Friday, May 16, 2008

Hey, Didja Hear The One About The Uppity Black Man?

[Cross-posted at Firedoglake.]

The NRA Convention is always good for a few ripe samples of eliminationist right-wing "humor," but today, Mike Huckabee reached new depths:
During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain — joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman.

“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he’s getting ready to speak,” said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. “Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”
If that was another Obama dog whistle we just heard, then we should contemplate what it was whistling. It’s not as though we don’t know who the target audience might be.

In the meantime, I do hope Huckabee doesn’t try the "they took it out of context" defense. The video above includes the larger context of Huckabee’s remarks, which were all about how those libruls are a bunch of worthless elitists who hate Real Americans.

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