It’s not about race

Digby must have missed the memo:

What’s funny about this is that the author obtusely insists that the “two  Americas” she’s talking about is generational rather than racial. I think most  of us understand very well what she meant by that.

She’s talking about this (Mrs. Welch is the wife of Jack Welch, the ex-CEO of GE):

That advertisement features Mr Romney delivering an off-key rendition of “America the Beautiful”, while the viewer is treated to scenes of empty offices and  factories and headlines alleging that Mr Romney moved jobs from the US to  other countries and kept money in offshore accounts.

Mr Romney counter-attacked  with a commercial noting the country’s dismal economic condition and  suggesting that Mr Obama only cares about helping his campaign donors. To drive  that point home, it concluded with the president singing “I’m so in love with  you”, a line from the old Al Green hit “Let’s Stay Together” to cheers from  supporters at a fundraiser this year that was attended by Mr Green himself.


“It’s the difference between the songs that they’re singing,” Mrs Welch said. “Mitt Romney didn’t exactly do a beautiful job on that song, but think about  what he’s singing, OK? I mean it’s that patriotic song and he goes all the way  through it. Then you’ve got the very cool Barack Obama singing Al Green. That is  the two different Americas. Isn’t it?”

As Charles Pierce is wont to say: it’s not about race, it’s never about race. In fact, she’s the racist for saying it might be about race.

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