Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 25th, 2006 11:03 am by HL
Not surprisingly, Allen’s campaign manager, Dick Wadhams, is trying to rally the troops behind Allen, and against what Wadhams perceives as a mass effort to vilify Allen “in a desperate attempt to revive a campaign that was fast-sinking – the Webb campaign.”
(Note: Wadhams’ memo came two days before the SurveyUSA poll.)
As the folks at MyDD.com point out: Wadhams “blames the media, pundits, Democrats, liberal groups, and Moveon.org for Allen’s racist gaffe. He says that it’s the Democrats that are playing the race card. The only person who isn’t to blame, in fact, is saintly George Allen.”
Virginians apparently aren’t buying that script, no matter how hard Allen’s conservative friends scream it from the rafters
Republicans built their party on racism. Thats how they took the south away from Democrats many years ago. They usually speak in ways that deliver the subtext. “We hate niggers, we can’t say we hate niggers, but you know we do, and we know you do, so vote for us.” But every now and then one slips and shows his true feelings. Then of course the next step is to blame the “Librul Media” If you don’t think people still think this way, check the discussion forums on any Yahoo story that has anything to do with race, or black people. They say that racism is learned from your environment. I wonder of Allens father felt the same way about all the black football players he was the head coach of on The Washington Redskins.
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