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June 26, 2013 4:04 PM Dressing Up For the White Man’s Party

By Ed Kilgore

If my last post was accurate, and conservatives begin to convince themselves they need more, not less, racial/ethnic polarization, U.S. Senate candidate Paul Broun, Jr., of Georgia, has a useful device, as reported by Max Blau of Atlanta’s Creative Loafing:

You can now show your support for this “defender of the Constitution” with an official Paul Broun t-shirt. And it’s not just any political t-shirt, but one that says “English: The Official Language of the USA.”
“Our nation is on the brink of economic and social disaster,” Broun says on the website. “President Obama and his cohorts in the Senate are bankrupting our country and couldn’t care less about it. I will always stand up for our values, and I hope you will join me today.”
For a modest donation of $25 (or more), this rather offensive shirt could be yours. Whether you’d like to wear or burn it, we’ll leave that decision in your hands.
Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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