Kerry Healy’s advertisement in the MA gubenatorial race attacking Deval Patrick might feel less racist if there wasn’t an hint of an implication that African-Americans are soft on crime, sympathetic to cop killers and possibly even criminal themselves.

I’ve heard Boston and Massachusetts in general called one of the most racist areas in the U.S. In that context how can this ad not be seen as racially loaded. Healy even has it on her homepage — she’s that proud of it. Too bad for her that Patrick, a great candidate, has received numerous endorsements from police and public safety professionals, including the International Brotherhood of Corrections Officers and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers.

I’m with SkepticalBrotha on this. This is a classic Willie Horton smoke-and-mirrors maneuver to spread terror of a Negro Governor.

Healy — What’s the old saying about niggers?

He said to his friend, “If the [Niggers] march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower, as a signal light, —
One, if by land, and two, if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country-folk to be up and to arm.

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