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ELECTION: Pitts quick to call Republicans racist

Letter by Bruce J. Snell, Gig harbor on Sep. 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 54 Comments »
September 4, 2012 1:44 pm

Re: “The black and white of political code speak at election time” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 9-2).

I am tired of Pitts invariably accusing Republicans of being racist. He references Vice President Joe Biden’s accusation that Mitt Romney wants to “put y’all back in chains” as just a foolish comment, while Newt Gingrich’s accusation that the president is the “food stamp president” is disingenuous and hypocritical (essentially racist).

Gingrich’s reference is factual and points out that this economy has driven more people into the program, most of whom are white. However there’s no mistaking Biden’s reference to slavery as a direct accusation that Romney is a racist.

Anyone who watched the GOP convention saw that Romney is no racist.

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