May 12, 2012

Democrat Training 101: No matter what a Republican says, “it’s racist.” [Darleen Click]

Ok, we knew this anyway, but now they even have training materials

House Democrats received training this week on how to address the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious. […]

As samples of race-coded rhetoric, Wiley reminded the Democrats of statements by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Of Gingrich’s famous comment about President Obama, her distributed remarks note, “Calling a Black man ‘the food stamp president’ is not a race-neutral statement, even if Newt Gingrich did not intend racism.”

h/t William Jacobson

Posted by Darleen @ 12:35am

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Comments (30)

  1. Wow. Good catch. So much from this blog recapitulated in two highlights from two paragraphs.

    It doesn’t matter what you mean when it’s useful for the malevolent to pretend otherwise.

  2. As samples of race-coded rhetoric, Wiley reminded the Democrats of statements by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. “Calling a Black man ‘the food stamp president’ is not a race-neutral statement, even if Newt Gingrich did not intend racism.”
    One of Santorum’s cited comments was: “Give them more food stamps, give them more Medicaid is the administration’s approach, rather than creating jobs.”
    omment from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., about raising taxes to fund government programs: “I’ve never believed that you go raise taxes on those that are paying in, taking from them, so that you just hand out and give them to someone else.”

    Just who is it that has a “racist” way of thinking?

  3. Unconscious racism is such a cute concept.

  4. The soft bigotry of low expectations is semi-conscious racism. Semi-consciousness explains much of progressivism.

  5. And yet, half of the American imbeciles will vote for this.
    The God of War will have his day.

  6. They’ve discovered and perfected the best methodology with which to undermine this Republic’s Constitution: twisting and weaponizing our very own native language.

    Civil War II seems inevitable, unfortunately.

  7. It’s something that really made me sit up and take notice when I first came upon this site less than a year ago. The various tactics used to subvert the country and it’s process were pointed out and talked about everywhere, but Jeff and the folks at PW were- to me , at least- the only ones to notice the subtle twisting of language to implement those strategies and tactics.
    It turns out that sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can break your country.

  8. Gotta get your mind “right” so you can be on the “right side of history”.

  9. Andy Ferguson at the Weekly Standard, The New Phrenology: How Liberal Psychopundits understand the Conservative brain.

  10. Want to see what Liberal Fascism looks like?

    Prepare to be ‘treated’.

  11. From geoffb’s link:

    This raises one of the most underappreciated dynamics of the American political system, and of democracy generally. Regular elections are circuit breakers. They stop—or at least can stop—the acceleration of slippery slope impulses. A change in party power often—though perhaps not often enough—halts the transmission of error.

    But they can’t stop the bureaucratic snowball once it reaches critical mass, unfortunately.

  12. When your congress person or senator tells you that we need to give money to people who simply don’t want to work, you should tell him or her that the idea is ridiculous. I don’t care if he or she says it is only fair to spread the wealth or that not everyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Ask Mr. or Mrs. Politician, “Are you suggesting that it’s my job to buy boots for another grown-up?” I say put the boots on layaway until you can afford them and then pull yourself up by those boots once you have paid them off.

    What gives anyone the right to take taxpayers’ money and support lowlifes who don’t want to work? Anyone can fall on hard times, but if you have been on government assistance for more than four years, there is a problem with your work ethics. I use ethics very loosely when referring to career welfare recipients. Some may want to work, but it’s still not my job to support them. Giving welfare to people or extending charity should be voluntary, not a government requirement.

  13. I just want to know who paid this Maya Wiley hoochie if it was just Democrats wasting their own money that’s fine I guess

  14. To that end, Wiley proposed the use of “race explicit” anecdotes to illustrate problems like the economic crisis. “Explain how each racial group is affected (recognize the unique pain of each group), but start with people who are White,” she wrote in her distributed remarks.

    no hoochie there’s still no upside for the socialists to engage in any discussion whatsoever about “the economic crisis”

    they need to stick with things they understand

  15. Will it work?


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  17. it won’t work Mr. Jeff this Maya hoochie thinks she’s innovating but she’s just recycling

  18. Will it work?

    Obama won, didn’t he?

    And his volume is again cranking up to 11… #FORWARD!

  19. Of course it will work JG – the yellow caricature already doesn’t care as long as its not its money.

  20. Anyway, it’s a fundamentally unserious issue, this. What matters is how many points Romney is up with White women over the age of 43 who also drive four-wheel drive vehicles, and whether or not we can figure out a way to get an additional 2% of the blue collar Hispanics by promising them comprehensive immigration reform, even as we peddle our closed border policy to the Hobbits in the base.

  21. Romney might want to aim a bit higher on that blue collar Hispanic vote as he isn’t getting this one even if its only .0000000001% of the blue collar white vote.

  22. To move into a post-racial future, maybe we could start by removing institutional racism from our law. I was tripping, and I had this tremendous insight: treat everyone as a member of the human race. Try to see everyone as a unique individual worthy of dignity, man, not just some representative of Set A, some interchangeable cog in the Man’s race machine.
    -secret inner hippie of the TEA Party

  23. You mean judge people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin motionview? No, our modern-day progressives would never go for that. Too afraid their character might be found wanting.

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  25. You’re harshing my mellow Swen.

  26. Motionview, the dream died with MLKjr. The the other Rev’s got to work. Not advancing a conspiracy theory but it sure does make one wonder.

  27. I care about racists who burn crosses on lawns and try to promote two sets of laws, or drive out a population they don’t like. That’s it.

    I don’t give TWO WET SHITS about “Racists(TM)”. Oh no! There are people whose minds supposedly aren’t quite up to some lefty twerp’s shifting, made up, ideal thought specs. Whoop de doo!

    I don’t care about unconscious racism, implicit cultural racism, group guilt for the sins of past generations, perceived racism, potential for racism, supposed dog whistle code words, an “unspoken” ‘boy’ tacked on to the end of a two word interjection by an intellectually dishonest hack columnist with a dull, chipped, rusty axe to grind. I don’t trust ANY of that trumped up nonsense because I recognize it ALL as nothing more artificial bullying tactic designed to intimidate people into silence rather than win an actual argument against them. It always ends with a person who does not and would NEVER burn a cross on someone’s lawn being sloppily and lazily accused of being the sort of person who would burn a cross on someone’s lawn. It’s vile deceptive bullshit. It’s slander. People who cry racism for a living are essentially untrustworthy carnival barkers and slime. And what’s funny is these people RARELY if ever confront actual harmful racists. They almost always go after weak looking, timid, isolated people who they are absolutely sure will not flip out and split their wig for them. They are dishonest, opportunistic, bossy, scolding, slanderers. Fuck ’em.

    I oppose racist violence. Most people do. That’s all I have to offer. I don’t even care if someone LIKES members of some other race or not. You don’t have to like anybody. You CAN prefer people over other people if you want to. That is not harmful. No one got hurt by that. No one gets cheated, or lied about, or hit, or chased away, or threatened or anything like that, because someone prefers people of their own race or whatever. It’s the actions that are a problem. It is the harm.

    All I care about is an individual doing some actual observable quantifiable harm to another individual. Being offended by someone’s bumper sticker is not observable quantifiable harm. That’s just taste. That’s like loud shirts or dumb hats or too much eye makeup. Get over it.

    Harming others is ALREADY against the damned law already for the most part. (Unless your last name happens to be Corzine, or Kennedy) No harm? Okay then. Then there’s no problem. Carry on citizen. And if you’d like to talk to about your feelings I’ll even listen a little. Maybe you’ll change your mind about some things, or not. Whatever. It’s your life.

    Laws are about the consequences of behavior and conduct. They are not about regulating thought and opinion through coercion and intimidation so someone can brainlessly yaffle on about a “truly just society” or idealized ideas about universal safety and security if we could just fix all those broken people we disapprove of.

  28. Sheeze palaeomerus – and to think mc4ever59 thought I was setting off alarms. You sir are not going to be invited to any of the “In” Group parties.