Recently Virginia State Senator L. Louise Lucas not only suggested but actually insisted that as a matter of indisputable fact Mitt Romney is - wait for it - racist!:
State Sen. L. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), a campaign surrogate for President Obama in Virginia, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is appealing to racists who do not want a black man in the White House.
Asked on a Hampton Roads radio show why the former Massachusetts governor had been able to pull even with President Obama in a recent poll, Lucas said the problem was race
"Mitt Romney, he's speaking to ... a segment of the population who does not like to see people other than a white man in the White House or in any other elective position," Lucas said Tuesday. "Let's be real clear about it — Mitt Romney is speaking to a group of people out there who don't like folks like President Barack Obama in any elective or leadership position. We know what's going on here. And some people may be afraid to say it, but I'm not. ... He's speaking to that fringe out there who do not want to see anybody but a white person in a leadership position."
Wow, not mincing words here, for the Honorable L. Louise Lucas to be able to make this claim she must have some pretty good evidence to back it up - Right? Right?
<insert crickets chirping here>
Uh actually no. She simply threw out the claim fresh from her posterior as if it were perfectly obvious that anyone with the audacity to run against his highness - The One - had to be a card carrying member of the KKK.
That being said I tried to 'help a sista out' by doing something that I am sure Ms. Lucas has never once in her life done and that is to try to find something to backup the bile she so casually tosses out. Henceforth I found in yesterday's Rasmussen's daily tracking poll that - gulp - she might be right because Romney has a 20 point lead among whites!!!
Lordy Jesus, Say it ain't so!
Oh but wait a cotton picking minute - in that same poll it appears that Obama (oddly enough a black man) enjoys an 82% lead among blacks!
Hmmmm, so that means one of two things. Either blacks are four times more racist than whites orrrrrr maybe, just maybe, a majority of whites have had enough of the "hope and change" nonsense and are voting in their best interest (regardless of race) and by golly blacks might just be doing the same thing too.
Nah - forget that - it's much easier to just play the race card.
My guess is that Ms. Lucas is as vacuous as most of the elected officials we have at every level of government. Where rhetoric is much more politically valuable than actually knowing what the hell you are talking about because politics are not about solving problems anymore, but rather, getting as much face time as possible to get that next vote.