Laying the groundwork for Obama’s defeat: It’s the RAAAAACISM! [Darleen Click]
Just like Obama has no responsibility for the FUBAR economic situation we are in, so any criticism of his policies and performance are really the result of racism.
We know this because, gasp, racially-tinged searches
[Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a doctoral candidate in economics at Harvard University] chose a common racial insult that starts with “N” and looked for searches that used the singular and plural forms of the word. “The most common searches including the epithet… return websites with derogatory material about African-Americans,” he writes in his study. “The top hits for the top racially charged searches are nearly all textbook examples of antilocution, a majority group’s sharing stereotype-based jokes using coarse language outside a minority group’s presence.”
That held true for searches from 2004 through 2007 (searches for “n**ga” led mostly to rap lyrics, which he disregarded for this study). “I used data from 2004 to 2007 because I wanted a measure not directly influenced by feelings toward Mr. Obama,” he writes in the New York Times.
But from 2008 on, he discovered, “Obama” was one of the most prevalent search terms in racially tinged online searches. [...]
“The results imply that, relative to the most racially tolerant areas in the United States, prejudice cost Obama between 3.1 percentage points and 5.0 percentage points of the national popular vote,” Stephens-Davidowitz points out in his study. “This implies racial animus gave Obama’s opponent roughly the equivalent of a home-state advantage country-wide.” [...]
What does this mean for this year’s contest? “Losing even two percentage points lowers the probability of a candidate’s winning the popular vote by a third,” Stephens-Davidowitz explains. “Prejudice could cost Mr. Obama crucial states like Ohio, Florida and even Pennsylvania.”
h/t Pundit Press
One cannot even use the word “cool” about Obama without it being found “racist”. From James Taranto
Another adjective has been added to the ever-growing list of Obama-era racial slurs. Angela Rye, executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, identifies it in a C-Span interview:
I think that some of the language that’s used; I’ll give you an example. There’s an ad talking about the President is too cool. Is he too cool? And it’s this music that reminds me of you know some of the blacksploitation films from the ’70s playing in the background; him with his sunglasses. And to me it was just very racially charged.
They weren’t asking if Bush was too cool, but yet people say that that’s the number one person they’d love to have a beer with. So if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is. But I just think even cool; the term cool could in some ways be deemed racial in a sense.
If one doesn’t genuflect in the direction the White House anytime Obama (PBUH) is mentioned, you
maybe are a RAAAAACIST.
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