John Hawkins, a blogger for the Romney campaign, called President Obama a racist in his latest article for RightWingNews. As far as he’s concerned, this election isn’t about Obama’s policies, but his disdain for white people:
It actually SHOULDN’T be a secret that Barack Obama is not overly fond of white people. The first clue was that he spent 20 years in Jeremiah Wright’s anti-American, anti-white, anti-Semitic church. You don’t go to a church for twenty years unless you’re in general accordance with the pastor.
And you also don’t learn to hate white people by having a loving white mother and white grandparents.
But wasn’t it Mitt Romney’s church that exercised racist policies? Wasn’t it Brigham Young, Joseph Smith’s successor, who described black people as cursed with dark skin as punishment for Cain’s murder of his brother? Mitt Romney remained with the Mormon church throughout all of that, and supported its racism.
But none of that matters to Hawkins as he continued with his race baiting. According to a tweet by Hawkins, “A white woman voting for Barack Obama is like a black woman voting for the KKK.” It makes no sense, but it doesn’t have to. Folks like Hawkins are racially aroused, it’s how they get off, and all they can see are their own projections of blackness.
If the Romney campaign weren’t buttressed by racists, this guy would’ve lost his blogging job months ago. Truth is, the right enjoys this sort of muckraking because it draws attention away from the issues that actually matter and it allows them to project their own racism onto Obama. It’s sad indeed, but this is who the right wing is now. We shouldn’t fool ourselves.