"Just in case some of your friends or neighbors.. Uncle Jim who is a little stubborn and been watching FOX News … he thinks somehow I’ve raised taxes, let’s just be clear, I’ve lowered taxes for middle class families since I’ve been in office."
Obama tells a crowd at a Virginia rally on Friday that they shouldn’t listen to their stubborn ‘Uncle Jim’ who watches FOX News.
The name Jim is peculiar. "Jim Crow" is often associated with racist segregation laws of the South. For him to call FOX News viewers an Uncle Jim is basically to call them a racist.
According to Obama, if you oppose him, you are
- stubborn and racist
Do you see how subtly Obama brings up class warfare and racial politics into his speeches?