FightBigotry asserts that President Obama has been allowed to get away with “his disturbing, yet crystal-clear pattern of tacitly defending black racism against white folks before and since being elected president.”
The man behind FightBigotry is Stephen Marks, a Republican media consultant and opposition researcher. In 2008, Marks wrote a book called “Confessions of a Political Hitman.”
The ad accuses Attorney General Eric Holder of playing the “race card” when he said that people who criticize the Obama administration are motivated by race. The narrator of the ad says:
“Implying that whites are too stupid to have honest disagreements with the president without being racist is, in and of itself, racist against whites,” the narrator says.
The ad is making the accusation based on an article that appeared in the New York Times in December 2011. In the article, Holder said that some critics were “conflating things, conveniently leaving stuff out, construing thins to make it seem not quite what it was.”
In the article, Holder said that he perceived that some people were motivated by their animosity towards President Obama and that he was his representative. Said Holder:
“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him., both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African American.”
Because it is illegal for SuperPACs to coordinate with campaigns, they tend to be able to be sympathetic to one candidate and be aggressive with their messages against their opponent without negatively affecting the reputation of the candidate they support.
FightBigotry edits President Obama’s famous speech that he made while he was a senator. The way they edit the speech makes it seem as though President Obama dismisses his grandmother as “a typical white person,” and they also makes it seem as though President Obama supported the controversial Reverend Wright’s statements even though Obama explicitly condemned them.
The narrator of the ad goes on to say:
“Mr. President, you ran as the candidate of change, but one thing has not changed—your tacit defense of racism against white folks, despite receiving nearly half the white vote to win the presidency.”
Although Obama won the presidency in 2008, he only had 43% of the White vote which is the lowest of any winning presidential candidate in the history of the country.