Skip to comments.Race Card Losing its Effectiveness (updated)
Posted on 09/16/2009 10:58:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway
In the past the race card was in fact a potent play for the left. I wonder if it hasn't been played so often that it's now thin enough for people to see through.
The latest Rasmussen poll suggests that is the case:
Twelve percent (12%) of voters nationwide believe that most opponents of President Obama's health care reform plan are racist. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of voters disagree, and 21% are not sure.[snip] Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans reject the notion that most of the opponents are racist. So do 78% of voters not affiliated with either major party. However, just 39% of Democrats share that view.
I expect that 12% are diehard Democrats who still think they elected the Messiah.
Update from Rosslyn Smith
With eighty-eight percent of Republicans and 78% of Independents rejecting the position that opposition to Obamacare is based on racial animosity, the left would do better to find another line of argument to promote their agenda. Claiming those in opposition are merely in denial over America's election of Barack Obama to the presidency seems to be a monumental loser. Of course, like many an emotional crutch, yelling racist at one's opponents can be a hard habit to break.
A mid the detail at Rasmussen comes this tidbit about the composition of that 12%. Among Obama's strongest supporters, those who Strongly Approve of his job performance, 35% say most opponents are racists, 32% disagree and 33% are not sure.
Among African-American voters, 27% say most opponents are racist, 25% disagree, and 48% are not sure.
That 48% is interesting. I was surprised at how high it was. It suggests that while many black voters are not completely trusting of whites, they are also very cautious about attributing racial motives to others.
What makes the 48% number particularly significant is that many elected blacks show no such caution in attributing opposition to their agenda to racism. Could a segment of black voters be feeling as alienated from the likes of Congressmen Charles Rangel, Jim Clyburn and Hank Johnson as many of those who attended the Tea Parties are with their own Congressmen and women? With unemployment running very high among urban blacks, especially young black men, the tolerance for all this posturing by black Congressman may be wearing thin.
The lefties have cried “racism” so often that they’ve become like the little boy that cried “wolf.” They’ve used that word so often that folks are just plain tired of hearing it. Like the little boy that cried “wolf” too often, one day, the wolf really came and everyone ignored him. Sadly, there might one day be an instance of a genuine and ugly instance of racism, and because the lefties have so overdone and abused that word, most people won’t pay them any attention.
But the use of force would be a tipping of the hand - and would be like the 1776 colonists finally seeing the British marching in to confiscate their arms.
Basically, if they use force, “it’s on”.
If Obama resorts to force with an armed thug group (Civilian Defense Force) it would set off a civil war and the military would take sides and overthrow the government.
So it is still valid!
First, they ignore you.
Then, they mock you.
Then, they fight you.
Then, you win.
crying wolf all the time will condemn you to being eated by a wolf when no one bothers to come to help after all the past crying.
I think the military would take sides, but it wouldn't overthrow the government.
I think you would see various states activate their National Guard and take control of the situation, and await Congressional resolution of the issue.
Some states might not, and they will suffer terribly for it. But, the rest of the country will be intact.
Racers have played the race card so often they now have nothing but jokers left in the deck. Thanks for the laughs Jimmah Carter.
...but it wouldn’t overthrow the government.
If Congress does the right thing and uphold the law not a political party. If they did support party over Constitution down they would go too.
If someone were to say:
“I think bringing African slaves to this country was the biggest mistake America ever made” would that make them a racist or someone who feels bad about slavery?
Cool how that race-card thing is so damned flexible....
It is RACISM to say RACISM is not as effective as it once was. How RACIST!
The left have stacked the deck with the Joker and the Race Card.
Nobody cares anymore, they are sick to death of it.
When people claimed that electing Obama would usher in a post racial era, I don't think this is what most had in mind.
in college we would drink unreasonable amounts of alcohol and play a game we called logical thought equations. they were only logical in a very strange way. one i remember most was:
if God is love, and love is blind then ray charles is God.
(i did mention alcohol was involved, kay?)
now a normal, unpoluted person would agree with the following “thought” equation:
i hate obama’s policies and agenda, his agenda is socialism, therefore i hate socialism.
makes perfect sense right?
but NOOOOOOOO! to the liberal this equation REALLY is:
i hate his agenda, his agenda is socialist, therefore i hate him because he is black and i am a racist.
that does not make any sense whatsoever, even if you are drinking. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
A civilian volunteer service corp would do nicely.
But anyway, there are degrees of force. The abuse of the legal system is the first stop.
Here’s a thought on overuse of the “Race Card”:
If the “Race Card” was a drinking game, how many times did you pass out over the last week?
Interesting post, but ACORN could have been an organized armed force? In every picture I see of the staff of these ACORN offices, they’re staffed with mostly overweight black women.
How easily they forget it was DUmocrats throwing oreos at Micheal Steel, it was DUmocrats who slandered black republicans such as Alan Keyes, Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice and Gollum Powell (untill he showed his true colors and jumped on the Obamatron express).
Most DUmocrats werent voting for DUh-bama because he was black...they voted for him for the empty promises of free gimmies:
The Democrat party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender.