The LA Times doing its best Obama imitation. (h/t Patterico)
The Associated Press reported this evening and an Obama spokeswoman confirmed that the Chicago-based campaign is pulling its 50-some staffers out of the heavily Republican state full of embittered small towns and shipping the workers east to Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the Democrat’s prospects seem brighter and closer.~~~
The abandonment of at least one Midwestern state by Obama comes as a new AP poll indicates that race could play a significant role in deciding a close national election. Some experts estimate the first African American candidate of a major party might be as much as 6 percentage points more ahead if he wasn’t black.
Those embittered small town folks clinging to their guns and bibles….racists one and all!
We knew it was coming and the MSM has not let us down. Racism week is now turning into racism month followed by racism excuses to explain Obama losing the election.
The latest? Take a gander at the latest from the NYT’s:
It was not that long ago that black people in the Deep South could be beaten or killed for seeking the right to vote, talking back to the wrong white man or failing to give way on the sidewalk. People of color who violated these and other proscriptions could be designated “uppity niggers” and subjected to acts of violence and intimidation that were meant to dissuade others from following their examples.
The term “uppity” was applied to affluent black people, who sometimes paid a horrific price for owning nicer homes, cars or more successful businesses than whites. Race-based wealth envy was a common trigger for burnings, lynchings and cataclysmic episodes of violence like the Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which a white mob nearly eradicated the prosperous black community of Greenwood.
Not long ago? Maybe in the Democrat Byrd’s time…but that was quite awhile ago. Like, a generation ago……1921? Only 87 years ago….
But hey, its all not too long ago.
My favorite line:
But the discomfort with certain forms of black assertiveness is too deeply rooted in the national psyche — and the national language — to just disappear. It has been a persistent theme in the public discourse since Barack Obama became a plausible candidate for the presidency.
Black assertiveness? You mean like Mr. Wright and his US of KKK fame? That kind of assertiveness?
Yeah, that kind of racism and hatred does tend to bring some discomfort. Oh, and that “persistent theme” has only been a theme because of liberals like this NYT’s author who keep the racism charge alive and well to help their precious Obama.
Ok…I may have spoken to soon. This may be may favorite line:
In what is probably a harbinger of things to come, the McCain campaign has already run a commercial that carries a similar intimation, accusing Mr. Obama of being “disrespectful” to Sarah Palin. The argument is muted, but its racial antecedents are very clear.
Yup, complaining that a candidates ads are disrespectful is now akin to racism.
Get ready for more of this. Any complaint, any criticism is now racist.