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The Left Shows Its True (Racist) Colors

January 9, 2010

Harry Reid, king demagoguer, let his hypocritical mask slip a bit. MarkArminder reports the following revelation found in the soon-to-be released book Game Change:

On page 37, a remark, said “privately” by Sen. Harry Reid, about Barack Obama’s racial appeal. Though Reid would later say that he was neutral in the presidential race, the truth, the authors write, was that his “encouragement of Obama was unequivocal. He was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” as he said privately. Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama’srace would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination.

While what Harry Reid said is offensive and, in fact, truly racist (as opposed to the race card-y Racist ™ ) it shouldn’t surprise us. I’m just surprised he wasn’t chosen as the Vice President! Joe Biden must be patting himself on the back for going even further and calling Obama surprisingly “clean and articulate.” Silly me; I didn’t realize that Post-Racial actually meant making absolutely everything ABOUT one’s race. I really need to study my Newspeak Dictionary. Hey, at least Reid never attended one of those racist Tea Parties, huh? He’s not Racist-Racist since he promotes that sweet, sweet liberal policy and isn’t that all that matters?

To the Left, yes, and it honestly shouldn’t be shocking; he’s not the first on the Left whose true colors have been shown.  He has apologized, of course, for “misspeaking”. But, he didn’t misspeak; it’s what he truly believes. You see, once again, the people constantly hurling the “Racist!” slur at others are in actuality the people whom only see color. In addition to Harry Reid’s and Vice President Joe Biden’s comments, further proof has been proffered time and time again. Maureen Dowd, not long ago, heard the non-existent word “boy” at the end of Joe Wilson’s “You Lie.” Project much, Maureen? (if that was your own thought and you didn’t plagiarize that as well)

I’m really tired of trying to explain to the Left that they are the ones who see color everywhere, and in everything, and that they are diminishing true acts of real racism with their willy-nilly tossing about of the Racist card; they are diminishing and demeaning the entire Civil Rights movement by incessantly hurling the race card in arguable instances, all the while betraying their thin-veneered cloak with these constant, blatant “misspeaks.”

It’s important for the left to keep reminding us that democrat politicians are members of some great intelligentsia that know better than us. Granted, perhaps I’ve never held the title of Community Organizer, but I live outside of an Ivory Tower, amongst people who have actually accomplished things and done things for others, not just talked and spouted feel good-y theories and rhetoric whilst holding a figurative�gun in hand to force others to sacrifice and walk in lockstep with their prejudiced ideas of what one should believe. So, perhaps my observations about race might have some merit.

See, we don’t see color. Unlike ya’ll we don’t live in places where everyone isexactly like we are. We don’t see people as skin colors; we see them as our neighbors, our friends, our kids’ teachers, our local shop owners. But the Smarter Than Us Left doesn’t believe in Post-Racial anything. Their bread and butter is identity politics. They MUST, in order to maintain power, put everyone in victim boxes and pit people against one and another.

They are not post-racial in the slightest; quite the opposite. They demand that everyone in one of their little boxed up “groups” think the same in order to make sense of their policies; this is the schematic for Race Politics. They praise Martin Luther King, Jr, yet they never heed his words. They always judge first by the color of someones skin. When they hurl the Racist slur at us for daring to disagree with President Obama, they fully understand that they’re denying us the right to the moral imperative to judge a person by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. To me, this is among the worst examples of actual racism and it is truly hateful, as it’s insidious.

With all the crying about what the left has inherited from Bush, there is one thing I do wish y’all had “inherited”.  A desire to get rid of the “soft bigotry of lowered expectations.” Instead, you foment it. You exclaim in amazement “Oh, look! He sure does talk purty! For a black guy and all.” How vile. It also means that your race card is no longer accepted. Having you attempt to use a race card would be like Al Gore attempting to use a bitter, old tool card; utterly laughable.

It’s perhaps harsh to say, but often the truth is harsh:  in the minds of some on the left, Obama is a “token.” I’d feel horribly sad for him, if he didn’t almost embrace that notion himself.

And if I didn’t care so little for his character.

UPDATE: Politico reports that Bill Clinton shows his racist stripes as well:

[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Jay permalink
    January 9, 2010 11:49 pm

    Wow! That comment by Clinton is something else. Of course, he’ll lie his rear end of and claim he never said it. With Kennedy dead and this “friend” being off the record apparently, he’ll skate on his denial.

    As for Reid, this is typical. And you’re right. This nonsense about “misspeaking” coming from people getting caught airing their true feelings is getting on my nerves. I’ve argued until I was blue in the face that many Democrats were as racist as anybody that wore a white hood on their head. Their racism is worse in fact because they mask their contempt with the right votes and the promise of a new day as long as people continue to re-elect them. It’s racism in the form of pity.

    Good post.

    • Lori Ziganto permalink*
      January 10, 2010 1:34 pm

      Precisely, Jay.

  2. Scott permalink
    January 10, 2010 1:31 pm

    George Will absurdly said on ABC this morning that Reid’s comment was not racist. The easiest way to dispprove that notion is to twist Reid’s words around a bit.

    What Reid apologized for saying is this “…he believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect…”.

    Hypothetically, what if Reid had said this instead, “…he believed that the country was NOT ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a dark skinned African American with a Negro dialect…”.

    In other words, Reid’s actual comment suggests the country was only ready to embrace Obama because in Reid’s eyes he believed Obama’s “blackness” wasn’t so pronounced that it would turn off the country.

    The double standard that allows liberal Democrats to get away with clearly racist comments like Reid’s is astounding.

    • Lori Ziganto permalink*
      January 10, 2010 1:38 pm

      George Will just doesn’t get it. I’ve read him for YEARS (in fact, I got one of his books for my 16th birthday and that was over 20 years ago. Yes, I am a nerd) but he’s irritating me now. He, and others in the “establishment” persist with the ridiculous notion of trying to be “above things” and bi-partisan and polite.

      Why? The LEFT will NEVER be. It’s like they don’t understand the mindset of the Left at all. George Will and others actually HAND the Left weapons to use against us.

      I’m sorry (no, I’m not even sorry) but the Left are the ones who constantly play the race card. Falsely. Call them out on it. Every time.

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