The Romney Campaign and the entire modern Conservative movement is very easy to understand. It is all about race. Full stop. For these people, every election is an attempt to use fear, anger and even hate of brown folks to inspire white folks to vote against their self-interest and support their Galtian overlords.
Call it The Negrophope Strategy.
This cartoon is from 1862.
It effectively distills the relationship between the modern conservative movement and President Obama. It also explains the Romney campaign strategy that white folks should reject everything that President Obama has done to help them–to save our Nation from ruin–over the last four years because he is a Ni-CLANG and that they should vote for Mitt because he is white.
In fact, the entire Romney campaign can be boiled down to just a few words: “Vote for Mitt, he’s white”. There are no policies or specifics, just code-talking and word salads from Mitt and his surrogates. Take away the appeals to white power and Mitt holds an empty hand. They can try and hide it, or whitewash it with weasel words and bullshit, but the Negrophope Strategy is the foundation of their campaign.
Race-based campaigning is a very old American Conservative strategy–especially that part of the conservative movement with its roots in the Confederacy (which is just another way of saying all of it). These folks squeal like a poked pig if you mention their reliance on race-baiting. They will weep, shake with outrage and yell ‘reverse racism’ at anybody who points it out. Sure, it hurts their feelings to be called out, but that doesn’t change the fact that the old Negrophope Strategy is the ONLY trick they have and Mitt’s ONLY possible path to victory.
The Confederacy was defeated on the battlefield almost 150 years ago. It is time to defeat their twisted politics of white fear and white supremacy. It is time to toss the ideas of the Confederacy on the dustbin of history. It is time to defeat Mitt Romney and the GOP everywhere we can.
It is time to re-elect President Barack Obama.
It is time for GOTV.