By the Left Coast Rebel
This Mediaite post is so stupid it should be an Onion piece, not pretended "journalism." Does Tommy Christoper (the author of this ridiculous piece at Mediaite) think that black people are stupid enough to think that an "Obama Isn't Working" Romney banner is racist? I think he does.
Here's how Tommy Christopher's mind (and other race-baiters) works:
Mitt Romney has a campaign slogan: "Obama isn't Working."
Obama has a lot of black supporters; Romney doesn't.
Black people are lazy and don't work.
Romney's "Obama isn't Working" is a subtle way of transmitting that blacks are inherently lazy.
Who are the real racists in America today? Those that see race in everything and automatically think of blacks when the term "not working" comes up? Those that try to stir racial tension when they know it is not warranted? Those that overuse the term racist to the point of it becoming nearly invalid? Or those that truly wish to judge individuals by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
Those that find race under every rock desensitize society to actual cases of racism (which Ayn Rand termed the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism) and are actually the true racists in the end. This truism plays out mostly because progressives are philosophically bankrupt and they adhere to tribal-identity politics. Its beyond ironic, though, that "tolerant" progressives are the biggest impediment to a truly color blind American society.
The race card is the last refuge of the progressive scoundrel. It's all they have these days.
Updated: The Romney banner is actually a campaign video, a website and a campaign slogan (hat-tip Sarah in Italy). PJ Tatler has more on the Margaret Thatcher inspiration behind the slogan. Interesting stuff.
Updated x2: Mediaite commenters are on to Tommy Christopher's racist gig: