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Daily Beast’s Tomasky Calls 2012 RNC Convention Racist

posted at 1:25 pm on August 28, 2012 by

Really Michael Tomasky?…Really?

Liberal Daily Beast writer Michael Tomaksy has already labeled this year’s Republican National Convention as “reprehensible.”  In his insufferable knowingness, Tomasky claimed that the next few days will be a “toxic waste dump of hate and lies and race-baiting.”  In other words, it will be the most racist gathering of party delegates in the history of the republic.  Why? Because The New York Times said so, of course:

Tom Edsall said it without quite saying it this morning in the Times, that this Romney-Ryan campaign is becoming among the most racist we’ve ever seen. The two key lies so far are totally about race–that Obama is soft on welfare recipients, and that he’s “robbing” $716 billion from Medicare (77 percent of recipients are white) to “pay for Obamacare” (that is, to extend health care to black and brown people who don’t deserve it, havent earned it, etc.).

Hyperbole aside, what racism is the left railing about? Why of course it’s the “dog whistles” that are inaudible to everyone but the dog-eared liberal media.  It’s the phantom–the invisible being that torments the political left and they see it everywhere! .

Tomaksy went on about how Democrats aren’t blameless in this fight and faults them with failing to highlight responsibility in their crusade to expand the progressive state.  However, he blamed Republicans for failing to have an “honest” disposition.  A disposition that he says could be a legitimate counter-balance in our political discourse, but the problem is that it’s grounded in conservative principles.  Of course, liberals would love to have a ‘conservatism’ that is molded in their image and easily defeated by the liberal alternative.

Lastly, Tomasky insisted Democratic positions on the issues “are more popular.” For example,

Republicans…have wanted to destroy Social Security since 1935 and Medicare since 1965. But the programs are popular, so they can’t say that. Most government programs are in fact fairly popular, so the party that supports those programs just has to say “we support those programs,” while the party that’s against them has to lie. We’re going to be hearing a lot of those lies this week, and a lot of quasi-racist dog-whistling about how Obama doesn’t feel the same way about America as “we” do. So no–still not sure what I should find non-loathsome about that.

Of course, the Republican plan is to preserve via reform those very programs, which are doomed to insolvency without fundamental change to the current system. Rather than pick a fight over how best to reform those programs and offer a liberal plan as a counter, Tomasky is content to argue, without evidence, that GOP reform plans are simply an excuse to destroy the popular entitlement programs.

 Originally Posted On NewsBusters.

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sad fact is, I’d be more shocked if [email protected] like him were NOT saying it was racist.

gsherin on August 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Hey Democrats — our Dog-Whistles that you’re always talking about? You know, the ones that turn “My Make Coffee Extra Strong” into “Bring back slavery” to the righties’ ears?

You caught us. Yup. We use dog-whistles all of the time.

Want to easily interpret what we’re saying? If you’re a liberal it’s simple: Head to the store, buy some tin-foil, wrap it around your head in the shape of a cone, and then head over to the local RNC HQ and let them know that you’re on to them.

It’s only fair to let you in on the secret.

Punch Rockgroin on August 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I’m ready for this to be settled in the streets. No more talking, no more faux civility that is demanded of one side only – simply a “say that again and I’ll knock your ass to the ground” scenario.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I’m ready for this to be settled in the streets. No more talking, no more faux civility that is demanded of one side only – simply a “say that again and I’ll knock your ass to the ground” scenario.

Midas on August 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM


So sick of the Obama arse dwellers in the media. If I saw one of these creeps walking down the street..I’d be hard pressed not to punch their teeth in. They need to be called out..repeatedly.

HumpBot Salvation on August 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

The intention is to make sure that Whites have no ability to express any racial solidarity, to essentially delegitimize Whites as a racial group in their own Country.

By screaming “Racism” at Whites only, as though 100% support for Obama by blacks is not racism, racial groups deflect criticism about their own racial focus.

As I have written before, Whites have let themselves be convinced that it is racist merely to object to dispossession, much less to work for their own interests.
Never before has a people been fooled into thinking that there was virtue or nobility in surrendering its heritage,
and giving away to others its place in history, only whites have been tricked into thinking that love for their own people is somehow “hatred” of others.

So the BPP can say that it is necessary to “Kill Cracker babies” and Whites must not criticize; La Raza can say that they need to “ethnically cleans the South West of Whites” and Whites dare not criticize and so on.

Many Whites still have this “White Guilt” programmed in their heads. They need to pull out the wiring and realize the truth, that Whites also need to focus on their own ethnic family and that there is nothing shameful about being White. As long as their is a NAACP their should be a NAAWP. Just reading this common sense will make some readers here uncomfortable because the guilt is deep.

Bulletchaser on August 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Perhaps I don’t really understand the liberal mind, but I have a hard time believing that most people on the let actually buy the fact that all of the GOP is racist. I just can’t fathom that people actually ascribe that much racism to that many people these days. I’m sure some actually do believe it, but it is tough for me to buy that the true belief in it is widespread. I’m more inclined to believe it is just a convenient political bat used to beat on the GOP.

I’m also astounded that no one seems to ever ask the most basic question when liberals rail against the GOP platform of reforming Medicare and Socila Security. That question being, “If you want to keep those programs, then how do you propose to pay for them on a permanent basis?” The left and right can argue until they are blue in the face about when those programs will go broke, but there is no doubt on either side that eventually they will go broke on their current path. Yet the left never explains any plan, reasonable or unreasonable, on how they intend to pay for them. They only repeat ad nauseum that they don’t want to change them. So I ask, why does no one ever ask them straight out how they intend to pay for them?

gravityman on August 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM

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