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.

You may also like