Chris Dodd, former U.S. senator and chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America, to Fox News last week.
As anti-piracy legislation stalled in Congress last week, the movie industry’s top lobbyist, former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, warned Democrats not to count on Hollywood money if they turn their backs on the industry’s legislative priority. Read more.
Unlike Cain, many more people in poor communities than the news media ever show us consider social conservatism an indispensable but not sufficient condition of personal and community improvement. The point is that there is no “whiteness” in it. There never has been. Anyone who wants to roll back Republican racism should stop equating whiteness with it.
And we should consider that, whatever our black president’s failings portend for this year’s election, his strong nuclear family and Christian metaphors, coupled with a background in community organizing and a shrewd, low-key way of handling the racism that rained down upon him, made him the paradigmatic candidate of 2008.” —Jim Sleeper, discussing how social conservatism isn’t “white”