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October 18, 2012

Why, Tagg Romney's Joke Sure Evinces a Racist Mindset, I Trow

It's not Chris Matthews, but the Outrage Assembly Line is manufacturing a shiny new outrage.

T'Neshi Coates, or whatever the hell his name is (I don't bother with spelling for nonentities; I only learn names when I figure I'll be using them often), finds a slavemaster mindset behind Tagg Romney's joke that he felt like taking a swing at Obama.

Yes because a good whippin' would teach that Obama boy to mind his place.

It's worth trying to imagine any black man associated with a credible black candidate for the presidency, joking about beating down the incumbent president of the United States. Racism isn't just in what you do and don't say, but in the terrain you walk. It is baked in the cake -- a fact which is hard to understand when you are the party of white people.

Yes, and the party of black people and the party of women can't speak honestly to them, and never suggests "Gee, that's rather stupid" when they vomit up nonsense like this or about "binders." Thus creating a condescending culture wherein stupidity is hyper-incentivized.

And in fact there is an example of a black person associated with Obama making a similar statement about a former President.

In Wisconsin, I asked [Michelle Obama] if she was offended by Bill Clinton’s use of the phrase ‘fairytale’ to describe her husband’s characterisation of his position on the Iraq war. At first, Obama responded with a curt ‘No’. But, after a few seconds, she affected a funny voice. ‘I want to rip his eyes out!’ she said, clawing at the air with her fingernails. One of her advisers gave her a nervous look. ‘Kidding!’ Obama said. ‘See, this is what gets me into trouble.’

And I can't believe we're either sidetracked on to these heaving, lurching stupidities with 19 days to go to the most consequential and issue-intensive election of our lifetimes.

But it's what the dummies want. They can't run on results so they're running on jumped-up outrage.

Oh: @benk84 linked this, but it's so preposterous, it deserves a second link: Michelle Obama claims her husband never blamed Bush, he just rolled up his sleeves and went to work.

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