Among other things Rich points out that the current hysteria began before Obama was even elected, and has nothing to do with reform of the health insurance industry.
And he notes that the Republicans have had only three blacks in the House or Senate since 1935 and none since 2003. Asian, black, and Hispanic populations are growing, while the white population is shrinking.
Rich notes that there was no rage about Medicare in the Sixties, but the Civil Rights Act of 1964 generated considerable white rage.
The leadership of the Republican Party – Boehner, McConnell, Palin – and their fascist Klannite media enablers – Beck, Limbaugh, Malkin and the rest – have chosen to incite violence, to inflame rage, to encourage despicable acts that will lead to deadly acts, not because they don’t care for the recent health care bill, but because they see fewer white faces and that scares them, because they see a black man in the Presidency and that terrifies them, because they are at heart bigots and haters whose sole interest is advancing violence to enhance and protect their own careers.
You know what they’re thinking in the real centers of Republican/Tea Party power, what they’re planning when (it’s always ‘when’ in their minds) they get power again? “You know that Malkin broad, she looks Asian. Maybe we should reconsider letting her broadcast. And that Steele, the guy at the RNC. We have to change that. We can’t have a nigger in a public position. Might give the other ones ideas. You know how uppity they get.”
Yes indeed, folks, when in America do as the Americans do. Behave like twelve-year-old mindless Klanners: kill the niggers, throw the kikes out, kick out the wetbacks, you know, take back our country from the mud people.
Yup, that’s the Republican way, and there’s nothing new and shiny about it. It’s just real white of them.