Eske Esquire wrote:
Here's another take on that "politics of identity" that gbaji's so eager to parrot. A slightly long, but worthwhile read. Apologies if it's been posted already.
Really good read. I would have never thought about Muslims feeling more like Republicans back in the day, but it makes sense.
Twas very good.
I want to say I read something similar a time back (maybe linked here?) talking about similar shifts in the Asian vote around the same time for some of the same reasons; WWII parallels are an added bonus I suppose. The saddest thing is you have articles like that directly telling the GOP "this is why we don't like you" and they'll still act clueless about it.
Not that Romney didn't make himself into a likable enough person (what politician doesn't try to be?) but the kind of background rhetoric that's been going on isn't helping any. To the right wing's benefit they are better organized and more vocal than the far left right now; and times like this it just makes it that much harder to keep them in line.
Nice neighbor with a scary dog in the backyard?