Have you noticed how all these right-wingers, like Bill Bennett, want to claim credit for Barack Obama's election as some kind of racial vindication for America, when they're the very people who were indulging the worst kind of dog-whistle stereotypes in their strenuous efforts to keep him from becoming president?
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told Politico Thursday that she was “extremely grateful that we have an African-American who has won this year.” She called his victory “a tremendous signal we sent.”
“I have not seen the United States as a racist nation,” said Bachmann, who represents Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, in the east-central part of the state. “In my district, I don’t sense racism, and that’s why I’m thankful that hopefully this will send a national signal across our country that America is not a nation made up of racists. ... On the same hand, I hope that the national media will not confuse disagreement with Obama’s policy positions with being consumed [by] racism.”
Yep, this is the same woman who thought that Obama was "anti-American." Only a day ago, she also said this:
It looks like the Sopranos. That is kind of what we are looking at. This is knuckle Chicago politics and that is what is going to be in the White House now. We have been, conservative Republicans, have felt the brunt of Rahm Emanuel this election cycle, last election cycle. It’s unlike anything anyone has ever seen or heard and now it’s going to come forth out of the White House.
Piece. Of. Work.