Cher Uses McCarthyism to Attack Romney
Cher couldn't hold back time, and she certainly refuses to hold her tongue on Twitter.
The Oscar-winner continues to pound away at her ideological opponents on the social media platform, and here's guessing Mitt Romney isn't losing any sleep over her slams.
Cher isn't simply attacking Romney's record, though. She's calling him a racist, putting her in league with fellow liberals scrambling to talk about anything but President Barack Obama's record.
Calling someone a racist is one of the worst things you can say about someone in 2012. It can end careers (see Michael Richards), prevent someone from purchasing a major sports franchise (Rush Limbaugh) or simply define a person in the public eye - perhaps permanently.
So Cher must have some rock-solid evidence that Romney is a racist, right?
Well, if she does, she's keeping it to herself.
Many media members are using "dogwhistle" parlor games to define virtually anything Romney says or does as racist. It's McCarthyism 2012, making horrific accusations without the evidence to back it up.
Cher has survived decades in the grueling world of show business, and good for her. She of all people should know how grossly unfair it is to label someone without proof, particularly when the label sometimes won't wash off.
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