Why am I not surprised by this story?
According to MSNBC’s David Shuster on Friday, South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson shouting ‘you lie’ to President Obama was racism on display: “The fact that Joe Wilson is from South Carolina...it strikes a lot of people as awfully close to the idea that maybe there was some sort of racist or bigoted element there.”
During the segment late in the 3PM ET hour, Shuster spoke with Reverend Jesse Jackson, wondering: “What role, if any, do you believe that bigotry is playing in some of this venom toward President Obama?” Jackson seized on the opportunity to cry racism: “Well, substantial. There is a struggle between the hope of going forward and the fear of going backwards....the big C-word, conservative, for some that means fiscal, for some, it means religious ethics, for some it means a code word for race.”
Yup, Joe has finally been called a racist, just like everyone else who has ever opposed Obama: tea party protestors, town hall protestors, the New York Post editorial cartoon, and the Obama Joker posters. Seems like anyone who opposes Obama (and happens to be white) is, by default, a racist.
Wonder when Obama fanboys will stop playing the race card and grow up?