Are basketball mogul Donald Sterling’s remarks evidence of Democratic racism?

The right-wing noise machine, embarrassed by the racist remarks made by right-wing hero Cliven Bundy, is trying to peddle a bogus claim that Democrats should be equally embarrassed by the racist remarks made by Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. But the comparison is preposterous. Bundy’s status as an idol to the more extreme elements of the Republican Party — at least until he started spouting off about how “the Negro” was better off under slavery — is beyond question. On the other...

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Cliven Bundy’s blatantly racist rant alienates some conservative supporters

Renegade cattle rancher Cliven Bundy put his booted foot in his mouth the other day when he offered his bigoted views on what he called “the Negro.” Consequently, Republican politicians have begun to backtrack on their support of Bundy’s anti-government campaign. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Bundy’s daily speech to his supporters the other day included these remarks about African-Americans: They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick...

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Hank Aaron’s comments about racism confirmed when he gets tons of racist responses

Only bigots of uncommon ignorance would respond to a black man’s comments about racism by sending him racist mail. But that’s what’s happened to a certain immortal sports star, as we see HERE: Because baseball great Hank Aaron had the audacity to say that racism still exists and things haven’t really changed that much over the last few decades. So the racists responded by entirely proving his point and sending a deluge of racist hate mail to the Atlanta Braves… In reality all it takes to prove that racism is...

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Obama could say “Good morning,” and he’d be accused of playing the race card

I’ve discussed here on previous occasions the penchant among certain political types to employ what psychologists call “projection” — the defense mechanism whereby a person subconsciously denies his own thoughts and emotions and ascribes them to other people. Witness, for example, THIS SITUATION, wherein right-wing Obamaphobes play the race card: In his long interview with David Remnick in the latest issue of The New Yorker, President Obama gave a few thoughts on the dynamics behind his job approval rating. For anyone who studies public...

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White racist Kentuckian denounces government, though it keeps him alive

With help from Beth Reinhold of the National Journal, Mark Karlin of Buzzflash expounds HERE on the problem of poor white Appalachian voters being lured into racial class warfare: To understand Kentucky’s conflicted relationship with the federal government, 50 years after hosting President Johnson’s launch of the “War on Poverty,” is to meet Terry Rupe. The 63-year-old widower can’t remember the last time he voted for a Democrat, and he’s got nothing nice to say about President Obama. He’s also never...

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