The Problem Isn’t "Race," It’s Racism

The NYT rehashes the Democrat’s “southern problem”

~TPMCafe

The problem is not that Barack Obama is an African-American…The problem is that many older voters (not all, of course) in the South are racist. They are the problem. So rather than pointing at Barack Obama, or Northern Democrats, or the “issue of race,” let’s point at racism and racists.

Study shows blacks don’t share similar views of world

study provides a nuanced portrait of black Americans’ social views

~USA Today

“We’ve always known what’s happening in the white sector,” says Bess, a 56-year-old onsultant in New York City, “but they (whites) have no idea who we are, what we’re about. … My mother may take one position and I take another and my brother takes another. You have to talk to the segments of our community.”

Same old thing – the politics of hate mongering

Nader Deals from the Bottom of the Race Card Deck

~New America Media

Nader accused Obama of saying and doing nothing to threaten the white power structure. If Nader had stopped there he might have opened up a reasoned debate on whether Obama panders to corporate interests…He asked rhetorically, “Is it because he wants to talk white?”

Rush Limbaugh Attacks Black Katrina victims and praises Whites as the Floods hit.

According to Rush the story of Iowa is about how much more patriotic the white bread basket is than the lazy south

~Crooks and Liars

“Limbaugh could not pass up the opportunity to once again trot out his old, well known disdain for poor blacks in the south who were victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. To hear Limbaugh describe it, Iowa is more American, more honorbale… you know… more white than Louisiana.”