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Most of us saw the recent debates, where presidential candidate Mitt Romney attempted to argue that gun violence should be blamed on single parent households. We’re not sure where Romney gets his argument from, since single mothers aren’t the ones shooting their kids. This message is consistent with an attitude that leads to blaming victims and race-baiting as part of the Republican political strategy. The approach is going to be costly to the Republican Party, which has become the home for racist old white guys who are angry that they no longer have all the power.
Professor Alan Aja writes about the matter in Dissent Magazine:
Amid the barrage of humorous memes, status updates, tweets, and reports emanating from the second presidential debate, one moment was mostly lost, perhaps misfiled among those infamous “binders full of women.”