e coli in the word salad: Sarah's toxic rhetoric

e coli in the word salad

by digby

So there's another controversy about edited tapes. This time it's Sarah Palin griping that the Obama campaign has selectively edited her comments on Hannity for a campaign ad. Hilariously, Breitbart.com is complaining about the editing too.(You can see the ad here.)

But TPM found the whole passage and guess what? The Obama campaign was doing her a favor. The real quote is much worse:

He is bringing us back to days, you can hearken back to days before the Civil War, when unfortunately too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal. And it was the Civil War that began the codification of the truth that here in America, yes we are equal, and we all have equal opportunities, not based on the color of your skin, you have equal opportunity to work hard and to succeed and to embrace God-given opportunities to develop resources and work extremely hard and as I say, to succeed.

Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand the gravity of that mistake that took place before the Civil War and why the Civil War had to really start changing America.

What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin. Why are we allowing our country to move backwards instead of moving forward with that understanding that as our charters of liberty spell out for us, we are all created equally?

It's always hard to figure out exactly what she was trying to say, but it looks to me as if she was saying that Barack Obama believes that white people are inferior. Either that or she's saying that he believes black people are inferior (like they did before the civil war) and I think that's a long shot, don't you?

This is probably one Sarah and the Breitbart gang should probably leave alone. It's not going to work in her favor.