Mediaites’s ugly reporter (both visually and mentally) Tommy Christopher, is calling Romney’s latest campaign slogan racist.
This is exasperatingly farcical.
I could look at this banner all day and not see it as racist. In fact, this is a great litmus test for who the racists are. Unlike Tommy boy, I don’t sit around looking at Obama, or looking at people looking at Obama, through a goddamn race filter. These leftists are obsessed with this stuff.
Christopher says – “The slogan is a multiple entendre, but one of those entendres, intentionally or not, is evocative of a nasty racial stereotype about black men.”
When I first saw the banner this afternoon, the multiple meanings were clear: President Obama‘s policies aren’t working, the Obama presidency isn’t working, President Obama…isn’t working, as in, doing any work. That’s not a nice thing to say about any president, but like it or not, it becomes a more loaded accusation when leveled at our first black president.
Just to be sure it wasn’t just me, though, I asked several friends about the banner, and four out of four pointed out, unprompted, the stereotype of the “lazy,” “shiftless” black man. One of the people I called was cable news fixture Goldie Taylor, who, upon hearing my description of the banner, said “Are you kidding me? You have got to be kidding me.”
She also noted the multiple meanings, and the unmistakable stereotype it evokes, but didn’t think it was intentional. “That’s what happens when you don’t surround yourself with a diverse array of people,” she said.
No, shitheel, this is what happens when you surround yourself with race-baiters.
Obama says he is about “putting people to work.” Romney’s team says, essentially, Obama’s plan to put people to work isn’t working. Obama doesn’t work. Or, Obamanomics doesn’t work.
You know what works? THIS SLOGAN. It would work just as well no matter what color this socialist dreamer was. But keep on race-baiting every utterance made from the right-wing, It’s a stellar plan with absolutely no blowback whatsoever.
Look at this hideous bastard. He looks like Patton Oswalt’s greasier, and less funny, brother.