One of the lines that got me roarin' from Sarah Palin's Tea Party convention speech was this:
"They know we're at war, and to win that war we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern,”
But did you know that it was a racist remark? No? Well maybe that's because you ain't no Hah-vahd perfesser, like this towering intellect:
Ogletree, founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, says he sees the “professor” label as a thinly veiled attack on Obama’s race. Calling Obama “the professor” walks dangerously close to labeling him “uppity,” a term with racial overtones that has surfaced in the political arena before, Ogletree said...
“The idea is that he’s not one of us,” Ogletree says of the professor label. “He has these ideas that are left wing, that are socialist, that he’s palling around with terrorists -- those were buzzwords, but the reality was they were looking at this president as an African American who was out of place.”
Thomas L. Haskell, a professor emeritus of history at Rice University, agrees that racial bias may be implicit in the attack on Obama’s professorial past.
“For me and a lot of other academic types, we identify with Obama precisely because he is an intellectual,” Haskell says. “But what does that mean to John Q. Public? I don’t know. John Q. Public may be frightened of these people, especially because this particular intellectual is a black.”
That would be the white part of the public that over-whelmingly voted for him.
It was because they were scared of a black man.
I'll spare you the rest of it.
Suffice it to say, that ANY criticism of The One is racist, and if you don't know that, yer just a dumb redneck.