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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Uppity Negro in the White House

"Don't you see how they see you? How they look down their nose at the average Americans. These elite snobs!" -- Rick Santorum, in PoliticalWire's Quote of the Day.
It's not about race, these crowds of dot-eyed white people screaming about getting "their country" back, you preen? So, then, presumably the "elite snobs" is meant to include the majority of people who work for a living, including a majority of working class Republicans, all of whom think (unlike Santorum) the rich should pay more than they do in taxes rather than slashing Medicare benefits, and also the majority of people, including 98% of Catholic women, who use or have used and have no problem at all (unlike Santorum) with the fact that other people use contraception? Yes? No? Yes?

1 comment:

jollyspaniard said...

It's a good use of the dog whistle because "Elite Snobs" can mean anything the listener wants to. And since the base enjoys an ever increasing selection of resentments, scapegoats and paranoid fantasies it probably pays to leave things to the listeners imagination.

He's already made his opinions on black people pretty blatantly clear. Notice how he enjoyed his first surge when he "accidentaly" said "I'm not going to take your money and give it to black people!"

Doubtless he's been told to be more careful now and keep things like that vague. More Reaganesque that way.