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June 20, 2012

Racist Republicans Once Again Disrespect America's First Black President

I may have gotten a few details wrong in that headline. It seems all the racists (and what else would one call people so outrageously disrespectful of Obama?) are....wait for it....Democrats.

Vulnerable Democrats looking to distance themselves from President Obama have found an easy way to bolster their independent bona fides: just skip Obama's big party.

At least half a dozen Democratic officials have said in recent days that they won't attend the Democratic National Convention this September in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the president will formally receive the party's nomination for a second term. The latest: New York Democratic Reps. Bill Owens and Kathy Hochul, both of whom won special elections in recent years in 2009 and 2011, respectively that were heralded by party leaders.

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This comes on the heels of Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Critz saying he'd opt out, and a trio of West Virginia Democrats Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Sen. Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall all doing the same. Even though most of the convention-skippers have claimed they'd simply rather spend time back home, the political undertones are clear. After all, these Democrats share one thing in common: They answer to a conservative-leaning electorate that, at best, views Obama with a great deal of skepticism.

Did any elected Democrats skip Clinton's second convention? How about Gore's in 2000 or Kerry's in 2004?

Smells like out and out racism to me. I'm sure the like of Tommy Christopher and Chris Matthews will be all over it. Any. Minute. Now.

Via @BuzzfeedBen


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