- The misogynist, racist, nativist, anti-LGBT right wing that took over the GOP in 1980—of which (Family Research Council President Tony) Perkins himself is evidence—has much to answer for, not least of all, the rise of Donald Trump as the party’s standard-bearer. Trump may not have been the first choice of right-wing leaders, but they created the conditions that cleared his path to the nomination, and most have lined up behind him since he won it.
- Related: Black Lives Don’t Matter to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton
- Related: Greasing The Outstretched Palms Of The Candidates
Adele M. Stan, the American Prospect / AlterNet
Photo Credit: uplift_the_world / Shutterstock.com
September 14, 2016 | Time was when a presidential candidate who played footsie with segregationists and white supremacists would have banished to the fringes of the American political scene. But Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has changed all that.
Oh sure, there have been plenty of codes telegraphed to the anti-black base of the GOP’s southern flank: Ronald Reagan’s choice of Philadelphia, Mississippi, as the place to make a “states’ rights” speech in his 1980 presidential campaign; Richard Nixon’s southern strategy and “Silent Majority” framing. But after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, expressions of outright racism were frowned upon in presidential politics. And articulations of misogyny were generally doled out in the form of withering condescension. <>
Adele M. Stan is AlterNet's senior Washington editor, and a weekly columnist for the American Prospect.
Full story …
Now you can follow Evergreene Digest on Twitter.
Black Lives Don’t Matter to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Bill Blum, Truthdig
- One thing the (Black Lives Matter) BLM analyses don’t do, however, is endorse a presidential candidate. And that’s for an eminently good reason: The candidates of both major parties, in their quests for power, have chosen to snub and malign the movement and the cause it represents.
- Related: The Normalization of Evil in American Politics
Greasing The Outstretched Palms Of The Candidates, Michael Winship, Huffington Post
Jim Young / Reuters
- (Sen.Elizabeth) Warren believes “personnel is policy.” She and her colleagues have reserved an especially hot place for the Wall Street big shots and corporate nabobs who fancy a job in the Clinton administration. It’s called the “Hell No” list.
- Attention must be paid to that list or with a Clinton back in office it’s four more dreary years of greased palms and the status quo. That could be a recipe for disaster almost but not quite as horrific as an egotistical know-nothing with his fingers in the piggy bank and worse, near the button.
- Related: Corrupt and Deranged