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Racist Umbrellagate scandal overshadowed by fake Benghazi, IRS outrage

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http://twitter.com/#!/GPollowitz/status/335910545603559424

Yes, it is now racist to talk about President Obama and the umbrella. In fact, let’s just add “umbrella” to the Big Book of Racial Code Words. It was bad enough when rank-and-file right wingers (like Howard Kurtz) noted the unbelievably bad optics of President Obama summoning a pair of Marines to hold umbrellas over him and the Turkish prime minister. “They’re gonna look good next to us,” he improvised.

We know that conservatives don’t understand metaphor, but even Sarah Palin couldn’t overlook the timing of the president calling in the Marines for shelter following a week of scandals, including testimony from Benghazi whistleblowers who testified to being abandoned while under attack. Wrote Palin, “glad you finally called in the Marines … shame it was just to hold your umbrella.” Did Palin know her criticism was necessarily driven by racism? Because there’s no other explanation.

http://twitter.com/#!/jaypsyd/status/335725605570105344
http://twitter.com/#!/piper1233/status/335775720494219264
http://twitter.com/#!/RobertaSaidThat/status/335789671147790336
http://twitter.com/#!/rollingingraves/status/335923624714326017
http://twitter.com/#!/Arianna8927/status/335908087582031872
http://twitter.com/#!/sfpelosi/status/335551325498654720

MSNBC hasn’t been very quick about getting to the bottom of those other pseudo-scandals but managed to put up a photo montage of white Republican presidents beneath umbrellas held by others. The Huffington Post also managed to dig up a photo of — wait for it — Palin herself being escorted underneath an umbrella. And the Washington Post is on it. Now that’s investigative journalism.

http://twitter.com/#!/SabrinaSiddiqui/status/335507372330057728
http://twitter.com/#!/JenStroup/status/335429233071493121

Update:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheDuffelBlog/status/335515887266328576



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