NewsBusters reported Friday that Politico's Roger Simon, appearing on PBS's Inside Washington, accused the Romney campaign of employing a racist "dog whistle" in its anti-Obama welfare ad.
Also appearing on the program was syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer who scolded, "Any time a real issue is brought up here, all of a sudden it’s a silent dog whistle that only liberals hear...Clinton’s the guy who passed the law in the first place. Was that a dog whistle? Was he a racist?" (Video follows with transcript and commentary).
ROGER SIMON, POLITICO: But I think that’s the dog whistle in this ad.
GORDON PETERSON, HOST: Anybody else hear a dog whistle?
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Any time a real issue is brought up here, all of a sudden it’s a silent dog whistle that only liberals hear. If Barack Obama had been white like say Bill Clinton, and he had done this, you would have the same attacks. Clinton’s the guy who passed the law in the first place. Was that a dog whistle? Was he a racist?
Mickey Kaus, who’s one of the leading neo-liberal writers in America who knows this stuff in and out, he wrote a book called “The End of Inequality,” has written about this reform that now has been introduced by the Obama administration. He says it guts the entire legal structure of it. He knows, and look, let me give you simply one example. The reason it guts it is it allows governors to waive the work rule, and to instead institute job training, which includes hula dancing, self-esteem classes, and keeping a journal. That’s what we are talking about by gutting the law. What Clinton insisted on, what conservatives they are insisting on, and what Obama is overturning is the work first requirement. That’s the heart of it.
The reality is liberal media members see racism in everything, especially since Barack Obama first threw his name into the presidential ring in February 2007.
Now, a conservative can't sneeze without being accused of racism.
It's gotten pretty old, hasn't it?