Lee Atwater on the crushing weight of political correctness and how it put a crimp in Republican Party messaging efforts:

You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites.

As always, necessity is the mother of invention. And hate springs eternal.  And so on.

So in 2009, you say stuff like “where’s your birth certificate”? to the black guy with the funny name  – no surprise that Andrew “Bell Curve” Sullivan and Lou “Dirty Meckscuns” Dobbs* are all over it.  Pure coincidence, I’m sure.  Though to be fair to Andy, he usually shows the same zeal if there’s misogyny* to partake in.

But thanks to liberahomohollywood brainwashing all our kids into war-averse wishy-washy fags, in 2009 instead of saying spic (or not), you have to harp on that uppity “wise Latina” who is obviously stupid and hot-blooded (she’s PUERTO RICAN!11!@!! fercryinoutloud) and who only graduated at the top of her class at Princeton because of affirmative action – which doesn’t actually affect grades (and wasn’t she privileged to be born in the South Bronx housing projects!).  

You could also suggest that Obama’s a secret Muslim, or couch the same accusation in terms of faux concern for what Muslims might do if they deem Obama a deserter of the faith.  Not that he’s a Muslim.  Just sayin’.

But why stop there ye timid little hatemongers?  Go for the gold and accuse Barack Obama of hating white people.  Or being racist himself.  Or, for those extra special industrious little Michelle Malkin Overachievers™, all of the above.

The stuffed monkey effigies, though, are more than a little passe.  More 1968 than 2009.  Get with the program.

(* edited as per secondH)

UPDATE: I believe this only reinforces the notion that Obama is a “banana eating jungle monkey” racist.