Monday, October 19, 2009

S.C. Republicans Just Don't Seem to Get It

Like their fellow GOP members throughout the country, South Carolina's GOP simply cannot give up racial slurs and stereotypes. Now two S.C. Republicans in defense of Jim DeMint have managed to slur Jews by equating DeMint's failure to bring federal dollars to the state with the stereotypical tight Jewish businessman. The two county GOP chairmen wrote: "There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves."

So much for the Jewish vote in S.C. Somehow the GOP has completely forgotten that such slurs make national news. Such a statement might play well with the rabid base, but not with the mainstream voter. It is all a part of the dumbing down of the GOP and its takeover by a far right, which cares little about anything beyond fanatical Christian thought. This right wing fanaticism ignores any issue that does not have to do with banning abortion and gay marriage or religious intrusion into government.