01/06/2012 12:29 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dog Whistle Politics

Rick Santorum gripes about "blacks" getting welfare, Newt Gingrich calls Obama a "food stamp president," Mitt Romney parrots the KKK line, "America for Americans" and the list goes on. Republicans haven't evolved since Ronald Reagan talked about "welfare queens," quoted Jefferson Davis in Macon, GA, and pointedly visited Philadelphia, Mississippi without mentioning the civil rights massacre there. The GOP thinks it has mastered the passive aggressive art of luring racists without fingerprints, but sorry guys your gig is up.

Talking here with "The Young Turks" about GOP playing the race card ...

(Current TV, 1/05)