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A New Low Even For Republican Racism

The reaction of the Republican Party leaders to the end of Qaddafi’s reign in Libya speaks volumes about just how sick they are these days.  Facts and reality time — Bush/Cheney’s bungled efforts in Iraq cost us the lives of over 4,000 American soldiers, another 30,000+ wounded, lasted over seven years, and cost us untold billions of dollars.  In Libya, the Obama administration accomplished everything Bush/Cheney did in Iraq and more in just eight months, with not a single American GI casualty, and with minimal costs.  Combine that with the elimination of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, and as Andrew Sullivan notes, “If Obama were a Republican, he’d be on Mount Rushmore by now”.

But there’s no praise coming from the Republicans at all — it’s been nothing but scorn and criticism.  I used to give these people a break, saying that even though all racists are Republicans, that doesn’t necessarily mean all Republicans are racist.  But now, I’m not so sure.  This goes way, way beyond just Republican vs. Democrat.  It’s hard to explain this without coming to the conclusion that this is pure and simple hatred of Barack Obama, and it’s based on the fact that he is black.  Only outright racism explains it all.  So there you go — if you call yourself a Republican or consistently vote Republican, you are a racist.  Period.  Case closed.