Is Romney Playing The Southern Strategy?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Dick Tuck, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Dick Tuck

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    I've been seeing the lying Romney ad, claiming that Obama has done away with "welfare to work". Anyone with a brain knows this ad is a lie, so why does Romney keep on playing it?

    I suggest that Romney is using the word "welfare", or welfare without work requirements, to avoid using the "N" word. Reagan invented the Cadillac driving welfare queen, and Romney would have us believe that Obama somehow supports keeping people on welfare.

    One doesn't have to dig very far, even among those posters here, that wants to perpetuate a myth that Obama wants free money for blacks. I recall the Lee Atwater interview, where he says:

    You start out in 1954 by saying, "******, ******, ******." By 1968 you can't say "******"—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites.

    And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "******, ******".​

    If it's not attempting the Southern Strategy, why is Romney lying 24/7?

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