Race Baiting: implying that there is an underlying race-based motive in the actions of others towards the group baited, where none in fact exists.
GOP messaging fails just go on and on and on. Rush, the GOP's race baiter in chief is at it again. Rush is no longer bothering to slyly couch his race baiting. Now, he just issues an overt rhetorical attack on the President and since 90% + blacks supported Obama, by extension, he's talking about the rest of us too. He's most recent race baiting goodness from the July 2nd show:
Why aren't we growing jobs in this country like we used to? Why aren't we? It's not hard to do. There's all kinds of textbook evidence, real-life historical evidence of how to do it. We're not doing it; we're not doing it on purpose. It's payback time. All the people who are unemployed? It's time for you to find out what it's like to be an American all these 200 years. "Yeah, greatest country on earth, superpower? Right. Well, might have been for some people, but you're going to find out what it's been like for 200 years for some of us to be an American. It's payback time." That's what's going on here.
For his massive audience, he ascribes to the President of the United States a racial revenge motive. He basically argues that the black president and the black DOJ head have it in for white people. Its naked racebaiting....and no one in the GOP will object to it.