Obama can't run on his record, so his shills still play the racist card
The 2008 general election was another referendum on old-fashioned electoral racism—this time among Democratic voters. The long primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Obama had the important effect of registering hundreds of thousands of Democrats. By October 2008, it was clear that Obama could lose the general election only if a substantial portion of registered Democrats in key states failed to turn out or chose to cross party lines. For Democrats to abandon their nominee after eight years of Bush could be interpreted only as an act of electoral racism.
Bollocks. And in retrospect, the [grassroots] PUMAs got it more right than wrong: Both McCain and Obama were Rs, so why the heck not vote for the genuine article? Also, to, vile misogyny and caucus theft.
And hilariously, Obama supporters still seem to believe that the way to win voters over is to insult them:
President Obama has experienced a swift and steep decline in support among white Americans—from 61 percent in 2009 to 33 percent now. I believe much of that decline can be attributed to their disappointment that choosing a black man for president did not prove to be salvific for them or the nation. [Yeah. I mean, it's not like Obama ran, as the transformational candidate of "hope" and "change"] His record is, at the very least, comparable to that of President Clinton, who was enthusiastically re-elected. The 2012 election is a test of whether Obama will be held to standards never before imposed on an incumbent. If he is, it may be possible [Weasel alert!] to read that result as the triumph of a more subtle form of racism.
So subtle it doesn't exist.