Giuliani and Palin Use Racist Dog Whistle in Speeches

Treating 'activist' like a dirty word is bad, using it to invoke racism is much, much worse.

Last night, while listening to first Giuliani and then Palin sneer at Obama for being a "community organizer," I nearly lost my everloving shit with fury -- not just because, on its face, it shows a deep contempt for an engaged citizenry (back to treating activist like a dirty word again), but because, beneath its surface, it was an ugly racist dog whistle.

Ezra succinctly explains the subtext:
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