jakovasaur wrote:Nordic Einar wrote:For those of you who aren't from south of the Mason-Dixie, "Government Nigger" is an extremely common term used to describe low-income blacks on welfare. It's the much more overtly racist "welfare queen".
...So do you think Santorum thinks Obama is a low-income black on welfare?
I can't help but notice that Republican rhetoric for the past four years has been peppered with copious amounts of talk of Obama's "thugs." Does that mean that Republicans who use that language literally believe officials in the administration are low-income, violent gang-members? No. It is merely a disparaging way to use the negative connotations of that to apply to otherwise non-negative situations.
Same with this.