Hey, any time you can say that the first African-American president is actually a racist, you have to do it, right?
That’s the logic in Ben Stein’s world at least. The former host of Win Ben Stein’s Money, various ads for Clear Eyes, and alleged sexual harasser of pregnant women went on the offensive last night on Fox News. Stein apparently takes great umbrage with government-subsidized programs like welfare and health care, and believes that President Obama is merely pandering to African-American voters by giving them plenty of government assistance.
“It’s all a way to racialize voting in this country,” Stein claimed. “This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans. Anyone who investigates it even a little bit knows it’s hogwash.”
While Stein will probably get skewered for these comments by people far more capable of a nuanced political argument, you have to at least give him credit: he has at least found a way to keep his name in the news. Plus, he gets bonus points for great use of “hogwash.”