November 14, 2012

You knew this was coming


A video posted Tuesday by CNN suggests that racism may play a role in the numerous petitions seeking permission from the White House to secede from the United States.

The video is part of a report done by Dustin Barnes of KLRT, a Fox affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas. Barnes spoke with Dr. Art English, a political science professor at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

"It is unique. It's unusual. It is rather strange but strange in the sense that we don't think of secession after an election," Dr. English said.

Although Dr. English never implied racism in the video, Barnes did. "English said it's hard to tell if it's strictly Obama's policies or his race that led to this bold petition," he said.

I wonder -- was it "hard to tell" why "progressives" wanted to secede after George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004? (See also here.)

RELATED: Paul Ryan is "racially insensitive" for saying that, in the election, "the surprise was some of the turnout, some of the turnout especially in urban areas."

Guess not.

Posted by Hube at November 14, 2012 04:33 PM | TrackBack

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Of course. Any criticism of Obama, not matter how legitimate, is going to be labelled "racism" no matter what.

Posted by: Carl at November 14, 2012 04:57 PM

I am so over the whole racism and women's right thingy. Unfortunately, they've made the words irrelevant to many of us.

Posted by: Sara Noble at November 18, 2012 01:20 PM