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Tue Jul 29, 2014, 12:58 AM

Why does the GOP keep saying President Obama is not American? They have nothing else!


The question remains: why do Republicans come back, over and over, to this kind of thing, to peddling a cocktail of fear mixed with hate? They've got nothing else. They can't sell their right-wing policies as actually working because there's no data to back that up. They can't even sell their policies as logical because, well, they aren't.

So what can Republicans do? Get people afraid. Afraid of "them," the brown president and the brown hordes at the border. In reality the people at the border are refugees and children. To Republicans, that doesn't matter and it certainly doesn't inspire compassion. Steve King's anti-immigration ally Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has been harping about the supposed "diseases" these children are carrying.

This is all about fear, about making people afraid of what America is becoming, of what America already is. Republicans are counting on the fact that fear makes people do stupid things. Like voting Republican.



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/27/1316345/-Wanna-know-why-Republicans-can-t-give-up-calling-Obama-not-American-They-ve-got-nothing-else

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 08:59 AM

1. I imagine they are playing to their base

 

It seems they want to be reelected (those that are up for reelection) and the voters who are going to vote for them again are believing the nonsense. I wonder if any politician believes what they even say.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014, 11:32 AM

2. Because they can't call him what they really want to call him: The N-Word!

 

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