Playing the Race card: A dead mans hand…

When people on the left simply cannot come up with rational arguments to use against their opponents it is inevitable that they play the race card. Often in conjunction with the “it’s for the children” card.  Sorry, but that just does not cut it anymore, we are  on to you, and those things just don’t work any longer.  But? You just keep on playing those ace’s and eights.

Racist, or just tired of too much government?

“Democrats last week began a well-orchestrated campaign to change the subject from Obamacare by declaring Republicans the newest terrorist threat. House Majority leader Steny H. Hoyer claimed that Democrats faced threats of violence in their home districts. He demanded that Republicans take a stand against it. ‘Silence gives consent,’ added Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, who accused Republicans of ‘aiding and abetting this kind of terrorism.’ Democrats promptly exploited their own fear-mongering by rushing out a fundraising letter. Meanwhile, a shot was fired through the window of Republican House Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s Richmond office. Instead of attempting to fill his campaign coffers over the incident, Mr. Cantor denounced Democratic recklessness in creating ‘media vehicles for political gain.’ To hear Mr. Clyburn talk, you’d think the Capitol had been bombed — like President Obama’s spiritual mentor Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground did in 1971 or the communist Revolutionary Fighting Group did in 1983. We don’t recall Republicans placing the blame on Democrats for those bona fide terror attacks committed by the Democrats’ ideological cousins. For the party’s leaders to make such insinuations now rings hollow. The Democrats and their supporters have consistently demeaned and mischaracterized the broad, nationwide, nonviolent grass-roots movement that arose in opposition to their radical agenda. A willing press establishment relays baseless claims that these protesters are violent uncritically and without investigation. … Any leftist thug is now free to toss a brick through a Democratic congressional district office window secure in the knowledge that the act of vandalism will be blamed automatically on Tea Partiers or Republicans. Such hoaxes are tickets to instant press coverage. … This victimization sideshow is meant to hide the fact that Democrats are pursuing policies that the American people oppose, and they are beginning to face a political price.” –The Washington Times

Anger, venom and bile: “I know how the ‘tea party’ people feel, the anger, venom and bile that many of them showed during the recent House vote on health-care reform. I know because I want to spit on them, take one of their ‘Obama Plan White Slavery’ signs and knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads.” –Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy

That’s racist! “[T]he current surge of anger — and the accompanying rise in right-wing extremism — predates the entire health care debate. … If Obama’s first legislative priority had been immigration or financial reform or climate change, we would have seen the same trajectory. The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play.” –New York Times columnist Frank Rich with a tired refrain

“[W]hat are the tea partiers really angry about? Health care reform or the fact that it was an African-American president and a woman Speaker of the House who pushed through major change?” –MSNBC host Chris Matthews

Which one of these is not like the other? “[The 'Don't Tread on Me' flags are] the same imagery that was on [Oklahoma City bomber] Timothy McVeigh, you know? I mean, this is the kind of thing that’s worrisome to me. I don’t see how you can get away from it.” –Fox News contributor Juan Williams, trying desperately to make a connection between the Tea Parties and terrorism

Non Compos Mentis: “Because I think there’s been very consistent strategy from the right to racialize public policies so that poor white people who are often most vulnerable or most in need of those policies will vote against it to align themselves with a certain kind of whiteness, whiteness of property. So the poor white guy in Mississippi who needs welfare votes against welfare because he thinks he’s voting against a poor black woman in Harlem.” –CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill

It’s not fair: “[M]aybe we have reached the point where the Congress needs to equal it out. Equal out the audience. … I think that, you know, hell, if we’re going to be socialist, let’s be socialist all across the board.” –MSNBC radio host Ed Schultz, advocating for the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” simply because Rush Limbaugh has far more listeners than he does

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3 Responses to “Playing the Race card: A dead mans hand…”

  1. mainenowandthen Says:

    The race card, even though it reeks of hypocrisy, is still working well for the Left and they will continue to employ it at every opportunity – real or imagined. The Left has managed to implant enough guilt through their manipulation of the education system to assure that no matter how outrageous the accusation there will be a core of useful idiots to expand upon it.

    How interesting that the election of Barack Obama in part resulted from acceptance of his promises that he would “bring us together”, but in reality he is a candidate for the most polarizing Chief Executive in the history of our country.

  2. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Too be honest? I can’t say that he is the most polarizing ever in our history. I’m not quite that old. However, I can say that since I started taking an interest in politics at about the age of ten. He most certainly is… He beats out Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter. Both of which have been roundly despised, and, I might add, are from opposite sides of the political spectrum…

    That just goes to show that it has more to do with personal honor, or the perception thereof, than ideology.

    But, race aside, there are plenty of other polarizing “cards” to be played whenever useful idiots are needed.

    The misogamy, or “woman hating” card. That has in turn morphed into the mysandry stratagem that perpetuates the Al Bundy is all men card. While at the same time women all over complain about men not being men any more…

    Then we have the “it’s for the children card…” That is when the utter cold blooded Libertarian comes out in me. If the parents are incapable of taking care of themselves then they simply cannot properly take care of any children. Funny how it was so easy over eons for parents to make the critical choices needed to perpetuate the species. But? Government knows best! (satire)

    Of course gun control has to enter into this theme. Simply banning firearms, as well as any weapon, just has to be good for the kids, as well as society in general. At least until someone that has other ideas shows up… with a gun, knife, sword… Take your pick.

    And then we have the education gambit… “Our future is without any hope.” Fact is? That every generation has said much the same. Did I like it when I got my knuckles rapped when I was… uh… observing Merry and Cheryl’s budding… womanhood? When I was supposed to be studying Geography? No, but as a result, I learned at least a tad bit of constraint. ( yes Merry I was watching! She comments here from time to time just so all of you know… Probably going to kick my butt for saying that. But oh well! ) We don’t need better teachers. What we need are teachers that are not tied by the neck or nose to Unions. I have known a grand total of three teachers that were worthless. The problem, is that those three made a lasting impression on me… To all the others that put up with me, and made me learn? Thank you, you were warriors on the social front, and any failures, are mine, and mine alone!

    Life may resemble a card game, in the sense of metaphor. However, actual life is much more complicated. As much as you, myself, and every person on earth would love for everything to be simply black and white? We live in a gray world…

    God: There is something greater out there than any man or woman. I can’t spell it out exactly but I also know that there is no such thing as an atheist in a fighting hole when you are under attack.

    Family: You and yours. It is something that cannot be denied, as much as we all would like to disown cousin Hanna the crack whore. Blood is blood. The Arabs did get this one correct when all else fails; The enemy of my brother is my enemy. The list goes on. We all have those in our blood that don’t do what they should be doing. Honor, if nothing else should direct you and I toward setting them straight. There was however, wisdom in the common law edict that wife and kin cannot testify against blood or marriage. (Not the contrary American concept of “forced too.” )

    Country: This is an extension of the above, but more. Respect and honor those from other families, clans, or even nations that espouse the deepest heart felt moral obligations. While mostly directed at those of “our own” it also touches on respect for others. by example: “I respect those black pajama dudes, they fought hard, and well. We still won though.” from a United States Marine, circa 1970 talking to us surfers in Oceanside.

    CORP: What you, as an individual can contribute to the greater well being of all that are you and yours in a macro sense. Doing it as well as you are able. Even if not perfect. While at the same time realizing that even if less than what is called for, or needed, you did your job or lived life to the utmost ability that you possessed.

    Long response I know. Better than finding some “card” to whine about though…

  3. tonydowning Says:

    Very moving response, Pat.

    Why the Left still wants statist policies, after we got the lowdown on all that in the 20th century, is a mystery story — maybe the specious sense of moral superiority and dictatorial power…..

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