“We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” - Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican- SC)So 90% of the Republican Party is "white". Why we still use 19th century nomenclature for Race constructs is the point of this post.
Conservatives are tied to the ideas of Race. It's why they became so angry about George Zimmerman being classified in police reports as "White Hispanic". Racial constructs, the hard-working races, the lazy races, the Martial races and so forth still factor heavily unconsciously and consciously in Right-Wing thinking.
The only way Right-Wingers and Republicans can view America is through the Perspective of White Privilege. And the mythologized one at that.
"I don't want to make blahh [black] people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money." Rick Santorum RepublicanOnly certain races receive welfare. Throughtout American history when "Regular" Jack Gilchrist or Mitt Romney at Bain Capital or any of the conservatives chanting We Built This!!! are shown to have received money from the federal government it isn't welfare because they're "White". Gilchrist told the RNC "This administration is killing us out here.” I guess Obama is killing "Regular" Jack by giving him only $89,000 in welfare, err Defense Contracts.
Just before Ann Romney's "I am Everywoman Speech", there were two big incidents which always happen when a bunch of Reactionary 'We want Our White Privilege Back' gather.
In the first, Two RNC attendees threw nuts at a black CNN Reporter, as they stated, "This is how we feed animals."
In the seond, the Puerto Rico National Committeewoman, Zoraida Fonalledas, the chairwoman of the Committee on Permanent Organization—took her turn at the main-stage lectern. Speaking in her heavily accented English, some in the crowd started shouting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”
Reince Preibus had to step in with the gavel and plead as the mass of pasty-faced, wide-waisted, falbby-assed cowboy hat wearing Real Americans shrieked at a Hispanic woman.
Now, according to Jack Hitt of Harper's who orginally wrote about this display he received aDuring the insufferable Republican debates this year and since Romney won the primaries conservatives have been referring to President Obama as the Welfare President. It's been a deft jete away from the Socialist and Marxist attacks thrown at President Obama.
letter from one of the delegates who stated he was among those who started the chant. The delegate claimed that it was directed at Ron Paul supporters who were trying to drown out the proceedings with hants of “Point of order,” and the “U.S.A.!”s spread from there. “The fact that the USA chant happened while the lady from Puerto Rico was being introduced was just bad luck,” he wrote, “and had nothing to do with her.” He added that the intent was simply to “drown out the two obnoxious delegates” who were seated near him.
"I don't use the word Socialist or haven't so far..." Mitt Romney.One of the main reasons Romney won't use the Sterm, "ocialism" is amongst the 18-29 year olds Socialism is not the scare word it is amongst Republicans.
In 2010 Glenn Beck interviewed Paul Ryan. They discussed the cancer of Government. Ryan, of course, at the same time was defaming President Obama and denouncing Government was secretly begging for Stimulus Funds.
Glenn Beck: Nice to meet you, sir. Tell me, tell me your thoughts on progressivism.Paul "Classical Liberal" Ryan knows progressivism is a cancer and Big Government is the source of problems and an affront to America especially when President Obama wouldn't rescue the GM Auto Plant in Janesville, Wisconsin which closed in 2008 when George Bush was President. I wonder if professional bureaucrat Paul Ryan felt the same about evil Big Government when he voted lock-step for every article of the Bush Economy and the Bush Transfer of Wealth Taxes of 2001 and 2003.
Paul Ryan: Right. What I have been trying to do, and if you read the entire Oklahoma speech or read my speech to Hillsdale College that they put in there on Primus Magazine, you can get them on my Facebook page, what I've been trying to do is indict the entire vision of progressivism because I see progressivism as the source, the intellectual source for the big government problems that are plaguing us today and so to me it's really important to flush progressives out into the field of open debate.
Glenn Beck: I love you.
Paul Ryan: So people can actually see what this ideology means and where it's going to lead us and how it attacks the American idea.
Glenn Beck: Okay. Hang on just a second. I ‑‑ did you see my speech at CPAC?
Paul Ryan: I've read it. I didn't see it. I've read it, a transcript of it.
Glenn Beck: And I think we're saying the same thing. I call it ‑‑
Paul Ryan: We are saying the same thing.
Glenn Beck: It's a cancer.
Paul Ryan Exactly. Look, I come from ‑‑ I'm calling you from Janesville, Wisconsin where I'm born and raised.
Glenn Beck: Holy cow.
Paul Ryan: Where we raise our family, 35 miles from Madison. I grew up hearing about this stuff. This stuff came from these German intellectuals to Madison‑University of Wisconsin and sort of out there from the beginning of the last century. So this is something we are familiar with where I come from. It never sat right with me.
And as I grew up, I learned more about the founders and reading the Austrians and others that this is really a cancer because it basically takes the notion that our rights come from God and nature and turns it on its head and says, no, no, no, no, no, they come from government, and we here in government are here to give you your rights and therefore ration, redistribute and regulate your rights. It's a complete affront of the whole idea of this country and that is to me what we as conservatives, or classical liberals if you want to get technical.
Glenn Beck: Thank you.
The Heritage Foundation funded by Koch Industries and Exxon-Mobile rabidly cheered and promoted the Bush Transfer of Wealth Cuts. The Heritage Foundation's 2001 report proclaimed if the Bush tax cut legislation were to pass, it would:
1) Effectively pay off the federal debt;None of these predictions came true. What did happen was the worst recession in American History, the biggest transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class to the 1% and the largest Income Inequailty gap in US History. But the effects of the Republican Recession gets forgotten when people recall Bush's bigger failures of 9/11 and the useless Iraq War debacle.
2) Reduce the federal surplus by $1.4 trillion;
3) Substantially increase family income;
4) Save the entire Social Security surplus;
5) Increase personal savings;
6) Create more job opportunities.
Of course, the entire Republican Party is engaged in the biggest swindle in American History. Republicans believe the Government shouldn't pick "winners and losers" except when Mitt Romney and Bain Capital are bailed-out of bankruptcy or when Curt Schilling gets $75 million in loans from Rhode Island [See My Post: No Welfare for Wrigley]. It's only welfare when it goes to cadillac-driving welfare queens and young bucks eating steak with food stamps.
So, the Right-Wing Great Con Game continues. What Republicans have done is convince "whites" the growth of 20th century America and the gains made by women and minorities came at their expense.
But, Republican voters are just "marks". And the "shills" at Faux News and in the Republican Party are pulling off a Huge Bait-and-Switch gambit where they will get conservatives to vote away their freedoms and benefits.
Having fooled them, the Republicans will steal Trillions of dollars from the 99% and funnel it into the coffers of the Very Wealthy. Of course, the 1% will then trickle down some largesse to the Republican Party Shills as their cut for a job well done.