Thoughts here today on POLITICO about the ongoing MidEast flareup with its supposed roots in an amateur YouTube video, and a Cairo embassy tweet that Mitt Romney treated as a presidential pronouncement.
Archive for September, 2012
Along with the other great speeches tonight from Bill Clinton and others, North Carolina’s own Jim Hunt put the progressive message out in its best form. There’s a reason he served 4 terms as our state’s Governor, and strengthened the University system where I teach.
Posted in Campaign Trail, Conservatism, Political Rhetoric, tagged Barack Obama, Chris Matthews, Civil Rights, Conservatives, Paul Ryan, Racism, Republicans, rhetoric on September 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
My comments today in POLITICO on the ongoing use of “dog whistle” politics by conservatives. Racially charged code words and references are continuing to flow from the GOP message machine; the question I raise is whether younger generations, who may not have the context of older voters, will even hear the dog whistles, and be able to decode the rhetoric. And whether this is a good, or a bad thing.