There hasn't been much reporting about the open racism by blacks in a a Milwaukee area state assembly race. There are four democratic candidates for the 10th Assembly district. State Representative Sandy Pasch is white, the rest are black. Former state lawmaker Annette Polly Williams recently said, according to columnist Eugene Kane:
"I was a voice for black people; I don't know why she (Pasch) thinks she can be a voice for black people."
The woman who currently holds the seat but is running for state senate, Elizabeth Coggs, upped the racism ante Saturday, according to the Journal Sentinel:
State Rep. Elizabeth Coggs, the Milwaukee Democrat running in the August primary for state senator, urged a gathering of mostly black voters Saturday to "vote for someone that looks like you."
Try, although I realize it's nearly impossible, to imagine someone campaigning for Mitt Romney urging white people to vote for someone "who looks like them." It boggles the mind. I said as much of Williams' quote; imagine George W. Bush saying: "I was a voice for white people; I don't know why he (Obama) thinks he can be a voice for white people."
Conservatives who did this would be labeled as racists, and rightly so. Not blacks. They can spew racism with impunity. And when a reporter tries to call Coggs on it, she barks "back off." Well, if that's not what you said, then what did you mean???? Another classic "did I say that out loud?" moment.