Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Republican Racial Realpolitik

From Colorado Luis:

I've also mentioned before the GOP's game plan on race: to simultaneously run candidates of color in some races while using racial attacks on Democratic candidates of color in others, with the goal of frightening white Democrats into not supporting minority candidates (because they "can't win"), then going into communities of color with the argument that the GOP is the real party of minority opportunity.

I'd never connected the two, but it does make sense.