What Me Racist? GOP On Blah People and Plives

Abby Zimet

Gotta Laugh Or Cry Dept: What to make of the spectacle of GOP candidates and their consorts furiously, huffily, nonsensically back-pedalling every time they make their inevitable racist slips. After Santorum on "plives" and Gingrich on "paychecks not food stamps" and Fox News on Dixville-Notch's "good American folks going to do their patriotic duty" with no "Black Panthers with baseball bats" in sight - enter Colbert.

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