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White House Aide: Gosh Darn These Republicans Are Racist

posted at 2:34 pm on December 3, 2012 by

NBC News chief White House correspondent, Chuck Todd, appeared on Morning Joe to drop a little ‘here’s what someone high up said to me’ nugget.



So a policy decision over the impact of tax rates cannot be dissented against in this country anymore, because it’s morally equivalent to owning slaves. The American left has thrown around the racism charge so freely that the boy hasn’t just cried wolf, he’s run full page ads, recorded infomercials, embedded blogads, and personally visited the residence of every American in the republic to make sure everyone knows there’s a wolf, that the wolf is a Republican, and that he’s racist.

Never mind the fact that the tax rate increases the left, elected Democrats and MSM, want will only raise around eight days of revenue out of a projected trillion and a half dollar deficit, and it will have a smothering effect on the private sector going into the new year. Forget about the fact that the President’s proposal last Thursday actually takes our deficit and makes it worse by increasing federal spending by an additional quarter of a trillion dollars. Having concerns about the executive branch having unilateral control over when and how much money this country can borrow, with no Congressional ability to check it? You’re dreaming. And you might as well submit yourself to thought police reprogramming if you hold the opinion that it’s a moral evil to take from those who have earned it in order to give it away to those who have not.

To this “very smart” unnamed White House aide, however, none of these reasons for opposition to the President’s plan are to be taken into account. A normal, rational person cannot look at the President’s plan and say anything but pass it unanimously. The only explantion for dissent has to be because of the color of the President’s skin or something.

Language continues to be the biggest victim of the culture war being waged in America 2012. If a Republican is in the White House, dissent is defined as patriotic. If a Democratic president is in office, and he happens to have a different skin color than all of his predecessors, dissent is redefined to mean racist. If a woman becomes president at some point in the future, and she is a Democrat, dissent will morph yet again into meaning sexist or misogynistic. Let’s hope that some day soon, we can go back to dissent being defined as patriotic again. That will mean that the country finally figured out there’s no wolf.

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According to a slew of college professors since I’m only half-white I can only be half-racist.

DeathtotheSwiss on December 3, 2012 at 2:47 PM

The American left has thrown around the racism charge so freely that the boy hasn’t just cried wolf, he’s run full page ads, recorded infomercials, embedded blogads, and personally visited the residence of every American in the republic to make sure everyone knows there’s a wolf, that the wolf is a Republican, and that he’s racist.

RACIST!

ConservativeLA on December 3, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Just what has to happen for this ploy to stop being effective? Overuse and out of context doesn’t seem to be the answer.

Cindy Munford on December 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

According to a slew of college professors since I’m only half-white I can only be half-racist.

DeathtotheSwiss on December 3, 2012 at 2:47 PM

If you’re conservative you can be a racist self-hating Uncle Tom. All good.

Anyone who buys this race-baiting claptrap deserves the chains that will be fitted on them.

Oh wait, chains? Must be a dog-whistle….

“Pass the Advil.”

ConservativeLA on December 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Because black people are killing each other off at a disproportionate rate we’re going to have to take away some of your 2nd Amendment rights. Complaining about it is racist, so we’re also going to need to take away some of your 1st Amendment rights as well.

claudius on December 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Just what has to happen for this ploy to stop being effective? Overuse and out of context doesn’t seem to be the answer.

Cindy Munford on December 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

As long as the Left controls the media and the culture, it’ll continue to be effective.

changer1701 on December 3, 2012 at 2:55 PM

the boy hasn’t just cried wolf

Racist!!

WordsMatter on December 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM

To this “very smart” unnamed White House aide, however, none of these reasons for opposition to the President’s plan are to be taken into account.

It’s despicable enough to throw the “racist” charge, but to do it anonymously is especially cowardly and spineless.

So (giving F. Chuck Todd the benefit of the doubt that someone in the White House actually did say this), whoever it is fits in perfectly with the 0bama administration.

UltimateBob on December 3, 2012 at 3:08 PM

And of course, the Republican Party was founded upon the principle of abolition. F’ing moron.

rbj on December 3, 2012 at 3:13 PM

“the boy hasn’t just cried wolf”

Racist!!

WordsMatter on December 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Good catch! LOL

ConservativeLA on December 3, 2012 at 3:15 PM

F Chuck Todd works for NBC therefore he is planting a story that he thinks is harmful to repubs. Nothing more.

Relearning the racial deal is going to be tricky but just remember they have been steeped in and practising racism for a very long time as the brazen new language we are getting thrown at us shows. Keep your head on a swivel, put on a face and play along like they are doing. They hate us…accept it.

DanMan on December 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM

If there’s any party that’s the party of slavery today, it’s the Democrats.

Red Cloud on December 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Let’s hope that some day soon, we can go back to dissent being defined as patriotic again. That will mean that the country finally figured out there’s no wolf.

We know exactly when that will occur… when there is a GOP president. That is when dissent will be “patriotic” again.

gravityman on December 3, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Let’s hope that some day soon, we can go back to dissent being defined as patriotic again. That will mean that the country finally figured out there’s no wolf.

We know exactly when that will occur… when there is a GOP president. That is when dissent will be “patriotic” again.

gravityman on December 3, 2012 at 4:15 PM

That is precisely what it will mean. Dissent is only patriotic when standing up to evil Republicans….whether they are male/female/transgender/gay/straight/hispanic/black/white….They are Republicans.

I look forward to the day that dissent is patriotic once again.

abnormal_1 on December 3, 2012 at 4:23 PM

If you’ve ever been to war, you eventually become as mean and dirty as your enemy, or you die. So we can take the “racist” charge but we should always respond with the “socialist” or “collectivist” charge. The political strategists say the moderates don’t like charges of “socialist”, but what do they know? Their kind blew the election. Let’s make the charge and educate the public at the same time.

The fact that Klein laughed at the comment tells you who the racists are.

SpiderMike on December 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Yeah, Lincoln would have had such a hard time with the polarization we have today. ‘Cause it’s not like he had any polarization in the good old US of A back in those days. It’s not like there was a civil war or anything. /s

And this is a smart aide? I’d hate to hear what a dumb one would have to say.

GWB on December 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Wolves are racist too?

forest on December 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

This post is a pretty good argument for the Republicans to run Condoleezza Rice for President in 2016. Watch liberals’ heads explode!

rockmom on December 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Shut up, honky!

Ward Cleaver on December 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Interesting he mentions slavery, as that is what Obama wishes to turn American taxpayers into. When one looses all rights to earn and spend what one earns, to worship how one chooses, to make decisions on one’s own health, then we are just paid slaves to the government. It is true, even Lincoln could not convince Obama that what he is doing is enslaving Americans by making them dependent on the government instead of forming a relationship in which the government serves the people.

STL_Vet on December 3, 2012 at 5:45 PM

…forming a relationship in which the government serves the people.

STL_Vet on December 3, 2012 at 5:45 PM

A wonderful, but now quaint, notion. The government serves the government, the people be damned.

gravityman on December 3, 2012 at 5:50 PM

A wonderful, but now quaint, notion. The government serves the government, the people be damned.

gravityman on December 3, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I fear you are correct. I would add, even within the GOP, that the government serves those in power to stay in power.

STL_Vet on December 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

F. Chuck Todd should have the word “Racist” shoved up his big fat ass!! I guess we all know what the “F” in his name stands for! Chuck is a typical low-class white man holding on to his job by kissing the ass of a black man in our Communist society of today. Maybe he will wise up when he finds out that this Mutant in the Oval Office is going to screw everyone regardless of Race, color or creed! But then again, that’s doubtful because Chuck’s IQ is lower than my shirt size! I just hope he suffers!!!

Jersey Dan on December 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

The Republican Party really needs to start dealing with all of this. First, the moron Democrats who keep on crying racist every step of the way beause they include that in every argument to put Republicans in a bad position. Not only is it getting old, but if they’re smart, it’s not difficult to prove the Democrats are the real racists.

Secondly, the Republicans need to deal with the media that allows all of this stuff. There is only one reason Barack Obama is willing to go off the fiscal cliff, because he knows the press will never hold him accountable. If the Republicans continue to allow that, they might as well fold up their tents, like in California, and let the Democrats have everything. It’s hard enough to win on the issues against the Democrats without having to fight the media and the Democrats simultaneously.

bflat879 on December 3, 2012 at 8:31 PM

What else would you expect leftist socialists to say while they wreck the economy and the financial health of the nation? They must ignore math, reason, and hundreds of years of sound economics and finance and replace it with something. So they promote race baiting and class warfare.

farsighted on December 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

If you have ever wondered who actually coined the phrase “politically incorrect” . . . why, it was the then-Soviet theorist and self-proclaimed smart alec, Leon Trotsky, who used the phrase in a piece he wrote in the official Soviet communist party organ, “Isvestia” way back when, to attack those various and sundry “ignoramuses” he looked down on who (in addition to being grammatically challenged) were guilty of referencing — as he put it — “superficial and often politically incorrect information in civics and social sciences.” (my emphasis added).

As you may recall, Mr. Trotsky was later banished from the Soviet Union by his long time competitive power rival, Uncle Josef Stalin, and was eventually convicted in abstentia of treason by a Soviet Court.

Leon finally made the “invitationally incorrect” error of inviting the wrong person into his parlor, whilst he was residing in a suburb of Mexico City way back in 1940, which visitor (Spanish Communist, Ramon Mercader) produced an ice ax hidden ‘neath his clothing, and violently introduced Trotsky’s head to the adze end of that nasty instrument, thereby mortally wounding the inventor of “political correctness.”

Trochilus on December 3, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Because black people are killing each other off at a disproportionate rate we’re going to have to take away some of your 2nd Amendment rights. Complaining about it is racist, so we’re also going to need to take away some of your 1st Amendment rights as well.

claudius

To which We the People respond with actions guaranteed to eliminate all the rights of the defunct composite elitist being quoted.

Olo_Burrows on December 4, 2012 at 6:08 AM

The American left has thrown around the racism charge so freely that the boy hasn’t just cried wolf, he’s run full page ads, recorded infomercials, embedded blogads, and personally visited the residence of every American in the republic to make sure everyone knows there’s a wolf, that the wolf is a Republican, and that he’s racist.

Sheep.

Bmore on December 4, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Derp derp, the rightwing is racist because they’re the ones who bring it up!

-molester

MelonCollie on December 4, 2012 at 10:16 AM

J

ust what has to happen for this ploy to stop being effective? Overuse and out of context doesn’t seem to be the answer.

I am guessing we have to use it and be prepared to take out full page ads on their “racism” when they disagree with a conservative person of color.

It’a about all I can figure out.

Noelie on December 4, 2012 at 10:16 AM

When one is fixated on race; speaks in terms of race; defines people by race; and defaults motive to race – then YOU are the one who is racist!

I’m so sick of these odious race trolls and their persistent vile spew.

locomotivebreath1901 on December 4, 2012 at 10:25 AM

I suspect this reliance on the ‘racism’ narrative is going to come back on liberals in a very bad way…

zoyclem on December 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM