Analyzing a new Republican ad that urges voters to "stop Obama and his union bosses," MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell was shocked Friday night by the message's apparent racism.
"The Republican Party is saying that the president of the United States has bosses... that the unions bossing him around. Does that sound to you like they are trying to consciously or subconsciously deliver the racist message that of course -- of course a black man can't be the real boss?" O'Donnell asks his guest, former Michigan Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
"Wow, I hadn't though about the racial overtones," Granholm responds.
Maybe that's because there are none...?
Here's the GOP's full ad. You decide: is this message "racist" in any way?