khepera

Things I find interesting or amusing. Random musings on random subjects. The sacred and the profane. Six hundred pound gorillas and Turds in the punchbowl.
Politico’s Roger Simon says that Republican presidential Rick Perry’s recent embrace of birtherism amounts to a racist “dog whistle.” “It’s not a ‘fun’ issue to poke somebody on,” Simon told CNN’s Howard Kurtz Sunday. “It is more than a little bit racist. Not everyone who believes it is a racist. It grew out of the belief that a black man could not be legitimately elected to the president of the United States.” He continued: “Now, why would Perry use that in the primaries instead of saving it for the general when he’s running against President Obama? Well, it’s because being extreme, perhaps, and a little bit racist, perhaps, gives you good bona fides in a Republican primary. It shows them that you are on the same side as they are.” “So, it’s a bit of a dog whistle?” Kurtz asked. “Absolutely,” Simon replied.

Not everyone who believes it is a racist. It grew out of the belief that a black man could not be legitimately elected to the president of the United States.

HUH?!?! The “belief” is, in and of itself, racist!

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/30/roger-simon-being-a-little-bit-racist-helps-in-gop-primary/