I don’t have anything special against Matt Welch. I liked his book about McCain, he’s written reasonable stuff in the past, but now he’s an unabashed glibertarian. Nobody’s perfect. But his appearance on the Snooze Hour today (h/t JK) made me laugh.
I would expect it (racism) to manifest itself at minimum with people expressing, whether it’s in their signage or in their conversation, concerns about hot-button racial issues: affirmative action, immigration, welfare queens, and whatnot.
Uh, Matt, many of them were carrying signs of a black president in white face. Isn’t that a better measure than whether or not they were using 1980s phrases like “welfare queens”?
And this especially:
And I saw a precious little — and I even tried to tease people out, like, “Ah, what do you think about that Obama character? Is he legitimate? Is he not?”
I don’t what it is, but the idea of this guy “teasing out” teabaggers by asking what they thought of this Obama character just cracks me up.