Republican Clown Car

The dark side of American conservatism has taken over

“In 1964, the GOP ceased to be the party of Lincoln and became the party of Southern whites. As I now look back with the clarity of hindsight, I am convinced that coded racial appeals had at least as much, if not more, to do with the electoral success of the modern Republican Party than all of the domestic and foreign policy proposals crafted by well-intentioned analysts like me. This is what liberals have been saying for decades. I never believed them. Now I do, because Trump won by making the racist appeal, hitherto relatively subtle, obvious even to someone such as me who used to be in denial.”

The President speaks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore

Barack’s Back, Part III: Obama rips Republicans in Ohio

At a rally in Cleveland for Richard Cordray, President Obama did not mince words. “What we’ve seen is a politics that feels broken right now,” the President told cheering rallygoers. “Even the folks who won don’t seem happy. Have you noticed that? They [the Republicans] won the presidency, they won the House they won the Senate, and they’re still mad. Which is interesting.”