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Joan Walsh

“They’re bottom feeders. I mean, my God, I didn’t think it was possible to get lower than Andrew Breitbart, but his spawn [at Big Government] have gotten lower than Andrew Breitbart.”

Joan Walsh

“[Talk of dependency] is coded language meant to whip the GOP base into a frenzy of fear and resentment.”

Joan Walsh 2

“I mean, we have a really interesting case study in the Republican party in these two candidates, because Mitt is the candidate of vulture capitalism that hollowed out the middle class and represented and enriched the top one percent.

But Newt is the face of the politics of resentment and racism and angry white male rage that let guys like Mitt do that to the economy. They work hand-in-hand.”

Joan Walsh

“Great job, Newt. You’ve developed the perfect platform to run a spirited GOP campaign that attracts a cadre of aggrieved white people. You’ll never be president of the United States, but you’ll be the champion of the declining share of the country that still thrills to what we used to call dog-whistle politics: coded varieties of racism only understood by their intended audience.”

Joan Walsh 2

“So there you have it. Unable to find any personal statements by Kagan they can use to prove she’s beyond the pale, so to speak – no ‘wise Latina’ moments on her transcripts – they deride her for coming from the Upper West Side, and admiring one of the heroes of American justice, who happens to be black. Stay tuned for more not-so-coded bigotry from the GOP.”