Me and my racist truck

Politics anywhere can be nasty, but the US style seems to be exceptionally intolerant these days.

Scott Brown, the newly elected Republican Senator from Massachusetts, was recently called a racist by MSNBC commentator, Keith Olbermann, although I’m not sure why. I think it was just a given because he was a Republican and had the audacity to win Teddy Kennedy’s old seat.

However Howard Fineman, a senior editor with Newsweek, came up with the definitive way to spot a racist.

….. Mr. Fineman, a frequent MSNBC political analyst, said Mr. Brown’s truck could have been part of a racist code to Massachusetts voters.

Mr. Olbermann proposed Mr. Brown’s win was part of racist backlash against the black President Obama on his Tuesday evening program. Gamely, Mr. Fineman offered some supporting evidence.

“In some places, there are codes, there are images,” he told Mr. Olbermann. “You know, there are pickup trucks, you could say there was a racial aspect to it one way or another.”

Does this mean I have to sell my truck?

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2 Responses to “Me and my racist truck”

  1. davisoftheapes1 Says:

    Here’s some “code” for Mr. Fineman. “Hey Howard, you’re a freaking idiot!”

    MY truck has absolutely NOTHING to do with racism. My McCain/Palin sticker that is still located in my back window is not code. It’s right out there in the open.

    I wouldn’t let Pelosi, Reid or Obama pet my dog. Much less, support their ignorant bullshit.

  2. Gary Mauser Says:

    To paraphrase Freud, ‘sometimes a truck is just a truck.’

    As the first commentator has observed, seeing symbolism in the candidate’s truck tells us more about Olbermann than it does about Scott Brown.

    As for me, I think I’ll keep my truck.

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