I can see that reflected as well in some of the blogs and bulletin board postings of conservatives right here on Thom's site. Well said.
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American bigotry covers a lot of categories: foreigners, the most recent group of immigrants, people of color, women, union members, retarded, handicapped and now, due to the work of Willard "Mitt" Romney, so-called "freeloaders".
The Authoritarian Types are easily manipulated regarding Bigotry Traps -- and this was most clearly demonstrated when Hitler used the Jews and Gypsies to arouse bigotry, discrimination and eugenics and genocide in the 1930s and -40s.
The American political scene has been the arena for using bigotry for decades. Remember that Reagan announced his run for presidency in a southern town infamous for racist murders. I guess this Reagan maneauver could be considered Code Bigotry.
But Romney isn't having much luck with code.
And Romney's choices are dwindling. The War on Women is moving along successfully, and women are watching in shock, so he can't jump on those coattails without being called on it pronto. The War on Labor is victorious, so he can't gain much ground in beating the drum to kill unions when they are almost all dead already! And he wants the votes of the Latin-Americans, and his corporate sector wants the immigrant labor, so that can't be a choice. And it is just too politically incorrect to take on the disabled and retarded by name. SO WHAT'S LEFT???
Why, Romney has created a new group for bigots to discriminate against: "Moochers", "freeloaders", those insured by Social Security and Social Security Disability, the unemployed, and all those who live in POVERTY who need pulbic assistance and Medicaid.
Romney has TARGETTED this group and negatively labels it as THE OTHER worthy of scorn, ostracization, prejudice and hatred. I never thought I'd see anything so obviously immoral unfolding anew in the 21st Century.
And no one is talking about the reality of what Romney is fomenting.
This is pure manipulation of the Authoritarian Types who so eagerly need a scapegoat as part of their political experience and just love getting energized by having some OTHER group to hate and disparage and discriminate against.
Shame on Romney. This proves he is morally weak and corrupt.