Saturday, May 10, 2008

This Time, Racist Appeals Will Backfire in Kentucky

Three ways that Senator Clinton's dog-whistles to racists help Obama in Kentucky:

1. It dismays and turns off her non-racist supporters.

As much as Obama supporters would love to believe that all Clinton supporters are racists, it's not true. What is true is that her racist remarks make all her supporters look like racists, and that's chasing the non-racists out of her camp. They're not Obama voters yet, but they're not giving any more money, volunteer time or letters-to-the-editor to Senator Clinton.

2. It shines a spotlight on closeted racists.

The real racists who may not have any love for Hillary but will never vote for a n****r are on the verge of getting outted.

Here's a truth about 21st-century racists that Senator Clinton never learned:

They're not proud of being racists, and they don't like being identified as such.

That's why the "muslim" and "unamerican" lies keep getting traction. Nobody really believes them but pretending to believe them is convenient cover for the real reason they're not going to vote for Obama: he's a n****r.

If by May 20 it's conventional wisdom that a Clinton victory proves Kentucky is full of racists, a significant number of those closet racists might refuse to vote for Senator Clinton just to prove those damn Yankee reporters wrong.

Right now, I still think Senator Clinton's going to win Kentucky, albeit by less than five points.

But if she keeps up these raw, obvious appeals to racism, she's going to shame all of those racists right out of the voting booth.

3. If the racist dog-whistling works in the primary enough for a Clinton victory, that fools McCain into thinking that Kentucky is in his pocket for the general.

That's what all his dear, dear BFFs in the MSM are saying. And that stupid 50-state strategy that loser Dean is promoting for the dems is obviously a commie, homo plot. Nothing a real man repug needs to win.

Kentucky's gone with the winner of the Presidential Election every time since 1964 - and with the person who ended up in the White House since 2000. I don't expect that to change in 2008, and I'm sure McCain agrees.

But not for the same reason.

Cross-posted at BlueGrassRoots.