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Monday, January 20, 2003  

When does pursuit of the Southern Strategy irrevocably become actual racism? The President is pushing the line. Josh Marshall has some nice analysis today inspired by Bush’s renewed practice of honoring Jefferson Davis. This, hot on the heels of the President’s brief opposing Michigan’s affirmative action policy. (And, obscenely, on the eve of MLK’s birthday.)

So, the scorecard is:

-Speaking at Bob Jones University before the election;
-Smearing John McCain in South Carolina for having a “black” child;
-Hires Condi Rice and Colin Powell;
-Purports support of Latinos by considering granting citizenhood to all illegal Mexican immigrants;
-Nomination of Judge Pickering for appeals court;
-Opposing the Michigan affirmative action policy;
-Renomination of Pickering;
-Honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Final score: balance tipping toward….

posted by Jeff | 6:26 PM |
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