The Republican saga of race-baiting rightwing bigotry is ratcheting up these days.
John Ridley over at Huffington Post reminds us: there is no context for bigotry other than bigotry.
And there is no bigger propagandist for the Republican bigotry machine than their carefully cultivated rightwing radio talker, Rush Limbaugh.
And certainot, a commenter there, puts it succinctly:
yes... the party of lincoln is now the party of limbaugh. no one represents the morals and priciples of the modern GOP better.These days, (R ) is a four-letter word.
UPDATE: On the Sundance Channel, a powerful documentary—Ring of Fire, the Emile Griffith Story. Griffith was beaten within an inch of his life. Coincidence that this happened in the summer as the gay-bashing right was beating their drums during the 1992 campaign?
Bigotry has many targets—the "other"—the person of color, the gay, the Jew, the gypsy...and as Niemoller reminds us...and then they came for me and there was no one left to say anything.
Bush is a four-letter word. Rush is a four-letter word. Rove is a four-letter word.
And so is Evil.