Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thom Hartmann on Romney's racist dog whistle

Building on the last post, this is the kind of regressive politics the Romney campaign employs. They speak in code to their dumbed-down, fear and loathing racist constituency with talking points like this: "We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage....The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have." Meaning he's a black guy from a slave background who doesn't share our superior race's aristocratic and feudal control system, so let's kick the darky out. Again, lowest common denominator appeals in distinction with Obama's higher angels.

Update: The Romney campaign is now denying anyone from their camp said any such thing. However The Daily Telegraph is sticking to their story.

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