Skip to comments.Played Out: the Liberal Racists' "Uncle Tom" Card
Posted on 06/26/2013 2:23:26 AM PDT by servo1969
Meet Ryan Patrick Winkler. He's a 37-year-old liberal Minnesota state legislator with a B.A. in history from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. He's also a coward, a bigot, a liar and a textbook example of plantation progressivism.
On Tuesday, Winkler took to Twitter to rant about the Supreme Court's decision to strike down an onerous section of the Voting Rights Act. The 5-4 ruling overturned an unconstitutional requirement that states win federal preclearance approval of any changes to their election laws and procedures. Winkler fumed: "VRA majority is four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas."
This Ivy League-trained public official and attorney relied on smug bigotry to make his case against a Supreme Court justice who happens to be black. "Uncle Thomas" wasn't a typo. Denigration was the goal, not an accident. It was a knowing, deliberate smear.
After being called out by conservative social media users for his cheap attack on Clarence Thomas, Winkler then revealed his true color: yellow. He deleted the tweet (captured for posterity at my Twitter curation site, twitchy.com) and pleaded ignorance.
"I did not understand 'Uncle Tom' as a racist term, and there seems to be some debate about it. I do apologize for it, however," he sniveled. "I didn't think it was offensive to suggest that Justice Thomas should be even more concerned about racial discrimination than colleagues," he protested.
Holding a black man to a different intellectual standard based on his skin color. Accusing a non-white conservative of collectivist race traitorism. Employing one of the most infamous, overused epithets against minority conservatives in the Democratic lexicon. "Apologizing," but disclaiming responsibility. Sorry ... that he got caught.
Just another day at the left-wing racist office.
Rabid liberal elitists expect and demand that we swallow their left-wing political orthodoxy whole and never question. When we don't yield, their racist and sexist diatribes against us are unmatched. My IQ, free will, skin color, eye shape, name, authenticity and integrity have been routinely ridiculed or questioned for more than two decades because I happen to be an unapologetic brown female free-market conservative. My Twitter account biography jokingly includes the moniker "Oriental Auntie-Tom" -- just one of thousands of slurs hurled at me by libs allergic to diversity of thought -- for a reason. It's a way to hold up an unflinching mirror at the holier-than-thou NoH8 haters and laugh.
We conservatives "of color" are way past anger about the Uncle Tom/Aunt Tomasina attacks. We're reviled by the left for our "betrayal" of our supposed tribes -- accused of being Uncle Toms, Aunt Tomasinas, House N*ggas, puppets of the White Man, Oreos, Sambos, lawn jockeys, coconuts, bananas, sellouts and whores. This is how the left's racial and ethnic tribalists have always rolled. But their insults are not bullets. They are badges of honor. The Uncle Tom card has been played out.
Of course Winkler didn't think it was offensive. Smarty-pants liberal racists never think they're being racist. In their own sanctimonious minds, progressives of pallor can never be guilty of bigotry toward minority conservatives. Ignorance is strength. Slurs are compliments. Intolerance is tolerance.
And when all else fails, left-wing prejudice is always just a well-intended joke. (PBS commentator Julianne Malveaux's death wish for Justice Thomas set the standard: "I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. ... He is an absolutely reprehensible person.")
Back in her day, before the advent of democratizing social media, Malveaux and her elitist PBS friends could get away with such vile bile. But liberal crabs in the bucket, viciously trying to drag dissenters "of color" down, can no longer engage in hit-and-run with impunity. Conservatives on Twitter have changed the dynamic in an underappreciated, revolutionary way. The pushback against liberal political bigotry is bigger, stronger and swifter than it's ever been.
You can delete, but you cannot hide.
My hands-down favorite this month.
Oh, if he were a Republican..............................
Lefties’ reliance on a pitifully small lexicon is ironclad evidence that their ideas are proportionally tiny and finite.
clerk using a racial slur (arrogant n****r) was made public during a board meeting, calls for her resignation continue.
Frankly Scarlett, truth trumps PC and white use of a descriptive word for an attitude not necessarily associated with being black, is a lot less offensive than other language bastardizations, such as “gay” for example.
And sometimes you need to force democrats to live up to their own standards.
Let me just say that I DESPISE ALL dimrats and 1/2 OF ALL republicans! I despise the rats because they are demonic beasts of racism and hate... and republicans because they want to be just like the dimrats.
democrats have no standards. There is no foul they won’t commit, no underhandedness they won’t try, no salaciousness they won’t rationalize, no lie they won’t utter, no fraud they won’t perpetrate, no dirty deed they won’t attempt, no election they won’t plot to steal, no law they won’t break.
Michelle Malkin is a fantastic thinker and writer. I love it when she is a guest “talking head” on one of the Fox shows and I have an opportunity to hear her. Unfortunately, when she’s on the Hannity (who, while not actually stupid, is one or two standard deviations below Malkin on the IQ scale) show, she frequently is “talkied over” by someone (either Hannity or another guest) uttering some tripe or inane words—so we miss hearing all she clearly would like to say.
Meanwhile, Paula Deen (for whom I have no great affection) slowly twists in the wind for an “offense” she committed 30-odd years ago.
@atrupar I did not understand Uncle Tom as a racist term, and there seems to be some debate about it. I do apologize for it, however.
This attempt to deny that he know Uncle Tom was a racist term is 100X more damaging than the original post - liberals are expected to trash Thomas in racial terms.
But this guy has a BA, History, Harvard College, 1998. And he can tweet that he is incredulous to find out Uncle Tom was a racist term?
That should be the end of his public career. But of course it wont be.