Or so says John Hawkins through Twitter. You might know who he is — he wrote this oh-so-interesting column that appeared on Mitt Romney’s site not so long ago. He also said that “a white woman voting for Barack Obama is like a black woman voting for the KKK.”
I’m not sure if he really understands how racist that is; I’m guessing yes. Something he likely does not understand is that any woman voting for Romney is doing herself a disservice.
While we all sometimes have sneaking suspicions about conservatives’ racism, things like this help us move to confirmation of the obvious. Mediaite reports:
Forget, for a moment, the inherent racism of the Hannity/Carlson theory that criticizing the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina (while explicitly saying it had nothing to do with race) is racist because a black guy was saying it to a black audience in a black accent. Forget the sick racism inherent in comparing the first black President with an organization that terrorized, tortured, murdered, and raped black people (and even some white people) for over a century. Rather, don’t forget them, but add to them the deep-dish racism of specifying “white women” as particularly imperiled by our first black President: the theme of thousands of lynchings.
The column Hawkins wrote that appeared on Romney’s website was a fun read. My personal favorite part was the first paragraph:
Over the last few months, it has been absolutely stunning to see Mitt Romney, of all people, portrayed as some sort of greedy, ruthless, unfeeling corporate raider who plows over everyone who gets in his way so he can make a few dollars more. Of all the criticisms you could aim at Mitt Romney, there is none that has less validity than that one. In fact, the vast majority of people who read this column — whether they’re liberal, conservative, or moderate — probably don’t personally know a single person who has proven to be more generous and compassionate than Mitt Romney. Yes, really. It’s okay if you’re skeptical — but, you won’t be after you finish reading this column.
Yeah, okay. Tell that to Seamus (his family dog that was forced to ride on the roof) and the teenage kid who got his hair cut off by Romney; tell that to the companies he gutted and the jobs he sent overseas.