Executive Editor of the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye told the Washington Examiner in a recent interview that an anti-Obama ad calling the president "cool" is racial code language.
"There's an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there's this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the '70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses," Rye said. "And to me it was just very racially-charged. They weren't asking if Bush was too cool, but, yet, people say that that's the number one person they'd love to have a beer with. So, if that's not cool I don't know what is."
Rye is talking about the ad from the Republican group American Crossroads released in April. She's not talking about this radio ad just released by the Obama campaign, Urbanly titled "We've got your back."
The new radio spot seriously has a group of men (we'll call them Pips) singing "we've got your back" throughout. And that's got to be '70s "blaxploitation" music going on in the background.