Wednesday, December 9, 2009

coming clean

have you seen this anti-health care reform commercial?

wow. i guess you are.
what really gets me about this ad is the look on people's faces - like "obviously i'm not a racist, how could you possibly think that?" as if racism is off the table. as if arguing against black and brown people getting necessary health care so that your own privileged benefits will not be sullied or diluted is not racist. as if this country isn't built on racism and genocide. i especially love this quote in the commercial:
"if a person is racist just for opposing Obama's health plan...then A LOT of people in this country are racist!"
um... yeah. am i supposed to think that's unlikely?

 here's rachel maddow's take on the ad. they get to a good analysis at about 7:00

via HuffPost

1 comment:

  1. this reminded me of a dave chappelle skit. some folks looked like they were honestly confessing and others seemed to be saying, i'm white and i have a stethoscope, how could i possibly be a racist? hilarious.