Politico: Why won’t Republicans talk about race as much as Democrats?

posted at 5:01 pm on December 26, 2014 by Noah Rothman

If the left has a single favorite topic of conversation, it is race. More specifically, issues relating to racial disparities in the United States.

They do not derive pleasure from pondering the progress the nation has made in a handful of generations, nor are they consumed with pride in their country’s progressivism on racial matters. They are propelled instead to heights of ecstasy only by ruminating on the real and persistent racial injustices in America, not to mention their roles as members of a tribe that regards itself as right-thinking on racial issues.

For conservatives, the opposite is largely the case. There is no joy in dwelling on (not synonymous with acknowledging) the nation’s dubious racial history or even its imperfect racial present. This may be why so many on the left have convinced themselves that conservatives no longer believe racism is a factor in modern life. When conservatives ranging from those on editorial boards to Supreme Court justices note that the racial inequities that prevailed in the 1960s are no longer applicable, they are accused of stipulating that racism itself is a defunct phenomenon. Curiously, this nuanced assessment of the state of race relations is not lost on the left when the same contention is made by a liberal, albeit an iconoclastic one, like linguistics professor John McWhorter.

The truth of it, one which the left finds hard to accept, is that many conservatives do not regard the nation’s perennial and unending “national conversation” on race to be especially productive. In fact, after 20 prolonged years of conversing, there is a fair bit of anecdotal evidence that suggests it has only helped to elevate to prominence the most unhelpful voices on racial issues. Even as the races move closer and closer to equality, those voices on both sides of the matter that believe gaps in outcomes along racial lines have only grown worse over the decades enjoy access to ever-larger microphones.

This inverse proportionality seems to have eluded Politico. In a recent report, Politico observed that the Republican Party is likely to field its most racially diverse set of presidential aspirants in 2016; from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, to Ben Carson, to Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). In the next presidential cycle, the GOP will look a lot more like the America they are seeking to represent (to borrow a liberal admonishment) than will the Democratic Party. And yet, according to Politico‘s Katie Glueck and Tarini Parti, the party’s presidential hopefuls will decline to dwell on this fact.

They are all mulling over White House runs as the GOP continues to struggle with minority voters and as racial tensions over police conduct have captivated the nation.

But none is planning to play up his race or ethnicity in a presidential campaign, or even to stress the potentially historic nature of his candidacy. Instead, according to interviews with donors, strategists, aides and several of the possible candidates themselves, each is more likely to hit broader themes such as the American dream and the importance of hard work, which, for Jindal, Cruz and Rubio, would include nods to their parents’ immigrant experience.

Such messages would, in theory, have more universal appeal by stressing the commonalities of the American experience instead of its divisions — while also avoiding the identity politics that are toxic among GOP primary voters. It’s a tactic that may be welcomed as an expression of unity by some minorities, but it is already seen by others, especially advocates for immigrants, as dismissive of unique hardships facing their communities.

Politico’s reporters note that identity politics is “toxic” for GOP voters, but refrain from examining why that is the case. Republican primary voters are not awed by the “potentially historic nature” of any of these potential candidates, nor do they hunger for the self-validation they might derive from casting a ballot in their favor.

The curiosity with which Politico approached the issue of the GOP’s aversion to circular, self-reinforcing dialogues on race is perhaps best explained by an analogy crafted by Deroy Murdock in his National Review column on the phenomenon of “liberal raceaholics.”

“Americans have not stopped talking about race for at least 227 years. Yet the raceaholics consider Americans too weak and self-doubting to address the topic,” Murdock wrote. “Absurd!”

Raceaholics include the liberal activists who published fliers implying that the defeat of Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) would bring back lynching. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, a black Democrat who won 83 percent of the vote in 2013, said this October that GOP gubernatorial nominee Rob Astorino “reminds me of Bull Connor in the 1960s.” As the Democratic commissioner of public safety in Birmingham, Ala., Connor used snarling German Shepherds and fire hoses to terrorize peaceful civil-rights protesters. Astorino, in contrast, campaigned with his black running mate.

Such communications seek political advantage at the expense of racial healing and reconciliation. This is as immoral as walking up to a recovering alcoholic, opening a bottle of tequila, pouring two shots, and saying, “Join me in a swig?”

This is no way to treat a loved one who is trying hard to do better after years of not doing well. And this is no way to treat a country that one purports to love.

Murdock is correct to characterize the left’s perpetual conversation about race as a product of compulsion. It is one in which they cannot stop engaging, myriad evidence that it is counterproductive notwithstanding. This is an addictive impulse leading to destructive behaviors, the proof of which is presently exploding all around us.

Maybe it is time to have a conversation about the conversation on race. Because Republicans don’t homogenously indulge in linguistic tics the left has routinized in order to identify those who share fealty to their preferred shibboleths does not mean the GOP does not regard race as an issue of significant importance. It does, however, indicate that they view this issue in ways distinct from their liberal counterparts. Particularly given their objective failure to advance racial comity, maybe it is time the left see if those whom they have excluded from the conversation have a point or two of their own to make.


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Because we don’t automatically knee-jerk react to someone’s skin color the way racist democrats do.

CurtZHP on December 26, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Identity politics is a suckers game, the left invented it, and they change the rules if they’re ever caught losing it.

The only way to win, is to not play.

Explaining core conservative values, how they help everyone, and not getting sidetracked or talked over – is the key to success.

Rebar on December 26, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Because Republicans are less likely to be racists.

NotCoach on December 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Politico is nothing but a tool of the left, spewing out propaganda just like MSLSD, PuffPost, Kos and the rest.

Absolute garbage.

I couldn’t care less what any of them say or think.

Meople on December 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM

The left doesn’t want a conversation about race. They want to lecture.

myiq2xu on December 26, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Republicans suck at pandering in comparison to liberals, that’s all there is to it. If the repubs could get away with it they’d be at it 24/7 just like the commie lib liars.

Not saying repubs are GOOD for not doing it, they are very far from ‘good’. What the repubs ARE is the losers of 2016. I can see that from my porch, here at the end of 2014.

Andy__B on December 26, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Clickbait.

wolly4321 on December 26, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Democrats have always been the ones to divide and segregate people…
Put people into groups and pit them against each other…
It’s their cap and trade…

Conservatives see people as individuals…

snoozinglion on December 26, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Politico, like the majority of commenters who post there, are Prog-tards. Yep that’s right, they’re hopelessly retarded when it comes to ideology.
There is no “discussion” with Prog-tards, only “narrative”
Ditto for MS-DNC, who prefer to call everyone RAAAACIST instead of having “discussion”.
Remember Chrissie “Tingles” Matthews declaring using the word Chicago was RAAACIST?

If Politico aka Leftists wanted to have a true conversation about “race”, they should start and end with our half-black POTUS, who passed on the opportunity to have “discussion” years ago.
That demented fool has done less to mend whatever racial divide exists than any POTUS in recent memory.
Inviting Al Sharp-tongue to the W House 60+ times precludes any meaningful opportunity at “discussion”

Pelosi Schmelosi on December 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM

i didn’t read much of this post. The plain truth is that the Left has to for political reasons. If blacks voted how whites vote, the Dem Party/Media/Left party would be a small party.

r keller on December 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM

For far too many on the Left, race is used to divide and to gather votes. Like political correctness, they wield race as a cudgel and seek to silence. Why else does Chudi, for example, call everyone racists? He doesn’t wish to engage in dialogue. Race is not an issue on which they wish to have a legitimate conversation. On the contrary, too many define ‘conversation’ as ‘we speak, you listen…and, if you do not agree with us wholeheartedly and enthusiastically, you are a racist.’

This is an interesting development…

Ethnic minority voters abandon Labour: Poll finds collapse in numbers of Indian, Caribbean and Africans who support the party since 2010

* Labour has traditionally benefited from the ethnic minority vote

* But number of Indian voters who say they identify with party falls to 18%

* Figure was 77% in 1997, and support among other groups has also fallen

* Labour received 68% of ethnic minority votes in 2010 election

* The number of African voters who say they identify with Ed Miliband’s party has slipped from 79 to 63 per cent since 1997

* Caribbean support has fallen from 78 to 67 per cent.

Resist We Much on December 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM

The only time the left “talks” about race is when they’re MAKING EXCUSES.

Oh, and when they’re making smart-ass comments via email.

SEE: Recent Sony hack…………

GarandFan on December 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM

‘Cuz there’s really nothing to talk about unless you’re willing to explore the liberal mindset.

antipc on December 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Why won’t Republicans talk about race as much as Democrats?

We do talk about it and every time we do the left calls us racist.

Especially when we bring up inconvenient statistics like the black on black crime rate, black crime rate in general and that the state of the black communist is directly attributable to liberal policies.

Plus, whenever we mention how illegals are taking jobs from Americans we get called racist, nativist and other assorted names.

It’s the left that doesn’t want to talk about race except when they can use it to unleash their communist hordes.

darwin on December 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Because talking about it makes it worse. The way to stop racisim is to stop thinking in terms of race.

Socratease on December 26, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Because conservatives live in reality and the left doesn’t want to face facts. So the conversation always ends with the leftists calling us racist and walking away. Its like arguing with a 5 year old.

Ellis on December 26, 2014 at 5:16 PM

We do talk about it and every time we do the left calls us racist.

Especially when we bring up inconvenient statistics like the black on black crime rate, black crime rate in general and that the state of the black communist community is directly attributable to liberal policies.

Plus, whenever we mention how illegals are taking jobs from Americans we get called racist, nativist and other assorted names.

It’s the left that doesn’t want to talk about race except when they can use it to unleash their communist hordes.

darwin on December 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM

darwin on December 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM

What gets me is people who accuse others of racism while believing they themselves are as pure as the driven snow in such matters. It’s similar to those who denigrate cops, without putting themselves in the cop’s shoes, to say what THEY would have done in such a situation.

Fill a football stadium full of liberals, and every single liberal there bemoaning racism is only concerned about supposed racism in others, never in himself. But what if others have no more a racist attitude than the liberals claim for themselves? In that case, they’ll looking for racism where it doesn’t exist, under beds, in closets, in dark alleys. And they are finding it, in conservatives, and Republicans.

LashRambo on December 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM

From Kate Glueck’s LinkedIn page…this bimbo has ZERO experience and can’t hold a job…

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Pelosi Schmelosi on December 26, 2014 at 5:19 PM

The left doesn’t want a conversation about race. They want to lecture.

myiq2xu on December 26, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Yes and they would start with a non-stater-reparations.

jmtham156 on December 26, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Another no-talent, no experience “reporter” for Politico…

Money and politics reporter
Politico
June 2012 – Present (2 years 7 months)

Managing editor
The Daily Tar Heel
August 2011 – May 2012 (10 months)

Reporting intern
The Center for Responsive Politics
May 2011 – August 2011 (4 months)

Intern
The Christian Science Monitor
June 2010 – July 2010 (2 months)

Pelosi Schmelosi on December 26, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Racists love “race”.

It’s the first and last resort of the rabble rousing hustler.

profitsbeard on December 26, 2014 at 5:25 PM

I’m 64 and the only thing I can remember talking about longer than race is the Israel -Palestinian peace process.

jmtham156 on December 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM

At this point all I care about is good vs evil.

deptofredundancydept on December 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Maybe it is time to have a conversation about the conversation on race.

You don’t have ‘conversations’ with tyrants.

You learn to knuckle under, or, you shoot them in the lips.

trigon on December 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM

The fact every U.S. citizen owes $100,000 is evil.

deptofredundancydept on December 26, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Politico: Why won’t Republicans talk about race as much as Democrats?

What is someone who wants to think and talk about race all the time?

I’m sure there’s a word for it …..

fadetogray on December 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Chudi!!!!!

Del Dolemonte on December 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Because when we talk about race, they scream racist.

Blake on December 26, 2014 at 5:39 PM

They are propelled instead to heights of ecstasy only by ruminating on the real and persistent racial injustices in America

If that’s supposed to be sarcasm, you’re doing it wrong. *smh*

Even as the races move closer and closer to equality

No, it looks like you actually believe it.

Except for the “reverse” racism the left employs (“affirmative action” and such), the races are equal in this country. And they have been for some time now, in all ways that really matter. Any claims to the contrary will need data to justify that position. (And, no, I won’t accept anything that is behaviorally driven: education and crime statistics. Those are not something that someone else is doing to them, nor inequality under the law.)

They want to lecture.

myiq2xu on December 26, 2014 at 5:09 PM

No, they want to berate.

Like political correctness, they wield race as a cudgel and seek to silence.

Resist We Much on December 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Exactly.

GWB on December 26, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Put me down as a coward. Holder called all of us that so I will go with it. Their race dialog is nothing but the “When did you stop beating your wife” meme. There is never a good answer and no matter how hard or sincerely we try we will always come out on the losing end. I, like most non racists, try not to look at a person’s color unless made to by them or circumstances out of my control. I do the same with people who have physical disabilities and only discuss it if they bring it up.

inspectorudy on December 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Politico: Why won’t Republicans talk about race as much as Democrats?

Because it isn’t who we are.

Mia Love summed it up perfectly as CNN tried to get her to explain how she got elected to Congress from Utah. Mia pointed out that she was elected because of her ideas and vision and not because of her race or gender. It was a statement that the CNN idiots could not understand.

The GOP has lost elections by not resorting to gender or racial politics. Sadly, the establishment GOP seems hell-bent on changing that dynamic by amnesty for the illegal parasites.

Happy Nomad on December 26, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Politico: Why won’t Republicans talk about race as much as Democrats?

Because it’s a non topic at this point? Let it go bitter clingers. The 60’s called. They want their schtick back.

It’s like asking…”Why won’t industry talk about buggy whips as much as the buggy whip manufacturers want to talk about buggy whips?”

It’s over. Get over it already.

Mimzey on December 26, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I agree with the post and the comments, but I want to mention one exception. Greg Abbott, who has a Hispanic wife, worked the hell out the Rio Grande Valley, and used his mother in law in very effective ads. He wound up winning the Hispanic male vote, and over 40% of the overall Hispanic vote. That’s huge, and very important in a state with a growing Hispanic population. It also helped that Davis’ idiot Battleground TX bosses were from out of state and didn’t have the slightest clue how to work the border counties.

He didn’t pander to them on principles, but he does know how to talk to them to make them feel included. I’m sure some of you here would be horrified to learn that the Abbott family Christmas card contained a Bible verse in both English and Spanish, but that is good marketing.

I would prefer to be totally colorblind in everything we do, but I think it still helps to do some outreach. Of course just the sight of a debate stage full of minority candidates is outreach in itself, although we will hear Rubio and Cruz referred as not REAL Hispanics by the Democrat racists.

juliesa on December 26, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Because we don’t identify everything with race. Also, it is hard to talk about race when the person you are talking to yells “racist” before you even get the conversation going.

The Notorious G.O.P on December 26, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Politico: Why won’t Republicans talk about race as much as Democrats?


Translation: Why won’t those damn Tea-Baggers wade into the race wars we Libtards intentionally created, so we can misconstrue their words and use them as a convenient distraction away from our blame?

Augustinian on December 26, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Because conservatives judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

RoadRunner on December 26, 2014 at 5:47 PM

I spent my early childhood years in the projects, amongst proud, sometimes desperate, hard working people of all races. Those folks are a far cry from those born todaywith an EBT card in hand, sporting bling after generations of Democratic plantation policies.

I don’t think they want to hear what I have to say.

SteveInRTP on December 26, 2014 at 5:47 PM

By the way. Want a conversation on race? here you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNRVL8tibOo. I suggest everyone watch it.

The Notorious G.O.P on December 26, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Translation: Why won’t those damn Tea-Baggers wade into the race wars we Libtards intentionally created, so we can misconstrue their words and use them as a convenient distraction away from our blame?

Augustinian on December 26, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Very true. It’s like the lady-parts trap they tried to set again this year.

juliesa on December 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Politico: Why won’t Republicans talk about race as much as Democrats?

Well, I don’t know for sure about Republicans, but we Conservatives simply have more important things to talk about. Besides, everybody knows that Democrat attempts at initiating “national conversation(s) about race” is just a ‘gotcha’ game for craven political purposes.

M240H on December 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM

because I don’t care about race, I only care about how a person acts.

dmacleo on December 26, 2014 at 6:01 PM

I need some quiet time.
http://youtu.be/8BVZKQTLbR0

Seth Halpern on December 26, 2014 at 6:08 PM

The left doesn’t want a conversation about race. They want to lecture.

myiq2xu on December 26, 2014 at 5:09 PM

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“The left” wants socialized government, and NO practice of capitalism, in any way, shape, or form.
.
The Civil Rights movement was HIJACKED, specifically for the purpose of advancing the pro-socialized government, anti-capitalist agenda.

In reality, they care less about race ethnic differences than we do.

But for now, it’s a “tool” they use ABUSE, against us, and have experienced quite a bit of success with, since the 1970s.

listens2glenn on December 26, 2014 at 6:25 PM

If politicians talk about race in other than standard cowardly platitudes they will be viciously attacked as racists. Black conservatives are needed to talk realistically about race but when they do who mentioned them? Eg. the book

The Un-Civil War: BLACKS vs N*GGERS: Confronting the Subculture Within the African-American Community Paperback – May 4, 2013
by Taleeb Starkes

Chessplayer on December 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM

It’s the rural v. urban thing. Conservatives cannot empathize with blacks period, but especially city dwellers. Even if you are active in charity, which most evangelicals are, when it comes to the word of a cop against the word of the victim, conservatives don’t want to hear it.

My brother got the crap beat out of him in Cleveland at a kegger in the woods. But if he was 12yo Tamir Rice with a plastic gun on the playground, he’d be dead. If I had been standing around as his sister and a witness, they would have thrown me to the ground and cuffed me and left me to look at his dead body from the back of their cruiser. Conservatives would have accused my mother of playing the race card and made fun of her hair, and if you don’t believe me, look at the comments on RCP or WaPo.

To my thinking, anyone who screws up at their job to the point someone dies should be fired and tried. But neither of these things happen when it’s a cop. Conservatives will then whine about how tough their job is, as if they aren’t compensated for that. They will also talk like only blacks commit crimes and leave out the nature of violent crime v. white collar crime.

They are just as blind and obstinate when it comes to gender.

ezspirit on December 26, 2014 at 6:32 PM

the question could easily be reframed as, “Why don’t the democrats talk about work and taxes as much as republicans?” Race questions to democrats are restated by republicans as questions of work (or refusal to work) and taxes (ever increasing in order to support the non working welfare recipients) …. republicans talk about race almost constantly…they very much object to supporting the races that depend on taxpayer handouts as a way of life, who also refuse to get an education and a job………..race and the welfare state are 2 sides of the same coin…they are synonyms

clandestine on December 26, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Republicans believe the content of ones character determine the worth of people not skin color. Democrats do not value character, or morals or anything else.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on December 26, 2014 at 6:37 PM

t’s the rural v. urban thing. Conservatives cannot empathize with blacks period, but especially city dwellers. Even if you are active in charity, which most evangelicals are, when it comes to the word of a cop against the word of the victim, conservatives don’t want to hear it.

My brother got the crap beat out of him in Cleveland at a kegger in the woods. But if he was 12yo Tamir Rice with a plastic gun on the playground, he’d be dead. If I had been standing around as his sister and a witness, they would have thrown me to the ground and cuffed me and left me to look at his dead body from the back of their cruiser. Conservatives would have accused my mother of playing the race card and made fun of her hair, and if you don’t believe me, look at the comments on RCP or WaPo.

To my thinking, anyone who screws up at their job to the point someone dies should be fired and tried. But neither of these things happen when it’s a cop. Conservatives will then whine about how tough their job is, as if they aren’t compensated for that. They will also talk like only blacks commit crimes and leave out the nature of violent crime v. white collar crime.

They are just as blind and obstinate when it comes to gender.

ezspirit on December 26, 2014 at 6:32 PM

You’ve already disqualified yourself as a serious commenter, and I doubt you’re smart enough to understand why I say it, bigot.

Anti-ControI on December 26, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Because the discussion is contrived, endless, meaningless, and unimportant.

AcronisF on December 26, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Why won’t Republicans talk about race as much as Democrats?

Because many realize that leftist race talk has become a lame, nearly exhausted political gimmick. It’s rhetorical bullying used for effect rather than meaning.

Leftist race talk nowadays has nothing actually to do with racial equity, but everything to do with gaining political advantage. It’s usually a semantic trick aimed at shutting down debate, rather than enabling it. Whether or not the left ever cared about racial equity, they have now succeeded in trivializing it.

As such, their race talk is undeserving of being taken seriously, debated on its merits. Taking it seriously, as if their concern for racial equity were authentic, is a mistake. It plays into their hands, allows them to change the subject and reframe the debate. It’s a self-defeating response.

A more effective response addresses their intended effect, rather than their stated message, and creates an equal or stronger countervailing emotional commitment, one capable of defeating the emotional effect of their attack.

petefrt on December 26, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Why won’t Democrats talk about…

– $20 TRILLION in debt
– Public Sector Pensions
– Entitlement Reform
– Rogue Federal Agencies

…as much as Republicans..??

Pelosi Schmelosi on December 26, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Noah, you say that America even today has problems with race that conservatives need to admit. You say it isn’t perfect, meaning that there is still some systemic racism against blacks.

Care to inform us where this manifests itself?

HugoDrax on December 26, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Freedom is for everybody. Dollars are beyond caring what color your skin happens to be. All law-abiding people have rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is the constant aggravating of the wounds of a racist past that animates the Left, in the absence of their economic relevance.

Sekhmet on December 26, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Because Republicans aren’t racist race baiters like Democrats.

MCGIRV on December 26, 2014 at 7:08 PM

ezspirit on December 26, 2014 at 6:32 PM

You raise Tamir Rice, but are silent on Cameron Tillman.

Both were young, black boys.

Both were playing with ‘guns’.

Both were shot by police.

Both died.

Only one was killed by a white cop.

The one, who was killed by a black cop, is unknown to you.

Conservatives cannot empathize with blacks period

I wrote about Cameron when he was killed. I know the details of his death. Do you, O Great Empathiser?

Resist We Much on December 26, 2014 at 7:11 PM

BTW, ez, I had a black cop give me a concussion…and I did nothing. I empathised so much with his situation that I didn’t even report him or ask the city to pay for my medical bills.

Resist We Much on December 26, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Noah, you say that America even today has problems with race that conservatives need to admit. You say it isn’t perfect, meaning that there is still some systemic racism against blacks.

Care to inform us where this manifests itself?

HugoDrax on December 26, 2014 at 7:02 PM


Guess what happened after wimpy white liberal sucked up to race hustler Azealia Banks?

Anti-ControI on December 26, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Lady speaks the truth……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r31Qh2GjIGQ

Solaratov on December 26, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Meh… Lemme take a quick guess here.

White Democrats depend on the Black Vote. So, White Democrats will keep Blacks in perpetual poverty.

But, the Blacks have a bad wind coming. The Democrats have found these “New Americans” who weren’t born here, cannot speak English, have no marketable skills and they will take the place of the Democrat’s Black voter base.

Is that clear enough for you Black Americans? The Democrats re-named you as “African Americans” to separate you from American Society. They have housed you in projects not fit for rats or dogs but they pay your bills.

Blacks should also realize and understand that the Democrats have taken away your family foundations. They have made Thuggery mainstream in the cities that they build for you to live in. When you Blacks try to get to the next level? You are put down, denigrated and shamed for leaving the “culture” that the Democrats built for you.

Ya’ll Black Peeps need to come to grips on who your new slave masters are. From the days when Africans were imported into the USA? It was Democrats that imported them – Elite, White, Liberal, Hoity Toity white wearing wigs.

It was Lincoln, a REPUBLICAN that ended slavery. And now you wonder why you’re getting hosed in the streets by bullets and Union Members who are funded… by whom? White Elitists.

Key West Reader on December 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM

BTW, ez, I had a black cop give me a concussion…and I did nothing. I empathised so much with his situation that I didn’t even report him or ask the city to pay for my medical bills.

Resist We Much on December 26, 2014 at 7:22 PM

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Uh. Why did you get a concussion? What did you do? Bad girl.

Key West Reader on December 26, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Guess what happened after wimpy white liberal sucked up to race hustler Azealia Banks?

Anti-ControI on December 26, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Who Was The First Slave Owner In America?

Resist We Much on December 26, 2014 at 7:37 PM

This whole conversation just wears me out–It’s not racism….. it’s probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things. There is no money for the race pimp industry in racial harmony. The Mother Lode ROI is White Cop creating Black perp at room temperature.
And to let this crowd manipulate opinion is just sad for anyone that gives this the time of day. You White Guilt types will never be anything but a racist because poor black American needs the cover for making really bad hero and culture choices and the Sharpton needs the money There are lots of dead black teenagers that got that way because they made bad choices–it’s not a tragedy it’s bad choices. I’m so done with this — let me say this as delicately as possible–FU Insane Race Pimp Clown Posse– both with your pants around your knees and in three piece suits. There is a good size universe of well armed, decent, working, folks that are just about done with this sh*t.

HatfieldMcCoy on December 26, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Key West Reader on December 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Meh… Lemme have a quick take here:

+100

petefrt on December 26, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Uh. Why did you get a concussion? What did you do? Bad girl.

Key West Reader on December 26, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Several years ago, my family came in from London for a visit. On the Saturday, we went downtown for lunch. There was one of those stupid communist, socialist, anarchist, black separatist, Palestinian jihadi, etc, protests. When we left the restaurant, I noticed a police officer across the street very visibly annoyed and under pressure. I went up to him with the intention of giving him a hug and thanking him for his service. Before I could get to him, he charged at me and pushed me backwards. I fell – and remember that I was dressed for a nice luncheon, not a physical altercation – and hit the back of my head on the pavement. I had to go to the emergency room where I was diagnosed with a slight concussion.

When I first told nonpartisan this story, he said: IF I was telling the truth…

1) It was hysterical.

2) I was probably ‘on the rag’.

3) Even if I wasn’t ‘on the rag’, I probably ASKED FOR IT!

Fascistordie, basically, said that I was exerting my ‘white privilege’ and ‘moral superiority’ in NOT going after the cop. No, seriously. Heaven forbid that I actually have empathy for someone doing a very stressful and dangerous job.

Resist We Much on December 26, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Stupid lefty question.

The left continues to harp on race to try to distract us from the real problem threatening our freedom and prosperity today:

Government corruption, unaccountability and abuse.

Thats the angle that has people angry with the police, its spreading rapidly in white America, and it has NOTHING TO DO WTIH RACE.

And because the left has no problem with any of those issues, as long as it favors them, they keep ringing the race bell.

It’s not working, lefties. sorry. Keep trying tho, we know you will.

rightwingyahooo on December 26, 2014 at 7:58 PM

this race meme is really getting humorous, the more the issue loses traction, the more the left digs in and pushes it.

Dear Lefties: No one cares if Mike Brown was black and the cop was white, or Garner, or any of them.

We only care whether the deaths were justifiable, and when we disagree, its nothing to do with race.

now bugger off lefties, thank you.

rightwingyahooo on December 26, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Who Was The First Slave Owner In America?

Resist We Much on December 26, 2014 at 7:37 PM

We’re dealing with racialist idiots who revere thugs like The Gentle Giant of Ferguson and Trayvongone…if only they could be honest & reasonable.

And another one of their angry liars is exposed: Eric Garner’s daughter posts address of cop at his [her father’s] death

Anti-ControI on December 26, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Yahoo trying to show he can hang with the big hoys and talk about something other than justifying cop killing. How cute.

CW on December 26, 2014 at 8:26 PM

It’s the rural v. urban thing. Conservatives cannot empathize with blacks period, but especially city dwellers. Even if you are active in charity, which most evangelicals are, when it comes to the word of a cop against the word of the victim, conservatives don’t want to hear it.

ezspirit on December 26, 2014 at 6:32 PM

You’re an idiot and a racist. I understand a lot better than you think. And I always listen to the evidence – that’s how I know people like Garner and Brown weren’t victims.

GWB on December 26, 2014 at 8:29 PM

It’s a trick question. It is logically impossible for anyone too talk about race more than Democrat politicians.

when it comes to the word of a cop against the word of the victim, conservatives don’t want to hear it.
ezspirit on December 26, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Yeah, something about pulling guns on cops, or beating up cops and trying to take their service weapons, or walking up to them broad daylight and shooting them in their cruisers, that tends to diminish their “word” on the matter.

The Schaef on December 26, 2014 at 9:28 PM

I believe we had that conversation when it was pertinent and 600,000+ Americans died “discussing” it.

bash on December 26, 2014 at 9:40 PM

When sound minded people see a person standing in front of them they do not see the person as a victim, a race, a demographic, a group, but, an individual.
If one wants to be seen square and on the level, one must be balanced and true.
One chance to make a good impression …

kregg on December 26, 2014 at 10:31 PM

that’s how I know people like Garner and Brown weren’t victims.

GWB on December 26, 2014 at 8:29 PM

I would say Garner was a victim, Brown, appears not to be, although I don’t believe parts of the cop’s story.

rightwingyahooo on December 26, 2014 at 10:53 PM

And the latest guy appears not to be, if the video shows him pulling a gun on the cop. Textbook self defense.

The Garner cops are still guilty of negligent homicide, imo.

rightwingyahooo on December 26, 2014 at 10:54 PM

And lets not forget the wretched conduct of police in Ferguson after the Mike Brown kill.

No fly zone, reporters illegally arrested, silence by police, and cops pointing weaps at protestors and saying “Ill f***ing kill you” before being taken off the line by superiors.

After the video was released of course.

rightwingyahooo on December 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Democrats need hate, envy and division to exist. Fanning the flames of racism gives breath to their life.

WestTexasBirdDog on December 26, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Because they are not racist.

The biggest and most racists are on the Left.

Take this cow
, for ex. Cause and effect escape her.

Schadenfreude on December 26, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Chudi!!!!!

Del Dolemonte on December 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Schadenfreude on December 26, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I just want to take every single person that I meet on an individual basis, and judge them by the content of their character, not by what they look like on the outside or what group or race or ethnicity they are. People are people. If you cut us we all bleed red.

Isn’t that how God sees us after all?
“…God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

theotherone on December 26, 2014 at 11:53 PM

No point in adding anything to the tally of excellent comments.

Noah, your articles today are an outstanding example of careful editing. Thanks for taking the effort to avoid egregious typos.
Some of your sentences are still too full of long convoluted clauses, but none required back-tracking and detective work to figure out what you were trying to say.

Much improved, and your messages are much clearer and easier to follow.

AesopFan on December 27, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Because we are sick to death of the race card! Because using race as a political ploy is racist.

neyney on December 27, 2014 at 12:25 AM

We’ve been talking about nothing but race for the last 7 years. Is anyone better off?

jhffmn on December 27, 2014 at 2:06 AM

OMG, I am so sick of this RACE discussion, I could scream!

Only RACISTS want to talk about RACE.

Leftists are RACISTS. That is why they always want to talk about RACE.

The oppressed are now the oppressors–there is a WAR ON WHITES, and it is being waged by BLACK RACIISTS , all of whom subscribe to BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY.

Al Sharpton is a RACIST. Eric Holder is a RACIST. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama are RACISTS. They have ALL proven it time and again.

Eric Holder is right: We are cowards. No one has the courage to point out the TRUTH: HOLDER, OBAMA AND SHARPTON are RACISTS.

THAT is MY “discussion on RACE!

mountainaires on December 27, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Why?

1. The GOP don’t try to PROFIT from it as much as Liberals do…

2. The GOP like talking about people, actions, and values rather than ‘COLOR’

easyt65 on December 27, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Politico: Why won’t Republicans talk about race as much as Democrats?

They do. There just isn’t as much race-hate involved on the conservative side.

jaime on December 27, 2014 at 8:44 AM

You raise Tamir Rice, but are silent on Cameron Tillman.

Resist We Much on December 26, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I didn’t mention several cases of police brutality. I brought up Tamir Rice, because my brother lives in Strongsville and grew up in Brecksville next to Independence. I was speaking from firsthand experience of their police department. I could also talk about the history of white flight and segregation in Cleveland, especially Shaker Heights and how that hurts minority communities.

But my point was, there’s no need to beat up a kid drinking beer at a party, and there is certainly no excuse for shooting a child on a playground, black or white. But at least white boys get to be children.

ezspirit on December 27, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Republicans are smart to not talk about race.
It is a trap. If you acknowledge the Democrats phobias, you only give them the power they want. Ignore them. Let them be deranged and let the intelligent population see them for what they are.

Connecticut on December 27, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Every time the Democraps point out a racial inciden where an incident occurred because of the evil reprobates?, they forget to tell you the party of the individual who caused the racial discrimination. Bull Conner was a Demoncrap. Look at the party of the individuals involved. The south was a bastion of Demoncraps in the 60’s and 70’s. when all the race riots took place. Remember Watts. california was controlled by demoncraps as far back as I remember. even Regan had to put up with demons when he was gov.

kraftykeltic on December 27, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Liberals need racism because liberalism can’t exist without a victim class.

huckleberryfriend on December 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

OK, let’s start talking about the high murder and crime rate within the African-American community that requires a lot of policing in those areas. Here is a case in point: Slain Howard University running back, Terrence Tusan, was killed committing a home invasion this week.. However according to the article “he was a good kid” ………….. http://www.ketv.com/sports/slain-howard-rb-was-good-kid/30415348

SC.Charlie on December 27, 2014 at 12:13 PM

After the video was released of course.

rightwingyahooo on December 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Which prompts the question: So how do you know all this? Were you on the scene– or are you relying on hearsay, which seems to be the basis of so many accusations of racism?

ricoliv on December 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Translation: Gosh darn it Republicans, why can’t you talk about race so we can take your words out of context to paint you as a racist party of KKK members. Please, say something about race so we can prove to the public that you are all the biggots that we know you are. Oh please! just one word, “macaca” will do, just give us something we can work with, we are getting our butts handed to us in these elections, HELP!!

Dollayo on December 27, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Politico’s reporters note that identity politics is “toxic” for GOP voters,

Not always. For example, when it comes to Leftists, I tend to think “Freakin’ nut cases”!

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on December 27, 2014 at 3:26 PM

After the video was released of course.

rightwingyahooo on December 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Which prompts the question: So how do you know all this? Were you on the scene– or are you relying on hearsay, which seems to be the basis of so many accusations of racism?

ricoliv on December 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Don’t feed it.

Del Dolemonte on December 27, 2014 at 5:34 PM

The left has made so much hay with accusations of racism it’s become hooked on the subject. Conservatives have anything to gain from talking about it. Whatever we say will be twisted to fit their narrative, so why bother. What we should to is repeat MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech and demand that the left do more to produce people willing to be judge by their character rather than the color of their skin.

flataffect on December 27, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Republicans don’t talk much about race because they moved forward a long time ago. They judge people by the content of their character and choose associations accordingly.

Democrats can’t stop talking about race because they are still stuck on their label and identity politics. They judge people based on their skin color because that is how they sort their labels. They only want to talk to people based on certain labels. If you are in a different label then you can’t possibly have anything worthwhile to share or even listen to. If you dare to speak anyway, well then you must be shouted down and demeaned into crawling back into the hole with the appropriate label.

It is why I haven’t been a Democrat for 30 years. See, I believed King when he said people should be judged by the content of their character and I chose to associate with and vote for people who demonstrated that characteristic. Sometimes I have voted for Democrats but not often. The most color-blind folk I know are Republicans or to be more specific, Conservatives.

PluffMudGirl on December 28, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Why is it that any time a leftist wants to call a republican a racist, they always compare them to a democrat?

Am I the only one who is noticing this? Surely some leftist somewhere has too, right???

runawayyyy on December 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM