If you had any doubts that a Sarah Palin presidential run would be a full-on, racially charged assault on the first family, dripping with references to Jeremiah Wright and accusations that the Obamas don’t really love America, this should remove that doubt for good.
From the HuffPo:
In passages leaked from her forthcoming book America by Heart, Sarah Palin — the erstwhile quitter governor of Alaska, who now, by all indications, fancies herself as President of the United States — has taken another cheap shot at First Lady Michelle Obama.
In a passage on perceptions of racial inequality in the United States, Palin slams President Barack Obama, who, she asserts, “seems to believe” that “America — at least America as it currently exists — is a fundamentally unjust and unequal country.”
And then she goes after Michelle Obama:
Certainly his wife expressed this view when she said during the 2008 campaign that she had never felt proud of her country until her husband started winning elections. In retrospect, I guess this shouldn’t surprise us, since both of them spent almost two decades in the pews of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church listening to his rants against America and white people.
Palin also goes after the country’s African-American attorney general, Eric Holder, in her book, also on racial terms:
It also makes sense, then, that the man President Obama made his attorney general, Eric Holder, would call us a “nation of cowards” for failing to come to grips with what he described as the persistence of racism.
The book passages were first leaked on Palingates, which also found the would be White Queen dragging 12-year-old Malia Obama into her arguments (or her ghost-writer’s) and referring to young Americans as a bunch of spoiled little whiners who feel entitled to jobs and salaries they haven’t earned (now who does that sound like …) and the president as the product of a “self esteem culture” that confers status without accomplishment. Again, self-reflect much, Ms. Palin?
Read more about the book on Palingates. And ask yourself this question: what do Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson and Andrew Breitbart and his clan have in common? What theme do you see constantly recurring in their attacks on the president? If you said constant, droning, insistent racial provocation, edging right up to, but carefully excluding the n-word, but always pricking at that divide between black and white, needling it and harping on it so that the listener gets it, even if the word isn’t said? You get a gold star.