Thursday, January 01, 2009

Anti-government means anti-black - Paul Krugman

Very interesting editorial by Paul Krugman about the GOP strategy, and in particular this quote by Lee Atwater:
“You’re getting so abstract now you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is blacks get hurt worse than whites.” In other words, government is the problem because it takes your money and gives it to Those People.
Wow.  I had never thought of it like that, but there it is in black and white, as it were.  It reminds me of how McCain/Palin were really pushing on the fact that Barack Obama said that it's good to spread the wealth, and how they tried to show that this meant he was a socialist, as if that were an evil, evil word.  The underlying message is the same - I don't want to give my money to Those People...

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