MSNBC Host: Minnesota Voters Are Ignorant Because They’re White

Yes, that’s really what MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said when talking about Michele Bachmann’s district and why they elect her. You see, it’s because they’re ignorant. Because they’re white.

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What makes those voters so ignorant? Well, for starters, they are whiter than the average district. 92 percent white in fact.

What if I were asking why Rep. Charlie Rangle got elected to a 19th term in Congress despite being ethically challenged, and supposed it was because voters in his district are stupid because they’re black?

I’d be called a racist, and rightfully so, because that’s a racist comment. Just the same as suggesting that Michele Bachmann’s supporters in her district are stupid because they’re white.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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