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    Racism Won In Florida This Week

    In truth, DeSantis’ dog-whistle tactics not only played to the overt racist nature and fears of some Floridians, but put a spotlight on the many white voters in the state who remain casually racist and willfully ignorant of how much racial progress still needs to be made in Florida and in the U.S. as a whole.

    And in case blatantly racist fearmongering weren’t enough, DeSantis and his surrogates also deployed the language of socialism as a way of casting a shadow over Gillum’s campaign. Of course, if Gillum actually were a socialist, that would be an exciting and welcomed turn in American politics for many voters. But his desire for $15 per hour minimum wage, Medicare for everyone and corporate tax hikes is hardly the stuff of Bernie Sanders, much less Trotsky.

    Still, by framing Gillum as a socialist, DeSantis was able to play to the anxieties of Florida’s political exiles from places like Venezuela and Cuba, for whom socialism signals a very particular social and political reality. Through this language, he was able to frame Gillum as a shadowy outsider whose political commitments would undermine traditional (read: white) American values.

    Racism Won In Florida This Week






    it is racist to point out your opponents Socialist Tenancies
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    In truth, DeSantis’ dog-whistle tactics not only played to the overt racist nature and fears of some Floridians, but put a spotlight on the many white voters in the state who remain casually racist and willfully ignorant of how much racial progress still needs to be made in Florida and in the U.S. as a whole.

    And in case blatantly racist fearmongering weren’t enough, DeSantis and his surrogates also deployed the language of socialism as a way of casting a shadow over Gillum’s campaign. Of course, if Gillum actually were a socialist, that would be an exciting and welcomed turn in American politics for many voters. But his desire for $15 per hour minimum wage, Medicare for everyone and corporate tax hikes is hardly the stuff of Bernie Sanders, much less Trotsky.

    Still, by framing Gillum as a socialist, DeSantis was able to play to the anxieties of Florida’s political exiles from places like Venezuela and Cuba, for whom socialism signals a very particular social and political reality. Through this language, he was able to frame Gillum as a shadowy outsider whose political commitments would undermine traditional (read: white) American values.

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    it is racist to point out your opponents Socialist Tenancies
    Racism was fine when it elected Obama, but it's bad to keep Gillum out.
    Isn't that racism in and of itself?

    What do they think gets maxine waters elected year after year?
    Racism is a fact of life, used for and against political candidates for years.
    Democrat have been using racism to collect the black vote for years. All of a sudden it's bad.
    Last edited by Hijinx; 11-08-2018 at 09:02 AM.

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