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White People Be Playing the Race Card
Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Larry Provost

Posted on 05/22/2014 4:32:44 AM PDT by Kaslin

I'm old enough to remember when only black people called black people "Uncle Tom." Democrats, however, long expanded the category of who can play the race card and on whom. Call them equal opportunity race-card players.

As with black race-card hustlers -- say the Revs. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or any given host on MSNB-Hee-Haw -- white race-card players label others "racist" for the crime of disagreement. As with black race-card hustlers, white race-card hustlers need not name names when accusing someone of "racism." And, as with black race-card hustlers, the mainscream media will not bother to ask the white race-card hustler to identify said racists.

Some examples:

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.: When recently asked if his Republican colleagues were racist, Israel responded, "Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism." "Not all" implies one or more is "animated by racism." He never bothered to name names, let alone what "animated" the racist(s). The host did not ask.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.: Only days ago, the soon-to-retire senator said that he can now speak out about the number of Republicans who oppose President Barack Obama because of his race: "It's an American characteristic that you don't do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here. I understand part of it. It has to do with -- for some, it's just we don't want anything good to happen under this president, because he's the wrong color."

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat: Crist recently said that "a big reason" he switched parties was because of the way "some" people in his former party -- Republican -- treated Obama: "I couldn't be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president."

Feminist attorney Gloria Allred, Democrat: After the election of George W. Bush in 2000, Colin Powell and Condi Rice, formerly with the Reagan administration, were considered likely to join the new administration. Allred, who then hosted a Los Angeles radio show, referred to them (not by name) as "Uncle Tom types."

Former President Jimmy Carter, Democrat: He attributed opposition to Obamamcare and other Obama policies to racism. "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama," said Carter, "is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American. Racism ... still exists, and I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of a belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country."

CNN's Anderson Cooper: When asked by embattled Clippers' owner Donald Sterling whether there's much prejudice in America, CNN's Anderson Cooper replied, "Yes. ... There's institutional prejudice" in addition to the kind "that people have in their hearts." In fairness to Cooper, Sterling did not ask him to name any "institution" -- but it would have been helpful.

The Republicans-hate-blacks narrative remains crucial to maintaining the monolithic 95 percent Democratic black vote, without which the Democratic Party cannot succeed. Economist Thomas Sowell writes, "If Republicans can get just a fourth or a fifth of the black vote nationwide, that can shift the balance of power decisively in their favor." As recently as 1956, nearly 39 percent of blacks voted Republican in the presidential election.

The next time a Democrat or member of media speaks darkly about these anonymous Republican "racists," ask this question: Don't Israel and Rockefeller, currently in office, have a duty to "out" these racists? Why allow known bigots to remain in government? Doesn't morality require Crist, running as a Democrat for his old job as governor of Florida, to identify and help remove these racist elected officials? Aren't these Republican "racists" -- whose IDs are being protected by their Democratic colleagues -- detrimental to the interests of the nation and serving in violation of their oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution? Doesn't this oath mean protecting and defending the rights of all constituents irrespective of race -- and exposing the "racists" who refuse to do so?

Why protect them? Why conceal their identities? Out the SOBs!

But, no. Democrats would rather just brand unnamed Republicans as "racist," no matter how absurd or outlandish the charge. Given this tepid five-year-old "recovery," the Obama-loving/leftist media/academia/Hollywood crowd cannot, during this off-year election cycle, brag about economic growth. So look for more topic-changers like "income inequality," climate change and the eternal struggle against the unknown "racist" obstructionists who sit across the aisle.

Sigh.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: demonrat; gop; racism

1 posted on 05/22/2014 4:32:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This is another issue that the Publicans have lost their spine on. With so much material to fight back with, they have delegated the issue to be fought and defended by talk radio hosts.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 4:42:19 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Kaslin

Reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode: The Monsters are due on Maple street. Don’t name names, suspect everyone. That way chaos will ensue and expand exponentially since everyone will be wondering who is it.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 4:44:33 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertatrian)
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To: Kaslin

Watching Jeopardy some years back, I recall Ken answering a question about urban phonics with the answer: what be ebonics. I thought I would die laughing and said to my wife, I am surprised that got past the NBC race censors. I became a Ken fan for life.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 4:47:53 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Kaslin

So, let’s get this straight:

Any black person who is a Republican is an Uncle Tom,
still living on the plantation, having no validity as a human being, and any black person who is a Democrat is an authentic, moral, upstanding person with integrity and honor.

Absolutely amazing.

(Herr Goebbels would surely be proud of these “Progressives” who goose-step across the landscape.)

IMHO


5 posted on 05/22/2014 4:48:02 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Kaslin

Democrats are child molesters and murderers.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 4:49:29 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: NTHockey

And that is their good points.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 4:52:55 AM PDT by sport
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To: Kaslin

Why was a white man not selected to be the Bahamian to on estimate the VA?

A BLack janitor was selected to sweep the problem under the rug

That is not racist..... it is an Analysis of the political. Culture roof the Whitehouse


8 posted on 05/22/2014 4:58:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Kaslin
Some blacks will brand anyone who does not kiss their butt a racist. Trying to explain to them that I am trying to treat them equally is a foreign concept. You can not be special and equal. Dope in the WH doesn't get it either.

I don't like hoodrats and I don't care what creed or color a hoodrat is. A hoodrat does not necessarily live in a ghetto either.

9 posted on 05/22/2014 5:18:10 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Kaslin
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.: Only days ago, the soon-to-retire senator said that he can now speak out about the number of Republicans who oppose President Barack Obama because of his race: "It's an American characteristic that you don't do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here.

Uh Mr Rockefeller! You Mr Rockefeller are the reason that we need term limits........ parasite.............

10 posted on 05/22/2014 5:19:25 AM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Kaslin
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or any given host on MSNB-Hee-Haw

Unfairly disparages Hee-Haw.

Jackson, Sharpton and MSNBC are the scum underneath the bottom of the racist barrel.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 5:25:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: ripley

“(Herr Goebbels would surely be proud of these “Progressives” who goose-step across the landscape.)”

Goebbles learned his craft from Edward Bernays, a member of the progressive Woodrow Wilson’s staff.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 5:52:43 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Kaslin

James earl Ray shot the wrong guy.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 5:54:10 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Kaslin

Most LW democrats I know are racists. They have no Black or Latino friends, live in their all white neighborhoods and refer to their dining experiences at Ethiopian or Mexican or Thai food establishments as their “Cultural or Ethnic” proof of acceptance of other races.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 6:00:00 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Kaslin

If Herman Cain had been elected, all these horsecrap slurs would become meaningless. They had to destroy Cain’s campaign (they were terrified) at any cost, and gerrymander and commit massive voter fraud against Allen West.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 6:01:06 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Clarence Thomas beng appointed to the Supreme Court didn’t stop it.

They have to be the right kind of black for it to count.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 6:03:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MikeSteelBe

“Goebbles learned his craft from Edward Bernays, a member of the progressive Woodrow Wilson’s staff.”

The plot thickens Watson.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 6:06:19 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley
Herr Goebbels would surely be proud of these “Progressives” who goose-step across the landscape

... and who's destructive, bullying behavior and intolerance -- like a cancer -- is destroying not only our republic but our society. (Although they are correctly self-described -- as in cancer is a "progressive" disease.)

18 posted on 05/22/2014 6:11:59 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: glennaro

Goebbels could have learned a lot from these guys, they make him look like an amateur.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 6:13:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Civil Wars have been fought over this sort of rhetoric.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 6:15:49 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: dfwgator
Clarence Thomas beng appointed to the Supreme Court didn’t stop it.

And Keg Kennedy Borked the heck out of him without any lubricant first.

21 posted on 05/22/2014 6:25:46 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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