Romney and the rest.


We’re in the weird racist cross-winds section of the Republican nomination fight, and they are… just weird.  In the past, candidates are accused of throwing out coded appeals.  There’s not a whole lot of veneer of subtext with these ones.:

Rick Santorum.


A few days ago, GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum put his foot in his mouth by saying “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.
Santorum allegedly made the controversial comments when discussing welfare in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, but he maintained that people misheard the word “black” when he stumbled on a word.
“I looked at that, and I didn’t say that. If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of – blah – came out. And people said I said ‘black.’ I didn’t,” Santorum said while smiling away.


See?  Santorum really meant “Blah” people.  See too The Simpsons.

Newt Gingrich.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said today he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps.
Gingrich told a town hall meeting at a senior center in Plymouth, N.H., that if the NAACP invites him to its annual convention this year, he’d go there and talk about “why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps.”

This is Newt Gingrich more or less doing the same thing he did to a gay voter a while back — tell him he shouldn’t vote for him.

The big storyline with the Republican nominating fight shows us a vengeful Newt Gingrich.  When he was enjoying his slot as the top Non Romney, Rush Limbaugh charged a “coordinated” anti-Gingrich blitz by the GOP Establishment.  “Frankly”, pretty well correct was Limbaugh.  It is something along the lines of the 2004 Democratic nominations unveiling of an ad blitz from “Americans for Jobs, Health Care, and Progressive Values”, a front of anti-Dean ads put together by a 527 financed by major Clinton donors.  Gingrich is currently on the war-path against Romney.  I don’t know Gingrich’s end-game: he don’t think he gonna win, do he?  But it is tough for me not to admire Gingrich for some Bitter Feeling Integrity — even if he is railing against a system that he supported.
… and probably is over-stating how much of his collapse came out of Romney’s 527s.

The Republican “Establishment”, by the way, apparently includes your Christine O’Donnell, roped in for an endorsement last month.  
Might have been a better speaker than John McCain.

In other campaign news, Ron Paul fans deploy “Manchurian Candidate” label on Huntsman.

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