The charge of "racism" is thrown around frequently in politics, usually by liberals, and usually without any basis in fact.
Today, however, we find an act of racism caught on tape. In the video below, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith tells African-Americans that in considering whether or not to support the President's re-election, they shouldn't consider his policies, political positions or personal credibility. All they should consider is his skin color.
"I have the President's back, and it's up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back," Smith declares.
Wow. Normally you'd have to go to David Duke to hear a statement so belligerently, militantly racist as that. Imagine the uproar if another NFL coach said four years ago during the primary that "It's up to us as white people to show Hillary Clinton that we have her back."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said that he dreamed of an America where his children "will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Lovie Smith - and the President, by allowing his campaign to sponsor this kind of overt racism - have declared Dr. King's dream to be dead and buried, and put us all on notice that nothing matters but skin color. By spreading this poison, they demonstrate their vision of an America divided into tribes, each fighting the other for domination based on ethnicity. It's 180 degrees from the vision that the founders and Dr. King had for America. If Smith or Obama had any capacity for shame, they would renounce this ad tomorrow.