Skip to comments.The Condensed Liberal Handbook of Racial Code Words
Posted on 09/28/2012 12:03:23 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Thumper the Rabbits parents always taught him, If you cant say something nice, dont say nothing at all. If the lefts self-appointed Omniscient Diviners of True Meaning have their way, conservatives in the public square wont be left with anything at all to say. Ever.
Its a treacherous business exercising your freedom of speech in the age of Obama. As a public service, I present to you: The 2012 Condensed Liberal Handbook of Racial Code Words. Decoder rings, activate!
Angry. On the campaign trail this summer, President Obama has become in the words of the mainstream Associated Press more aggressive. But dont you dare call him angry. According to MSNBC host Toure, thats racist!
You notice he said anger twice, Toure fumed in response to a speech last week by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Hes really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. Or maybe Romney is just accurately describing the singular temperament of the growling, finger-jabbing, failure-plagued demagogue-in-chief. Its about the past four years, not 400 years. Sheesh.
Chicago. The Obamas and their core team of astroturfers, pay-for-play schemers and powerbrokers hail from the Windy City. This is a simple geographic fact. But in progressive of pallor Chris Matthews world, its an insidious dog whistle. The frothing cable TV host attacked Republicans this week who have the gall to remind voters of the ruthless Chicago way.
(T)hey keep saying Chicago, by the way. Have you noticed? Matthews sputtered. That sends that message: This guys helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods and screwing us in the burbs.
Actually, its a pointed reminder that the radical redistribution politics of Chicago-on-the-Potomac have done little to alleviate the suffering of impoverished Americans in violence-plagued, job-hungry inner cities everywhere. Racist!
Constitution. Fox News contributor Juan Williams, who proudly calls himself a real reporter, has apparently added real telepathist to his curriculum vitae. Earlier this year, he read the minds of Republicans and conservatives whom he accuses of deep-seated bigotry when they show any public reverence for our founding principles, documents and leaders.
The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message, Williams wrote. References to a lack of respect for the Founding Fathers and the Constitution also make certain ears perk up by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core old-fashioned American values.
So, if you ever find yourself wanting to hum the Schoolhouse Rock version of the Preamble, heed these three words: Stop the hate!
Experienced. A significant population of American voters believes that qualifications actually matter when running for the highest office in the land. Chilling, isnt it? They might as well sport KKK hoods. In the judgment of one Basil Smikle of The Century Foundation, experienced is a dreaded racial code word.
Intoned Smikle: Experienced? Does it really mean the time that he spent in the Senate, or does it mean, Well, does that guy have the same kind of experience in life that I have? What does inexperience really mean?
Maybe it just means what critics meant it to mean: Does this guy have experience beyond the measly 304 days he served when the U.S. Senate was in session before he announced his first presidential bid? I know: Racist!
Food Stamp President. At the dawn of the modern federal food stamp program, one in 50 Americans was enrolled. This year, one in seven Americans is on the food stamp rolls. The majority of them are white. Obamas loosening of eligibility requirements combined with the stagnant economy fueled the rise in dependency. Food stamp president is pithy shorthand for the very real entitlement explosion.
Democrats fumed when former GOP candidate Newt Gingrich bestowed the title on Obama and decried its purportedly racist implications. But who are the racists? As Gingrich scolded the aforementioned race troll Chris Matthews last week: Why do you assume food stamp refers to blacks? What kind of racist thinking do you have? Youre being a racist because you assume theyre black! Time to find a new code word.
Golf. This ones a gobsmacker. Beltway barnacle Lawrence ODonnell appeared on cable TV to decry Republicans who mention Obamas frequent golf outings. He singled out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnells convention speech Wednesday night, which joked that Obama was working to earn a spot on the PGA tour. The warped racial radar of pasty Lawrence O interpreted this golf joke as Obama equals Tiger Woods equals RACISM.
Huh? These people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can find in every one of these speeches. ODonnell expertly explained. Things are getting lower and lower by the day, host Martin Bashir agreed.
Id say this is all Greek to me. But thats probably racist, too.
Holding down the fort. Obamas State Department diversity officer now advises us, based on admittedly dubious history, that holding down the fort is an anti-Native American idiom that has no place in U.S. discourse. Example: I know you guys have been holding down the fort. Oops, that was Obama at a Tampa rally in 2008. Next
Kitchen cabinet. Radio talk-show host Mark Thompson jumped on Romney for using this phrase coined to describe Andrew Jacksons administration in the 1800s at the NAACP convention in July. Romney was referring to a close member of his staff during his tenure as Massachusetts governor.
To talk about being in the kitchen and not talk about an African-American actually being in your cabinet is really not a good metaphor to use with African-Americans, Thompson blasted. Is it racist to ask: Huh?
Obamacare. Left-wing Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky accused Romney of race-baiting by wielding the term Obamacare. The Beltway shorthand for this behemoth federal spending program exposes Romney as a spineless, disingenuous, supercilious, race-mongering pyromaniac because it is a heavily loaded word, Tomasky railed.
How then to explain the use of the Bull Connor-channeling epithet by none other than the Obama campaign, which peddles I like Obamacare T-shirts on its website? Logic is racist.
Privileged. Stay with me here. Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart has a problem with Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry calling Obama privileged. Spotlighting his elite education is tantamount to racial bigotry because it insinuates that he took the place of someone else through affirmative action, that someone else being someone white.
And here I thought it was a simple description of an out-of-touch academic whose crony Chicago ties of all colors gifted him with access, money and power that the vast majority of Americans dont have.
Professor. Several progressive black intellectuals excoriated 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin for this statement: They know were at war, and to win that war we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
Professor, professor Charles Ogletree said, was code for uppity. This translation service is available only to credentialed Ivy League eggheads. A saner criticism would be that Obama was never a professor of law, but an untenured lecturer. Racist? Tell that to Hillary Clinton, whose 2008 campaign made that very point.
You people. Asked last month whether her husband would release more tax returns, Ann Romney told a pack of reporters: Weve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how, you know, how we live our life.
A chorus of faux-ragers from the Huffington Post to NBCs Andrea Mitchell hammered Mrs. Romney for her double-whammy sandwich of elitism and racism. Apparently, you people is the verbal equivalent of putting black people back in chains. One little, teeny-tiny problem: ABC News admitted: Our ruling after reviewing the original audio is that she did not include the you.
In other words, it was manufactured out of whole cloth. Give the dog-trombone media another black mark for ridiculous bias denial. Black mark? I know: Raaaaaaaaaaacist!
I was expecting an image of the OED...
Wish I had time to read this now. But I'm too busy. Will read this Monday.
Oops, I did it again.
You’re right, I stand corrected. But it’s still somehow racist ;)
Lets add some other ‘code words’:
Might as well just shut up and take it, whitey.
The Carl Crawford incident up in Boston. Does this mean the Mamas and the Papas a 60’s icon, were racist? (Monday Monday) Same on John Phillips for writing this. I say start a petition demanding the group be stripped of their Grammys!
Hey, thanks for posting this. it’s mighty white of you.
If you aren’t niggardly with your money, maybe donating to FreeRepublic could keep it in the black.
She missed “breadbasket” as in Paul Ryan referring to where he was speaking in Florida as the “breadbasket of the South.” This was leaped on as racist codewords for having Civil War connotations. The problem with that is Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, was the the “breadbasket” of the confederacy.
VERY condensed handbook - EVERYTHING said by any conservative, anywhere, at any time at all, past, present, or future, provided the word or phrase is deemed offensive by any of thousands of thin-skinned, self-styled aggrieved minorities - who, by the way, think absolutely nothing whatsoever of using the same terms or worse when referencing conservatives.
Not true in poker. You must be thinking of another game.
While I'm not 100% certain, I believe that spades is the highest suit in contract bridge bidding, just below a no-trump bid.
CODE WORD ALERT! CODE WORD ALERT! CODE WORD ALERT!
URBAN = RACIST! URBAN = RACIST! URBAN = RACIST!
And you would be correct, according to that vast repository of all human knowledge known as Wikipedia. (I had to look it up..)
"Suit denominations also have a rank order with notrump being highest followed by spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs."
LOL, I’ve been busted!