Leftist MSNBC talking head Cynthia Tucker guesstimates that 45-65 percentof town hall protesters are probably racist.
It’s precisely because racism is such a radioactive accusation that the left is willing to play fast and loose with the evidence, to the point where they’ll declare something like the Obama/Joker poster “racial” simply by free-associating their way from the image itself to some racist stereotype they can use against the right. Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post said it as well as anyone could: “I think race operates in popular culture under the level of explicit consciousness.”
In other words, even if you’re not consciously a racist, you’re a racist subconsciously so long as some liberal can free-associate an argument that you are.
Neat how that works.