Over the weekend, Martin Dyckman (formerly of the St. Petersburg Times) wrote an article on StAugustine.com that won’t be received well in Florida. In this article, he discusses the weight of the “race card” in the 2012 elections. As a Florida native who spent over 30 years living in the state, I know it’s bigoted underbelly (read: the Panhandle.) Here are some snippets:
Another reason is the opposition’s relentless campaign to demonize not only Obama’s record but his personhood and even his Americanism. The birth certificate nonsense is an example of that. So is the widespread belief among senior citizens that Obamacare is a threat to Medicare rather than an element essential to its survival. Paul Ryan’s budget contemplated the same $716 billion in reduced payments to hospitals and insurance companies, but you won’t hear that from the Obama haters.
And he touches upon the outright and provable lie being told in Romney ads about the President supposedly removing the work requirement from welfare.
The Republican ads falsely accusing Obama of waiving welfare’s work requirement are unsubtle appeals to the residual racism that some racists won’t admit even to themselves.
Click the link below to check it out. My Republican readers will want to spam the comments with accusations the author’s own racism and his “librul media” race baiting tactics… But the rest of you, reasonable readers, will clearly see the point that more and more Americans wake up to every single day… Republicans are racists.
Martin Dyckman: Reading the polls: The weight of race | StAugustine.com.