She’s come a long way, baby! Of course Rachel Maddow votes with her “lady parts.” She needs to keep both hands free for her big ol’ race cards. Plus, her fingers are weighed down by those racism decoder rings she scored from the bottom of a Cracker Jacks box.

On her Tuesday night MSNBC show, Maddow gleefully paraded her strategic ignorance in a race-obsessed tantrum about what supposedly motivated The Drudge Report, Fox News and The Daily Caller to air candidate Obama’s racially divisive 2007 speech.

This is supposed to make you believe that in this tape from before he was president, Barack Obama is revealing his secret plan to be way more black than he seems to you now. This is how he snuck into the White House, right? People didn’t know he was this black and if they would have known he was this black, they never would have elected. That’s the idea here, right?

How black is Obama? “THIS black,” says Rachel Maddow with a straight face and not a trace of self-awareness.

Maddow sees black people.

Conservatives viewed the lapdog media-suppressed video and saw a pandering politician deliver a bitter, racially divisive speech peppered with despicable lies about the federal government’s funding of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in New Orleans.

But progressive of pallor Rachel Maddow heard Obama adopt a fake “black” accent during his pander-monium and saw a “way more black” man than previously thought.

Naturally, she pretends Obama’s blackness is what conservatives will see and hear when they watch the video. That’s the strategic cry of racism. But it was conservatives who focused on the content of Obama’s speech; it was Maddow who set her laser-like focus on the color of his skin.

As always, it’s only race-obsessed progressives who hear dog whistles.

And when it comes down to it, that’s what this video recording is really about:  It drives home yet again that the lapdog media have given up actual journalism for cushy gigs in the palace guard.