AP warns Democrats: Time to ease off on the race-baiting

posted at 7:23 pm on September 17, 2009 by Allahpundit

They see the train lights in the distance and they’re screaming for the left to get off the tracks.

[I]f everybody’s racist, is anyone?

The word is being sprayed in all directions, creating a hall of mirrors that is draining the scarlet R of its meaning and its power, turning it into more of a spitball than a stigma.

“It gets to the point where we don’t have a word that we use to call people racist who actually are,” said John McWhorter, who studies race and language at the conservative Manhattan Institute…

[It's] an easy charge to make against the rare individual carrying an “Obamacare” sign depicting the president as an African witch doctor with a bone through his nose. But it’s almost impossible to prove — or refute — assertions that bias, and not raw politics, fuels opposition to Obama.

“You have to be very careful about going down that road. You’ve cried wolf,” said Sean Wilentz, a Princeton University professor who studies U.S. political and social history.

If ObamaCare crashes and burns, the Democratic strategy painting the opposition as racist nuts — starting with that odious DNC ad about “angry mobs” in July and continuing to the present day — will go down as one of the most insanely idiotic gambits in modern political history. (It should be remembered that way anyway, but if the bill passes it’ll be treated as harmless error.) To stoop to racial demagoguery to try to bully centrists out of their doubts about universal health care is both a short-term error and a long-term one. The AP identifies the long-term problem, namely, that the race card is like any other commodity insofar as the greater the supply, the more it’s devalued. The left has gotten tremendous mileage out of it over the years, but to be this cynical about it when there are clear majorities with serious concerns about health-care reform is practically an admission to independents that it’s little more than a type of McCarthyism. Good luck getting them to join a “permanent Democratic majority” after equating their worries about government expansion to white supremacism.

As for the short-term problem, back to that Fox News poll:

Rasmussen’s split was slightly different — 12/67 — but when you’ve got even a near-majority of Democrats willing to defend the motives of the opposition, you’re looking at a credibility-killer ahead of the midterms. The real problem for Democrats, of course, is the racial divide: This line of attack plays well among black voters, which may help explain why Clyburn, Hank Johnson, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus are out in front of it, but it’s poison to the whites and independents whom The One will need in 2012. Can’t wait to hear how he plays this during his Sunday morning blitz.

Anything else that needs to be said on this subject was already said by Krauthammer; the first clip comes via Greg Hengler, the second via Breitbart. Note his knock on Maureen Dowd for putting words in people’s mouths. She’s not the only leftist guilty of that this week.


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I think the article tapped danced around the issue, more worry about overuse of the word then whether or not the dispute is policy driven. I have enjoyed watching interviews with Mr. McWhorter for a long time, he has always seemed rational. The Right is use to having their words misinterpreted or edited but having to defend yourself over what someone else imagines is tough. Right now I don’t think most of the public is buying that delusion.

Cindy Munford on September 17, 2009 at 8:24 PM

“You have to be very careful about going down that road. You’ve cried wolf,”

Warning is about 6 months too late. The charge doesn’t work anymore. It is now meaningless. The Hammer is wrong, it’s no longer the end of the debate, it’s the beginning of laughing in the accuser’s face.

Hog Wild on September 17, 2009 at 8:32 PM

A month after my bleach-blonde, blue eyed caucasian self moved to lower Haight 14 years ago I had rocks hurled at me and was called “blue-eyed devil” and other related unsavory cliches by some local African-American neighbors as I walked out my front door.

If only caucasians are racist, how does one categorize that behavior?

Or how about when I was going to college in Chicago and my roommate’s “dark-skinned” boyfriend told us we couldn’t go out to the club because they “don’t like white folk” there?

racecar05 on September 17, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Your collie is a specieist.

massrighty on September 17, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Not only that, but I am fairly certain that he’s PROUD of it.

CyberCipher on September 17, 2009 at 8:37 PM

blatantblue on September 17, 2009 at 7:29 PM

My son got one of his friends (black) with this one. What do you call a black guy flying a plane? His friend said he didn’t know. A pilot, you f**king racist. They also do the food routines like you and your friend. It’s very funny.

Cindy Munford on September 17, 2009 at 8:41 PM

If you take whining about racism away from the black race, they would actually have to measure up to the rest of working, tax paying America. So of course the whining will continue.

Jeff from WI on September 17, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Does it count as race-baiting when you guys jumped to conclusions with the school bus beating story in order to garner white-outrage?

And for the record, I agree that Carter and others are overplaying the race card. But it’s hardly just Democrats that have been playing it lately.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 8:44 PM

This all reminds me of a similar narrative that was in play in popular culture when I was in college. Date rape was a big deal at the time. Lots of Oprah shows and 20/20′s dedicated to it. It was written about frequently in newspapers and women’s magazines. Now, those of us who’ve gotten hammered in our late teens/early 20s at campus parties and what not are familiar with the tale of the girl who winds up in bed with some guy, only to regret it the next morning. Of course in some cases, these girls were legitimately taken advantage of (roofies were coming into vogue during this time), but there were also some girls — and I’ve known a few of them — who just had too dang much to drink and willing had sex with these guys.

Those of the 60s-era feminist “we’re all victims” viewpoint seized on this at the time and suddenly EVERY one night stand involving alcohol became date rape. There were date rape seminars on campus, anti-date rape protests on the quad. And a lot of girls who might have otherwise just chalked the experience up to alcohol-induced poor judgment started making accusations. All this succeeded in doing to my mind was to diminish legitimate cases of rape, and date rape. You dilute the power of the accusation when you start assigning it to every single situation regardless of the merits. Once the term becomes politicized, it is no longer meaningful.

The same thing is happening here. Is there still racism in this country? Of course there is. I would argue, however, that it comes from those who, rather than allow Obama to fight his battles on the merits like they would demand of any white president, default to charges of racism instead. I happen to believe Obama is pretty average intellectually, but that has nothing to do with his skin color. OTOH, I think those who believe him to be brilliant do him a tremendous disservice — as they do the entire black community in this country — when they make every bit of opposition to him about race.

NoLeftTurn on September 17, 2009 at 8:45 PM

I love the Hammer’s smackdown of Dowd — she does need to seek help.

Richard Romano on September 17, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Liberals painting their critics as outside of the mainstream is nothing new in the health-care debate. Perhaps it’s time to revisit the Rockefeller memos on HillaryCare and the Clinton administration’s internal strategy memos. The similarities are striking.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/judicial-watch-releases-records-re-hillary-s-health-care-reform-plan-0

Medicated on September 17, 2009 at 8:56 PM

The fact that a super majority of African Americans think racism is behind Obama’s critics shows something is really wrong with racial politics in this country.

Either that or black people are pissed that Obama sucks and are blaming us.

jhffmn on September 17, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Is there a problem with citing any of this considering it comes from AP? Their wretched little closing says:

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

I realize it is a nice story to discuss but aren’t we feeding AP by even providing a link (which I know goes directly to MSNBC) that contains their story?

AP Delenda Est!

SunSword on September 17, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Everyone has the dems wrong. They aren’t using the race-baiting cared as a defensives tactic, but as an offensive weapon. The dels are trying to push this country to a race war the same way Saddam Hussein lit every oil well in Kuwait on fire. There’s no tactical or strategic advantage to be gotten from it, just to SCORCH THE EARTH and leave nothing for anyone.

progressoverpeace on September 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Heh…he called Maureen Dowd certifiable insane. :D

SouthernGent on September 17, 2009 at 7:54 PM

CK is right on inferring that MoDo should be on medication for hearing words not spoken. Masterful. In fact it seems to be bearing out truthfully that liberalism is a mental pathos.

wepeople on September 17, 2009 at 7:55 PM

He absolutely smoked that beyotch! And he did it so smooth.

2ipa on September 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM

If calling someone a racist is one of the worst things you could call someone in our society, then doesn’t that prove that racism is pretty rare? If it is so rampant, then why is there a stigma attached?

Queen0fCups on September 17, 2009 at 9:04 PM

When 95% of whites vote for the white guy, then they can call whites racist.

Partisan on September 17, 2009 at 9:06 PM

They aren’t using the race-baiting cared as a defensives tactic, but as an offensive weapon.

progressoverpeace on September 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM

The demographic break-up of the FoxNews poll illustrates my point perfectly.

progressoverpeace on September 17, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Does it count as race-baiting when you guys jumped to conclusions with the school bus beating story in order to garner white-outrage?

That was because when the police originally reported on it they claimed it was racially motivated.

Queen0fCups on September 17, 2009 at 9:11 PM

And for the record, I agree that Carter and others are overplaying the race card. But it’s hardly just Democrats that have been playing it lately.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Yes, but your insistence that “Conservatives do it too…” is a tiresome defense of the practice.

If pressed, you’ll offer 1 or 2 lame examples, and claim equivalence.

For liberals, it is a non-stop torrent. Opposition of any kind, any pressure from conservatives, is axiomatically racist.

You trying to establish equivalence is tiresome.

massrighty on September 17, 2009 at 9:15 PM

You trying to establish equivalence is tiresome.

massrighty on September 17, 2009 at 9:15 PM

I know, it must be so tiresome to you to actually have to defend your points.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 9:20 PM

I know, it must be so tiresome to you to actually have to defend your points.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 9:20 PM

There you go again; declaring victory when it isn’t there.

massrighty on September 17, 2009 at 9:23 PM

Reminds me. I read in Ivory magazine this week that the Congressional White Caucus is pushing for White History Month. /s

Several years ago, a temp threatened to sue my place of employment due to a comment I had made. She asked if it was okay if she came in late the next day, and being her supervisor, I remarked “Sure thing, we are not slave drivers here”. This was a phrase my father had used all the time, and it had not even crossed my mind that someone could take it as a racial remark.

I hope that it is about time to put a stake in the heart of the term racist being used so casually.

coyoterex on September 17, 2009 at 9:31 PM

will go down as one of the most insanely idiotic gambits in modern political history

Another high in low by the absolutely worthless, corrupt and incompetent Democrat Party.

We’d be better off having Irish Setters lead the country, rather than the Braying Jackass Party.

NoDonkey on September 17, 2009 at 9:38 PM

They see the train lights in the distance and they’re screaming for the left to get off the tracks.

Great line, Allah.

My take: Allah’s right when he writes–”The AP identifies the long-term problem, namely, that the race card is like any other commodity insofar as the greater the supply, the more it’s devalued.”

Therefore, I say, “Pile it on, Dems. Give us more absurd charges of racism, and, at the same time, give us endless TV coverage of Obama so that everyone remembers who’s calling us racists.”

BuckeyeSam on September 17, 2009 at 9:40 PM

“Racism” will retain it’s true meaning, it will just lose the meaning that the Dems have tacked on to it.

Millions of Americans who have accepted the Dems definition in the past will now be forced to either reject it entirely or to admit that they, themselves are racist.

29Victor on September 17, 2009 at 9:42 PM

And for the record, I agree that Carter and others are overplaying the race card. But it’s hardly just Democrats that have been playing it lately.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 8:44 PM

You have got to be kidding me….it is not even close …you a-holes have the market cornered.

Do you get paid for your stupidity …. let me ask you are you a grown person? Why do you need the government to wipe your arse? Can you not take care of yourself??

CWforFreedom on September 17, 2009 at 9:43 PM

My son got one of his friends (black) with this one. What do you call a black guy flying a plane? His friend said he didn’t know. A pilot, you f**king racist.

Cindy Munford on September 17, 2009 at 8:41 PM

LOL!! My husband liked that one too!!

4shoes on September 17, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Does it count as race-baiting when you guys jumped to conclusions with the school bus beating story in order to garner white-outrage?

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Oh, I see, so it wasn’t REALLY black kids beating the crap out of the white kid, was it?

Man alive, this crop of trolls is really stupid, and not even slightly entertaining.

tcn on September 17, 2009 at 10:02 PM

I know, it must be so tiresome to you to actually have to defend your points.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 9:20 PM

There is a world of difference between defending one’s position and explaining it in tiny little words to idiots like yourself.

Please come back when you grow up and can hold a real conversation.

tcn on September 17, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Not a bad analogy. The public is so against this that passage of Obamacare will cost some of the Congress their seats if they vote with the filthy liar and against their own constituents. It really has come down to scene out of The Godfather where some of the family are expected to take a bullet for the team. It goes against all the political survival skills that have kept these people in Congress.

highhopes on September 17, 2009 at 7:54 PM

The question then becomes, can those Blue Dogs be enticed to switch parties if it looks like they’re about to be sacrificed by Bambi and his pals?

PackerBronco on September 17, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Oh, I see, so it wasn’t REALLY black kids beating the crap out of the white kid, was it?

Man alive, this crop of trolls is really stupid, and not even slightly entertaining.

tcn on September 17, 2009 at 10:02 PM

If a black kid beats up a white kid is it automatically racially motivated? If a white kid beats up a black kid is it? You guys twisted the situation to fit your narrative of white fear in “Obama’s America”. That’s race-bating.

And if it’s any consolation, you’re stupid, and entertaining.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Why couldn’t Obama be like that cool black president on 24 a few seasons back?

marybel on September 17, 2009 at 10:21 PM

BBQs are racist.

LibertyBoyNYC on September 17, 2009 at 7:49 PM

LOL-Well, shut’chyo mouth.

Dave R. on September 17, 2009 at 10:22 PM

The racism charge has been over-used to the point it no-longer has any real meaning.

It’s like a car alarm going off in a mall parking lot – nobody pays it any attention.

Dave R. on September 17, 2009 at 10:24 PM

The jig as they say is up. We will not be held hostage by these racist terrorists on the left. I reject their despicable tactics. Obama is a liar and that’s all we need to know. VOTE NO ON EVERYTHING

marklmail on September 17, 2009 at 10:27 PM

If a black kid beats up a white kid is it automatically racially motivated?

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Yeah, and give me one instance where a white kid beat up a black kid and you idiot lefties didn’t start screaming RACISM! from the word go.

Just one.

Hell, you lefty idiots are still pushing a “hate crimes” law over the death of a homosexual, even though it was only your basic robbery.

Dave R. on September 17, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Well I think support for Obama’s policies is motivated by racism.

exdeadhead on September 17, 2009 at 10:29 PM

God, that’s really depressing if 63% of blacks actually believe opposition to Obama is motivated by racism. Although, who can blame them with the likes of Clyburn etc. stoking the race hate.

Go RBNY on September 17, 2009 at 10:32 PM

The fact that a super majority of African Americans think racism is behind Obama’s critics shows something is really wrong with racial politics in this country.

On the contrary, I think it shows there is really something wrong with black people in this country. The politics part just takes advantage of it.

xblade on September 17, 2009 at 10:38 PM

thank you krauthammer for your poetic, prose like rebuttal & rebuke of the race baiting left wing democraps!!!!

FloridaMike on September 17, 2009 at 10:44 PM

but to be this cynical about it when there are clear majorities with serious concerns about health-care reform is practically an admission to independents that it’s little more than a type of McCarthyism.

Except that, apparently, McCarthy correctly identified communists for the most part whereas the present racism canard is entirely without merit. This is far worse than McCarthyism in that respect.

FloatingRock on September 17, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Does it count as race-baiting when you guys jumped to conclusions with the school bus beating story in order to garner white-outrage?

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 8:44 PM

I rode those same buses years ago. I know what’s happening when cheering is going on.

faraway on September 17, 2009 at 10:55 PM

If a black kid beats up a white kid is it automatically racially motivated? If a white kid beats up a black kid is it?

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Of course not. Nice strawman. We are talking about multiple parties with cheering and pushing from the crowd.

faraway on September 17, 2009 at 10:57 PM

CyberCipher on September 17, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Your collie is a specieist.

massrighty on September 17, 2009 at 8:14 PM

The collie loves money?

ya2daup on September 17, 2009 at 11:05 PM

We are almost there… A few more weeks of both sides using the “R” word as often as Obama uses “uh” when he goes off the tellyprompter… and we can put the epitaph on the tombstone of that word as a debate ender, life destroyer, and the fall back position for the left.
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Good work all, and keep hammering back. Being called a racist for disagreeing with Obama on a policy matter only servers to open the closet door of the Obama defenders own racism. They are the racist when they go there… Let them know it.
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RalphyBoy on September 17, 2009 at 11:12 PM

Obama has already indicated how he will play it — his spokepeople are deploring it. That’s either a heartfelt feeling, or plausible deniability, depending on how you feel. For me, it’s plausible deniability, because he’s personally placed the card several times in an inappropriate way against both John McCain and Hillary Clinton.

unclesmrgol on September 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Plausible deniability is your stock in trade when you voted “present” as often as he did. Whether he’s doing it here with the racist charges and countercharges I can’t say for certain.

President Obama’s reliance on plausible deniability permeates his actions and his administration. Thirty-plus czars, the majority of whom are not subject to Senate confirmation? Plausible deniability. “His” health care plan which he hasn’t deigned to commit to paper, relying instead on the five conflicting bills drafted in Congress? Plausible deniability.

Seeking plausible deniability whenever possible comes with a price. That price is deniable plausibility: more and more people place less and less stock in the President’s words and actions. And he appears not to understand this.

ya2daup on September 17, 2009 at 11:48 PM

“But McBean was quite wrong. I’m quite
happy to say.
That the Sneetches got really quite
smart on that day.
The day they decided that Sneetches
are Sneetches.
And no kind of Sneetch is the best on
the beaches.
That day, all the Sneetches forgot
about sta…rs and whether
They had one, or not, upon thars.” (http://www.barnabasministry.com/quotes-sneeches.html)

Or so we can hope against hope against hope, or we face a disaster of terrible scope. Increase it will do, and increase and increase…till the best we will win’s Carthaginian peace.

Noocyte on September 18, 2009 at 12:11 AM

McRacism As in McDonalds not McCarthy!

chickasaw42 on September 18, 2009 at 12:14 AM

Of course not. Nice strawman. We are talking about multiple parties with cheering and pushing from the crowd.

faraway on September 17, 2009 at 10:57 PM

That doesn’t prove it’s racially motivated either, and the police have backed away from that motive for a reason. What happened was horrible but it had little to nothing to do with race. Kids get beat up in school all the time. If they’re unpopular sometimes other kids cheer. I’m sure most of the posters here know this firsthand. Why are you trying to make it a racial issue?

crr6 on September 18, 2009 at 12:34 AM

The word is being sprayed in all directions, creating a hall of mirrors that is draining the scarlet R of its meaning and its power, turning it into more of a spitball than a stigma.

And that’s the real problem. This campaign of lies really does have victims and the irony is that the victims are the people of color themselves.

tartan on September 18, 2009 at 12:44 AM

And if it’s any consolation, you’re stupid, and entertaining.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 10:10 PM

And your opinion matters how on this blog?

tcn on September 18, 2009 at 12:49 AM

If ObamaCare crashes and burns

Pretty weak “if” there if one considers that Harry Reid just mentioned going ahead with the nuclear option.

Wonder how long journalists here and elsewhere are going to quit giving these people the benefit of the doubt? That is, after ObamaCare goes through will they be saying “if” Cap and Trade goes through? “If” the Civilian Defense Force gets organized? “If”….

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 18, 2009 at 1:17 AM

I mentioned this on Ace earlier…

Playing the race card is going to backfire (it already has). The more Democrats cry racism, the more strongly people will disagree with Obama’s policies.

Many people supported Obama because they thought it would FINALLY show that the U.S. had moved beyond the racism. Lots of politically ambivalent people supported Obama because it made them feel good about themselves. Voting for Obama helped alleviate some of their “white guilt”, and I think they genuinely (though mistakenly) believed his rhetoric.

Now those same people are getting called racists anyway, simply for criticizing his policies. The more the left cries “racism” the more adamently people are going to resist his policies, all of his policies, simply to prove that their disapproval really is with his politics and not his skin color.

Meezles on September 18, 2009 at 1:55 AM

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14782

bridgetown on September 17, 2009 at 7:37 PM

I don’t buy all of it, especially the part where the race card should never be played. It should be played when overt racism surfaces — when an individual is either denied civil rights or harassed because of their race. That concern for the individual is at the center of the 14th Amendment — the part of our Constitution which made an American citizen’s rights uniform across the entire United States regardless of race. The 14th was honored more in the breach right up until the 1960′s — nearly 100 years after it was ratified.

Personally, I think the House members who reviled Mr. Wilson because his skin color didn’t match that of the President are the real racists, and when you see a racist, you have to play the Card.

unclesmrgol on September 18, 2009 at 1:59 AM

Lordy!

If the magical Race Card no longer works, what will they have to yank from their little decks next?

The dreaded Xenophobia card?!?!

They hate Obama because he lived in Indonesia for several years! They hate all foreigners!”

(A high-falutin’ varient of the “Nativitst” card.)

profitsbeard on September 18, 2009 at 2:07 AM

The left has gained its power through indoctrination and propaganda as well as being the poster party for one of the oldest sins in the world (no, not abortion) envy! They never resort to rational discourse, but spend all their efforts at preventing the other side from exposing the truth – witness the clever creation of political correctness.

When the truth dares to sneak out, their default mode it to attack the messenger (note their perpetual attacks upon the very few conservative pro-constitution voices (Beck, Rush, Hannity, Levin) and throw in a “racist” Joe Wilson for good measure.

The problem is that all this works well until the masses become aware(that sleeping giant thingy)that the left is out to hurt or control them in ways that they fear (the left’s ultimate goal)

This is the fatal mistake of the Obamacare and crisis de jour power grabs. They have targeted their own idle-mindedmasses and the masses now know it because in their arrogance and un-real sense of power, they made the fatal mistake of attacking their own power base that up until now had been busy elsewhere.

It is now over. Once a wife catches you cheating, your story of “just going bowling with the boys” doesn’t work anymore. Above all, their real fatal mistake is after being caught cheating by the wife, and then being dumb enough to acuse her of being the evil one and calling her a bunch of nasty names, thinking she’s going to love you when you’re done.

So much for Saul Alinsky and manipulation of the masses. He forgot rule number one – don’t attack your own troops!

Don L on September 18, 2009 at 5:03 AM

The fact that a super majority of African Americans think racism is behind Obama’s critics shows something is really wrong with racial politics in this country.

Either that or black people are pissed that Obama sucks and are blaming us.

jhffmn on September 17, 2009 at 8:57 PM

My personal belief is that the welfare/EEOC system/mentality is at the root. Our system has been modified in such a manner that blacks are given financial support systems, educational advantages and employments assists over others to such a degree that the system has convinced them that they are lesser beings not capable of competing on their own.

CC

CapedConservative on September 18, 2009 at 7:05 AM

Otherwise known as the bigotry of low expectations….

CC

CapedConservative on September 18, 2009 at 7:06 AM

Everyone has the dems wrong. They aren’t using the race-baiting cared as a defensives tactic, but as an offensive weapon.
progressoverpeace on September 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM

I so agree. It’s going to backfire on them though. As others have noted, the overuse of the word racist – using it as an insult, is going to make the insult meaningless. The majority of people KNOW they’re not racist, we’re against policy and ideology, skin color has nothing to do with it. Reminds me of PeeWee Herman’s retort when he had nothing to say “I know you are, but what am I?”

I’d like to come up with an answer of some sort though when the response to discussion is “you all are racist” Now I just want to roll my eyes and walk away, it’s tiresome to have the term used as a response rather than actual rebuttal to the argument.

Well I think support for Obama’s policies is motivated by racism.
exdeadhead on September 17, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Yes it is. Just as his election was racially motivated. How many people do you suppose voted for him, just because he’s black?

ladyhawke53 on September 18, 2009 at 7:10 AM

I know, it must be so tiresome to you to actually have to defend your points.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 9:20 PM

It must be so tiring for you to have to keep thinking up new lies.

MarkTheGreat on September 18, 2009 at 8:51 AM

And for the record, I agree that Carter and others are overplaying the race card. But it’s hardly just Democrats that have been playing it lately.

crr6 on September 17, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Overplaying the race card? Just how much “playing” of the race card, or any similar kind of “card” for that matter, is the just the right amount in your view?

Disgusting.

RD on September 18, 2009 at 9:03 AM

If you would like to voice your displeasure about the DNC’s tactics, one might try e-mailing my part-time Governor and DNC chairman, Tim Kaine.
I am so ashamed of him.

http://www.governor.virginia.gov/AboutTheGovernor/contactGovernor.cfm

Unsure what will happen with out-of-state addresses etc.

riverrat10k on September 18, 2009 at 9:06 AM

I certainly hope you good hearted folks are being totally satirical like Rush and aren’t actually serious in some of your posts here…?

Geezer on September 18, 2009 at 9:15 AM

I’d like to come up with an answer of some sort though when the response to discussion is “you all are racist” Now I just want to roll my eyes and walk away, it’s tiresome to have the term used as a response rather than actual rebuttal to the argument.

ladyhawke53 on September 18, 2009 at 7:10 AM

The proper retort to “Racist!” should be, “Slurmonger!” Applied to a group of people: “You are all slurmongers.” etc.

For those who call other people racists as a perjorative have earned their very own Scarlet Letter. From now on that is the letter I will reserve for such people, unless one of us comes up with a better one.

Bumper stickers:

I’M NOT A SLURMONGER YOU RACIST, SEXIST, FASCIST HILLBILLY

RD on September 18, 2009 at 9:16 AM

The left/media gets its marching orders of the day from the White House and then Obama stands back and says “How silly this is, we shouldn’t be bringing race into the equation”, etc. etc. What a farce. This is so transparent that I have to laugh. He is certainly behind this as well as his sycophants. They’ll try anything. But I love how Obama is above it all and philosophical when he was probably right there in the room planning it. BARF.

NJ Red on September 18, 2009 at 9:40 AM

American Power tracked-back with, “Attacks on Obama Driven By Racism?”:

http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/attacks-on-obama-driven-by-racism.html

Donald Douglas on September 18, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Has anyone on the left considered they are using 14% of the US population like a political football? How shameful of them to treat people in such a callous manner. Don’t let them infect you with their vileness. Stay on message.

elclynn on September 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM

I do agree that the current group is highly, highly racist.

It’s disturbing, but I don’t think it really will change. People believe what they believe.

AnninCA on September 18, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Yeah… word does kinda loose it’s bite when it’s used for EVERYTHING and HEARD TOO OFTEN…. reminds me of The One….

CynicalOptimist on September 18, 2009 at 5:09 PM

I absolutely resent the fact that reasonable policy disagreement is “racism”…

Two words, and the last one is “them”…

Khun Joe on September 18, 2009 at 5:14 PM

LAST ADD: if ANYBODY in this country is “racists”, it is the Plantation Party (Democrats)… What have they done since the Great Society except spend a LOT OF MONEY with LITTLE RESULTS…

Who is in charge of the big cities?
Who is in charge of education? State and local?
Who is against school choice?

I could go on, but I have better things to do… That should start a nice fire storm…

Khun Joe on September 18, 2009 at 5:17 PM

So, I have to ask because this is really bothering me…

All those nerds who take the time to say “Yes, I’ll answer your questions” and then choose “I don’t know” on surveys, are they alzheimer’s patients are something? They can’t remember the choices so they choose “I don’t know?” How could so many people take the time to survey and then not have an opinion?

TWG78 on September 18, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Wonder what a poll of Americans of latino/hispanic, asian might turn up.
I live in a Czech, Polish area of Texas and the feeling here is boma messed on the missile call.
To think he is a jerk is not racist it is ,look out, SELF/Family preservation.

Col.John Wm. Reed on September 18, 2009 at 6:35 PM

Why would they back off playing the race card Chuck? It is the only card they have.

Jerricho68 on September 18, 2009 at 6:54 PM

This line of attack plays well among black voters

I wonder if they are regretting putting all their eggs in the abortion basket. What’s the feminazi vote in comparison?

Socmodfiscon on September 18, 2009 at 10:40 PM

Related (and funny but accurate)…

IS YOUR TOASTER RACIST?

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 11:33 PM

“My feet are racists! They only wear white shoes!”

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 11:34 PM

Let me get this straight…

Juan Williams is saying it isn’t the WH because IT DOESN’T HELP THEM? Well, that worm JUST turned, and OF COURSE the WH has been doing this; it’s only just now they’ve noticed it isn’t helping any more.

Danzo on September 19, 2009 at 4:06 PM

If this “racism” talk continues, sooner or later, somebody is going to say that criticism of a President of opposite color is “racism” .. at that point will Barack Obama be able to continue to blame George Bush

J_Crater on September 19, 2009 at 8:55 PM

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