The Real Story of the Shutdown: 50 Years of GOP Race-Baiting

Joan Walsh, Salon, October 1, 2013

On the day the Affordable Care Act takes effect, the U.S. government is shut down, and it may be permanently broken. You’ll read lots of explanations for the dysfunction, but the simple truth is this: It’s the culmination of 50 years of evolving yet consistent Republican strategy to depict government as the enemy, an oppressor that works primarily as the protector of and provider for African-Americans, to the detriment of everyone else. The fact that everything came apart under our first African-American president wasn’t an accident, it was probably inevitable.

People talk about the role of race in Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”: how Pat Buchanan and Kevin Phillips helped him lure the old Dixiecrats into the Republican Party permanently. Far less well known was the GOP’s “Northern Strategy,” which targeted so-called white ethnics–many of them from the Catholic “Sidewalks of New York” like my working-class family, in the words of Kevin Phillips. Without a Northern Strategy designed to inflame white-ethnic fears of racial and economic change, Phillips’ imaginary but still influential notion of a “permanent Republican majority” would have been unimaginable.

“The principal force which broke up the Democratic (New Deal) coalition is the Negro socioeconomic revolution and liberal Democratic ideological inability to cope with it,” Phillips wrote. “Democratic ‘Great Society’ programs aligned that party with many Negro demands, but the party was unable to defuse the racial tension sundering the nation.” Phillips was not trying to defuse that tension, far from it–he was trying to lure those white ethnics to the GOP (although he later broke with the party he helped create.) But his Northern Strategy truly came to fruition in 1980, with the election of Ronald Reagan. Where Nixon swept the South, Reagan was able to take much of the North and West, too.

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{snip} You didn’t have to be racist to thrill to Reagan’s declaration that “government is not the solution; government is the problem,” though it didn’t hurt. Republican strategist Lee Atwater explained exactly how it worked in a now-infamous 1981 interview that was secret for 30 years. Atwater explained how the GOP dialed down its racial rhetoric for fear of alienating white moderates who might buy the GOP’s anti-government crusade, but be uncomfortable with outright racism.

This is Atwater talking to an academic interviewer in 1981, Year One of the Reagan revolution:

You start out in 1954 by saying, “N–ger, n–ger, n–ger.” By 1968 you can’t say “n–ger” — that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites … “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “N–ger, n–ger.”

And then you say “Defund Obamacare,” and everyone knows why.

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Over and over, that’s how things got worse: Republicans who know better, who probably aren’t “racist” in the old-fashioned sense of believing in black inferiority and opposing the equality and integration of the races, nonetheless pander to those who are, for electoral gain. And when the election of our first black president riled up the racists and launched the Tea Party–supposed deficit hawks who tolerated skyrocketing government spending under George W. Bush—too many Republicans went along.

Today, the entire government has been taken hostage by leaders elected by this crazed minority, who see in the face of Barack Obama everything they’ve been taught to fear for 50 years. {snip}

Leading Republicans who know better have demeaned the president with a long list of racially coded slurs. Obama is “the food stamp president,” Newt Gingrich told us. He wants to help “black people” (or was it “blah people”?) “by giving them somebody else’s money,” Rick Santorum said.  Even his so-called GOP “friend” Sen. Tom Coburn insists Obama is spreading “dependency” on government because “it worked so well for him as an African-American male.”

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Now we have John Boehner, elected House speaker thanks to the Tea Party wave of 2010, shutting down the government over Obamacare. Boehner has the power to open the government by bringing a clean continuing resolution to the floor and allowing it to pass with the help of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats. Should we expect such courage?  In one of his first major media appearances after becoming speaker, he refused to rebuke the birthers in his caucus. “It’s not up to me to tell them what to think,” he told NBC’s Brian Williams.

Now he’s kowtowing to the roughly 30 House Republicans from bright red districts that also happen to be almost exclusively white, in a country that is more than one-third non-white. They want to shut down the government to torpedo Obamacare, the signature program of our first black president. Obviously, though he’s the leader, Boehner believes it’s not up to him to tell the GOP suicide caucus what to think. Although the speaker told reporters after Obama’s re-election that Obamacare was the law of the land, and that a government shutdown would be bad for the country, he changed his tune when confronted with an insurrection, and the de facto House speaker who happens to be a senator, Ted Cruz. {snip}

In the end, it’s all about Obama. I keep waiting for John Boehner to have his “Take this job and shove it” moment, since he’s not the House leader, he’s being led by Ted Cruz and the House suicide caucus. But I’ve been waiting a long time for Republicans to do the right thing and repudiate their party’s lunatic fringe, particularly its racist fringe. I assume I’ll be waiting a while longer.

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  • Joan Walsh might think it’s about race, (she thinks a hung toenail is about race), and the ObamaDontCare issue might really be about race, but we know for sure the typical average elected Republican doesn’t think it’s about race.

    How do we know that?

    Because they’re fighting ObamaDontCare tooth and nail.

    If they thought it was about race, they’d fold like a cheap deck of cards. Must not be “racist.”

    • Oil Can Harry

      Republicans also opposed Bill & Hillary Klingon’s universal health care plan.

      Guess that was racist, too.

      • Well, Bill was the first black President. You know, saxophone, junk food, being chased by da man, astroturf in the back of the El Camino, cigars, strained relationship with the truth.

        • Luca

          And he married an ugly white woman.

          • MBlanc46

            Yeah, but he never did her. He was doing all the bimbos.

          • Is that your way of telling me you have doubts about Chelsea Clinton’s paternity? My mother thinks Web Hubbell.

          • MBlanc46

            No, If she wasn’t such a dreadful individual, I’d feel sorry for her for looking like a female Bill. It could have been done with a syringe, or he could have put a bag over her head. Doubtless, she lay there and thought about New York during the act.

          • Chelsea has Bill Clinton’s nose. He’s her real father.

          • IstvanIN

            True, the poor thing looks like her father. Not pretty.

          • When I worked as a laboratory gadget-builder for Dr. Clark in the CU physics department, some of the grad students and post-docs once told my ex-father that if he ever wondered whether I was really his, he could stop right away.

          • Thor Bonham

            More likely Saul Alinsky, but I digress ..

          • Luca

            Clearly Bill was the baby daddy. But can you imagine how drunk he was that night? I’m thinking a quart of Jack, a case of beer and an oz. of weed.

            In the morning he woke up look at her, tossed his cookies and vowed never again.

          • Whitetrashgang

            Bill would screw a farm animal,Hillary looks better then that.

          • Katherine McChesney

            But, Bill said recently that Chelsea should be President.

          • TheAntidote

            Yeah. And he put her to work.

          • Luca

            She should be “working” on a chain gang after the Benghazi tragedy. Instead, she’ll be appearing on Oprah and the audience will chant “Run Hillary Run!”

          • MBlanc46

            You have to wonder why her parents declined to send her to the orthodontist. She would have been at least average looking without the overbite. I wonder if that’s what made her such a hateful harpy.

          • Katherine McChesney

            a Lesbian at that.

        • Katherine McChesney

          drug dealing in Mena, Ark. and more than 100 mysterious deaths in Ark. and D.C. Waco and Oklahoma City add another 100 or so.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        No, it wasn’t and neither is this one. The reason the Republicans are opposing any limiting of the really poor but high profitability of our current system is that they are and always have been the bought shills of the health insurance and pharmaceutical lobby. As a long time, dissenting doctor, I am in favor of any change to that. Let me remind posters that the U.S. is 38th in the world, where health care effectiveness is concerned. The U.S. has as many as 98,000 deaths due to avoidable medical mistakes a year, far beyond any other industrialized nation. One reason for that is that doctors are overwhelmed by sheer numbers they are required to see.

        But there is also another reason; the U.S. probably has more doctors and health care delivery workers from non-homogenous population base, serving an increasingly non-homogenous public for longer than any other in the world. This makes communication poor. I have written before that the record keep, transcription of records is nearly impossible, with so many languages and people involved. The system is going to crash and it will only get worse and likely never get better. The only chance we have it to expand the system this way and through it, sequester racial and ethnic groups with their own. But this is also likely impossible.

        However, the real issue for white realists where Obamacare is concerned is not any of this. What it is and ought to be is that the law carries a provision that intends to fund medical schools that show the most Diversity among its students. This means that medical schools will put the race of its students above qualifications. Personally, I agree that one doesn’t need to be an A+ student to be a good doctor. In fact, a study I read many years ago (1982) said that the best doctors in the field turned out to be the B and C students. That is because they don’t think they know everything and consult their books and studies more often than the whiz kid doctors. But this is different. What I have noticed, is that groups that have learned that they can count on the edicts of law to provide them with opportunities more often lack both personal integrity and professionalism.

        Translation: No matter what happens, we’re in trouble.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Well, well, well, I researched her, and look what I found.
    Joan Walsh wrote a book called What’s the Matter With White People? as in “the matter” is that more white people have left the Democratic Party and started voting republican.

    • Jefferson

      If Joan Walsh had her way, over 95 percent of Whites would be voting Democrat in presidential elections just like the Bantus do.

      But I would ask Joan Walsh has The Democratic Party done anything for White people in order to deserve over 95 percent of our vote ?

      I can see why over 95 percent of Bantus vote Democrat because Bantus are one of their favorite pets that they pander to with handouts, but what incentive is there for Whites as a voting bloc to vote in the same pattern as the Bantus ?

      Joan Walsh what is in for us White folks if we automatically vote for any politician that has a D next to their name ?

      • Bingo. That’s what this is all about. White liberal Democrats constantly fume over the fact that they lost the white Southerner, because if they still had them, they would have total political hegemony today. What they don’t realize is that they lost the white Southerner for a reason, because they got blacks into the Democrat Party by means of welfare programs, promising and delivering more than the Republicans ever could. Wherever the blacks are, the white Southerner will be in the opposite place politically. If the Stupid Party somehow convinces blacks to become Republicans once again, white Southerners will go back to being Democrats.

        Meanwhile, the white Southerner is in the Party of Lincoln, ironically, one whose elitists hate them as much as Democrats hate them.

        Speaking of things Southern, and mindful of Gerald Martin’s first of two feature articles here on AR, I made this flag to celebrate the German-Dixieron.

        • Jerrybear

          Very cool looking flag.

        • Outstanding, but the gold should be white, and the eagle a little more formidable-looking.

          • Colors of the German flag: Black, red, gold. The other thing is the German coat of arms.

          • RisingReich

            Exactly. Don’t change a thing!

          • The only bad part, as Puggg reminded me when I unveiled this, is that the German Coat of Arms blocks out one of the stars, so, as he asked, “Which Confederate state do we vote off the island?”

          • Jesse James

            I would say either Arkansas as punishment for the Clintons or Georgia for giving us Jimmy frigging Carter.

          • Black, red, white. I have an old pre-1918 imperial flag.

          • You’re referring to the flag between national unification and the rise of YKW:

        • bigone4u

          Nice job.

        • Guest

          Now, you make me one of those for The Ukraine.

        • Puggg

          Now, make one of these for The Ukraine.

          • Here you go. All I had to go on were the HTML color codes that the online encyclopedia of questionable credibility gave me for the off-blue (“strong azure”) and off-yellow (supposedly straight yellow) for the Ukranian flag, and of course I found the lesser coat of arms also on that encyclopedia.

          • Can you do Wales? I’ll print one and put it in the rear window of my truck.

          • The problem with the Welsh flag is that its main solid colors are green and white. I could do white field green St. Andrew’s Cross and the dragon in the middle, but I’d have to do something with the padding between the cross and the field, which is ordinarily white. Can you give an appropriate third color from Welsh history?

          • The dragon is red.

          • Because of a certain affliction that around 10% of central to northern European men suffer, I won’t mix red and green on the same flag except to have green somewhere on the flag and the red dragon. I’m thinking green field, green stars, white padding and the red dragon in the middle.

            But for now, that will have to wait; image editing on a smartphone isn’t very practical.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            I think it would work just fine, with the Griffon in the center. Use yellow for the flames coming from the Griffon’s mouth and also use it for bordering.

          • Try this.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            Much larger Griffon and turn the white to yellow.

          • lloydsauvante

            Messes up the symbolism. The blue above is the azure (on rare summer days) of the sky, and the yellow below is the wheat (or sunflowers) growing in the fertile land.

            Moreover, if you were to create a rebel banner, all the rebel stars should be headed west. The Ukrainian-speaking minority (they will never concede as much) lives over towards Hungary, Slovakia and Poland.

            Here they do not so much question diversity as avoid it, quite successfully.

          • The only way this would have looked decent was with the yellow field and blue cross, keeping the white stars and padding.

            I’m thinking more along the lines of various ethnic groups in Dixie itself, not necessarily in terms of rebellion qua rebellion.

        • RisingReich

          Oh MAN! That’s PERFECT!

          • White libs hate both Germans and Southerners. Well, this combines the two. If someone would actually make this into a real flag, some lib might actually foam at the mouth when seeing it.

          • RisingReich

            I bet I can get it made….

  • robert

    Come on Joan. Boehner son-in -law is a boon.

    • IstvanIN

      and McCain’s adopted daughter and daughter-in-law.

    • NoMosqueHere

      He’s not only black, but a stoned Rastafarian. It’s only a matter of time before he decapitates ms. boehner. Clearly boehner made a boner.

  • danallison

    Obviously the Dems will never run another white man, since the racism/sexism charge is so handy for shutting up any opposition whatsoever…

  • bigone4u

    As I read the article, I’m thinking this is the biggest steaming pile of bull I’ve EVER read. So, I looked at the author’s name: Joan Walsh. She hates men and she hates whites. We’ve seen her before on Amren and I predict we’ll see her again. Here’s a pic of the loathsome creature:

    • Spartacus

      Now, I’m not exactly handsome myself but…. I wouldn’t touch that thing with anything other than a big stick with ten condoms on it.

      • bigone4u

        And with the lights out, a bag on her head, and two bags on your head in case the first one tore.

        • Whitetrashgang

          Sounds like you speak from experience, well live and let die as my mom used to say.

    • Dave4088

      She looks like an alternative lifestyle person.

      • Gums? Then goodness.
        My instincts cried out, ” STD lesions”.

        • IstvanIN

          Now that is just plain mean. Lots of people have gummy smiles.

      • Katherine McChesney

        If she were black, her gums would be blue.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Walsh probably lives in an all white neighborhood or apartment building. Most affluent white liberals have no black friends or other interactions with blacks.

      She has lived in a predominately white nation all her life. Her grandchildren, if any, will probably not, and they will pay the price for her perfidy.

      • San Francisco. Where even a sardine box is expensive.

      • Thor Bonham

        Exactly … That’s the game libtards usually play, I like to call it, simply, hypocrisy ..

      • JohnEngelman

        Affluent liberals come into contact with few blacks. Those few are exceptional, or they occupy subordinate positions without resentment.

        In order to know what most blacks are really like one usually needs to see them up close every day on terms of approximate equality in an environment where they are in the majority.

        When blacks are in the minority most try to behave. When blacks are in the majority most behave the way they want to behave. Many do not want to behave well.

        Affluent conservatives also come into contact with few blacks. Those few are also not characteristic. That is why conservative commentators find it easy to accept the civil rights legislation passed during the 1960’s.

        • Norseman

          Approximately what proportion of blacks do you think would behave
          decently, if we allow for a few “social gaffes” due to the fact that
          many of them have low IQ? By “social gaffes” I am of course not
          referring to violence or evil-mindedness, but the fact that less
          intelligent persons have less understanding for things like what to
          bring up in public vs. private conversations and with whom to bring it
          up, the degree of boisterousness that is appropriate in which social
          settings and so on.

          • JohnEngelman

            School integration is only effective when blacks are less than ten percent of the student body.

    • Funruffian

      Yea, she’s a dog. She innately holds a bitterness toward males, because they remind her of the hunks she tried to date in college only to have them reject her. It’s a very common pathology among homely women. They are smart, yet vehemently biased in their views. It’s due to their emotional problems and doesn’t ever concern practical causes that would benefit everybody. SKANK!

      • I don’t think she’s ugly: merely ordinary. She’s been able to keep the weight off, which is half the battle.

        • IstvanIN

          She wouldn’t look half-bad if she fixed herself up a bit.

  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    If the GOP were to exhibit the courage to defund Al-Obamakare on racial reasons, they’d be arrested just like the leaders of Golden Dawn were, then outlawed as a Hate Group.

    Whiteness simply will not be allowed to do anything good for itself on the basis of Whiteness.

  • Son of Galton

    Much of the opposition to Obamacare IS racial–because red-blooded Whites know that blacks and browns with their litters of dirty, undisciplined spawn will be flooding doctors’ offices for ingrown toenails, the sniffles, condom breakage, and drug withdrawal. No normal White person wants to deal with that garbage. That is to say nothing of the resulting costs and inefficiencies, most of which will be borne by Whites.

    Universal healthcare would face far less opposition if the US were a homogeneous White country–it would be like taking care of your family, instead of taking care of moochers and invaders who hate your guts. If universal healthcare applied only to Whites, I would support it.

    • It is my belief that the National Health Service here in Britain would never have managed to get established if we were, at the time, a multiracial society.

      I think it depended on a sense of kinship and compassion for our own neighbours, community, and national folks.

      If they had been around to see what it has become, I doubt it would never have got off the ground.

      I am the same as yourself, I would be much happier with a National Health Service that was for whites, by whites.

      There are many who scorn the NHS here and I know there are a lot of scare stories about it in the American press, but I happen to value it. Whether it will survive what is coming, including possible sabotage for the purposes of selling it off piecemeal, I do not know.

      Nor do I think it would be a wise move for America to start it now that the demographics are so stacked from the offset. We slipped into it whilst we were still a 99.8% white demographic and have lingered on with the legacy. In the states, right from the outset, there is a natural “why should I pay for x-group”….

      • 1stworlder

        For blacks sickle cell helped them survive malaria before whitey brought medical knowledge of quinine to them, but it makes them sickly with circulatory and lung problems. If they inherit sickle cell from both sides they will be calling off at least 2 weeks a year with real sickness.

      • MBlanc46

        I think you’re very likely right. Cooperation of any sort requires trust between the parties. Racial, ethnic, and religious differences erode trust and therefore the possibility of success of cooperative activities.

      • JohnEngelman

        Lower income white Republicans oppose government spending programs that help them if they also help blacks.

      • watling

        Libtard canvasser: Sir, immigration has been a big success story for this country. I mean, can you imagine the NHS coping without all the immigrant doctors and nurses?

        Pensioner voter: Imagine it? I can remember it!

      • WR_the_realist

        While I am not enamored of socialism I have to admit that there have been circumstances where socialism has more or less worked. Inevitably those are cases where the society was ethnically highly uniform. People are only willing to make large sacrifices for people they see as like themselves, as part of a family writ large.

    • JohnEngelman

      What about Orientals? Most of them perform and behave better than most whites.

      • Katherine McChesney

        If they’re so great why did they have Chairman Mao? And if they were humane wouldn’t they respect their female babies as much as their male babies?

        I think you promote Asians because you are a wimp and you prefer submissive women who make you feel more superior to them.

        • JohnEngelman

          Mao Tse Tung is the kind of leader a great nation may get if it has little or no tradition of democracy.

          When the Germans were in a similar situation they got Adolf Hitler. He was far worse.

        • WR_the_realist

          “Submissive Asian women” is one of those myths with no basis in reality. The Asian women I’ve know are no more submissive than the average white woman is.

    • Mark Dawson

      Sounds like the UK that does. The NHS was founded in ’48 when Britain was pretty much all British. Years of immigration and now on a recent visit to the maternity ward I find 1/3 of the people there from a third world background. And everyone is scratching their heads wondering why its such a struggle to keep the service going well. if working whites didn’t have to fund the foreign and feckless it would still be a great service. There are other problems too but originally the welfare state here was funded from our national insurance payments. if we brought that link back and welfare/healthcare was dependent on your contributions then we could have a sustainable system. as it stands the grafter works for the bum.

  • Spartacus

    Secede. Secede now, and secede forever, or else you’ll suffer the consequences the Whites suffer in South Africa today …

  • Global Minority

    But I’ll betcha Joan Welsh is EXEMPT from the death care bill!

  • ZeitTrash

    Salon is an anti-white hate site. One of the nuttiest out there but they don’t get called on it by the mainstream media (or anybody else, really). If the SPLC were actually legit, they’d be complaining about Salon. And most of Salon’s writers are white lefties like Joan Walsh.

    They are further proof of how mainstreamed anti-white racism is and how fundamental it is to the left.

  • sbuffalonative

    Without a Northern Strategy designed to inflame white-ethnic fears of racial and economic change…”

    We don’t need a Northern Strategy to ‘inflame’ racial fear. Being around blacks works better.

  • Dave4088

    Flogging and deconstructing white people sure pays handsomely these say, eh Joan? Joan Walsh is freely admitting that the primary beneficiaries of BarrySoetorocare are the black and brown underclass, ergo, any white politican who opposes it is a racist, neo-gnatsy, bigot.

    Sadly, most Republicans aren’t standing in opposition to the bill in defense of white racial interests, but only because it represents the first step in a government takeover of medicine(it does) among other things, and an overwhelming number of their constituents are adversely affected by it.

  • DonReynolds

    OR MAYBE….JUST MAYBE…..it is not about race at all.
    Maybe when the bulk of Federal spending is borrowed money, we need to reconsider adding a new program that will add trillions to Federal spending (national debt).
    Maybe the Congress elected in 2012 has been convinced that Obamacare is extremely unpopular, even with people who voted for Obama in 2012, and might want to be re-elected in 2014.
    Maybe the Obamacare was a huge piece of surprise legislation, that did not get the proper discussion and debate before it was voted on (even as pages were being added on the floor before the vote was held). Like Nancy said…..just vote for it, we will tell you later what is in it.
    Maybe there are 26 new taxes in Obamacare and not everyone appreciates the beauty of the new taxes on medical appliances and real estate sales.
    MAYBE the American people (which includes the GOP) are damned tired of being lied to from the Oval Office on virtually every scandal and issue that comes up.

  • Joan Walsh vented her extremist spleen in either Salon or Mother Jones. This obviously means that the next thing to happen is that her political boy toy, Eric Boehlert, will start trolling Twitter sending flame tweets to a bunch of Breitbartistas.

  • robinbishop34

    When obamacare was passed didn’t it have a nationwide disapproval rate right around 65%? Aren’t politicians supposed to represent the wishes of their constituents (don’t laugh)?

  • TFD123

    Can we just split up the country already, and let these anti-white liberals have their own diversity utopia society? Then they can pay for all the black and mestizo health care they want.

    My dream is to watch them live out what they preach.

  • Hal K

    Liberals will keep playing the race card against conservatives as long as it keeps making them squirm. The real problem is that most white conservatives believe it is wrong to be explicitly for your own race if you are white. They are part of the problem, but once they realize their mistake they will be part of the solution. Loyalty is a conservative trait. White conservatives are implicitly loyal to their race. Our challenge is to get them to turn this implicit loyalty into explicit loyalty.

    • ms_anthro

      The simplest way is to be outspokenly pro-White yourself. It’s not the easiest thing to do and can have ugly repercussions, but are we not worth fighting for? When a timid fence-straddler hears someone they already respect criticize the anti-White narrative and espouse pro-White views, it makes it easier for them to voice their own verboten feelings about race.

      It starts with each one of us.

      • Hal K

        I agree, but there are some things working against that. Differences of opinion on this subject can ruin marriages. You also want to be careful about your reputation if people are in a position to undermine your livelihood.

        Jobs are scarce, and women have the upper hand in family law, since they spend more time with the kids while the father works, generally. The people who backed us into this corner did a very effective job. I think there needs to be networking between people with explicitly pro-white views. They need to look out for each other.

        • ms_anthro

          There are many things working against us, Mr. K. You will find no argument from me on that point. That’s why I was careful to point out that it’s no easy to do and the backlash is potentially devastating. But we can’t let that stop us if we’re serious about saving ourselves. What lifestyle will we have left to protect after we’ve allowed them to take it all?

          When I start to wonder if losing everything is worth it, if speaking the unwavering truth is worth whatever costs I might incur from doing so, I remember the ones who fought and died before us to preserve our way of life–in the US, in Canada, in Europe, in Rhodesia, in our colonial outposts around the globe. My ancestors, and yours. Did they really shed all that blood and spend all that treasure so that I, in my incomparably comfortable 21st Century, First World life, would lie down without a fight and surrender to our grasping, parasitic inferiors? These savages, these barbarians, these scoundrels and usurers and culture destroyers and thieves?

          No. Not while I have breath in my body. But that’s the choice I’ve made, for me. We all have to decide what our priorities are and act accordingly. No one can decide for you what your life is worth, or how far you’d be willing to go to defend yourself and your kin from the evil that threatens to destroy us. I encourage Whites to unite, communicate, network, collaborate–and be wise as serpents and harmless as doves, as the Good Book advises. None of us are in this alone, though our enemies work tirelessly to try and prevent us from figuring that out.

          Unite, reject, resist. Fight back.

          • me

            One White person at a time. If they’re smart, they’ll see the truth in what you’re saying. If they’re dumb, then to heck with them! This is how you change the world and wake people up from the multicultural dystopia that the USA has become. It took time to get us to this point, and it will take time to erase sixty years of brainwashing. Courage!

  • ViktorNN

    Where Walsh is correct is that it’s true that most Republican voters don’t like paying for social welfare systems they don’t use or can’t use (like public transportation which is too unsafe for many white people).

    Where Walsh is incorrect is in saying that this behavior is the result of racism. Most Republican voters are good “colorblind conservatives” obeying the “we’re all equal” dogma taught in our churches and in public schools.

    In a way, I wish Walsh was right – if most Republican voters (and thus, most whites) were consciously expressing white racial awareness and white self-interest by voting against paying for social welfare programs that tend to disproportionately benefit non-whites, then it would be a great day in this country!

  • Talltrees

    Sometimes it’s fun to post on Salon just to get their goat. It works every time. I posted on Walsh’s article. As expected, received the usual name calling and swearing. Salon is one of the lowest liberal rags. These people are satan followers.

    • Juan Outtamany

      I don’t always troll, but when I do… I prefer Salon.

      Stay thirsty my friend

    • I don’t believe in Satan, but I utterly believe in idiots.

      • me

        Yeah, sometimes you can’t tell if people are hopelessly stupid or just blatantly evil. When in doubt, call them ‘evil’. It saves a lot of time and anguish.

  • JohnEngelman

    Political messages are only effective when they tell people what they want to believe, or what they know to be true from their own lives.

    The GOP’s southern strategy and northern strategy worked because the War on Poverty and the civil rights legislation did not work. The War on Poverty begun in 1964. That, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was followed by five years of black ghetto rioting, and more enduring increases in black social pathology. The race gap in academic performance and performance on mental aptitude tests is as wide as it ever was.

    Whites noticed when the black ghetto riots ended with the election of Richard Nixon, and when the crime rate, which had tripled from 1960 to 1980, began to decline because the prison population began to grow.

    When it became clear that ending racial discrimination would not achieve racial equality liberals tried to force racial equality with policies like affirmative action and forced school busing. These policies made white blue collar workers to make sacrifices for blacks that upper middle class white liberals were able to avoid making.

    The same liberals who supported forced school busing sent their children to white private schools, or moved to white school districts if the alternative was to send them to predominantly black public schools.

    • me

      Yup. Hypocrisy should hurt. Every time these maggots squeal out another lie about ‘racism’, ‘White privilege’, ‘immigration’, or diversity’, their bowels should automatically constrict and their feces should come out of their lying mouths in a projectile vomit. BTW, I haven’t heard a politician say anything that I want to believe since…..um, NEVER.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    I wish that in these situations that people like Ann Coulter (whose polemics I enjoy) and Sean Hannity (not so much) begin to learn that all of the me-tooing about the Civil Rights Act, affirmative action, and school busing that Republicans helped enforce get them nowhere with the true race baiters like Joan Walsh, Al Sharptoon, etc. At this point, any white who is listening should have figured out that all of those measure screwed up white people’s lives. Let’s embrace that the GOP was on its way to nonexistence when it was revived by former Southern democrats who had been dropped by the left, and by northerners who were exposed to sufficient minority crime and dysfunction that they knew something had to be done about it. And no Joan Walsh, the problems of minority crime and dysfunction are not just bogeymen, they are realities that force white folks to move miles away from the neighborhoods they used to inhabit, pay too much for too much minimum zoning requirement land (best way to minimize the number of minorities in the neighborhood), and endure long commutes just so they can protect their families from it. See Detroit, Gary IN, St. Louis MO, Baltimore . . . the lesson to whites is clear, get away from it or get beaten, robbed, raped, and murdered.

  • JackKrak

    “…….(Republicans object to government) as the protector of and provider for African-Americans, to the
    detriment of everyone else.”

    Sounds about right to me. What did I miss?

  • Alec Smart

    Liberals show the true irony of their ideology when it is their core belief that blacks cannot survive in this society without massive amounts of government handouts, special rights, and protections.

    They believe one of the main functions of government is to be the protector and provider for blacks.

    But if you dare mention that this implies that blacks are not the equals of whites, they blow a gasket.

  • That’ll have to be saved for someone who has better photoshop skills.

  • She was inevitable in 2008. Then came Obama.

    But I don’t think Obama being black was the total explanation for the wrecking of her campaign. I think there were taboo x-factors involved related to gender sociology. I think they will present again in 2016.

    • MBlanc46

      She was inevitable until an alternative appeared. She’d bucked the Dem establishment by backing the invasion of Iraq and stubbornly stuck by her decision long after the invasion went south. I think that’s what did her in in 1008.

  • Thor Bonham

    Joan Walsh is a douche .. She actually called 2/3’s of the country racist ..
    How do these idiots get away with this crap ?
    No one stands up to them .. I swaer I wish I was a senator she would know exactly how I feel…
    BTW, it’s the democrats who are racist .. They are obsessed with race, that’s all they ever talk about ..

  • IstvanIN

    I think that is her bra strap.

  • Ella

    “Without a Northern Strategy designed to inflame white-ethnic fears of racial and economic change, …..” Any SANE person should fear a near 17 trillion debt. I don’t think the US government EVER cares about liberating its own citizens from debt bondage. Whites supposed to pay their bills and provide endless charity toward the imported poor masses and present minorities. We do have cost of living burdens and yes, those mortgages to banks!!!! Middle class still remains the biggest tax-paying group, and we have rights to scream “NO more.”

    • JohnEngelman

      There is not supposed to be a debt problem. In 1980 when Ronald Reagan proposed cutting taxes, and raising defense spending he never said anything about cutting popular middle class entitlements. He did say that his plan would balance the budget by 1983.

      Republicans created the debt problem with their dogma that it is never a good idea to raise taxes, and always a good idea to cut them. Now they are using the debt to attack popular domestic spending programs.

      • Ella

        I believe Reagan had a democratic Congress at the time, so they never cut the spending. Anyone can receive SSI if you paid into the program, poor or rich, but it’s very difficult to opt out if you decide to use alternative retirement strategies. I believe most of the entitlements are given to the poor and rich; whereas, the middle class has limited tax deductions and investment write-offs. Many of us work corporate jobs.

      • I’m not going to call you names, but surely you understand that spending bills originate in the House of Representatives, and not the White House, at least not in Englemanistan.

        What country do you live in?

        • JohnEngelman

          The way the budgetary process works is the presidential administration composes a budget, and presents it to Congress. Congress adds and subtracts, and returns it to the president, who can sign it or veto it.

          In one of his columns written during the Reagan administration George Will admitted that if every one of Reagan’s budgets had been approved of in its entirety, the increase in the national debt under Reagan would have been only ten percent less than it was.

          In his book “The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed,” David Stockman, who was Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1981 to 1985 admitted that it was never possible to cut taxes, raise defense spending, and balance the budget without cutting domestic spending programs most Republican voters would have opposed.

          In other words, Reagan’s economic policies were intrinsically fraudulent.

  • [Guest]

    Other than showing her race, Joan Walsh’s outward appearance doesn’t really matter. What’s important is that she’s ugly as sin on the inside and a lot of fools find that inner ugliness attractive.

  • John R

    So, all the GOP’s strategy is just trying to enrage Whites in the North against blacks? Yeah, right. And, of course, the Democrats, and liberals NEVER try and make blacks enraged at Whites? Come on! The constant campaigns, White bashing, and non-stop grievance mongering of liberals, and now-fifty years after the civil rights movement, blacks are as enraged against Whites as much as ever. But it is the GOP that is making us Whites resent blacks? No, blacks have earned the resentment against them. It is black BEHAVIOR that causes White racism. And the Whites who resent blacks the most, are the ones who have the most contact with them.

    • Steve33

      Anyone who knows blacks can’t possibly like them. To know them is too despise them unless your a self loathing white jerk.

  • WR_the_realist

    We can only wish that the Republicans were as pro-white as this raver imagines. If they were, they would not have flooded the country with third worlders during the Reagan and Bush years. And they wouldn’t have exported all those manufacturing jobs that working class whites depended on.

    The reality: There is an anti-white party (the Democrats), and a pro-rich party (the Republicans) but no pro-white party that could get a candidate elected as dog catcher, never mind any higher office.

    From the original article I see that Joan Wapsh has written a book titled, “What’s the Matter With White People?” Joan Walsh is an example of what’s the matter with white people.

  • me

    Unintentional confirmation of the truth in Bantu inferiority. Liberals know, deep in the bowels of their little Black hearts, that Bantus ARE inferior. That’s why they strive so hard to try and help the Bantu–they KNOW that the Bantu is a worthless parasite that can’t make it without the assistance of Whites.

  • JohnEngelman

    Asian superiority is too obvious to be controversial. Japanese are not flocking to the United States, because the Japanese are prosperous. America’s greater prosperity to China is an accident of history, that is coming to an end.

  • libertarian1234

    “Salon editor thinks GOP wants to defund Obamacare for racial reasons.”

    O.K., if we agree that we’re racists, blacks and white weenies, like the ones at Salon, have to agree we’re too incorrigible to ever change, so that means this entire affair isn’t working out.

    And if it isn’t working out because of racists whites, isn’t it imperative that we split up before this entire country erupts into bloody civil war?

    I mean, it’s the only solution other than arresting and confining 210 million whites in re-education camps, less their white weenies at Salon, the NYT, journalists, entertainment industry, etc., which will reduce that figure to about 195 million.

    But I seriously doubt it’s possible to incarcerate that many people, especially since they’re armed to the teeth.

    And blacks and white weenies will not agree to peaceful separation anyway.

    That leaves only civil war to settle the matter.

    Since that’s our only alternative to stop all this racism that’s going on, I’m for preparing right now.

    Which brings us to the option of having to decide whether we should wait before they attack us or if we should attack first, you know, like under the Bush Doctrine which promotes unilateral attacks against any entity that is giving valid signals it is a threat to our existence as a people.

    Where do I sign up? I’m ready right now.

  • William Krapek

    I think this a true. Just not true ENOUGH. I think you’re kidding yourselves if you think there’s not a big racial element here. It’s Ronneycare. It’s very similar to the system of private insurance with heavy government regulation they have in Switzerland. You can’t get any whiter than Switzerland.

    So what? We made a gallant effort to close the gap between the races. It’s time to quit with the coded language and dog whistles. It’s time to move on to the post-post racial era. It’s time to work the hand we’ve been dealt to it’s fullest advantage.

  • Shrillary was a relatively good-looking gal when she was young. Being married to Bill would have left anyone a bit angry.

    • MBlanc46

      Not bad, but I never could figure why her parents didn’t send her to the orthodontist.

    • Katherine McChesney

      But, she had ‘thunder thighs’ which are really unattractive.

  • Dave4088

    Joan of Arc and the rest of the minority coddling leftists always claim the Republican party are closet KKK members, but they forget that Ronald Reagan, the president Lee Atwater worked for, signed the MLK holiday into law, granted amnesty to nearly four million third world people, and facilitated the entry of even more third world people through the “Family Reunification Act” of 1986. Very strange for people who allegedly burn crosses and plot doom for non-whites behind the scenes.

    Actually, Joan knows better, but is being selective with the facts for so she can make propaganda for the blacks, browns and information left wingers.

    • MBlanc46

      I can’t speak to Reagan’s racial attitudes, but in importing cheap Mexican labor by the millions, he was only doing the bidding of the employer class.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Republicans and the middle class are sick and tired of supporting “poor people”. The poor are overwhelmingly black and brown. Poverty and race are highly correlated and inextricably linked. The left uses that fact to paint the GOP as evil white racists. The left wants everyone to believe that a productive, over-taxed white middle class would have no compunctions at all against supporting a growing, shiftless white underclass.

    • IstvanIN

      The Republicans love supporting blacks and browns at OUR expense.

      • MBlanc46

        It’s a bipartisan attitude.

      • It’s a puzzle that they do this, because they still haven’t been able to buy these people’s votes, in spite of their efforts.

    • I think even poor whites, who benefit from these programs tend to resent the fact that so many blacks and browns have made welfare into a lifestyle choice. As someone once wrote on this site several months ago, they have taken a safety net and made a hammock out of it.

      Anyone with a sense of fair play objects to the way the system is being gamed.

      • MBlanc46

        It’s certainly a way of life with many blacks and browns, but I’m not so sure that “lifestyle choice” is accurate. It’s my impression that many of them are simply unable to conceive of any other way of life. For centuries, blacks in the US have depended on whites to provide them with employment or, when manual labor diminished significantly, with subsistence. The workings of modern, urban, technological life seem almost magical to them, and, without whites, they’re unable to function it, violent crime excepted. I suspect that most Mexicans, with whom I’ve had much less experience, are similar.

        • In the days before the “Great Society”, uneducated, unskilled blacks did menial labor instead of mooching off the taxpayers, so yes, it very much is a lifestyle choice. They choose to drop out of high school with no marketable skills. They choose prosmiscuous, unprotected sex which results in high STD rates and out-of-wedlock pregnancies. The departure of manufacturing jobs from large US cities was partly the result of another lifestyle choice they made: violent crime. They’ve told themselves that there is some magical shortcut to middle-class life that whites are unfairly keeping secret, but the decision on their part to believe this nonsense is also a lifestyle choice.

          • MBlanc46

            We’re talking about a large population with considerable variation; I’m speaking of the average black with the average IQ of 87 and the average capacity for long-term thinking and impulse control. When whites provided them with menial labor, they mostly did it, although not always graciously. When we mechanized or exported most menial labor and gave them welfare, they took that, although not entirely graciously. I think that you’re quite right that they think that the route to a middle-class life is some sort of magic. They don’t have the capacity to comprehend the complex and interrelated behaviors that it takes to get there. They drop out of school at 16 or earlier because they’ve already reached their academic potential. They become substance-addled because they lack to long-range thinking and impulse control to regulate their substance. They copulate willy-nilly because they can’t practice delayed gratification. Perhaps we’re just diputing terminology, but the word “choice” implies that they could all live otherwise. My view is that putting their biology into our complex society is going to lead, more often than not, to the black behavior that we see all around us. Without external controls, they’re largely incapable of controlling themselves.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    By and large I agree. I was raised quite poor and my parents refused to put us on free lunch, food stamps or any other “program”. And back then, I agreed with their position. However, this same position is now working against white Americans. White Americans are being driven down by this very sense of honor. The programs white Americans avoided because of honor and pride have not been reduced by their efforts at all. Instead they are being used to keep the bellies of thugs and “urban youths” filled while proud whites work their backs into lifelong pain. The US government only sees white America as a source of revenue.

    And for that matter I think white Americans should do their best to overwhelm every social program they can get. If that system becomes insolvent, the parasites will be forced to abandon the government and seek their own way. The battle approaches regardless. Why not bring it on while we are prepared instead of waiting to be totally beaten down and THEN dealing with a bankrupt America? Draw every dime you can white America. It’s the only way to drive this thing to it’s ultimate end while we still have a chance.

  • Funruffian

    I beg to differ. This woman is not good looking at all. I’ve seen better looking faces on rodents.

  • Luca

    Compared to what? I don’t think her plastic surgeon would even agree with that.

    BTW.. I have the name of a very good ophthalmologist for you.

  • Blacks will disproportionately benefit from Oogaboogacare in large part because due to dietary and drug-use habits, they are more likely to have expensive, lifestyle-related ailments later in life: weight-related diabetes, etc. Expecting whites to pay for these completely-preventable illnesses is as unfair as demanding that non-smokers pay for smokers’ lung-cancer treatments.

  • Neuday

    Let’s offer a deal. We’ll have Obamacare, but we close the borders and deport all illegals, including those through chain migration, and we stipulate no birthright citizenship to illegals, since the amendment reads that the parents have to be under US authority for the birthright citizenship to be applicable. Got it? You get your Obamacare, but you stop immigration and deport everyone here illegally.

  • Hal K

    I hope you are right about posting comments.

    One good strategy is to post explicitly pro-white comments on mainstream conservative sites. I have found that they are generally allowed by moderators if they are not too inflammatory, e.g. using racial epithets.

    Mainstream conservatism is the key to our problem. Loyalty is a conservative trait, and white conservatives would be explicitly pro-white without the confusing messages given to them by mainstream pundits. The anti-whites scored an important coup when they took over the conservative establishment and started blocking explicit expressions of white solidarity in conservative media and politics. (I am talking about the firings that have taken place, for instance.)

  • The GOP may deny its about race, but the Dems have always known it was about race. Just swap “liberal” for “anti-White” and you’ll never be far from the truth.

  • emiledurk16

    You’re right, my friend!

    As each month goes by these bandits at the Fed devalue our currency and steal from us more and more.

    Won’t be long before a dollar = .33 cents.

    Then what are they gonna do? Recharge these scammed and undeserved EBT cards to the tune of $3,000 a month?

    The states that issue these things have no clue, and could care less, where our money is going.

    Mass’s “free money cards” are found being used in Vegas, Atlantic City, Foxwoods, strip joints, ect.

    The real sickening line uttered by the traitorous politicians is “We have to be sure we protect our most vulnerable citizens.”

    They should hand out barf bags before such utterances!

    WE are the most vulnerable citizens by being ripped off by these slime-ball traitors!

    I am very sickened……

  • Katherine McChesney

    It’s because she’s overweight and her fat face has no wrinkles.

  • WR_the_realist

    As we’ve seen from Salon and MSNBC, and their ideological predecessors in academia and the press, the left has engaged in about 40 years of race baiting – against whites.

  • It is the world’s best selling flag.

  • MBlanc46

    What an insightful and intelligent comment.