That really bothered me. You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization’— ‘He’s not like us.’ I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is niggerization. You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.
And the idea of locating anger around Barack Obama just doesn’t fit with who he is, and who he has trained himself to be! …They’re talking to people who are trained to hate him, who want to hate him.
I didn’t call anybody racist, right, because I don’t want to deal with that, it’s a bit too much… The GOP has been working with racial codes going back to Reagan, and perhaps before. I mean, going back to Nixon with the ‘war on drugs,’ Reagan with the ‘welfare queens.’ The first Bush with Willie Horton. I mean this is typical Lee Atwater politics, Karl Rove politics. This is typical Republican playbook.
…This is not a revolutionary comment. This is a constituency all-white party that rejects the black vote.”
And now cue a whole bunch of white conservative commentators to charge a black man with playing the race card!
For example, these guys, who think African-Americans shouldn’t be considered experts on racism! Because white people should always tell black people who they are and what the Hell they should think.