And there’s nothing the left hates more than white men.
During Monday night’s The Ed Show, host Ed Schultz took on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s penchant for “vilifying President Obama” with the “coded language” of racism. During the panel segment, Salon’s Joan Walshsummed Gingrich up in easily-deciphered fashion, telling Schultz that “Newt is the face of the politics of resentment and racism and angry white male rage” that led voters to vote against their own economic interests. [...]
Walsh then tied Gingrich’s race-baiting to Mitt Romney’s economic opportunism, telling Ed “We have a really interesting case study in the Republican party in these two candidates because Mitt is the candidate, a vulture capitalist that hollowed out the middle class and represented and enriched the top 1%. Newt is the face of the politics of resentment and racism and angry white male rage that let guys like Mitt do that to the economy. They work hand-in-hand.”
Unfortunately, they will continue to work hand-in-hand as long as the mainstream media continues to let Gingrich skate on his explicit uses of race to stir up the base. When he gets in the polite company of mainstream journalists, he claims he was talking about all people, and far too few of those mainstreamers have the stomach for this fight, for simply saying, “No, that’s not what you said.”