,affirmative action,welfare?

  • Mickey James

    I can’t believe how many white people hate other white people.

  • TJCrane_NCC1701

    They’re trying to soften Rs up (tenderizing the Establishment GOP) to make us CAVE to Obama’s crappy policies, especially Amnesty !

    Republicans NEED to reach across the aisle is their “battle cry”.

    Dems don’t, though, need to reach across the aisle. We’ll be lucky to if they give us the courtesy of a “reach around” after they get done.

    The Establishment GOP is just stupid enough to fall for this carp ! They have many times before ! They think that their base is as stupid and uninformed as the “47 %”. The “supposed” conservative MSM pundits keep telling us to commit political suicide per the liberal pundits advice. We’re screwed if we heed these idiot idealogs !

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      There seems to be a coordinated effort between the Democrats and the Establishment GOP to villify the TEA Party, The Constitution Party, and others with similar goals in an effort to maintain the status quo. Stealing the public blind.

      • Mickey James

        Why is the left always trying to get us elected? Always telling us what we should do to attract the minority groups.

    • yahneverknow

      lol. you said conservative MSM pundits. hee hee.

    • SpinMeNot

      You have to admit, something has to be done about the massive illegal population in this country. Amnesty no, but something.

      We need to lock that damn border up, and then put something in place to sort the wheat from the chaff. Find the folks that are working, albeit illegally, but otherwise just trying to make something for and of themselves and get them into the system. Build a wall around some liberal shit-hole of a town and toss the others over it — after turning off the lights, water and sewer. A few months pass and the problem will be sorted out. Raze the town, put some folks building something useful.

      The real problem is that the liberal-progressives aren’t smart enough to realize their multiculturalism is one of our biggest problems. In the past, you came to America, you got a job, and if you didn’t already know English, you learned it. If I get a “Press 1 for English”, I just hang up.

      Not today, come from a shit-hole, bring the bad habits, corruption, etc with you and spread it around your new home. The new home becomes a shit-hole

  • American Conservatism


    Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

    As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:

    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

    “…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…”

    • Mickey James

      The USA would be screwed. I doubt very few people know how much gasoline is manufactured in Louisiana. Also how much water the state pumps to other states.

    • v1cious

      No arguments here. Where do I sign?

    • Maria Seeger

      There is a myth going around that states have the right to secede. That myth got shot down in flames when Texas lost its case in the Supreme Court in 1869. Texas *was* a Republic before 1846. Too bad we didn’t stay that way.

  • michael s

    this is what you’re going to hear for sometime. david frum dee dee benkie arthur myers dick morris all republicans have been saying all week,the gop has too many rich white men. i even expect boehner to say it the way he’s turning on his party,with the reelection of Pres Obama.(just picked up Florida).

  • tomtom1983

    No one cares. We already know liberals are the racists and therefore has no credibility. Funny Josh, we only saw the black panthers at the voting places and it was only democrats that suppressed voters, white voters.

    Get bent you ill informed liberal mouthpiece. Jackass!!

  • tomtom1983

    That’s funny, because liberals actually did just that with African Americans. Lol and history repeats itself. I suppose their primed to do the same with Hispanics. Dumb libs.

  • Donna

    Please make it stop!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t take it any more, I thought this would end Nov.6th. I am so sick of hearing about race. The white libs are worse then the blacks about this on tv.

  • Alex

    These people are so without substance. When they’re left with nothing, they call us racists. Nothing to prove their accusation.

  • medicinewomantwo

    Explains why they are their own worst enemy,,,,,,,they don’t need white hate.they hate each other…..why else kill each other daily in the streets and homes of their hoods….

  • James H

    Guilt is a terrible thing Josh. Assuage yours by turning your job over to a minority. Walk the walk bruh.

  • Glenn Mayton

    I’m a white man and have never had a racist bone in my,that being said. I will just say to all the obama lovin libs that are hellbent on destroying our countrywith all thier socialist bullshit:Fuck you.
    And I mean that in the nicest way.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    I’m so tired of being called a racist by people who have never met me. Isn’t that racist of them?? After all isn’t white considered a race. Judging anyone by the color of their skin is racist. They are just looking to divide us. They don’t want the Hispanics to know that Obama has screwed them too. But please, please know the facts. Go to Fox News Latino. God Bless.

  • Back 4 More

    The part I like is that only white republicans are racist. I’m originally from the south so I’m pretty used to this attitude. I’m now in Philladelphia (one of the most segregated, racist areas in the country) but everyone up here acts like bigotry was invented in the southern United States. The hypocricy is lost on them.

  • TocksNedlog

    Talking Points Memo leans left? Say it isn’t so! [eye roll]

    • yahneverknow

      leans so far it fell over and needs a medical alert necklace to call for help.

      oh, snap. maybe it needs a welfare alert necklace instead.

  • TocksNedlog

    The obligatory “You guys lost BECAUSE you’re all a bunch of racists!” tweet. Ho hum. *yawn*

  • Just Another Guy

    Seems like the racists, such as Josh Marshall, are at it again.
    Can’t put together a coherent response, so resort to calling names.
    Too bad they never grew up.

  • Maria Seeger

    Dear Mr. Marshall, two things I would like to tell you:

    I am a female American of Mexican descent. My parents were both born here. My brothers and sisters were all born here. We were all educated in the days of “sink or swim” and still managed to turn out bilingual. All of us graduated from High School; some of us even have college degrees. My dad fought in WWII, I lost a brother in Vietnam (he volunteered to go rather than wait for the draft) and I have had various cousins who have served (and some of whom died) in the military throughout the year.

    Yet you insist that because my skin is brown I must vote Democrat. Why? Because the Republicans hate people like me and you have my best interests at heart? Male bovine excrement. I haven’t voted Democrat since you loony radicals took over my party. This is no longer the party of JFK and LBJ. In fact, you can thank the loony radicals who rioted at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago for the fact that we got Richard Nixon instead of LBJ for a second term.

    Congratulations, though! Thanks to people like you and the so-called progressive media, you have managed to portray all of us Hispanics as non-citizens who come into this country looking for a better life. Your meme works so well, that if just one more obviously newly arrived citizen of Mexico and South America comes up to me and asks me (in Spanish) “Where are you from?” I’m gonna slap them upside the head. (And believe me, I can tell who they are at a glance)

    But then again, I get a kick out of watching the look on their faces when I tell them: “I’m from Texas. I was born there. I’m an American citizen, and no, Mexico is *not* my country!”

    Republicans, word to the wise: There are plenty of us out there who were born in the good old US of A. Our first loyalty is to *this* country, not Mexico or any other country. Find us….court us. And for God’s sake, don’t even talk about amnesty or bilingual education as if that’s the only things that interest us, because they don’t. As a former bilingual ed teacher, I can tell you right now, I’d rather go back to sink or swim; it’s a lot better for our kids. If you want more party members, you seriously need to get over the assumption that we’re all wetbacks or came to this country from somewhere else. And speak out against the victim mentality…but be prepared to work hard…because the culture of “la pobreza” (poverty) is deeply ingrained in our populations thanks to the teachings of both the Catholic church and the Latino ideologues whose hero is Che Gurevara.

    Oh yes, one more thing: Have you “tolerant” Democrats figured out who your next minority candidate is going to be? Because for sure, you won’t win with a White candidate; you haven’t since ’92 and ’96. And now that you’ve discovered the secret to staying in power, I’m sure you’re frantically looking to see whom you can next groom as the next Presidential candidate so you can safely use the racist card.
    Unless, of course, the Repbulicans run a Marco Rubio. Then you can play the “He’s just a token minority” race card and try to portray him as an Uncle Tom race traitor sellout. You’re good at that….and of course, you the first thing you will say is…”We’re not racist…” Riiight.

  • ricci

    shame he has no clue what a racist really is, but that being said you want to call me a racist i really dont care shows you have no original though of your own

  • moonsbreath

    I thought Bill O’Reilly was the talking points memo?

    • yahneverknow

      They are liberals banking on O’Reilly’s popularity by ganking “Talking Points Memo” for their own.

      Funny that they have to ride the coattails of someone they probably consider an affront to American ideals in order to get enough traffic to support their website and push their agenda.

  • RJinSF

    OK, I’m from Tennessee…I’m a caucasian…almost all of my folks still live there…I know the south. I voted for Obama, yes, but as much, I voted against what Romney and Ryan represent. As an aside, I once voted for George Romney–a real conservative– for governor of Michigan.

    I’ve been around long enough to have seen the start of the “southern strategy” and witness the broadening o that effort through various Republican race-bating tactics in numerous elections over the past 40 years. Not all conservatives are racist. As a matter of fact, most real conservatives are not racist. But I’ll tell you who is: Vast numbers in the so-called “red” states, those who vote solidly for Republican candidates, scream about Obama’s socialism, and collect far more from government programs than they contribute to pay for those programs. All of you smart , rationale conservatives–and there are a lot of you–should reign in these others who like to mouth conservatism without having the slightest idea what it means and who are, I assure you. very much racists.

    • Skeeps

      That’s not necessary or realistic. There are racist conservatives just like there are racist liberals. There are racist gays, racist communists, racist Christians, racist Jews, racist atheists, racist doctors, racist janitors. It’s human nature to distrust people outside your tribe. There is absolutely no reason for Republicans to take responsibility for them. The day Democrats admit racism exists everywhere, including within their own party, is the day Republicans can agree that conservatives and liberals should be voting for small or big government, not white or brown leaders.

      • RJinSF

        Skeeps, No argument that there’s some possibility that racists exist in all groups. However, here’s your contention: “There is absolutely no reason for Republicans to take responsibility for them [racists].” Beginning with Nixon and Goldwater’s decisions to appeal to southern voters with “states’ rights” messages, gaining Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms, and using countless political campaigns where Republicans exploited racial tensions, the Republican Party systematically created a solid voting block among southern white voters. Thus, when strategy becomes policy, you own that effort. That’s the difference between random occurrences of racism in all groups and racism that’s integrated into a group as a agreed upon trait of that group. When Democrats supported the civil rights movement in the 60s, southern whites turned against the party and Republicans exploited that opposition. Finally, consider these statements from two important Republicans: 1. A 2005 quote from Ken Mehlman, G. Bush’s campaign chairman and Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair when he admitted that Republicans have “benefit[]ed politically from racial polarization.” And announced that “I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong.” 2. A 1981 quote from Lee Atwater, once RNC Chair and campaign manager for G.H.W. Bush: Because politicians can’t use racial slurs, they “say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites.” Even if most Republicans have disavowed such strategies, which I don’t think is the case, most white citizens in the south still conform to those beliefs.

        • Skeeps

          “Some possibility that racists exist in all groups”? How about 100% guarantee that they exist no matter their political affiliation. Blacks who think whites are racist simply for being white, whites who hate other whites, whites and blacks who hate blacks, latinos, whites and everyone else who doesn’t agree with them. Blacks who call other blacks “house negros” because they didn’t believe the liberal lie and became successful. If that’s not your idea of racism then that’s the problem right there: Your perception is skewed. And that’s about all I have to say. You voted for Obama. You’re not looking out for the best interest of the republican party.

  • nc

    I have never felt the need to say this here before, because it’s personal, but this charge must be answered. I am so sick to death of this charge. When my (now ex) husband and I adopted our son more than 20 years ago, we (both white) didn’t seek or expect a biracial (black/white) baby, but that’s what we got. We asked all our friends and family if they would have any problems with it, because we wanted to be sure we were doing the right thing for him. Not one person objected. Everyone was thrilled for us. Since then, I can count on one hand the racially insensitive comments I have heard. Big whoop. And more important to this discussion, in the same 20 plus years that I’ve been listening to conservative talk radio, I can say that the racially insensitive remarks in the “national conversation” are equally rare.

    Meanwhile, the blatant racism endured by black conservatives by “tolerant” liberals is breathtaking. Not to mention the crass racial warfare that has been encouraged by this president and his Messengers (MSM). Any disagreement was automatically slapped racist in some influential quarters and BHO did NOTHING to stop it.

    So Mr. Marshall, take your charge and stuff it.

  • Lisa

    I’m not anti-minority, I’m ANTI-MORON!!

    • yahneverknow


  • RalphTheCat

    I am not racist. Having said that.
    Better a smart racist than a dumbazz liberal flake.

  • Jillane Kent

    Their charges of racism grow more desperate and less effective every day.

  • JCRocks

    93% of Blacks, 73% of Asians and 67% of Hispanics voted for Obama while only 59% of Whites voted for Romney. Who’s racist in those statistics?

  • Frank Sikora

    did you ever see who wrote the constition, all invaders are not welcome without joining us if you dont like the united states go home butt head,i hate people that garrble in other langwige

  • Mr. Grammar/SpellCkr

    Who is Josh Marshall, and how is he relevant? I never heard of him, nor his Talking Points Memo. More libtard trash?

  • bj mac

    It’s amazing the Republicans are called racists, I can see that people
    have either walked across the borders into this country and the schools
    aren’t teaching the history of the USA , Lincoln a Republican freed the
    slaves to give the people ( Blacks ) a better way of life, Lincoln was
    shoot by Booth a democrat and the start of the KKK was well started by
    democrats to what keep the blacks down and this is what is being done
    and has been done for years hundreds of years with what entitlements so
    the racists are the democrats the liberals, Excuse me for saying the
    democrats but there aren’t any real democrats that are in office or very
    few and far between

  • SFerggie

    Affirmative action: Then you believe minorities arn’t as smart as whites so they need special treatments. Busing: Then you believe black kids can only learn if they go to school with white kids. What? do the white kids have a greater IQ that somehow rubs off on black kids? How stupid are you liberals?

  • Angela Huebner

    Nowhere is hate and intolerence more palpable than in the comments spewed by the hateful and intolerant left towards anyone who disagrees with them or offers another point of view. They are nothing but zombie-minded, dishonest hypocrites.

  • Adela Wagner

    My female BlackCuban math says “you do not spend money you do not have, if you are in cut out the fat and buckle down with your spending, you do not BORROW to get out of debt, AND you do NOT spend MORE to dig yourself out of a hole…you STOP digging” but then what do I know? After all I am a traitor to those who do not recognize the laws of this country, my white father means I am a racist, I am a turncoat conservative, and I have been brainwashed by that damn Tea Party….

  • Memphis

    I’m Cherokee Indian but I look WHITE! I’m married to a Hispanic & most of my loved ones are WHITE,HISPANIC & AFRICAN AMERICAN! HOW AM I RACIST OR MY RELATIVES? We are all Conservatives & Proud! My son is white & his father! I have many white relatives & none of them are racist & they’re all REPUBLICANS! Stop labeling & harassing my loved one because we have different morals & beliefs! Your keeping racism alive by making false accusation & keeping this country divided! Every time a Republican uses their right to freedom of speech it’s considered racism for speaking their mind! Everyone above or below don’t let a word bother you unless it’s true pay them no mind! Ignoring them hurts more then any thing! Brush it off & move on as I am right out of here stay positive & don’t let the negative people around you pointing ruin your day! The one pointing & accusing are the guilty party can’t say anything nice don’t say it all & just continue loving everyone & uniting! Peace everyone & have a great day! To my Democrat friends who don’t judge & carry on as some & appreciates honesty & can hold a conversation w/ out yelling & name calling THANK YOU for not judging me as I won’t you I love you all & I love our debates! Nobody is alike that’s why we’re unique & we all need each other we’re all american’s in the end! HAPPY HOLIDAYS REPUBLICANS & DEMOCRATS! Let’s grow up & learn from each other & fight less!

  • Dane Gunderson

    Lily-White Josh Marshall(D) plays the race card… the only way to stop this is to call out the real racists.

  • Tessa I.

    So I hate Hispanics? Huh, I had no idea. I thought I was just motivated by a desire to see this country healthy, happy and free from heavy-handed governmental decrees, but clearly I don’t know my own mind as well as the Great Thinker here. I guess I learned something today.

    . . . and that’s used up my allotment of sarcasm for about the next year. Seriously, I’m starting to lose track of all the people I’m supposed to hate.

  • lillymckim

    The bigots are coming out of the shadows heres another one: Josh Marshall

  • Elizabeth Burtch

    Poor John, he has to resort to racism because he has no legitimate argument. He also refuses to acknowledge how racist blacks are toward him and other whites. Blacks just pretend to be his friend while they laugh behind closed doors and he buys into it….lol

  • lana ward

    The Dems will put EVERYONE in chains. They are the racists and bigots. They have destroyed America with their mouths and policies. We are broke and being flushed down the toilet by these commies