Remember Lenny? If not, he was an otherwise nice young man who was devoted to Obama.
When last seen around these parts, he was arguing the it was Republicans who are racist. His assertion was in response to my own assertion that Democrats OWN racism, and I referred him to a detailed account of the major occurrences of the issue going back to the Civil War.
As I recall, his argument was along the lines that the Dems were racist, but that all the racists left the Party and became Republicans about the time of the Civil Rights Act.
Lenny popped (before I spell checked this, that word was "pooped") into my mind recently because of Kansas Governor Sebelius' claim that people won't vote for Obama because of racism, and that was followed by two Ohio state representatives making similar claims, not to mention assorted news liberals who have been saying similar things all along. Then, of course, there's Obama himself who has personally injected race into the equation several times by claiming that Republicans would use euphemisms for "black" when referring to him.
But then what's missing from all this is Republicans themselves. Aside from the Georgia idiot who called Obama uppity, there's been an appalling dearth of racist examples from the right. And I was going to omit that example to see if any liberal loon would bring it up so that i could then inquire, "Yeah, OK, and in addition to that, there was…?
But Snowy gets all churned up when I set people up, so I decided to spare him because I'm just that kind of guy.
Anyway, I was wondering… do you suppose Lenny would say that the reason there has not been a cornucopia of racist references from the GOP is because Republicans don't have to bring up race – it's simply understood?