Ex-Sports loudmouth says we're closet racists for not supporting Obama

Mike Lupica should have stuck with sports. At least then, his opinionated rants would have been about meaningless drivel instead of issues of consequence.

There is nothing new to ascribing racist attitudes in opposing the president. But how about opining that even his supporters are a bunch of "scummy bigots."

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Last time, there were just weren't enough reasons for enough white voters to vote against the black guy, as much as they wanted to. This time there are plenty.

And please don't believe a single poll on this issue.

If there is one great truth about polling in this country, at least when it comes to race, is that people lie through their teeth. Mostly because they don't want to look like some lousy, scummy bigot -- even talking to an anonymous voice on the telephone.

Of course this election will be about the economy, and Obama's record on it, no matter how much broad-daylight looting of this country went on during the eight years of Bush-Cheney.

Earth to Lupica: George Bush is not a candidate in this election, no matter how much broad daylight stupidity you exhibit in bringing him up.

When it was over four years ago, even people who didn't want to vote for a black presidential candidate -- but did in the end -- congratulated themselves on America finally putting a black man in the White House.

It won't work that way this time. Race won't be the only issue, not in a world of these gas prices, not in an America with this kind of unemployment. But you better believe it will be a huge issue.

Two things that nobody will want to talk about so much in the months between now and November? Race and Romney's religion.

But race wins that one every time, first-round knockout, just because race is always the main event in America, no matter how enlightened we like to think we are.

No, you are not "enlightened" about anything - much less race in America - despite your implying that the rest of us snotty racists are beneath your shining, superior moral character of tolerance and truth. If you want to practice a little misdirection - that would be the old Redskins "counter trey" play Mikey - and take people's attention away from a ruinously horrible economy that the president's policies have made worse, I'd suggest you change the subject to sports. Not that you know more about sports than you do politics. It's just that everyone assumes a sports reporter is already loud, stupid and ill informed, and you would have no need to prove such by writing inconsequential nonsense about race and politics.

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