quotes and quotes abound

I’m thinking of that quote from Howard Dean, mocked and pillored as it was as a tone deaf caricature from coastal elitists, that the Democratic Party oughta get the votes of those with confederate flag decals on their pick up trucks.  And indeed, we run right into that snippy Fran Lebowitz quote that she doesn’t care what Trump voters want, we know what they want, they want the Confederate Flag.

And I suppose we have that obvious equation on just how much, how steeped, how much of this adopted culture the party would tolerate as it patches some disparate parcels of America to a hoped for majority — you do understand Dean’s sentiment even as we run right against that problem.  The one figure in the 2016 Presidential field (such as it was) who’s expressed some cultural deference on the Confederate flag, Jim Webb, ran a less relevant campaign than Lincoln Chafee.

To move toward an ever more extreme variant, there’s a comment I saw spurring about on “who these bozo Klan members in White Sheets” were — something from an old kindly grandpa, somewhat more sympathetic than most will give as thought it were William Jennings Bryan at the 1924 Democratic Convention platform debate against denouncing the Klan by name (and channeling the spirit of Donald Trump over the past week) — “Just look at the shoes.”

And there we have the currently en vogue quote from Lyndon Johnson — “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

And sure.  Sure.  But now we come face to face with the images at that “Unite The Right” protest, and see… jackals… with nice clothing.  Their shoes are fine.  And so we have the much mocked commentary of “Imagine if they suffered any actual oppression — how long they would last.”

And to be a tad tone deaf — seeing that we had some Bernie or Buster Jill Stein voter who shot Republican Congress members at the Congressional baseball game — so I maybe a little unpopularly end up sliding the Hitlerite youth who drove his car into the counter-protesters from the literal neo-nazi lead group of protesters …

just like the ACLU does…

That oughta be good enough.  Like, I sometimes think the awful administration has its advantages — he’s lands as a standard Republican who’s problems on this score are making him ineffectual in passing policy and it was doubtful the Democrats could win both 2016 and 2020 and Hillary Clinton sucks and wouldn’t get much either and if you had to win one you’d want 2020 due to the same problem that greeted the Democrats redistricting wise that happened in 2010 …

But!  It is here with the equivocation on this mass that consider themselves Trump’s Shock Troops that you see a little bit of… why it matters.

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