Joey C. is gonna explain it all to yuh….

Joseph Crespino explains how Republicans use code words to inject race into campaigns.

Sound bites pitched toward the racist right have been the dirty little secret of the Republican Party for four decades. How have they gotten away with it? Partly by obscuring the evidence. The Bush administration, for example, has essentially closed access to President Reagan’s presidential papers for historical researchers, making it that much harder to examine how race remained a secret part of the American conservative discourse.

Asked to comment, Senator Lott said, ” I believe that Mr. Crespino is stretching his argument a bit, but what can you expect from a greasy little spaghetti-bending Papist?”

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Yeah. Like I would tell you....