7 Ways Republicans Use Slavery Rhetoric to Scare White People
The Republican indignation machine is in high gear, this time over remarks made by Vice-President Joe Biden at a campaign stop in Virginia on August 14, for racial overtones in his comments about Republican financial policies. Laughably hypocritical, the Republican response gushes forth in the wake of eight months of race-baiting by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his surrogates, several of whom favor analogies to slavery in their critiques of President Barack Obama.
Since the beginning of the Republican presidential primary, GOP candidates have played the race card, and Romney is no exception, even if his button-pushing is a bit more clever that of his competitors. Who can forget former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum telling Iowans that he didn’t want to make ‘blah’ people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money? Or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich referring to Obama as the “food stamp president”? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is currently airing a television ad that’s an outright lie, but one useful to Romney, because it dishonestly links the black president to a trope about work requirements and welfare.