The life-breath of liberalism: the ever-exfoliating racism charge
that over the last three years, and even more over the last few months, Democrats have taken the “racism” charge where no Dem has gone before, charging that Republicans are “racist” for statements that are not even remotely connected with race. It began when they began saying in the summer of 2009 that tea party and Republican opposition to Obamacare was motivated by racism. Now it’s graduated to saying, e.g., that Republicans are racist when they use the expression, “holding down the fort.” Michelle Malkin has done us the service of collecting
these wild charges in a single article.
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Michelle Malkin could have included another charge of “veiled” racism. Last night, Ed Shultz on MSNBC quoted Romney, who was paying homage to Neil Armstrong: “When the world needs to do really big stuff, you need an American.” Shultz said: “That was the line to the birthers tonight… He threw them a bone”.
That was my initial, instinctive response. In fact it’s not unbelievable, but a logical and inevitable application of liberal principles. Let us remember that a few years ago some British official said that the word “British” was racist. Since the Western countries are historically white, their very identity as historical countries is racist, along with every other racism-related bad thing, such as birtherism.
Robert B. writes:
Ed Shultz on MSNBC quoted Romney, who was paying homage to Neil Armstrong: “When the world needs to do really big stuff, you need an American.” Shultz said: “That was the line to the birthers tonight … He threw them a bone.”
I think that’s funny—it’s a tacit admission that those the left have imported are not Americans as well as Obama himself. As Gus (Robert Duval) said to Deets (Danny Glover) in Lonesome Dove—“Lincoln didn’t free no Americans, they was already free, Lincoln freed the Africans.”
Robert B. writes:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 31, 2012 03:55 PM | Send
I think that’s funny—it’s a tacit admission that those the left have imported are not Americans as well as Obama himself.
The repugnant Shultz didn’t admit to anything of the kind; just the opposite. He accused Romney of implying that Obama is not an American or a citizen (I don’t conflate them). Citizenship (ever more casually) aside, Shultz and his ilk think and believe that anyone inside our borders is an American if they claim to be, citizenship being a tedious technicality. Obama is the quintessential universal-American. He embodies and exemplifies the ideal modern American, legal or not; someone with one foot firmly planted in the United States.
Obama’s popular election to the presidency of the United States in spite of an ongoing challenge to his citizenship and in spite of his exotic youth—living and being educated outside of the United States—along with his international and mixed race parentage, makes him the perfect modern U.S. president. The odd man out from now on, will probably be someone like Mitt Romney.