Sunday, August 3, 2008

McCain plays the race card, media whiffs

Here's the sequence:

  • McCain ad says, "Obama (did you know he's black?) doesn't belong among previous Presidents."
  • Obama mentions this: "You know, he doesn't look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know." This is the entire excerpt that refers to appearance.
  • McCain has the unmitigated damn gall to claim that Obama has thereby played the race card.
Obama may let McCain off the hook, but I don't have to be charitable. The McCain camp doesn't deserve it.

Not only is this completely and premeditatedly dishonest, it's racist. This bullshit is extruded in McCain's name from the fetid mouths of Tucker Bounds and Steve Schmidt. I don't care whether McCain is personally racist or not; he's obviously eager to appeal to the racists in the Republican base.

And by the way, most of them used to be Democrats, until they found the Democratic Party inhospitable to their bigotry. So they moved to Richard Nixon's Republican Party.

(h/t Charley on the MTA at BlueMassGroup)

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