It may seem strange that they'd seek out such a small pulpit to preach their fire and brimstone conservatism, but if you listen to The Political Cesspool for a moment, it becomes immediately apparent that it is quality not quantity that appeals to them, and by quality, I mean a quality the listenership possesses in abundance: a fierce hatred of hued-Americans. Pat, Bay, John, and Jerome understand that The Political Cesspool's audience is representative of conservatism's new, more outspokenly anti-brown, mainstream and they want a piece of that.
To get a flavor of the show's politics, one needs only read Edwards' reaction to the House's passage of the healthcare bill:
The majority of bBlack and brown people are always going to vote for bigger government. That’s one of the main reasons that they didn’t used to be allowed to vote in many states. It wasn’t “hate”, it was because our forefathers knew they would vote for big government and socialism. The “crisis” in health care that everyone’s so worried about is the the tens of millions of people in America with no health insurance...
Obamacare is simply a massive transfer of wealth from whites to non-whites. That’s not only what black and brown people want; it’s what they think the government is for.
Bold, unapoligetic racist statements like that are the secret of The Political Cesspool's success. Unlike Rush or Beck, Edwards doesn't attempt to phrase his rhetoric in a way that would offer him a thin veneer of deniability. He says what he thinks without filters, knowing that's what his audience--or a Palin rally audience for that matter--craves to hear.
I'm sure that's what appeals to Pat Buchanan. There's none of the stress he gets from other appearances. He receives cheers rather than taunts when he praises Hitler. No doubt he sleeps better because of it.
*Photo courtesy of the Anti-Defamation League.
Elsewhere: Very white people use "hateful whistles" and dangerous balloons to punish the pink-skinned usurpers of our racial birthright.
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