“I have seen him go the extraordinary right because he thinks that’s the way he can get votes,” she posited, pining for his “active, moderate Democrat” days in the late 1980s.
While maintaining that she has never witnessed anything that would “clearly, overtly label him as a racist,” Johnson suggested the real issue was class, not race. “I think he is an elitist. I think he’s against poor people,” she argued.
Canseco laughed off the entire line of questioning, asserting, “He’s the furthest thing from being a racist.” (Rick Perry: flower child?)
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.