Democrats revive their Jim Crow roots [Darleen Click]
Once a racist, always a racist
“Everytime [sic] I think the Democratic race card players could not get more vile, more deranged, more patronizingly demeaning to blacks, someone manages to defy even my vivid imagination,” thunders blogger William Jacobson. He’s referring to a passage in a Washington Post editorial about critics of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice–a passage that in our view is useful for its clarity. [...]
The Post focuses on the critics rather than their choice of words. Here’s the passage that outrages Jacobson: “Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy.”
Let’s examine this argument carefully. The Post acknowledges that “we can’t know their hearts.” But it finds a (literally) prima facie reason to suspect them of invidious motives: Almost all of them are persons of pallor. The Post is casting aspersions on Duncan and his colleagues based explicitly on the color of their skin. And it is accusing them of racism!
What was implicit during Obama’s first term, that whites and conservatives have nothing to bring to the national table because of the RAAAAACISM, is now explicit.
How is it that people can openly dismiss the Founding Fathers and anyone that refers to their ideals respectfully still call themselves “American”?
We’re here in the 21st century with a group of Americans that still rally to the thinking of the Founding Fathers. The caveats, the exceptions to the equality, the very limited notion of who is to be included in the ruling of the country, white men of property. I don’t know how many people say this or openly think about it this way anymore, but why do, why did the Romney folks feel that this is their country to rule?
Once the hysterical How dare you! Your obvious racist code words offend me! rhetoric that is the first (and many times only) response to any non-Progressive speech is scraped away, the cynicism behind the Balkanization of this country is astounding. Taranto says
The trouble with a diverse coalition based on ethnic or racial identity is that solidarity within each group can easily produce conflicts among the groups. Permissive immigration policies, for example, may be good for Hispanics and Asians but bad for blacks. Racial preferences in college admissions help blacks and Hispanics at the expense of Asians.
One way of holding together such a disparate coalition is by delivering prosperity, so that everyone can feel he’s doing well. Failing that, another way is by identifying a common adversary–such as the “white male.” During Obama’s first term, the demonization of the “white male” was common among left-liberal commentators, especially MSNBC types. The Post has now lent its considerably more mainstream institutional voice to this form of bigotry.
Now more than ever, it isn’t the Democrats that have moved Forward! so much as returned to LBJ’s era of the 1960′s where the myth of the Republican Southern Strategy was born. At the time, LBJ continually rejected Republican only civil rights bills until he could get some nominal Democrat support for the 1964 Civil Rights Act (and even up through 1989, Democrats continued to win handily in in former segregationist states). LBJ’s so-called “Great Society” then went on to boost the destruction of the African American family while, in the words of LBJ
A source for information about LBJ who is not a partisan hack, dirty trickster and MLK-adultery publicist is Robert M. MacMillan, Air Force One steward during the Johnson administration. Macmillan reports that when LBJ was flying on Air Force One with two governors once, he boasted, “I’ll have them niggers voting Democratic for two hundred years.”
With Obama now as our Lord and Savior, any criticism of Him is not merely racist, it’s blasphemous.
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