Not all Republicans are racist, but how do Republicans defend this behavior? I'm just curious, because many people at one point or another were going to elect Palin as the vice president, so does it concern anyone that people with such racist views stand on the Republican party platform so proudly. Wouldn't Republicans that aren't racist be ashamed by this, or is it just an accepted behavior of Republican leaders?
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The Republican party has come to represent the corporate elite, and these people are, predominantly, WASPS. They've always had an undercurrent of hostility to all other ethnic groups.
Now, the Republican depend heavily on bloc voting from the South..and that means appealing to people who have never really accepted that they lost the Civil War, and that slavery is over.