Tuesday, June 10, 2008

MSNBC: If Obama Loses, Blame "Hidden Racism"

And how does MSNBC prove this theory?

They cite an AP story, in which a handful of Pennsylvania voters said nothing about Obama's race, and an Obama campaign volunteer called any objection to Obama's inexperience and Muslim ties "code words" for racism. Here's the headline:

Race possible challenge
for Obama

Prejudice could cost Democratic hopeful important battle states

First up: Joyce Susick (and her so-called "code words")

Susick said her personal objection to Obama is his inexperience, not his color. "It has nothing to do with race," she said.

Next up: Doug Richardson

Obama "just hasn't impressed me," he said over midmorning coffee with a friend at Denny's. "His middle name bothers me a lot." That name is Hussein.

Next up: Rose Iezzi

"I think he's a snake oil salesman," she said. "He's a little too slick and smooth."

Then, in a fit of obvious idiocy, the AP reporter actually interviewed someone named Dixie. Seriously, they asked someone named Dixie about voting for a black man.

Dixie Pebley of Johnstown, 71, explained her distaste for Obama, saying, "black doesn't bother me, but Muslim does." When reminded that Obama is a Christian, she conceded the point, but added: "He was born Muslim and raised Muslim, that's enough for me. He just scares me to death."

Duh. Even Dixie, at age 71, doesn't care about skin color as much as she cares about Obama's Muslim ties. Unfortunately, the media's last seven years of "Fear The Muslim" battle cries have influenced Dixie's vote. Catch 22, media?

Of course, the AP cites an Obama campaign volunteer as an expert on race:

Such comments are all too familiar to Richard Akers, who phoned dozens of prospective Pennsylvania voters as an Obama campaign volunteer in April. Democrats often explained their opposition to Obama with "excuses that were not rational or valid, as I saw it," said the retired bank director from Johnstown, another hotbed of Clinton support.

"To me, it was almost a code," Akers said. "'He doesn't wear a flag pin.' It seemed like code for 'He's not one of us.'"

Hey, Akers! Democrats don't care about the damned flag pin. It's Obama's flag pin hypocrisy, stupid.

The best comment on this story, in my opinion:

It is perplexing that if whites don't vote for Obama, it is blamed on racism rather than more valid explanations such as his inexperience, and that his lack of experience makes it impossible for the electorate to really know what he cares enough about to fight for. On the other hand, when African-Americans vote overwhelmingly for Obama, no one questions whether at least some of those votes are racially motivated!

Racism cuts both ways, and neither has any place when it comes to electing the President of the United States.

There you have it. The media has spoken.

Expect this "Hidden Racism" craptastic meme to dominate the narrative from here on out. After all, the media doesn't want to touch the "Muslim Ties" meme, the "Black Liberation Theology" meme, or the "Inexperienced Neophyte" (distinctly redundant, I know) meme. And they'll do anything and everything to avoid those objections voiced by voters.

Blaming racism is the easiest, most salacious ratings grabber the media can use to keep the viewers tuning in between now and Novemeber.

Truly heavy sigh.

Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:

Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


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