Did you really think that video was trump on the whole socialism=welfare=racism thing? It struck me as incredibly innocuous, given that the ad is supposed to be sending code-beams to Appalachian knuckle-draggers.
And yet, http://rossdouthat.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/in_fairness.php
“Obama wants to raise taxes on seniors, hardworking Americans, to give welfare to those who pay none.”
I agree that some of the racial codewords the left as been pointing out over the course of the campaign are BS, but I think it is very hard to deny that McCain is trying to stoke racial fears to help his chances.