Lee Atwater

Dog Whistle Politics: How The Use Of Coded Racial Appeals Have Helped Wreck The Middle Class
Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and author Ian Haney López take the viewers through the GOP's long history of using racist dog whistles to get people to vote against their own economic interests. Read more...
Over the years, we've written a lot at this site about Lee Atwater, the erstwhile godfather of Republican dog-whistle attack politics -- Amato in particular has often discussed Atwater's central role in transforming the GOP into the Party of the Read more...
Multiple stories have broken recently in Charleston, South Carolina about the Southern Republican Leadership Conference failing to pay a $227,872 bill at the luxury Charleston Place hotel, which it had rented out as part of its efforts to showcase Read more...
As we've discussed and posted on here repeatedly, Newt Gingrich's use of racist "code words" or what some would call "dog whistles" have really been more of a siren because there's nothing veiled about them. There's nothing subtle about putting Read more...
I know we posted the Dr. Laura Schlessinger story on C&L a few days ago, but I wanted to make another significant point, if I may. In our book, 'O Read more...

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Time for your weekly Driftglass and Bluegal podcast. Enjoy everybody! You can listen to past editions here and at http://dgbgpodcast.blogsp Read more...
Bigot Rush Limbaugh took Keith's top honors on the Worst Persons list for this bit of blatant racism. Limbaugh: "If Obama Weren't Black He'd Be a T Read more...
Terrance Wall, a disillusioned Republican, tells about how he got screwed by his Republican opponent. What a fool. And Digby summarises his pli Read more...
Ultra-conservative Paul Ryan and Glenn Beck put their little heads together for a few minutes to let Beck's listeners know that "progressivism is a Read more...
[media id=10396] Glenn Beck continued his jihad against White House Communications Director Anita Dunn yesterday on his Fox News program, focusing hi Read more...