Are You a ‘Swing Racist’?

Cynthia Tucker, a columnist/reporter who heads up the Atlanta Journal-Constitutions “Statistics I Pulled out of My Ass” bureau in Georgia, did the kind of profiling that only liberals are allowed to do when she coughed up this race-baiting phlegm-wad on Chris Matthews’ show:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Put 100 of these people in a room. Strap them into gurneys. Inject them with sodium pentathol. How many of them would say “I don’t like the idea of having a black president”? What percentage?

CYNTHIA TUCKER: Oh, I’m just guessing. This is just off the cuff. I think 45 to 65% of the people who appear at these groups are people who will never be comfortable with the idea of a black president.

Yeah, because I really prefer being robbed by a white president.

Okay, Tucker claims that 45-65% of the tea-party types are racists — that leaves a pretty large “margin of error.” It’s safe to assume that Tucker’s data means that 20% of us are “undecided” racists (“do I hate minorities, or not? Hmm”) — Or we’re “swing racists” (racist against a black leader on some decisions, but not others based upon how their tint looks in any given light on any given day).

Compounding the problem is the fact that I don’t like the black Cynthia Tucker or the white Chris Matthews. Now, does that make me a flat-out racist, or a self-loathing white person? A little of both?

Tucker’s 45-65% estimate would suddenly become 99-100% if Obama wasn’t half-white, so just think how bad it could be.

All of Tucker and Matthews’ rhetoric about racism among the tea-party crowds can almost make you forget this fact: The only black man who was beaten and subjected to racial slurs yesterday was a conservative who was clocked by the leftist goons that Tucker and Matthews support.

Author: Doug Powers

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