Here’s a tasty one. When the Romney campaign uses the slogan “Obama Isn’t Working,” it’s RAAAAAAACISM, according to someone named Tommy Christopher at Mediaite:
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.”
OK, are you with me? Do you see how the race-obsessed, hand-wringing liberal mind works? It’s immediately from “Obama Isn’t Working”—a straightforward and uncomplicated assertion—to black men are lazy and shiftless.
Oh, and it’s Mitt Romney’s fault. These people have actually convinced themselves that they read something, assign some nasty stereotype to it in their own minds, and that it’s all the Republicans’ fault.
You know, when that’s how “racism” is spawned, it really is everywhere.