Democrats take the racism charge where no racism charge has gone before
That really bothered me. You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the “otherization,” he’s not like us. I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is “niggerization.” You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.The Democrats’ campaign of ever-wilder racism charges against the Republicans, labeling as “racist” statements and positions not remotely corrected with race, is extremely significant. But it is not surprising. It is of the essence of liberalism and of the tyrannical rule of liberalism over our society.
Several things need to be done: (1) to catalogue these charges, so that we have an overview of them; (2) to catalogue the Republicans’ responses to the charges; (3) to show the pathetic inadequacy of the Republicans’ responses; and (4) to show what an effective response would be.
Watching the past four years, the disrespect for the U.S. and its traditions, the arrogance, the lawlessness, the refusal to conform to the standards of (white) society, etc. I would say that Obama has niggerized himself.N. writes:
The amount of energy that can be transmitted to a target via the charge of “racism” used to be stunning. It killed careers.Eric writes:
I think part of the problem is that Republicans have so internalized the Democrats’ accusations of racism that comments like these turn into a pointless “who’s more bigoted” contest. I read popular conservative blog comment sections sometimes and in one today someone called Toure [who said that Romney by calling Obama “angry” had “niggerized” him] a “vicious racist.” S.E. Cupp, in arguing with him on the show, claimed Joe Biden was bigoted based on the “chains” remark and some lame ethnic joke he told in the past regarding 7/11 stores. In addition to missing the point and adopting the left’s premises, this is a fight conservatives will never win right now because the GOP is the white, middle-America party and the powers that be in the media have effectively labeled that as A Bad Thing. [LA replies: That this S.E. Cupp would make such an argument illustrates the utter mindlessness of the Republicans.]Eric continues:
I forgot, pointing out that the Democratic Party instituted Jim Crow is another favorite trope of commenters on these sites when these topics come up. Admittedly, I never learned about the partisan breakdown of votes for the 1964 Civil rights Act in high school and found it interesting when I later did, but the whole argument is incredibly silly when you take into account the shifting demographics and ideologies of the two parties over time. Trying to draw a line between George Wallace and the ideological heirs of George McGovern is a bit of a stretch to say the least. [LA replies: Another example of sheer GOP mindlessness.]TG writes:
Thank you for your brilliant writing. I’ve been reading it for years, but I never wanted to comment because I’m still relatively young, and not certain what I believe.August 17
I find the Frank Sharry quote particularly ridiculous because if Romney had selected Rubio as his running mate, he would still get zero sympathy from people like Sharry. Regardless of any liberal statements Rubio might make on immigration, we would likely be treated to several articles about how he doesn’t properly represent Latinos, how he’s a traitor to his race for joining Romney, and maybe even how he’s too white/light-skinned.LA replies:
That advice came from the people whose immigration policy handed California over permanently to the Democratic party. Neocons walk down a street, and houses collapse in ruins behind them.Kevin Grace writes:
The Republicans said nothing about Jeremiah Wright in 2008. They have said nothing about Obama’s race war in 2012. They’d better; or it will be a case of speak now, or forever hold your peace.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 16, 2012 09:12 PM | Send