Dana Blankenhorn has a different take on this year’s General Assembly.
y getting blacks mad, Republicans firm-up their support among whites, and there are a lot more whites than blacks in Georgia. This is how politics is done in Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina, where the “Black Belt” is used to strap whites down to conservative Republicanism. So long as middle-class Georgia whites let themselves be played like crackers, the business wing of the Republican Party will treat them that way.
From the budget to Peach Care to SPLOST opposition, apparently it is all about race. I grew up outside this country so I guess I’m just not Southern (something my wife assures me is true) and white enough to see it. Thank God we have Dana Blankenhorn to make sure I do now.
You know, it is somewhat funny. If you begin and end your day with the theory that Republicans hate black people, you really can string all these things together. Its like at the federal level. When you begin and end your day thinking the Democrats really hate the troops and want them defeated, you can string all their proposals together too and have them make sense in a way they were never intended.