BuzzFeed Author Finds Romney Driving Past a Confederate Flag Noteworthy
Before we get any further into this story, I have to warn you that this is not satire. That having been said, BuzzFeed's Zeke Miller perpetrated one of the worst attempts at guilt by association ever made. Miller attempted to intimate that Mitt Romney is a racist because his motorcade drove past private property that had a Confederate flag flying on it as he campaigned in Virginia.
You read that right. All Romney did was sit in a car that drove past a Confederate flag and that was something that Miller thought was "news."
Miller made this trenchant observation on his Twitter feed on October 5.
Romney motorcade just passed a hill flying a large confederate flag in rural SW VA
Wow. Imagine, driving past a Confederate flag in a state that makes millions in tourist money off its intimate connection to American history! Imagine the sheer luck of finding a Confederate flag flying in the one state most associated with the Civil War! Why, the absolute craziness of finding a Confederate flag flying in the state that hosted the Capitol of the Confederate States of America!
What are the chances?
And that darn Romney? Shame on him for purposefully sitting in a car that sought out Confederate scenery to drive past. Why, it's proof of any manner of racism. Heck, that car may well have been covered in a white sheet.
But, maybe Mr. Observant was trying to enrich all our understanding of the lives of the candidates on the road? Maybe he made the same sort of intellectual observations about candidate Obama?
Ace of Spades wondered that, too and took a look to see what Zeke "The Watcher" Miller had to say about Obama's campaign journey.
- Pool: Obama insisted on taking a photograph in front of the sign that read "Michelle's Bakery."
- Obama per pool: " And she spells it the right way, with two Ls. That’s the correct way"
- Pool: "Potus seemed enamored by the shop's name. "It is no coincidence that I’m stopping at Michelle’s bakery,"
Those are the hard-hitting observations that will expose Obama as… er… a lover of bakeries named after his wife?