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.
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.