Saturday, November 10, 2012

Condi Rice lectures Tea Party led GOP: Drop the Hate

I strive to write from a balanced, informed and fact-based perspective. I try to maintain an even and reasonable tone. I do not want to come off as being thoughtlessly incendiary -- in other words, a verbal Molotov cocktail tosser.

Take Ann Coulter, for example, there is little amusing, witty, profound or educating in her musings. She writes to provoke pure anger at her targets -- nada mas. What Howard Stern is to shock radio, she is to shock politics. And both get paid well to do such. I want to represent the antithesis of this style.

But sometimes in our modern verbal guerrilla warfare, you have to fight fire with fire. Facing the absurdity that passes for serious political conversation and introspection, sometimes a reasonable tone falls flat.

And with that in mind,

Ms. former Secretary of State and Bush/Cheney apologist, Condoleeza Rice, has some verbal jewels for the GOP party:

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Republican Party must adapt better to rapidly changing demographics in the United States, saying the GOP sent "mixed messages" in the election campaign on immigration and women's issues.

Ahhh, duh. She goes on.

"On the immigration issue, which turned out to be very important, and some issues about women too, some mixed messages were sent," she said Friday on CBS' "This Morning. "And when you send mixed messages through the narrow funnel that is the media spotlight sometimes people hear only one side of that message."
"Right now for me the most powerful argument is that the changing demographics in the country really necessitates an even bigger tent for the Republican Party," she said.
Said Rice, "But when you look at the composition of the electorate, clearly we are losing important segments of that electorate and what we have to do is to appeal to those people not as identity groups but understanding that if you can get the identity issue out of the way then you can appeal on the broader issues that all americans share concerns for."  source
Ms. Rice, I am trying very hard to not call you a handkerchief head wearing Aunt Jemima:
But you have to be or should be smart enough to know those good ole boy Tea Party folks like their politics lily white. They want their lower cased negroes, latinos and woman folk to be seen and not heard (unless they are certifiable lunatics like Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin).
Those good ole boys used you and Colin Powell to lie us into the Iraq War. Mr. Powell now sees the light -- his vision is 20/20 with those boys. But, unfortunately, you are in a state of delusion if you think you can reason with them. Pack you bags, take off the handkerchief and come back home.
We will accept you as our Prodigal Daughter.

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