That a Liberal would ever play the race card against Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney’s ‘Obama Isn’t Working’ Banner Evokes Racial Stereotypes— Mediate, Tommy Christopher
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney rolled out a new accessory at a speech in Ohio today, delivering his remarks in front of a black banner that said “Obama Isn’t Working,” which is also the name of a website his campaign set up several months ago (in case you didn’t get the message from the banner, it was also on the front of Romney’s podium).
The slogan is a multiple entendre, but one of those entendres, intentionally or not, is evocative of a nasty racial stereotype about black men.
When I first saw the banner this afternoon, the multiple meanings were clear: President Obama‘s policies aren’t working, the Obama presidency isn’t working, President Obama…isn’t working, as in, doing any work. That’s not a nice thing to say about any president, but like it or not, it becomes a more loaded accusation when leveled at our first black president.
Just to be sure it wasn’t just me, though, I asked several friends about the banner, and four out of four pointed out, unprompted, the stereotype of the “lazy,” “shiftless” black man. One of the people I called was cable news fixture Goldie Taylor, who, upon hearing my description of the banner, said “Are you kidding me? You have got to be kidding me.”
Oh dear, Christopher is simply aghast that the banner is, well BLACK, which to most folks is just a color, but to the eyes of Tommy Christopher? Well, he, like many Liberals have the ability to see racism where others, do not. In fact, they see, and hear racism all the time, even when none is actually present. They are especially adept at sniffing out racist “code words”, which, of course you and I would never take note of because, well, they are not actually racist. But, to a Liberal, anything that threatens their power is either racist, sexist, or “unfair”.
The second thing I note about Christopher, and other Liberals like him, is that they think finding ways to use the word “entendre” makes them seem more “relevant”, when, in act, it only shows what a tool they are!
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Could we just stipulate from now on that anything said about Barack Obama is by definition racist? Just to save time?
Why the Hell not?