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March 10, 2011

The Politics of Scapegoating
Posted by Michael Cohen

So NSN is doing a great job of exposing the bad policy and McCarthyite posturing behind the King hearings on supposed radicaliation in the Muslim community . . . but over at Politico I take a look at the bad politics:

If the goal of House Republicans is to ensure their party remains the overwhelming province of white voters, this week’s House Homeland Security Committee hearings on radicalization among American Muslims is an excellent place to start.

Chairman Peter King’s lurid accusations that younger Muslims are embracing Al Qaeda, as well as the New York Republican’s bogus charges that Muslims refuse to cooperate with law enforcement on terrorism cases and that 80 percent of U.S. mosques are controlled by radical imams appear likely to alienate more minority voters. It seems a surefire way to guarantee that Republicans lose the support of yet another minority group it once assiduously courted.

Indeed, the drop-off in support of Republicans among Muslims continues a pattern of failed outreach to minority populations and scapegoating of nonwhite groups that has become a depressing part of GOP politics in the past four decades.

You can read the whole thing here


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