Tuesday, February 26, 2008

O Death...

Did you know that the Republican Party is polling to try to figure out just how racist they can go this fall if Barack Obama is the nominee?

The Republican National Committee has commissioned polling and focus groups to determine the boundaries of attacking a minority or female candidate, according to people involved. The secretive effort underscores the enormous risk senior GOP operatives see for a party often criticized for its insensitivity to minorities in campaigns dating back to the 1960s.

The RNC project is viewed as so sensitive that those involved in the work were reluctant to discuss the findings in detail. But one Republican strategist, who asked that his name be withheld to speak candidly, said the research shows the daunting and delicate task ahead.

Republicans will be told to “be sensitive to tone and stick to the substance of the discussion” and that “the key is that you have to be sensitive to the fact that you are running against historic firsts,” the strategist explained.

I think Republicans should just remind people how things used to be in this country because, if there's one thing that wins elections, it's the Southern Strategy they used with great efficiency for a number of years...and don't forget to tell people about how cool it is to be a member of a secret society!

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