Blind Racism?

10Sep08

The Governor of New York says that Sarah Palin was turning “community organizer” into racist code at the GOP convention.

“So I suppose a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except with real responsibilities,” she said at the convention.

Paterson sees the repeated use of the words “community organizer” as Republican code for “black”.

Whether you agree with this attempt to use the race shield so generously on Barack’s behalf or not, you have to know that this is not good for Barack.

“I think where there are overtones is when there are uses of language that are designed to inhibit other people’s progress with a subtle reference to their race,” he said.

Barack doesn’t want to be viewed as the black candidate, and if he’s being defended from attacks on his inexperience with charges of racism, you make him into another Al Sharpton in the eyes of mainstream voters.

But the McCain/Palin campaign quickly fired back in a statement, saying: “It is disappointing that Governor Paterson would launch accusations of racism. … Governor Palin’s remarks about Barack Obama’s work as a community organizer was in response to the Obama campaign’s belittling of her executive experience.”



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