I saw this earlier today:
Joe Scarborough said Friday that he doesn't understand what evidence Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has to back up his claim that opposition to President Barack Obama's signature health care law is driven by his race.Now, remember: I'm a guy who thinks that the next Democratic president is going to be under such merciless assault from wingnuts that the hatred is going to be impossible to distinguish from Obama-hate -- and that's true even though the next Democratic president will almost certainly be white. Right-wingers hated Bill Clinton. They hate Hillary Clinton. They hate Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. They will hate Elizabeth Warren or Martin O'Malley or Andrew Cuomo or Brian Schweitzer if one of them is the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate rather than Hillary, and the hatred will only increase if one of them actually becomes president. And they will continue to hate Obamacare even if a future Democratic president and Congress modify it so it's significantly different from the current system.
"I must say, I have been behind closed doors with thousands of conservatives through the years. I have never once heard one of them say in the deep south or in the northeast or in South Boston, 'Boy, I really hate Obamacare because that black president' -- no, I've never heard anybody come close to saying that," Scarborough said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "And I have spoken to some wildly right wing groups. I have never heard it once."
Scarborough was reacting to a tense exchange between Rockefeller and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) Wednesday during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on health care. Johnson took offense when Rockefeller suggested that some of those who oppose the Affordable Care Act don't like the President because he's "of the wrong color."
If you tell me that race is the furthest thing from the minds of at least some Obamacare haters, you're not really paying very close attention.
It didn't take me very long to find these:
(Source; source; source; source; source.)
Surprised, Joe? You shouldn't be.