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The Complete Lack of Professionalism of the Republican Party Apparat Offends Me at Some Level...

Somehow, when John McCain's staff decided to pick Joe Würzelbacher and company out of the mix and promote them to the media elite of American politics, they didn't give them the memo. They didn't tell them: "We know that you think that America is a straight white man's country--that other people don't really deserve to have a voice here. But we cannot say that anymore and still win elections. We have to dog-whistle it".

Not very professional of the McCain media/strategy team, I must say…

Prairie Weather: Prairie Weather: The unlovable Republican white male:

Here it is--from Memeorandum--in all its glory.

Joe Wurzelbacher / Joe For America: America Needs a White Republican President

Admit it. You want a white Republican president again.

Now before you start feeling like you're a racist, understand you are not.

Wanting a white Republican president doesn't make you racist, it just makes you American….

Nobody is ever accused of being racist for disagreeing with white presidents. Mexicans disagreed with most white Republican presidents over America’s immigration policy. Many deranged Mexicans believe we should open the country up to them, some saying that much of America belongs to Mexico anyway. They are not called racists.

Liberal blacks have disagreed with most Republican presidents since Eisenhower, yet these blacks are not considered racists. In fact, when blacks had sanity and disagreed with the policies of racist white Democrat presidents, nobody accused black people of being racists.

Fighting for one’s civil rights was not racist then, nor is it racist now. Blacks (and Republicans) were on the side of righteousness, when they disagreed with the racist policies of Andrew Johnson, and adopted by every Democrat president since.

Other people who still have not gotten the memo: The Wall Street Journal editorial board:

Janet Yellen, the current Fed vice chairman, has emerged as the favorite of the Democratic left…. Her cause has been taken up by the liberal diversity police…. That led our friends at the New York Sun to wonder if they had somehow missed the creation of "the female dollar"...

Niall Ferguson:

Speaking at the Tenth Annual Altegris Conference in Carlsbad, Calif., in front of a group of more than 500 financial advisors and investors, Ferguson responded to a question about Keynes' famous philosophy of self-interest versus the economic philosophy of Edmund Burke, who believed there was a social contract among the living, as well as the dead. Ferguson asked the audience how many children Keynes had. He explained that Keynes had none because he was a homosexual and was married to a ballerina, with whom he likely talked of "poetry" rather than procreated. The audience went quiet at the remark.

And Jonah Goldberg:

What I find interesting about the Ferguson controversy is how disconnected it is from the past…. Ferguson was trafficking in an old theory that was perfectly within the bounds of intellectual discourse not very long ago. Now, because of a combination of indifference to intellectual history and politically correct piety he must don the dunce cap.

That's just three.

Read the memo, guys…

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