Let me make myself clear. First I would never say all Republicans are racist. Nothing, I am sure could be further from the truth. However, I still have serious reservations with this Party when I look at articles that attempt to hide motive, and give subtle hints as to what ones motivation actually is without coming right out and saying it.
A recent article out of the Associated Press (AP), 10-7-12, is a clear example of what I mean. What it seems is happening in the Republican party is an ideological argument as to just how far Conservatism ought to go. How far to the Right should the United States head at a time when the milk and honey are clearly running out. At the risk of swaying away from the subject at hand, allow me to repeat my previous impression that much of the Conservative campaign has nothing really at all to do with economic and or foreign policy. It has little to do of budget resolution or cutting the deficit. Both candidate in this election have a recognition that these things have to accomplished, or we, The United States, go the way of Europe. However, deep-seated, under the surface, and exposed on rare occasions, is the real ultra conservative, far right leaning, agenda that can no longer be shoved under the rug as if it does not exist. It can no longer just be swept under that carpet because it has this big lump laying there, one of collected filth that we can no longer just hide as if it does not exist. Because it does, and it is unsightly, and needs to disposed of now. However, in order to clean up hidden garbage, we first must expose it! That hidden trash is Racism ! We all know it…..We have all seen the subtle remarks…..we know what the speaker is talking about….thus we might just as well deal with it up front.
That leads me yet to more proof of the Right’s hidden agenda. According to the Associated Press Arkansas Republicans are trying to distance themselves from a Republican State Representative’s assertion that slavery was a blessing in disguise and another House Candidate who proposes the deportation of Muslims.
The claims, according to the AP, were made in books written by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro, and House Candidate Charlie Fuqua. of Batesville. Both books received attention on Internet sites on Friday.
Hubbard wrote in a self published 2009 book, “Letters To The Editor: Confessions Of A Frustrated Conservative,” That it had been a blessing in disguise that Africa Americans were better off than they would have been had they not been captured and shipped to the United States.
Fuqua wrote that he thought there was no solution for the influx of Islam and it’s influence on the United States short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States.
It is these kinds of statements that made said one Representative that portray attitudes and beliefs that would return our state, Arkansas, and the country to a harmful and regrettable past.
From subtle remarks by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, and other Conservative Talk Show hosts, who dominate the radio waves with their one-sided approach to problem resolution, that would have everyone pay off the national debt, accept for them of course. Or holding the middle class and the poor responsible for the problems we face today as a result of stupid politicians, and Wall Street tycoons filled with greed, as well as remarks made by Senate Leader Mitch McConnell who set the Conservative agenda by clarifying “We do not want to do anything that would allow Obama to be re-elected President”, which resulted in a House and senate that has gotten nothing done for the last two years. To a bunch of radical Tea Party members who refuse compromise of any kind. resulting in the legislative disaster that we are in today, are all cumulative reasons that I would have serious reservations with a Republican Administration.
While Mitt Romney himself might not expose such a radical position, it could very well be that he might instead be overwhelmed by a far right hidden agenda rammed through both houses and lapped on his desk to remind him of who it is running this country anyway.
That in itself is a freighting thought indeed.
That’s my point of view……I look forward to your remarks on this campaign as well as the issues of the day. Until then, have a great day and as usual………. God Bless America