In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.
Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.
One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
People who claim that Obama is being heckled and disrespected more than any other president tend to have a short memory.
Sea level is for sissies. With 54,000 runners in last year’s race, the 2012 Bolder Boulder is as popular as ever with 92 heats this year from qualified professional runners to casual walkers and joggers. The Memorial Day Weekend race is one of the largest in the nation in which all participants are timed. Sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, it is one of the most watched and participated-in events in Colorado.