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7 Things Liberals Really Mean When They Cry “Racism”
Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2014 | John Hawkins

Posted on 03/29/2014 5:17:39 AM PDT by Kaslin

Racism used to mean hating someone because of his race.

No more.

Today, 99 times out of 100 in politics, the word “racist” is used purely for political reasons without any regard to whether something bigoted was actually said.

That doesn't mean that racism doesn't exist. It CERTAINLY DOES and sometimes it's right out in the open, like the Left's "Black Americans are way too stupid and incompetent to get voter ID like all the other races" canard. But, if we were to define "racism" as offensive statements about someone of another race that wouldn't be automatically excused if Joe Biden, Harry Reid, or Bill Clinton said them, then there's so little "racism" in politics that it's barely worth mentioning.

Yet, the accusations of "racism" never seem to stop. Why? Because when liberals cry "racism," they don't really mean racism. They mean....

1) You disagree with me: "The Republican Party is racist." "Sarah Palin is racist." There's a famous Tea Party sign that reads, "It doesn't matter what this sign says. You'll call it racism anyway!" Why are these people and groups racist? They JUST ARE. "Everybody" knows it. In other words, liberals believe they can't be racist by virtue of being liberal; so people or groups that oppose them must be "racist" by default. It's about as intellectual as a five year old calling someone a "poopy head," but it's how they think.

2) I need more attention and/or money: There are an awful lot of people in the Democrat Party who make a living calling people "racist." Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry, Toure, Joy Reid, Eric Dyson, the NAACP, Tavis Smiley, Cornell West and Ben Jealous rely on finding new and intriguing ways to accuse people of bigotry to fill their pockets and get in front of cameras. If they couldn't find enough things to call "racist," they'd be nobodies and worse yet, some of them might have to get real jobs instead of pretending to be offended for a living.

3) Let’s take a choice away from black Americans: No group in Congress does less to make the lives of its constituents better than the Congressional Black Caucus. Furthermore, no ethnic group in America has been more loyal to a political party with less to show for it than black Americans. So how can it be that the Democrat Party has been an absolute disaster for black Americans, yet it can count on 90% of the black vote every election? Simple; liberals have falsely convinced black Americans that Republicans hate them. That means no matter how bad it gets, Republicans can't even be considered as an option. This is how Democrats have managed to utterly destroy cities like Detroit without the populace even considering the Republican Party as an option.

4) You are disagreeing with a minority: The last thing any liberal wants is to argue an issue on its merits. Is it logical? Does it work? Is the benefit worth the cost? These things have NOTHING to do with why liberals support a position. So, one of the many ways they try to get people off track is to accuse any white person arguing with a minority of being racist. This is a neat trick, given that roughly 70% of Hispanic Americans and 90% of black Americans vote Democrat. Maybe Republicans should adopt this one and start accusing liberals who disagree with Allen West, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz of being racists.

5) Your attack is damaging us: When Republicans hit Democrats with any kind of damaging attack, it is inevitably called "racist." For example, this is how former MSNBC host Martin Bashir could say something as crazy as, "Republicans are using [the IRS scandal] as their latest weapon in the war against the black man in the White House. ‘IRS’ is the new ‘N****r.’” It's an attempt to shut Republicans up.

6) You won't do what I want!: When you reward and encourage people who claim to be offended by trivia instead of laughing at them for being such pansies, it only encourages them to lash out more at people who hurt their precious feelings. Liberals who get their feelings hurt tend to respond by classifying the people who've egregiously offended them – by say, wearing a Redskins jersey, supporting lower taxes, or not voting for Obama -- as horrible human beings. Maybe they're part of the "patriarchy," "sexists," "homophobes" or "racists." In all fairness, if Hillary Clinton were running for President, liberals would be screaming about sexism all the time. However, since Obama is ruining the country at the moment, calling someone a "racist" is their preferred way of whining that people won't do what they want.

7) Stop trying to do outreach to black Americans: Democrats believe they own black Americans. That’s why they hate black Americans who don't buy into that or white Republicans who want to do outreach. So, if a black Republican challenges the idea that black Americans are all helpless victims of racism who need crumbs from Democrats to survive, he'll be racially insulted. If a white Republican like Paul Ryan starts doing some outreach that could conceivably appeal to black Americans, he will immediately be attacked as a racist. The Democrats are absolutely committed to keeping black Americans under their thumbs and anyone who challenges that will be treated as a threat.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: chargesofracism; racism

1 posted on 03/29/2014 5:17:40 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

It usually means only one thing. You have won the argument against the liberal.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 5:19:05 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Daveinyork

I believe so too


3 posted on 03/29/2014 5:19:41 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
#8: "I have absolutely no idea at all what Conservatives actually think, or why." [i.e. "Tax cuts are a code word for racism." == Charlie Rangel."]
4 posted on 03/29/2014 5:23:53 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Kaslin

It is a word that is used to shut you down and it has and it will continue until you get in thier faces


5 posted on 03/29/2014 5:29:21 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Maceman
#9:The problems in my race are Whitey's fault, not mine.

Drugs, lawlessness and promiscuity are forced upon us.

6 posted on 03/29/2014 5:29:22 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Daveinyork
yeah..they're quiver of arrows (ideas) are empty
..laid to waste, thru Congressional Corruption.
actng like Democrats, not freed men..Corruption.

7 posted on 03/29/2014 5:30:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Kaslin

Not surprising since leftism has always been the political home for racists.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 5:35:50 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Kaslin

#1 should be Racism= the seizure of MORE money from working whites to so-called exploited ‘people of color’

Money trumps all and every racial issue is code for transfer of wealth...


9 posted on 03/29/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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No Guilt
No Apologies
No Exceptions



10 posted on 03/29/2014 5:45:41 AM PDT by tomkat (we should've gone with flax)
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To: Maceman

Apparently “code words” keep popping up all over, and are abetted by the reluctance to keep the definition of words to its real original meaning. We have all seen the transformation of words like “gay” (which used to mean “frivolous” or “joyful”) or “faggot” (which used to be a bundle of sticks tied together for kindling wood), into pejoratives relating to the sexual orientation of certain individuals.

Perhaps lack of a common accepted vocabulary is what is keeping communication restricted. Words shape perceptions, after all, and by either not understanding, or deliberately misunderstanding, the other person’s statements is what leads to Charlie Rangel’s total incomprehension of just what a conservative is. Words like “preservation of the Constitutional principles” mean nothing to a person who has never discerned the meanings of the words of that document.

George Orwell was both highly prescient and an excellent student of the history of humanity.

Years ago, Red Skelton did an excellent job of parsing the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, including the words “under God”, with the observation that some day, somebody is going to interpret the Pledge as a prayer, and seek redress for the offense that had been imposed upon the sensibilities.

We are there now.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 5:47:25 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: newfreep

“Maybe Republicans should adopt this one and start accusing liberals who disagree with Allen West, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz of being racists.”

They should. Every day they should dilute the word more and more until it becomes a useless tool. An word uttered by the left should be met with cries or racism.

Basically turn “racist” into a joke. The same can be done with “homophobe” and “sexist.” The way to beat the left is to play their game, using our rules. We need to take Alinksy’s playbook and use it against them.

Every time I get into a verbal joust with a lefty, I call him a blathering idiot and end the conservation right there.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 5:47:33 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Exactly. It’s time to go Alinsky on the Left.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 5:49:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daveinyork

I’m gonna use that. The next time I get called a racist, i’m gonna smile, shake the hand of the person who called me racist and say “thank you for by default declaring me the winner of our argument. that word has been so overused and misused that its use in this context now means nothing. And since you effectively have nothing to refute my argument, I win. Again, thank you”. and then walk briskly away.

CC


14 posted on 03/29/2014 6:41:10 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Kaslin

Ping. This should be front page on every newspaper in the US and especially on the cover of Ebony and Jet.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 6:46:09 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Kaslin

When they cry “racism” they are reassuring us that they are intolerant Nazis.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 6:49:24 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin
No. 1 reason Dems call conservatives/Republicans racist: money (money they want)
No.2 reason: they want more money
No.3 reason: a lot more money
No.4 reason: gobs and gobs of money
No. 5 reason: a mountain of money
17 posted on 03/29/2014 7:47:40 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: alloysteel

I am not aware of his “Pledge” with the “under God” part. Could you give me a link to that possibly please?


18 posted on 03/29/2014 8:30:57 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Daveinyork

We need to turn it into a new Goodwin’s law - first one to reference racism (like Nazism) has lost the argument. The question is - what do we call it? The Jackson/Sharpton law? The progressive law?


19 posted on 03/29/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Every day they WE should dilute the word more and more until it becomes a useless tool.

I absolutely agree. We should use it for every slight or infraction that we see. Someone bumps into you, call them a racist. Someone runs a stop sign, shout racist! Especially call anyone with an 0bama t-shirt or bumper sticker RACIST!

20 posted on 03/29/2014 10:46:40 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Kaslin

When someone calls me a racist in a (usually online) argument, I basically say they can think so if they want, but it doesn’t address the issue. This issue is ... and then I restate the issue, and I restate it again and again until they either address the point I’m actually making, or devolve into swearing and abuse and then go away.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 8:26:23 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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