We thought after all that — and, oh yes, losing the election — everyone in the Republican Party leadership would have figured out that race-baiting alienates young, minority and all reasonable voters.Clearly, not everyone has.
The Times finds that unfortunate, and concludes:
Maybe they like the hole their party is standing in and want to dig it even deeper. That’s their right, but it does the country no good.
Well, personally, I think it does the country a whole lot of good, for precisely the reasons stated: It ensures that the Republicans will remain the party of the rich white men (and women) who got us into all of our current messes, and it insures that Obama will have 8 years to do his best to set the country on a different path. This is also why I am supporting Sarah Palin for president in 2012.
Obama is not magical, and certainly not a savior, but his election has created the conditions that allow Americans with some sense of history and vision the best chance they have had in generations to remake this country. The weaker and more discredited the opposition to that progressive agenda, the better. Rave on, Republicans!