The racism card is not gone...it is just less prominent.
The Obama camp has done an effective job of distancing themselves from the accusations, but it is still being played by the extreme left by whites and blacks alike, white whites supporting the ideas that opposition to Obama is racist in nature.
Here in Canada a national program just ran an interview with a woman political scientist who purported that that ANY and ALL criticisms of Obama and his policies is racist in nature. She attempted to cite deep rooted fears whites have held since the slaves were freed...until the moderator, a left meaning moderate, reminded her that there is a lot of criticism of Obama in Canada and there has never been ANY slavery here, that Canada was the destination of the "underground railway" .
It was foolish and stupid and I am sure the CBC ran it for two reasons: to show the whole thing for what it is, a sick straw man and, to demonstrate the racist nature developing and growing south of our border.
Frankly, it is scaring the $#@! out of me.
It's there and I will not be surprised if there are not race riots if Obama loses.
I assume that we can all recall when half of the Democratic Party [including media outlets] called Bill and Hillary Clinton racists for Barack Obama's benefit during the nomination process and we certainly recall how John McCain's every word, gesture, and expression was fanatically vetted by the pro-Obama media outlets to see if ANYTHING could possibly be 'interpreted' as racist for Obama's political benefit. So in this 2012 campaign where has all the chronic race-baiting by leftwing political journalists and pundits gone?
It's no longer politically advantageous for Barack Obama and for his re-election efforts. But why? Because for the last five years [if you count most of 2008] those very same pro-Obama media wonks and pundits cried "Racist!" or "Racists!" nearly every time Obama screwed-up until they finally reached and then exceeded the public's saturation point and tolerance for that sort of thing in regards to politics. In other words . . . don't keep falsely crying "Wolf!" all the damn time without occasionally producing something that everybody can agree really is a slavering, snarling, snapping wolf with blood stained jaws.
The pro-Obama press and punditry class simply overplayed their hand in regards to the "Racists!" ploy where this inveterate screw-up of a president was concerned and whether or not Obama succeeds in getting re-elected the cynical kneejerk playing of the race card by leftwing media wonks has finally played itself out. People no longer believe in their howls and are no longer responding in the traditional manner.
As for Chris Rock [who's ironically noted for being an anti-White racist in his comedy routines] produced a video segment explaining to Whites that it's okay to vote for Obama since in every way that matters the guy with the dark skin coloring is actually Whiter than Romney where it really matters:
But here's the deal; if Obama had been a competent president and had he run a competent campaign then he would have been in no danger where Romney's challenge is concerned. But voters don't like losers and that alone explains why Obama is in such huge trouble in his re-election bid. Racism has got nothing to do with it . . . and the voters know that.
Thanks, but I avoid Chris Rock at all cost...he is an untalented no body who has made a name for himself by being racist.
You are correct because qualitatively there was no difference between John Edwards and Barack Obama in meaningful political background except that Edwards was technically slightly more qualified.
Maybe it would seem so, but not really. He was an ambulance chaser. He got elected and immediately began campaigning for president just like Obama. A liar and narcissist, just like Obama. They're a lot alike except for he was not as far left as Obama. I've lived in Carolina almost 20 years now - and I would know.
This is about your fellow human beings who have a right to speak up when they feel mistreated.
Why is it you people have to try and reduce it to a game?
Cant you understand human relations?
Are you dead inside?
Its not a game.
And, Chicago does mean "black". Grow up, Truthdoesn'tmatter. The little boy saying, "We'll go back to picking crops." Nope, no race card. Trayvon Martin. Nope, no race card. Did you sleep through all the "dog whistle" nonsense? Did you also sleep through the frequent "the only reason Republicans oppose Obama is that he's black." Missed that, too, huh?
The liberals are desperate to keep America divided and a major divide they perpetuate is what they call the Race War. Nope, no race card playing. It's as much a myth as Democrat election fraud, right, Truthdoesn'tmatter?