What Right Wing Racism?
Here’s yet another ugly little upwelling of racism from the right wing base, as a Colorado Department of Transportation employee forwards an email to her co-workers containing a photoshopped image of President Barack Obama giving Sarah Palin a shoeshine.
UPDATE at 1/1/10 4:52:47 pm:
The shoeshine picture is also in this thread at Free Republic: Do you want your President bowing? Poll.
And it can be found at a host of other right wing websites.
And John Cole found it last year during the campaign at a Team Sarah member page: Stay Classy, Team Sarah.
UPDATE at 1/1/10 5:02:04 pm:
Patterico has discovered that the woman who’s in trouble for forwarding the racist image is registered as a Democrat, and he thinks I should update my post to note that — so I am: Charles Johnson Denounces the “Right-Wing Racism” of a Picture Forwarded by … a Democrat.
But unfortunately, it’s a simple fact that this picture did originate from the right wing, regardless of this particular woman’s party affiliation — as I show in the links posted immediately above. I have yet to discover it at a single left wing site, except as part of a post denouncing the racism of the right wing. So the idea that this is somehow a “left wing” image is completely silly.
UPDATE at 1/1/10 6:25:58 pm:
By the way, I’m registered as a Republican. But the chance of me actually voting for a Republican again is virtually nil at this point, unless something changes drastically in the GOP. Being registered with a political party tells you nothing about a person’s actual beliefs.