Skip to comments.Race Card Fraud (Thomas Sowell)
Posted on 07/19/2010 5:43:14 PM PDT by jazusamo
Credit card fraud is a serious problem. But race card fraud is an even bigger problem.
Playing the race card takes many forms. Judge Charles Pickering, a federal judge in Mississippi who defended the civil rights of blacks for years and defied the Ku Klux Klan back when that was dangerous, was depicted as a racist when he was nominated for a federal appellate judgeship.
No one even mistakenly thought he was a racist. The point was simply to discredit him for political reasons -- and it worked.
This year's target is the Tea Party. When leading Democrats, led by a smirking Nancy Pelosi, made their triumphant walk on Capitol Hill, celebrating their passage of a bill in defiance of public opinion, Tea Party members on the scene protested.
All this was captured on camera and the scene was played on television. What was not captured on any of the cameras and other recording devices on the scene was anybody using racist language, as has been charged by those playing the race card.
When you realize how many media people were there, and how many ordinary citizens carry around recording devices of one sort or another, it is remarkable -- indeed, unbelievable -- that racist remarks were made and yet were not captured by anybody.
The latest attack on the Tea Party movement, by Ben Jealous of the NAACP, has once again played the race card. Like the proverbial lawyer who knows his case is weak, he shouts louder.
This is not the first time that an organization with an honorable and historic mission has eventually degenerated into a tawdry racket. But that an organization like the NAACP, after years of fighting against genuine racism, should now be playing the game of race card fraud is especially painful to see.
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I like to think of him as Uncle Thomas...I’m big on irony...What a Man. No wonder the libs hate his guts.
Yep. He can be my Uncle Tom every day!
How's that for irony? ;-)
This gentleman is the pro-life sidewalk counselor of reason and common sense. Seemingly alone, defiantly speaking the love that is Truth.
Do they ever!!! LOL!
They're so outclassed by Dr. Sowell they can't make a coherent argument.
How’s that for irony? ;-)
You gotta love it...
B U M P
I love truth and all those who speak it.
This is why people like Farrakhan shun him. They speak LIES and try to PROFIT and DIVIDE by LIES.
The ever brilliant Thomas Sowell. So glad he has added his voice to this issue.
Thanks for the ping.
"Empathy" is just a pretty word for the ugly reality of bias.
Sowell BTT. National treasure.
That totally nails 0bama. He has no qualms saying anything to anyone at anytime to get what he wants and no qualms saying the exact opposite just a few months or even weeks later.
0baMao is nothing but a Flim Flam man.
Well said! I've referred to him as a Grifter many times, it's way past time that he's stopped.
Thomas Sowell Bump.
I can’t take credit. I have seen a number of other FReepers call him a Flim Flam man in the last few days. This article just put loud neon pink highlighter on that idea. Without using the term Thomas Sowell just made the case and closed it in one short article.
Please Dr. Sowell run for office or at least make more public statements. You are a TRUE American and what’s more you REALLY understand what this country stands for. God bless you , brilliant !
He most certainly did! And it's not about taking credit, it's about realizing and calling it out like it is, he's a liar and a cheat. I truthfully believe all FReepers know that whether they'll come out and say it or not.
Thanks for the ping jaz.
“Voters may even wise up to race card fraud.” If they haven’t by now, they never will. Wishful musings on the part of the good Doctor, but then he knows that.
It is time for public figures to come out and say it without apology. Republicans in Congress. 0bama lies without compunction. Even the premises he gives for his various positions are deceitful.
I’d love to see a debate between Thomas Sowell, Ben Jealous , Hussain and The (Rev 911) Sharpton. The three progressive stooges would be like a kids tee ball team taking on the NY Yankees.
Dr. Sowell nails it again !
Three Bumps, thanks for links!
Absolutely! But the three wouldn’t have the guts to do it.
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