It seems like weekly we see a conservative/Republican come out with some racially charged comment and a week later, we forget about it. We had the racism over the mural of the students in Arizona, the racial slur by Jake Knotts in South Carolina, and now this by Steve King.
"The president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race on the side that favors the black person in the case of professor Gates and officer Crowley."
"He jumped to a conclusion without having heard the facts."
Yeah, that Henry Gates incident had nothing to do with race at all. We see white people get arrested every day for uh, breaking into their own homes. If these people were around a few years ago, they would claim those Klan lynchings were because the black person supported the wrong sports team. But we know the truth, it's all about racism and this right-wing tendency towards it.
First thing, no conservative would ever admit to being racist, that's why it's imperative to never stop calling them it. Second thing, the conservative has defined the term "racist" so tightly that unless someone was setting fires to crosses while wearing white hoods, they are not racist. That way they can deny any allegations of racism from liberals. Third thing, their racism is so abstract and full of code words, that just about anything they say can be racist. Lee Atwaters said it best:
You start out in 1954 by saying, "N*****, n*****, n*****." By 1968 you can't say "n*****" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "N*****, n*****."
Or in King's case, you talk about how Obama favors blacks over whites. Get this straight, King is a racist son of a bitch and needs to be exposed for it. If conservatives get their way, we will be back to slavery and segregation.