If you are a Democrat, it is perfectly fine to call your black constituents who disagree with your policies “Buckwheat.” The news media will look the other way. According to Vindy.Com here, the State Senator’s own words weren’t racist, and was somehow the trick of the TeaParty to make him look bad. Here is the Facebook screencap:
One of the senator’s constituents made a great, cogent argument about the Wisconsin teachers unions and the senator told called him ‘Buckwheat’ and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine.
Thanks to the sixmeatbuffet.