Unhinged: Harper’s Mag accuses Romney of ‘sly’ racist jab at Obama
Washington Examiner: Mitt Romney “slyly” proved he’s a racist at the debate while describing his tax plan. Did you notice? No? Anyone? Harper’s Magazine’s Kevin Baker embarrassed himself in accusing Romney of trying to lock down his allegedly-racist base during the debate.
“[Obama]didn’t show a spark of anger, even when Romney slyly found a way to call him a boy, comparing Obama’s statements to the sorts of childish lies his ‘five boys’ used to tell,” Baker lamented. “How the right’s hard-core racists must have howled at that! Mitt, at long last, has secured his base.”
Actually, the entire debate audience laughed at Romney’s clever, innocuous way of rebutting Obama’s attack. Here’s what Romney said to Obama, per the White House transcript:
I will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. I know that you and your running mate keep saying that, and I know it’s a popular thing to say with a lot of people, but it’s just not the case. Look, I’ve got five boys. I’m used to people saying something that’s not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping I’ll believe it. (Laughter.) But that is not the case, all right? I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans.
You just can’t make this stuff up. How in the world can you conclude that what Romney said is racist?
Guess when you’ve run out of excuses for a record number of people on food stamps, a 30-year low in workforce participation, the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating to AA+ (the first time ever below AAA), a decline in median household income (to a level last seen in 1996), and a president that has accumulated more debt than all presidents combined, you pull the race card. Pathetic.