Let’s be honest, when Republicans like Sarah Palin accuse Barack Obama of being an “elitist,” they’re really calling him “uppity.” (As opposed to when they call Jews like me “elitist.” Then they’re just calling me, um, a Jew.)
So you gotta at least applaud Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) for his honesty:
“Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity,” Westmoreland said.
Asked to clarify that he used the word “uppity,” Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.”
Yeah, Westmoreland knew the word “uppity” was racially tinged, and he intended to use it in that context. Because… well… that’s how Republicans win elections.