Thursday, August 13, 2009

Race Card Played In Healthcare Debate

Someone painted a swastika on a sign outside the district office of Democratic Georgia congressman David Scott. Scott hopes to use the incident to make the healthcare debate all about race and nothing else:
Scott, who is black, said he also has received mail in recent days that used N-word references to him, and that characterized President Barack Obama as a Marxist.

"We have got to make sure that the symbol of the swastika does not win, that the racial hatred that's bubbling up does not win this debate," Scott said in a telephone interview. "There's so much hatred out there for President (Barack) Obama."
We can now expect opponents of socialized medicine to be characterized as "racist," regardless of the fact that Marxism and socialism are not races.

Scott said he is "optimistic" to see if the perpetrators of the vandalism were caught on surveillance cameras. Probably won't happen if the swastika drawers are familiar with the building, like if they work there or something.