Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The GOP and Racism, Yet Again
NRO ^ | 23 nov2012 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 11/23/2012 6:34:03 AM PST by rellimpank

If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more “racist.”

The scare quotes are necessary because I don’t think the Republican party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic party does). But that hasn’t stopped a lot of people from slandering Republicans as racist for one reason or another. Right now, many in Washington — particularly the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus — insist that Republican attacks on U.N. ambassador Susan Rice are racist and, yawn, sexist. The basis for this claim is that some Republicans are calling Rice unfit for the soon-to-be-vacated job of secretary of state. More specifically, they’re cross with Rice for what they contend to be her dishonest and incompetent handling of the Benghazi scandal.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: race; racism; susanriceracist

1 posted on 11/23/2012 6:34:12 AM PST by rellimpank
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

she can’t be incompetent. She is a black woman, and therefore qualified for any govt position.


2 posted on 11/23/2012 6:37:37 AM PST by qwerty1234
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

Liberals losing or not having any talking points ARE subtly reaching out for racism or a racist ideology. Because when running out of arguments because of foolishness, that is what cowards do, their real racist colors come out.


3 posted on 11/23/2012 6:46:19 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: qwerty1234

Not just qualified. She is highly qualified and superior to all others whose resume is 10 times as thick and 10 times as rich.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 6:48:04 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: qwerty1234

In and of itself, when a black woman is caught stupid, what else is she going to do other than pointing fingers at whitey because he is white. They are the racists who will not only use the race card, but hold racist epithets and values against whomever disagrees with their statements.


5 posted on 11/23/2012 6:48:58 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

The term “racism” was invented by communists. Leon Trotsky was one of the first to use it. When whites engage in favoritism toward other whites (and therefore discrimination against non-whites), it’s called “racism”. When other groups engage in favoritism, it’s called “ethnic solidarity”. When you buy into these word games, it’s called being a useful idiot.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 6:51:59 AM PST by Silver Sabre
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Thommas; qwerty1234

She is a bargain at twice the price (probably 3-4x our salaries) .. we must festoon her with perks , priveledges and benefits beyond compare... you owe it to her.


7 posted on 11/23/2012 6:52:07 AM PST by Neidermeyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

“If the GOP wants to win more black votes...”

Never happen.

The entire Republican Party of the United States could stand on its head and whistle The Star Spangled Banner out its *ss, and it’ll never get the Black vote.

Black people have proved beyond any shadow of a doubt that they’ll only vote for a Marxist candidate who will stand for Black entitlements and send the bill to White America.

Republicans, meanwhile, in their quest for Black votes have consistently either done so or allowed the Democrats to get away with it, with the American economy taking a nose dive accordingly.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 6:52:33 AM PST by Jack Hammer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

Tomorrow I am getting a racist tattoo on my arm.

The American bald eagle. :)


9 posted on 11/23/2012 6:56:49 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

Going after black votes is a waste of time - there just are not that many of them.
Hispanic votes, on the other hand...
Too bad the Hispanics are a wedded to the “Free Stuff” party as the Blacks...


10 posted on 11/23/2012 6:57:11 AM PST by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

One of Jonah’s better columns.


11 posted on 11/23/2012 6:57:48 AM PST by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Little Ray

“Going after black votes is a waste of time - there just are not that many of them.”

True; there should be the same outreach to them as there is for anyone else (low taxes, smaller gov’t., etc.); anything else isn’t worth the return (which to date has been negligible, despite historic levels of pandering and hiring of tokens).


12 posted on 11/23/2012 7:03:54 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hammer

I agree. Nothinh good is going to happen until everyone accepts more responsibility for their own lives.

No one changes unless they have to.


13 posted on 11/23/2012 7:17:46 AM PST by ecomcon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

When the Republicans have a really good black candidate, they don’t fully back them. There are Republican blacks out there that have high qualifications, but as soon as they appear the MSM is ready to do the bidding of the DNC and will do anything to destroy them before they become a threat. I’m in Florida, I saw what the MSM and the DNC can do and what the RNC didn’t do..


14 posted on 11/23/2012 7:30:06 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

Obama selection of Susan Rice is proof he likes being stuck on stupid,she matches thr rest of his staff.


15 posted on 11/23/2012 7:43:15 AM PST by Vaduz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

95% of blacks (the ones who voted for O’Bozo) can go to Hades as far as I m concerned.
And they can take their white arse kissers with them.

I am tired of hearing the charge of Racism thrown at whites everytime something is said or done that offends a racist black.

When they get off their lard butts, stop mooching, stop profiting off racism and start carying their own weight they might deserve to be taken seriously.

Until then, they are just background noise and a waste of the life force.

This foolish, childish phase of black skin worship that western culture is going through will not last forever.
And when society does come to its senses reason will once again prevails.
When that happens the black moocher class will fall back to earth and it won’t be a gentle landing.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 7:49:29 AM PST by Iron Munro (Michelle and Barack: Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bringbackthedraft

I agree. We should have backed Herman Cain to the hilt. His message was simplistic but it was better than Obama’s. He could have split the black vote and that might have done the trick. Whatever he did with the “other woman” was small potatoes and we could have overcome it.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 8:00:22 AM PST by Sicvee (Sicvee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: qwerty1234

I don’t know whether she’s really incompetent or not, but the only thing better than a black woman (from a government perspective) is a black lesbian. I believe in equal treatment under the law. That means government should turn a blind eye toward race. In fact, I find it offensive that government wants to categorize me by the color of my skin. That probably makes me a racist.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 8:08:30 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

Goldberg’s purpose here to solidify the notion that only whites can be “racist” therefore easily cowed by the establishment. Well I have news for the hack, the only “racism” from our decrepit establishment is that of the anti-white variety.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 8:09:04 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hammer
Black people have proved beyond any shadow of a doubt that they’ll only vote for a Marxist candidate who will stand for Black entitlements and send the bill to White America.

Too true , how else do you explain the scorn people like Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain , Allen West and any other black conservative receives. If you recall Colin Powell was treated with scorn under the Bush administration, since he's "come out" as a liberal the MSM now embraces him.

Republicans, meanwhile, in their quest for Black votes have consistently either done so or allowed the Democrats to get away with it, with the American economy taking a nose dive accordingly.

Whenever we try to play the progressive race game we get slaughtered. We can't out pander the liberals, so they detest us, and our own base gets (rightfully) disgusted and stays home in droves.

20 posted on 11/23/2012 8:12:51 AM PST by YankeeReb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Sicvee
I agree. We should have backed Herman Cain to the hilt. His message was simplistic but it was better than Obama’s. He could have split the black vote and that might have done the trick. Whatever he did with the “other woman” was small potatoes and we could have overcome it.

Cain was the one I was praying for. He was intelligent, knew the economy and was personable. He would have neutralized the race card that 0bozo delt from the bottom of the deck. That's why Husein's dirty tricks brigade had to take him out quick before he could gain momentum. Much as I supported Cain , he wasn't a politician. I think he wasn't prepared for the absolute mud wrestling that makes up a modern campaign, especially at the federal level. He wasn't a great candidate, but I believe he'd have been an inspiring President.

21 posted on 11/23/2012 8:21:15 AM PST by YankeeReb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: junta

22 posted on 11/23/2012 8:24:59 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: qwerty1234

You are correct.


23 posted on 11/23/2012 8:42:14 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank
But that hasn’t stopped a lot of people from slandering Republicans as racist

Of course the GOP by and large runs around in circles every time the word is thrown out or lays prostrate all because of a word that has no agreed upon definition and that is used mainly by those who are anti-white and support non white race groups.

24 posted on 11/23/2012 8:48:07 AM PST by Altura Ct.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro; wardaddy

“I am tired of hearing the charge of Racism thrown at whites everytime something is said or done that offends a racist black.”

An excellent post.
You are bold, but you are right.

There can be only one way for conservatives and Republicans to respond to charges of “racism”. That is to simply ignore the accusations, no matter how loudly they cry and no matter how many are howling them.

Here is the predictable pattern, repeated EVERY time:
1. A conservative or Republican (or any Euro-American) says something that either has to do with racial relations, or is perceived to be unpleasant or offensive by a non-Euro (most often a black, but not limited to blacks alone).
2. The charge of “racism” is immediately raised against the person who made the original comment.
3. The person who made the comment tries to deflect the accusation with the reply that he/she “is not a racist” (many, many times I’ve seen exactly those words from many right in this forum).

With that, the conservative or Republican (or any Euro-American) has lost the argument. And they do it again and again and again and again.

One you respond with “I’m not a racist”, you have effectively surrendered, because now the accuser is not only in control of the dialogue, but has _changed_ the dialogue. It is no longer about the merits of your original assertion, but has been successfully changed to be about YOU, and your “racism” (denied or not).

The way for conservatives and Republicans to change the game, is to stop PLAYING the game. We’ve been playing in their field for the last five decades, and losing by the calls of their referees.

Let’s force them to play on our field for a change.


25 posted on 11/23/2012 11:08:13 AM PST by Road Glide
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Road Glide

Because Republicans NEVER fight back against the charges of racism, people go ahead and assume that they must be true.


26 posted on 11/23/2012 11:09:20 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Road Glide

Excellent post!

Thank you for such a clear summary of a complex situation.

You are exactly right in your analysis of the word tricks liberals/racists use to demonize good people and move discussions from substance to personal attacks.

Remember when the Clintons used to whine about “Ending the politics of personal destruction”?

Of course that was when the subject matter was Bill’s sexual predation and Hillary’s illegal financial maneuverings.


27 posted on 11/23/2012 2:02:12 PM PST by Iron Munro (Michelle and Barack: Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Little Ray
Too bad the Hispanics are a wedded to the “Free Stuff” party as the Blacks...

Actually, they're not, if you look at the voting patterns of Hispanics in this past election. Sure, a majority of Hispanics voted for Obama, but it was a BARE majority, and Romney got more votes from Hispanics in some areas of the country. They do not vote in lockstep like black voters do.

28 posted on 11/23/2012 3:15:30 PM PST by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SuziQ; Little Ray
...if you look at the voting patterns of Hispanics in this past election. Sure, a majority of Hispanics voted for Obama, but it was a BARE majority, and Romney got more votes from Hispanics in some areas of the country. They do not vote in lockstep like black voters do.

Actually, there is a way for the Republican party to make sharp inroads into the Hispanic vote:

1. Stand strong against amnesty. Several polls have established that a 2-to-1 majority of legal Hispanics are against amnesty. And why shouldn't they be? The legals are Americans -- they either earned their citizenship the hard way...or they were born here and many of their families have been here for hundreds of years. Many also compete for work with illegals -- who undercut their wages.

2. Engage in serious outreach to those Hispanics who share our conservative values. Understand that organizations like La Raza do not represent the majority of Hispanics. And understand that we do not have to gain a majority of the Hispanic vote in order to win an election. Here in Texas, for example, two of the leading Hispanic legislators have switched to the Republican party because "the national Democratic party does not represent the values of Hispanic families". The door is open to recruit those Hispanics who do not approve of government dependence. All we have to do is make an honest try among the conservative segment of the legal population -- we con't have to pander to the radicals and the illegals.

29 posted on 11/23/2012 3:39:39 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: SuziQ

Well, that is more hope than I’ve heard in a long time.


30 posted on 11/23/2012 4:09:15 PM PST by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: rellimpank

>> Right now, many in Washington — particularly the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus — insist that Republican attacks on U.N. ambassador Susan Rice are racist and, yawn, sexist.

Along with Chris Matthews and his ilk. The true racists.

Regrettable it’s necessary to mention that Bush appointed Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.


31 posted on 11/23/2012 4:31:10 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson