Drudge Goes Beyond the Dog Whistle

This, from the front page of the Drudge Report, is just unambiguously racist:

Get it? Because black people are lazy, shiftless moochers, they are naturally ecstatic about President Obama’s forthcoming push for renewed payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance.

On a related note, a July survey from the Pew Research Center found a large uptick in the Republican Party’s standing with white voters, from a modest lead of 46 percent to 44 percent in 2008 to this year’s gulf of 52 percent to 39 percent, a 13-point difference.

Without question, a significant portion of this reflects economic conditions and the long-standing white disaffection with Democrats. But given the large change, I would be surprised if this didn’t also reflect growing racial resentment on the part of older whites who both left the Democratic Party and disapprove of President Obama.

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