A new PSA starring Republican Missouri Rep. Rob Schaaf
features the GOP state lawmaker, along with a parade of other opponents of Barack Obama's health-care reform, declaring for the camera, "I'm a racist," or for the more noncommittal, "I guess I'm a racist."
The ad is pegged to a Rasmussen poll
that found that 12 percent of Americans think that most opponents of health-care reform are racist. While the ad aims to be sarcastic, the poll undercuts that point, since the vast majority (88 percent) discounts the anti-reform-racism connection.
Here's the ad, followed by a commercial we'd love to see it remixed with. Just do the work in your head.
Now, sing along.