DNC Chair: GOP Wants To “Drag Us All The Way Back To Jim Crow”
Mark Jaws writes:
As I said to you last week, no group on the Left has more frequently and effectively used the race-hammer to bludgeon white conservatives than liberal Jewish politicians and media pundits. Here is DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz doing what she does so well.LA replies:
I don’t think she’s doing it well at all. She sounds like an idiot. Republicans want to “literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws”? Meaning, Republicans want to have laws that require whites not to hire blacks or sell them property? What bothers me more than Wasserman’s idiocy is the fact that no Republican counterpart of hers will challenge her point in a way that shows its idiocy. They most they’ll do is smile and say, “There you go again, calling us racists.”Insane. What Republicans are trying to do reduce the recent trend to pre-election day voting. Because more blacks than whites vote before election day, Wasserman calls this a return to Jim Crow.
In other words, any policy which happens to affect blacks negatively more than whites negatively, is a return to Jim Crow.
This reminds me of the epiphany I had back in the ’80s which I wrote about in the chapter on the meaning of racism in The Path to National Suicide: An Essay on Immigration and Multiculturalism. The Koch administration was planning to close a hospital in Harlem, as an economy measure, and the Democrats, to my shock, called this “racist.” I realized how “racist” now effectively meant anything that might affect some black people negatively or, more simply, anything that some black people didn’t like.
Which is where we still are now. Blacks support Obamacare more than whites. So if Obamacare were stopped/repealed, a greater proportion of blacks would be unhappy about that than whites. Therefore opposing Obamacare is racist.
Ken Hechtman writes:
You wrote:LA replies:
I don’t know what their stated objection is. Personally, I hate non-Election Day voting (other than absentee and military, obviously) as it destroys the meaning of Election Day, the one day when the people act together as a community in a shared public ritual. It turns voting into just another personal convenience, just another consumer experience. So I support any measure to limit voting to Election Day. But I don’t know what the Republicans’ reasons are.Thucydides writes:
Comments like Debbie W-S’s are reinforcing the image in the voters’ minds that the Democrats are the party of and for the interests of black people at the expense of the whole. The smear that Republicans want to reinstate Jim Crow is so over the top that it surely offends far more people than it gratifies. It is so extreme that it is doubtful that it should be dignified with a denial. Instead, any response should focus on the Democrats’ policy of exacerbating racial animosity in order to drive up Democrat black turnout, something we are going to see reach incandescent levels of intensity as we approach the 2012 election. This is something that in a bygone era liberals once used to be against.Thucydides continues:
The Republican concern over advance voting is likely based on the fact that such balloting has often been the primary vehicle of Democratic vote fraud. Once preliminary vote counts are in on election eve, if it is at all close, blocks of absentee ballots are suddenly brought forth to determine the result.The blogger OneSTDV writes:
Recall that it was Wasserman-Schultz who lead the campaign for “civility” back in January.Steve W. writes:
Actually, I don’t think her comment is “insane” when viewed from a political rather than an intellectual perspective.LA replies:
That’s an excellent comment.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 10, 2011 10:12 AM | Send