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August 11, 2008

Another Racist Attack from McCain

So where's the racism? Surely you know. But if you missed it, let Talking Points Memo explain it:

"We know he doesn't have much experience, and isn't ready to lead, but that doesn't mean he isn't dreamy," says the announcer, followed by footage of two women at rallies -- both of whom are white, mind you -- complimenting Obama's looks.

How long until "Barack, call me" ends up in a McCain paid TV ad?

That last bit about "Barack, call me" is a reference to another putatively "racist" ad, that one about Harold Ford's partying it up with Playboy Bunnies, which ended with an actress playing a Playboy Bunny saying "Harold, call me."





I'm just curious -- if, hypothetically, the McCain camp begins showing black people going bananas over Obama, how soon will the left begin claiming that by showing black people McCain is attempting to underscore the fact that Obama is (half) black and attempting to sow racial animus that way?

You can't show white women, you can't show blacks at all. Apparently the only politically correct Obama supporter to show is a white man, a cohort that does exist, of course, but is hardly his base.

But if we do, say, show an obvious stoner college kid in a P-Funk t-shirt singing Obama's praises -- why, that will also be racist because it's associating Obama with pot smoking, thus painting him as one of those hop-headed jazz Negros who are corrupting the morals of German society.

I have a compromise -- let's show all of Obama's women supporters, both black and white, but with one of those blue-dots over their faces (the kind they use to disguise rape victims at trial) in order to hide their race and thus avoid the racism charge.

I'm sure TPM wouldn't have a problem with that.

PS: Is anyone else becoming rather annoyed at the left's insistence that white conservative men do nothing but sit around all goddamned day worrying that some black guy is going to take our womenfolk away from us?

PPS: Oh, I know! If only white men are allowed to be shown supporting Obama in McCain ads, how about we cut commercials of John Edwards endorsing him?

No? Ah, yes: Then we'd be stirring up racial stereotypes about black men being promiscuous (and having sex with white women, yet again).

How come Obama's allowed to show all the white women he likes fawning over him but when we do it it's racist?

More: Polls & Racism: Polls are discussed generally in the beginning of the post: at the end is a link to a Politico dweeb whining that Obama isn't winning enough and that must be due to racsim.

Liberal politicians have not managed to get over 50% of the vote since... well, who, Carter? Why is it such a surprise that Obama is more or less where Kerry and Gore were always stuck, somewhere between 42 and 49% of the vote?

I think that this whining is based on the liberals' frequent excuse that it's not their message that is frequently rejected by the public (and only accepted by the public when it's sufficiently disguised, a la Clinton), but only their messengers, and that the GOP only wins because of the superficial charm, likability, and normal-guy-ness of their candidates.

If only we had some "normal guys" running, we'd win every election, liberals think.

So here's Obama. Not only is he charming and likable, they think, but he's a "normal guy" -- and on top of that, a "normal guy" who is also the The One Chosen by GOD HIMSELF to Deliver the World from Its Iniquities Into a Period of Peace, Plenty, and Love. Now, that's some kind of super-duper normal guy!

Well, the problem is that a lot of people don't think Obama is especially likable or normal -- some of us think he's an effete, ineffectual, elitist prick, actually -- and that you can't play both the Normal Guy Everyman and Bastard Son of God Himself at the same time.

And besides, the liberals are wrong. The public is repeatedly rejecting their message and not merely their messenger So even if Barack was the nicest sweetest unassuming humble great normal guy who ever lived, there'd still be that problem that he's not just a liberal, but a liberal leaning left-liberal/radical.

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