Tammy Bruce is a “pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, voted-for-President Bush authentic feminist,” who sometimes subs for right-wing radio diva Laura Ingraham. Like most sane people, Tammy Bruce woke up to the news that President Dumdum had won the Nobel Peace Prize and thought it was a The Onion gag. And she blogged about it in a post titled “I Just Opened a Box of Cracker Jack. Guess What the Prize Was?
“[T]he new prize in the box of Cracker Jack is, that’s right, the Nobel Peace Prize!”
It was accompanied by this photo of ‘Rocky,’ a raccoon that has taken up residence outside her Los Angeles home.
Really? A coon? Is this where we’re at now? Because this sort of stuff isn’t coded speech, it’s not a dog whistle or faux-irony … it’s flat-out, no-apologies, bottom-of-the-barrel, peckerwood racism. Coming from a supposedly mainstream, ‘mugged-by-reality’ class of political commentator.
Alas, there remains no cure for stupid.