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  •  Where's the bigotry? Are you claiming that (2+ / 0-)
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    indybend, pragprogress

    opposition to illegal immigrans is automatically racist, and never about jobs? That's bullshit.

    Are you saying calling Obama part of the "Washington crowd" is somehow racist because Obama is black? Also bullshit.

    The recession has made a lot of working class people touchier about illegal immigration, and you CANNOT effectively address that problem by yelling "Race-baiter!" every time someone brings up the issue. That is a dead-end, pointless tactic for dealing with a loaded political issue where working class people are (once again) fighting with each other over too small a piece of the pie.

    There is a LOT of race-baiting going on in this country right now. But let's stick to the real thing.

    •  It's dog whistle politics. It's not necessarily (0+ / 0-)

      an indication that the politician himself is racist, but it damn well is an indication that he understands what anybody who grew up around a bunch of racist assholes or who has been subject to racism already knows: some people see or hear "illegal immigrant" and think "yeah, those dirty fucking spics."

      The ad is racist because of that, even if the crotchwaffle behind it isn't personally.

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