This Racist Election, Proved!

Yes, low-information voters are racists.

Ever since the immaculation of Barack Obama to the Oval Office, it's been impossible to discuss any political matter without charges of racism being deployed.  The media left has baldly stated that it's impossible to criticise the perfection of Obama other than through invidious racism.

We've argued the exact opposite: the only reason he was elected was through racism, as in, people voted for him because of his color and for no other reason.  Over time, Mr. Obama has amply demonstrated his utter incompetence and unfitness for office in every possible way; this latest Obamacare fiasco was merely one example that happened to be too large and public for the sycophantic media to conceal.

Still, the problem with charges of racism is that they're almost impossible to prove, unless the target is so foolish as to come out and confess.  This only happens on the left; plenty of celebrities admitted that they voted for Mr. Obama merely because of his color, and that's racism by definition.

Despite their outsize visibility, celebrities are a tiny minority of the voting population.  Is it fair to say that overall, racism drives voting?  How could you possibly know for sure?

We couldn't come up with a way, but that doesn't mean there isn't one.  The deviantly brilliant politician Dave Wilson not only did, he successfully executed it and now holds office in the fine city of Houston as a result.

What exactly did he do?

If a white guy didn't have a chance in a mostly African-American district, Wilson would lead voters to think he's black. And it apparently worked...

Wilson, a gleeful political troublemaker, printed direct mail pieces strongly implying that he's black. His fliers were decorated with photographs of smiling African-American faces -- which he readily admits he just lifted off websites -- and captioned with the words "Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson."

One of his mailers said he was "Endorsed by Ron Wilson," which longtime Houston voters might easily interpret as a statement of support from a former state representative of the same name who's also African-American. Fine print beneath the headline says "Ron Wilson and Dave Wilson are cousins," a reference to one of Wilson's relatives living in Iowa.

To our surprise, Mr. Wilson is apparently even more cynical about the ignorance and bigotry of inner-city voters than we are.  We may write about how it seems like they only care about their welfare checks and the race of the candidate, but Mr. Wilson actually believed it, and spent considerable time and effort putting it to the test!

By doing so, he's offered conclusive proof that, yes, inner city voters really are that bigoted and ignorant.  If the voters were the slightest bit informed, it should be easy for them to know the actual color of the candidate's skin.  If the voters weren't racist, that color should have made no difference whatsoever.  These voters have voted exclusively Democrat for longer than we've been alive; there's no reason to suppose that would have ever changed for any other reason.  For sure, nothing else seems to have worked.

The only difference was this Hollywood-level scam.  The absurd premise of The Distinguished Gentleman has now been made reality.

And with this decisive proof, once again we have reason to bemoan the criminal failure of Republicans to defend the admirable Herman Cain.  Mr. Cain has an up-from-poverty story that puts Mr. Obama's in the shade, abundant executive and financial experience, and the ability to give great speeches without the aid of a teleprompter.  None of that matters, though: He's black!

No wonder the media pulled out all the stops to knock him out of the running.  If only Republicans had stood firm and nominated Mr. Cain, we'd be in a far better place today.  Bill Clinton may have been beloved as a phony black president, but that only works for Democrats.

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