posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 11:00 AM
reply to post by Kali74
My bottom line on the tweet?
It was not outright racist.
It cited an article where his wife was qouted bashing American workers...from an interview for Parade Magazine.
Not sure if that interview was legit or not or if she said what she said.
So the Kentucky Progressive group was not outright
saying...hey...his wife is Chinese.
Rather they were citing her prior Bush admin post...alleged things she said etc.
I think they likely are thinking/hoping that the policy focused attacks will also bring attention to her ethnicity and her chinese heritage...and if
it riled up some racist sentiments from Kentucky constituents...eroded support on the right...appealed to closet racists on the left...all the
better...gravy...bonus points. It is my opinion
that they happily appealed to those racists...but nothing in the tweet offers direct evidence
But...that is just my cynical opinion
....after all this line of attack was based on articles citing an interview, her history in the Bush Admin
etc. vs. He was born in Kenya or he has a "Black agenda"...reperations etc. ... all of which the right would claim were legitimate, non-racist
So..Yah...Crappy...I am glad they got thumped for it...but still not certain
it was thier intent to appeal to racists. Should they have backed
off just out of concern that they would appear racist? I don't know...
How about this...drop the racist question...and we can just say wives should be off limits...Crappy line of attack even before the racism question is
edit on 27-2-2013 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)