Posted by: Cobb County Liberal | August 11, 2009

Why the Conservatives are blaming Scott

So it looks like a healthy shake of conservatives out there, like over at The Peach Pundit, are all to happy to suggest that Scott, or one of his supporters, painted a swastika on his office sign. Why? There’s going to be a helluva lot of negative press on this. Sure it might distract from their hysterical attempts to shift the debate on Health Care so they want to say on message.

But this is going to seriously inflame things ahead of our 2010 Gubernatorial election. The GOP candidates are going to be on the defensive, unless they come out strong against it. So they either doom their chances in the general election by not condemning this disgusting act, or they doom their chances in the wingnut primary by condemning blatant acts of racism. This is something that the Democratic candidates can jump on, where it’ll help both in the primary and the general election if they condemn it. No one wants to be the party of people who spray paint swastikas on a black Congressman’s office. No one wants to be seen as supporting people who spray paint swastikas on a black Congressman’s office (well, most politicians. Lots of loons out there on the right apparently.)

Spray painting swastikas on a black Congressman’s office really shouldn’t be a partisan issue. There should be no political motivations behind condemning such an act. But its clear that there is, or the main conservative blogs out there would be condemning it. But they aren’t. They’re trying to blame the Congressman.

Score one count against the GAGOP in 2010.

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