(CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia on Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged attendees to recruit their "little lazy friend" to campaign for President Barack Obama’s reelection.
“So if you’re making calls, knocking on doors, bring that friend, that little lazy friend, bring them,” Mrs. Obama said. "Bring them.
Little lazy friend. You don't get much more obvious than that. Unless you're Romney and you use the word ANGRY twice. Well, I broke the code immediately when I heard her say that in a recent speech. LAZY. That is totally code for black. Just like angry was code in Romney's speech. Toure let us all in on the coding system and how subtle and insidious it could be.
Co-host Touré saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign.“That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization,’” Touré said to the apparent shock of his co-panelists. “You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
If we would all just pay more attention to the words politicians used, we would understand how easy it is to infer racism through the careful use of "code words." Since Toure's insightful analysis and commentary of Romney using the code word ANGRY twice (which was undoubtedly because he was speaking to Republicans and we are stoopid), I have been paying a LOT more attention and these code words are being used everywhere, kittens.
Joe Biden used "y'all." Totally code.
Obama is always using "folks". Code.
Elizabeth Warren said she was Indian because her ancestor had "ridiculously high cheekbones." Are you kidding me? Code.
Al Sharpton famously said this:
That's got to be entirely in code because it's almost unintelligible.
Be on the lookout. These words are everywhere. And they totally mean more than you might think.
UPDATED FOR LINK AWARD! Joan of Argghh! linked me! She is one smart cookie, but if I say that now I'll just look conceited. So I'll say it later.
She is one smart cookie.