A flustered Obama campaign and their steno media hacks have been thrown on the defensive after Obama's "you didn't build that" line. And no, it wasn't a gaffe, it was Obama allowing us to see what he really thinks.
How worried is the campaign? Worried enough that they've spoken about it numerous times including an ad shot in the White House:
That ad follows two separate ones from his campaign attempting damage control. His campaign appearances are now about backpedaling and proclaiming his love for small business. And the Democratic National Committee produced its own panicked memo, which vowed to "turn the page" on Mr. Romney's "out of context . . . BS"—thereby acknowledging that Chicago has lost control of the message.But the public just isn't buying the...BS that the DNC and Obamatons are selling and it's adversely affected him in the polls. So that leaves their only fallback as the race one and they get the vile Jonny Chait to bring it up:
Mitt Romney’s plan of blatantly lying about President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech is clearly drawing blood. But what makes the attack work so well is not so much the lie itself but the broader subtext of it. Watch Obama’s delivery in the snippet put together by this Republican ad[.] ... The key thing is that Obama is angry, and he’s talking not in his normal voice but in a “black dialect.”You got that? Chait hypothesizes that when Obama gets mad he switches to "black dialect" instead the nice, soft, calm black professor voice he normally uses when
This strikes at the core of Obama’s entire political identity: a soft-spoken, reasonable African-American with a Kansas accent. From the moment he stepped onto the national stage, Obama’s deepest political fear was being seen as a “traditional” black politician, one who was demanding redistribution from white America on behalf of his fellow African-Americans.
Dude, there are dog whistles that seemingly only liberals can hear and then there is shit just made up out of the air. This would be the latter. Chait goes there because he knows that this was the real Obama coming out, not the carefully crafted populist they want the world to see. This is the Chicago, Bill Ayers-mentored Obama who despises capitalism and wants government bigger than any Democrat could ever have imagined.
Chait wants those who may have taken offense to Obama's attack on small business owners to feel ashamed because according to him they are being manipulated by the GOP tickling their in-bred racist instincts. Unfortunately for Chait and Obama, three and a half years of being called racist for questioning Obama on anything has toughened the skin of most Americans and silly innuendos of racism have little effect anymore.