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MSNBC Host Claims GOP Using 'IRS' as Codeword for N-Word in Ongoing 'War Against Black Man in the White House

Not a joke.

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir reached new heights (lows?) on Wednesday when he accused Republicans of using the IRS scandal as a tool in their ongoing war against the “black man in the White House"

And as part of the GOP's supposed racist war against President Obama, Republicans are using the word “IRS” as they would the "n-word."

“Republicans are using [the IRS scandal] as their latest weapon in the war against the black man,” he said.

Bashir then referenced the late political consultant Lee Atwater who said the following in 1981:

Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Ni**er, ni**er.”

“So, this afternoon, we welcome the latest phrase in the lexicon of Republican attacks on this president – the IRS,” Bashir said. “Three letters that sound so innocent, but we know what you mean.”

FINAL THOUGHT: We have nothing. This tops everything.



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