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How GOP leaders play with racist fire – 2012 Elections – Salon.com

Barbour won’t denounce the KKK founder, Boehner won’t tell birthers they’re wrong about Obama. Why the cowardice? Back when Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour told a journalist that racism in his hometown of Yazoo City just wasn’t “that bad,” and credited the local Citizens Council for keeping a lid on the …

Has the Anti-Gay Movement Among Social Conservatives Lost Its Potency? — New York Magazine

When the Conservative Political Action Conference launches on February 10, the mood will be uncharacteristically flamboyant. Not only because the gay caucus GOProud will be prominently participating, but because the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, and other “values” organizations won’t be. Together, they’ve mounted a CPAC …