From James Taranto:
"Obama's journalistic supporters live in a bizarre alternate reality in which a politician's actual words mean nothing. When the president says something foolish and offensive, he didn't say that. Meanwhile every comment from a Republican can be translated, through a process of free association, to: 'We don't like black people.'"
Which leads to a point I've been pondering for the longest time: How is it we can attack them for that which they say and do but they have to start every attempt at refutation of the arguments we make by saying "What they really mean by that is ...? As if our words are in some foreign language and only they can translate.
And then there is that silly tactic they deploy that claims that we speak in "code." And - fortunately for all humanity - they have obtained the code book.
So translate this: You people are idiots.
I know. I'm a racist.