Racism Rampant

Racism is still rampant in America. The latest Rasmussen polls say 53% of Americans think Obama’s “dollar bill” remarks were racist while 22% think McCain’s Paris Hilton ad is racist. What a travesty! This disgusts me! It really should be the other way around. Clearly McCain’s ad comparing Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears has the subtext message, “Watch out! This uppity Negro is gonna steal our white women.” Good old middle of the road David Gergen really hit the nail on the head today with this statement: ““When McCain’s camp calls Obama “The Messiah” and “The One”, he’s really calling him “upitty.” I’m from the South, and we understand what that means. That’s code.” Here’s the video, thanks to Talking Points Memo:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfXvK84MPqQ[/youtube]
So, is McCain going to become our next president by playing the race card? That’s what he’s doing and it may work.

UPDATE: Bob Herbert in the NYT on Saturday explains why the Paris Hilton and Britney Spears ad is racist: Running While Black.

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  1. Missy’s avatar

    Oh man, you are absolutely right. It’s gonna get ugly out there.

    When does that subtext become blatant? When does McCain get called to the carpet for it?

    Oh yeah, I guess David Gergen just did that.

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks for the comment, Missy.

    Yes, McCain should be directly confronted on his racism, but who would do that? And how, without being accused of being racist? What amazing hypocrisy exists. A rare voice in the MSM, like the “moderate” David Gergen, did his best but who listens? Who will pay attention to what he says. The corporate media? Yes, it’s ugly.

  3. SleepyLaKate’s avatar

    Ick. More yuck.
    Had Clinton been nominated instead, he’d be pulling the gender card. Scary.

  4. SleepyLaKate’s avatar

    A friend of mine posted this video a couple of months ago..
    (warning, hold on to your stomach)

  5. Mardé’s avatar

    Yes! I watched that, Kate, and it really does show how the male talking heads of the MSM ply their sexism. Pretty disgusting! So, we can ad that to racism.

  6. Missy’s avatar

    Just linked up to ya!

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