Dog Whistle For Whites

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Playing the 'race' card


 

In the surreal Age Of Trump we're living in, candidates are no longer even trying to hide their racism, or more likely, their use of racism to get votes, because after all, it worked for our President. The Republican candidate for Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, said of Democratic challenger Andrew Gillum, who is African American, to potential voters, “you don't want to monkey this up.” Now, he'll claim that he didn't mean it racially, at least I think he will, as it just broke overnight, but, there is, 'mess this up,', which damn near everyone would think of first. Either DeSantis is a moron, or it's a not-even-coded word for, “Keep Florida White.” The thing is, he'll likely get away with it. This is how far from normal our politics has become.

 

 

 

 


Submitted: August 29, 2018

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hullabaloo22

Excellent essay, Mike!

Wed, August 29th, 2018 4:42pm

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Thank you, Hull!

Wed, August 29th, 2018 9:52am

Kemy2U

I am really feeling the emotions of this editorial Mr. Mike. Very nice and informative.

Love and Hugs,
Kemy

Wed, August 29th, 2018 5:43pm

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Thank you, Kemy!

Wed, August 29th, 2018 4:57pm

Serge Wlodarski

Trump has lowered the bar by being blatantly racist. And, the Republican party has shown the spinal fortitude of jellyfish by letting Trump get away with it, and in many cases, by following his lead. The important thing is how America responds. I'm expecting the majority of Americans to have figured out by now that the Republican party is heading in the wrong direction and they need to show it with their votes in November. If we don't vote these clowns out, we deserve what we will get.

Thu, August 30th, 2018 12:12am

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I totally agree with you, Serge, if we don't show up to the polls, this country is a mess, for many years, or forever

Wed, August 29th, 2018 5:28pm

jaylisbeth

Brilliant work, Mike.

Thu, August 30th, 2018 1:59pm

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Thank you, J. B!

Thu, August 30th, 2018 8:42am

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