So the media is gearing up to do what they always do: counterattack.
The counterassault has already started, and it’s come from a supremely predictable angle: Biden isn’t the real racist, Mitt Romney is. This is an angle the left used successfully on Newt Gingrich’s brilliant “food stamp president” label for Obama. Now they’ll try to apply it to Romney. Touré tried to misdirect from Biden’s comments to Romney by stating that Romney’s ire at Biden – and particularly his line that Obama’s “angry” campaign ought to be sent back to Chicago – “niggerized” Obama, making him look like a stereotypical angry black man. Except that Obama is angry. And he’s making an ass of himself. But for Touré, Biden’s race-baiting and Obama’s rage are evidence of Romney’s racism.
That’s just the beginning. Next, the media will undoubtedly target Romney’s slogan that “Obama isn’t working,” suggesting that to imply a black man isn’t working is to “reinforce stereotypes” or some other such nonsense. In fact, members of the media have been making this argument to little effect for months. Of course, Romney means that Obama doesn’t work hard enough – he’s too busy partying with George Clooney and golfing – and doesn’t work for the country, since he’s a failed president. But that won’t stop the press.