“The blacks” get the jobs, the government handouts, the special treatment, and now they’re being handed the Presidency. That’s the particular view of the world that Limbaugh is endorsing here. The Republican Party, demoralized and frustrated, is hoping to rile up the country with an identity politics-based campaign intended to speak to white people as a captive, persecuted minority against the big, bad un-American black majority waiting to install themselves in the White House and send every Caucasian to a re-education camp.
The Republican Party was reaching for this shit long before they became demoralized and frustrated. Democrats have always been the party of taking your hard-earned, perfectly meritricious achievements and giving them to some welfare queen who just wants to blow your factory paycheck on bling. Democrats want to take away your marriage and your Bible and strip Jesus from the schools, Democrats want to give your money to the government to give it to France. Democrats have always been this, to Republicans, and they always will be, no matter what we say or do.
And yes, Obama’s candidacy will make the shorthand a little shorter, but if anybody’s thinking that this is gonna be something we haven’t seen before, they’re kidding themselves. We know the playbook, they’ve been showing it to us for years, since Lyndon Johnson was president. Racist old fuckers defected to the Republican Party and stayed in power by appealing to people’s anger at their lot in life and fear of anything new, and they will continue to do it until somebody makes it stop working.
I don’t know if Obama’s that guy, who can make it stop working, but I hope he is because now he’s what we’ve got.