Skip to comments.David Frum Plays the Race Card (against Sarah Palin)
Posted on 07/08/2010 11:12:48 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
David Frum has finally jumped the shark. Some conservative/right-of-center folks may have been willing to give him the benefit of the doubt before but playing the race card is something that is universally despised by conservative and moderates. Frum pulls the race card from the bottom of the deck against Governor Palin's new ad:
Heres Sarah Palins new ad. Lots of images of the former governor speaking to adoring crowds, meeting admirers, encountering women and children....
Republicans normally work hard to ensure that their ads feature non-white faces, to present an image of welcome and inclusion.
In Palins ad -- not one. Now listen carefully to the audio, which twice warns of a fundamental transformation of America, twice emphasizes a threat to children and grandchildren from malign unnamed forces.
I think shes talking about healthcare. I hope so. But she never does say so.
Frum pretty much stands alone with the radical left on this issue. A diverse set of voices from Republican insiders to Mediaite to Mika Brzezinski has applauded the ad.
Frum updates his post by conceding that he was mistaken about the ad not featuring minorities. What he has not done is apologize for his initial mistake and has not retracted his repulsive race-baiting post. Frum seems pretty desperate to increase traffic to his blog since it has slipped dramatically after the spike it received upon his departure from AEI (he gets the same amount of traffic as we do despite the fact that none of us are on CNN regularly).
Keep in mind too that the David Frum playing the race card against Governor Palin is the same David Frum who has openly said we should not go after the votes of Hispanics and African-Americans.
(Excerpt) Read more at conservatives4palin.com ...
Frum is so FOS his eyes are brown.
listen carefully to the audio, which twice warns of a fundamental transformation of America, twice emphasizes a threat to children and grandchildren from malign unnamed forces.
Obama is the one promising a "fundamental transformation of America". Or did Frum miss that? It was in the news.
The "malign forces" are the communist mafiosi who have captured the White House and both houses of congress. We'd better take them seriously because they are playing for high stakes. We'd better be playing for keeps.
I wonder if that idiot writes about how many white faces are at the Rev. Fair a cans’ meetings..
David needs to head up to AK and pet some grizzly cubs. Oh, look, aren’t they precious? Go ahead, Dave, Mommy bear isn’t paying attention, so give ‘em a good scratch behind the ears.
Has it been proven that Frum is not just a bitter, ugly, woman?
These bastards are trying to hide their agenda of turning America into a fascist/feudalist society under their control
behind their puppet’s impenetrable melanin-based criticism shield.
Palin is in a mixed race marriage, with mixed race children, it amazes me that people get away with calling her racist.
Frum is a self-admitted Bilderberger.
And Democrats include everyone...everyone, that is, who faithfully recite the strict fundamental doctrines of the pseudo-enlightened Progressive faith.
Only the LSM would believe him.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
“In Palins ad — not one.”
That is not OUR problem, and certainly nothing that requires apologies or false, quota-based photo-ops to remedy.
If blacks do not respond to the message of conservatives, it is because of their OWN racist ignorance.
THEY need to change, not us.
She’ll be called a racist because she’s not a socialist that believes in stealing the wealth of the majority to give to minorities. That’s their only criteria.
Does she have another husband besides Todd?
Golly, was their spooky music too?
Perhaps some foggy mist floating just above the ground... the distant howling of wolves?
I thought this guy left the planet.
So when has Sarah Palin said anything remotely critical of African-Americans? Any time a conservative opens their mouth, it’s denounced as racism. It’s a traditional leftist powerplay. I don’t know why Frum is using it.
Conservatism is inherently AMERICANISM. Conserving America’s founding principles. The only nation conceived in liberty.
If someone has a problem with the conservative message, it’s because they are hostile to the principles of a nation conceived in liberty.
Todd Palin is Yup’ik Eskimo.
They’ll continue to use the race card while it still “works” to silence their opposition.
Conversely, they’ll stop using it when we don’t shut up when they play it.
Blacks who support Palin fear they would be murdered by other blacks...
BTW, how about those black anchors on the evening news....
Meanwhile our blatantly racist president flies around the country at enormous expense to the taxpayers giving campaign speeches surrounded by carefully selected crowds of nodding entitlement/union zombies to convince anyone foolish enough not to recognize it for what it is how popular he is across all demographic lines.
The voluntary Pravda Media will do all they can to assist in the illusion.
Todd is part Eskimo. Wiki says "His mother, a former secretary of the Alaska Federation of Natives, is one-quarter Yup'ik,". So that makes Todd 1/8th Native American.
Unless you are adhereing to the Old South's "one drop rule" I don't think that can really be said to be a mixed race marraige. She is white and he is 7/8ths white. The kids are 15/16th percent white.
Even at the height of the anti-misegination crusade, circa 1910, exception were made for American Indians.
Virginia's Racial Integrity Act of 1924 made it "unlawful for any white person in this state to marry any save a white person, or a person with no other admixture of blood than white and American Indian." In writing the statute, one of the challenges that the Virginia racists faced was their own proud history. According to a publication from the Registrar of the State Bureau of Vital Statistics, the law had to take account of "the desire of all to recognize as an integral and honored part of the white race the descendants of John Rolfe and Pocahontas." Because of the Pocahontas loophole, you could have a little Indian blood (one great-great-grandparent) and still be counted as white. But "every person in whom there is ascertainable any negro blood shall be deemed and taken to be a colored person."
Also, I watch the Palin video and there was one woman in it who was obviously black. Also, as another said, Palin’s husband and kids are all part Eskimo (Native American).
Also, I watched the Palin video and there was one woman in it who was obviously black. Also, as another said, Palin’s husband and kids are all part Eskimo (Native American).
In a quick watch there was at least one non white women Dave you sorry POS.
It’s obvious to me that Palin is not a racist. Like 99% of Conservatives, it’s just not a primary filter that we use to sort out the world. We seem to have taken that “content of your character” line a lot more seriously than the Democrats who continue to want to use race to measure everything.
On the other hand, I am exhausted with the asymetrical battle where Blacks, Mexicans, Latinos and other racial minorities successfully lobby for benefits, policies and programs that explicitly help their race. The “amnesty” bill would be one such obvious example. They have done this using the Democrat Party as the major vehicle for imposing their pro-their-race policies on our entire society.
It is entirely logical and necessary that Whites begin to organize for policies that are specifically beneficial to whites, else it’s like boxing with one hand against an opponenty using both of his. For instance the reason I want Affirmative Action repealed, most urgently, is it is Anti-White and I and my children are White. (It’s also Anti-Asian, so perhaps Asian groups might join us in that particular issue.) Merely pointing out that it’s unfair and violates the ideals of meritocracy is not enough to carry the day. It’s an example of asymetrical warfare leading to loss.
I would like to see some mainstream organization like the Euroepan American Legal Defense Fund (ala MALDEF), or National Association for the Advancement of Non-Colored People. These are 100% mainstream organizations that get millions in dollars from corporations and lobby continuously for their people. I want people lobbying for my people, too.
We’ve thought, for 20 or 30 years that eventually we won’t have these racial-grievance groups running our politics (and HR departments). But we do, and they are getting bigger and stronger, not smaller.
Time to fight fire with fire.
As for the GOP, it is already the majority party of White Americans. They do need to start standing up for the rights of the majority (like my kids not having to spot Blacks and Mexicans 200 points on the SATs to get into college), and quit worrying about how blacks feel about it.
The Democrats don’t like White People. They don’t waste one second worrying about whether, in supporting some new minority set-aside, quota of special funding, it will offend whites.
If blacks and Latinos can continuously lobby for themselves and we are forced to never, every lobby for ourselves I think over time they will win more and more battles.
If we could get whites to vote 95% for the GOP, the way blacks vote for Dems we would be in a great position to repeal much of the welfare state. The welfare state is disproportionately paid for by Whites, and dispenses benefits to Blacks. Why shouldn’t we organize to oppose such things. They do.
That is enough to qualify for full BIA benefits,
as crappy as the benefits are.
Maybe the Feds still practice the "one drop theory".