Skip to comments.Are Democrats Starting to Lose It Already?
Posted on 08/16/2012 4:18:01 PM PDT by randita
Are Democrats Starting to Lose It Already?
One way in which this election is starting to resemble the 1980 election is that Democrats are starting to lose their grip and lash out in ways that even the mainstream media find over the toplike TV ads calling Romney a murderer, or Slow Joe Biden letting fly with the maxed-out race card. Today one of MSNBCs commentators, Toure (I guess he doesnt have a first name?) charged Romney with the niggerization of Obama. Not even Ron Burgundy could say stay classy liberals with a straight face at this point.
In the 1980 election, Jimmy Carters wild charges that Ronald Reagan was a racist backfired badly on him, and propelled the media to start writing about Carters meanness factor (which had been there all along to anyone who followed Carters Georgia career closely). A few samples from a certain great book (that everyone needs to have on their bookshelf):
The liberal columnist Richard Reeves wrote: The Carter campaign is as mean-spirited as any youll see in American politics. Where this meanness comes from is obvious to anyone who has watched Carters rise to the Presidency and the attempts to keep him thereit comes from the top, from Jimmy Carter. . . .
Speaking at Martin Luther Kings Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on September 15, Carter said: Youve seen in this campaign the stirrings of hate and the rebirth of code words like states rights in a speech in Mississippi, in a campaign reference to the Ku Klux Klan relating to the south. . .
Carter and the Democrats had said they would try to rerun the Goldwater playbook, and perhaps believed that the media would amplify their caricature of Reagan in much the same way they did for Johnson in 1964. They were wrong. The media was harsh on Carter for his indulgence of race-baiting. The New Republic:
President Carter has made a grave moral error in trying to portray Ronald Reagan as a racist. Carters statements are frightful distortions, bordering on outright lies. Boston Globe columnist Curtis Wilkie wrote: Just as surely as the werewolf grows long fangs and facial hair on a full moon, the darker side of President Carter emerges in election years. . . .
The editorial page of the Washington Post was savage:
Mr. Carter has abandoned all dignity in his round-the-clock attack on Mr. Reagans character and standing, jumping (in a most sanctimonious tone of voice) for offenses similar to many Mr. Carter himself has committed, and, most recently, concluding from all this that Mr. Reagan is a racist and a purveyor of hatred. This description doesnt fit Mr. Reagan. What it fits, or more precisely, fits into, is Jimmy Carters miserable record of personally savaging political opponents (Hubert Humphrey, Edward Kennedy) whenever the going got rough. . . Jimmy Carter, as before, seems to have few limits beyond which he will not go in the abuse of opponents and reconstruction of history.
Appearing in a back yard setting on October 6, Carter said: Youll determine whether or not this America will be unified or, if I lose the election, whether Americans might be separated, black from white, Jew from Christian, North from South, rural from urban.
Reporters in the press pool couldnt believe it, and the comment was the lead sound bite on all the network news broadcasts that night. . . The network news spin was devastating to Carter. NBCs Chris Wallace said Carters comment showed Mr. Carter as mean and unpresidential, Reagan as caring and mature. ABCs Sam Donaldson said, Carter campaign officials are deeply worried tonight that the Presidents re-election is slipping away.
Well, a few folks in the media are starting to note that the Democrats are the ones going over the line this time, too, such as Dan Balz in the Washington Post: Vice President Biden triggered the latest round Tuesday with lines that, had a Republican uttered them, probably would have set off an even bigger firestorm. He told an audience in Virginia that Romney would unchain big banks if elected and then added, Theyre going to put yall back in chains.
Although Balzs article is pitched as a pox on both houses kind of piece, a close reading will show that he thinks the Democrats are guilty of much the worse behavior. Good of him, too, to note the media double-standard in these matters. This was, after all, the same paper that made a federal case out of macaca. Look for liberals to get even more desperate if polls show Romney pulling ahead. Those who dont remember the past are fated to repeat it. Im guessing even liberals who do remember 1980 wont be able to help themselves.
What is niggerization, and how do you go about “niggerizing” someone?
The Dems may have started to “lose it,” but the media is right there with them. And I hope they all go down in the same ship.
States rights, code words???
What the hell planets atmosphere has that yahoo been breathing???
We purportedly “can’t use” the “n-word” but can we use niggarization? I for one, am worried about the “niggarization” of anything or anyone. It sounds bad. Is it?
If Oblammo was niggerized it just came natural.
In this particular case, by calling 0bama "angry". I swear I'm not making that up, but Toure was.
Watch both the old msm and the Dems BOTH have a meltdown come November 6-7, 2012.
In other words, by telling the truth about them—Got it.
I want a 1984 + Minnesota!
Wow...I remember this all so well- though I’d forgotten how the even the liberal media couldn’t abide the horrible way Carter conducted himself.
That’s what’s so striking to me- as bad as the media was then- can anyone here even IMAGINE them taking on Obama this way? There actually WERE some standards we SHARED as Americans. Those days are gone- perhaps forever.
It may be all about race in the end. Sometimes I stop and think- what IF Obama were a white guy- with his mysterious background, marxist ideas and dishonesty? I do not think the dems would have put up with it. The leftists would have been marginalized instead of embraced.
“He just made it up. Calling Obama “angry” is “niggerizing” him.”
Oh, come on. You’re generalizing again. Everyone knows that the 0bama, MO included, is and Angry Bird. ;>
Hmmmmm. Looking at the origin of the word, Romney is blacking 0bama? I thought his father did that. You mean it’s dye?
In 1980 there was no Internet, CNN was a startup operation, and the media was controlled by network news & print.
I don’t recall this savaging of Carter, but sure do remember the media bias against Reagan. They painted him every night as a doddering old fool.
... how do you go about niggerizing someone?
Ask these guys... and please... say "N-Wordize" or people will call you names.
Clinton was called the first black president because he chased women, lied about it, was hounded by the law, and loved greasy food and Big Macs. No kidding - there was an editorial by a black writer making those points.
Add one more stereotype to that list-anger.
So if you call any black person angry, a woman chaser, a liar, a law breaker, or a glutton for greasy food, you’re a racist.
The NAACP wants the word “niggardly” removed from the dictionary.
Really? People will use it all the time then. Nothing like telling a person he can’t to inspire him to.