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Dog Whistle

Will Hillary Face Bill's Mandate Problem?

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will she be hounded by the accusation that she doesn't have a true "mandate" from the people?

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

Can You Hear the Whistle Now?

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

As a Georgia voter, I apologize to the American people and to President Obama for the crass, mean-spirited speech given by Georgia United States Senator David Perdue to the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference.

How Scott Walker's Gay-Bashing Blew Up In His Face

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Scott Walker thought he was playing a deft game. But this week it blew up in spectacular fashion as Walker stepped on the Ben Carson third rail and blatantly implied gay men are predators who can't be trusted around children. You'd think in 2015 this kind of blatant defamation would be banished from politics.

Paul Ryan's Dog Whistle

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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TELL US: Mitt Romney, Out Of Touch Candidate or Master Dog Whistler?

Posted 09.22.2012 | Black Voices

Mitt Romney has had a very tough week. From his comments about 47% of Americans not "taking responsibility for their lives," to his remarks about ...

Smears of a Clown: The Romney Campaign Keeps Blowing the Dog-Whistle

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Disliking President Obama, intensely or otherwise, doesn't make you a racist. But the Romney campaign should be afforded no such benefit of the doubt.

Why Romney's Desperate Welfare Attacks Won't Work

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The Romney campaign's particularly scurrilous and misplaced attack against Obama on the issue of welfare is more likely to serve as another reminder of Romney's inability to speak relevantly to the concerns of typical Americans than anything else.

Jason Linkins

Is This Banner At A Romney Event Racist? (No.)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Are the words "Obama isn't working," hung on a grey banner behind Mitt Romney's head at a campaign appearance in Ohio some sort of secret, racist dog-...

From Dog Whistles to Air Raid Sirens

Ari Rabin-Havt | Posted 06.12.2012 | Media
Ari Rabin-Havt

The result of 40 years of these coded attacks is to ensure a permanent de facto racial segregation in our political dialogue, pitting white male voters against African Americans and poisoning our discourse.

Barackalypse Now!: Boomers Hope That 'Bama Will Bring The Death Of Bling. Bitch, PLEASE!

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

The way Dash declares his love for them big-bodied Benzes to Obama's admission that he snorted a little blow: it's being open, unapologetically, which is something neither the focus-grouped Clinton nor the liver-spotted McCain could do.