The Lowest Form Of Political Discourse

Reality Check: What you may not know is that in this presidential election cycle, every single candidate for president, including President Obama, has been called a racist.

Herman Cain was called a racist because he said blacks had been brainwashed into voting for the democratic party.

Mitt Romney was called a racist by Bill Maher because he is a Mormon, and called racist by MSNBC for continually calling the President by his first and last names instead saying President Obama.

Newt Gingrich was called a racist just a few months ago for calling Palestinians an invented people.

Michelle Bachmann was called a racist a few months ago after saying African American children and black families were better off during slavery presumably because they had both parents living with them. She says she was clearly taken out of context.

Rick Perry was called a racist for a name spray painted on a rock at a hunting camp rented by his family.

Also saying he was taken out of context, one of the latest claims against Rick Santorum, is saying he is a racist for a supposed statement he made that blacks shouldn’t receive welfare. He says he didn’t say that.

President Obama himself has been called a racist by many people, including Glenn Beck, who triggered a fire-storm after saying he believes President Obama doesn’t like white people.

President Obama also called a racist for attending the Reverend Wright’s church for 20 years.

Here’s what you need to know.

The talk of racism has become the lowest form of political discourse.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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