Is the Party Racist?

This piece has gone around the blogsphere since last week. As I noted on another blog, Powell is being honest and on the mark. I feel and have felt this way about the Republican Party since high school. I disagree with Powell regarding his notion that the party has changed; I think it has been this way dating back to the 1980s when it sought to garner the attention of white religious conservative Americans; the party has expanded its agenda in that — as noted by Powell — it is now way farther to the right regarding economic and social policy (Tea Party). But with the Tea Party all but dead, as noted in the last election, Republicans might seek to move back to the right — that is from the far right; I do not think it is a reactionary party. With the Democrats taking a strong victory during the November elections, the Cold War Republican Party might seek to regain its identity with the likes of a Colin Powell.

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3 thoughts on “Is the Party Racist?

  1. Well it’s a party that for the last two Presidential election cycles has put up moderate candidates. If McCain or Romney were apparently too conservative and extreme for Powell, I seriously question the veracity of his concerns.

  2. Valid point Brandon; however, the candidates you pointed out further denotes how far away the party really is. It is also safe to say the party in general has a very unclear and unfocused mission, which further validates what Powell is saying. I a not sure why he is a Republican. His answer/response was unclear.

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