Diane, over at the Cab Drollery blog, regards the nativist sentiments exemplified by GOPuke pundits like Bat Buchanan, members of the American Cause, which released a report arguing that anti-immigration absolutism was still the solution for the party’s deep electoral woes. Diane concludes:
The election of an African American president, while an indication that a majority of Americans were ready to move beyond race as a qualifier for national leadership...But, I asked, does it really mean that?
I somehow doubt it, actually.In fact, the cynic in me observes that Mr.O could be the ultimate "token," more symbolic than 'real.'
Fewer than 43% of whites voted for Obama His 'mandate' is slightly less than 6 percent, overall. More than 60 MILLION 'Murkins' voted AGAINST Mr.O. Think about that: 60 million people voted for four more years of disastrous GOPuke rule, rather than vote for Obama.
I am coming to regard--no, that's not true; I have always regarded--Mr.O as our political equivalent of Febreze or, if you prefer the visual to the aural metaphor, Photoshop: He makes "us" look/smell better, but only cosmetically. The same filth, venality, corruption, racism and mendacity that are ALWAYS there are STILL there, but their stench is covered up, the blemishes air-brushed out.