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Dem talking points are out and in full effect: “Brandish the race card!”

Obviously, we normal Americans knew months ago that any opposition to B.O.’s collectivist policies would be tarred as some form of racism.  Never mind that the most active leftist politicians B.C. (Before “Change”) were lily-white barons like Hillary, Ted Kennedy, Jean-Francois  Heinz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam), Babs Boxer (that would be “Senator”, and not “ma’am”, General), etc.  No, if you continue to espouse the conservative philosphy you’ve always maintained over the years before we had a black president, then that philosophy is now racist…it wasn’t then, but it is now.  Got it?

Over the last 24 hours, we’ve seen perhaps the most desperate attempt thus far from the left to revive ObamaCare and shield the increasingly unpopular clotheless emperor in the Oval Office.  That attempt is codified in DNC talking points, dutifully parroted by the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy).  To recap, here are some examples of such shameful, yet not at all unexpected, rhetoric we’ve seen from the left in the last day or two:

1.  Jimmah Carter says that the “overwhelming” majority of people who are opposed to ObamaCare or to B.O.’s Marxist policies are racist.  Judging by this Rasmussen poll, that would mean that 55% of Americans are racist, right?  Or maybe just the numbers are racist?  Anywho, the thick, fudge-coated sugary irony of a failure of a former president whose anti-Semitic book was endorsed by Osama bin Laden himself lecturing us on bigotry is enough to put me into a diabetic coma.

2.  Rep. Maxine Waters (Moonbat-CA) is begging her accomplices in the MSM to investigate the racial views held by normal Joes and Janes who oppose ObamaCare.  I didn’t know that racial views (or any views, for that matter) could be illegal, but apparently the thought police feel otherwise.  Anyway, unlike her liberal brethren, she’s not content to just scream “racism”.  No, she actually wants the MSM to look into “those people”.  (Sidebar: Didn’t Ross Perot get into trouble for referring to “you people”?  Just sayin’.).  Also, she said that referring to ObamaCare as “ObamaCare” is evidence of racism, so by logical extension, referring to Hillary’s health care plan in 1993 as “HillaryCare” must be sexist.  Man, are “these people” (leftists, that is) that intent on destroying the English language?

3.  This race-baiting nervous breakdown is dividing even the Democrats themselves.  Senators Jim “Fellating Cambodian Boy” Webb, Kay “Presbyterian Elder Courting Atheist Votes” Hagan, and Dick “Our Soldiers are Like Pol Pot and Stalin” Durbin, in addition to B.O. himself, are falling over themselves to keep Carter at arm’s length and not ascribe racism to political opponents of B.O.’s policies.

4.  NYT op-ed hack Maureen Dowd, known for editing quotes via “Dowdification” to convey the context she wants, plays the race card…while she bellyaches about the need for civility.  I’m sorry, but “You’re a bunch of mouthbreathing, knuckledragging bigots…can’t you just be nice like me?” doesn’t seem like the best way to win friends and influence people to your argument.  I’m kinda funny that way.

5.  Hank Johnson (D-GA) defeated Jihad Cynthia McKinney in the Democrat primary 2006, but his election proved only that you can take the nutbag out of GA’s 4th district, but you can’t take GA’s 4th district out of the nutbag.  Or vice versa.  Whatever.  Don’t be racist!  Anywho, he said that if the House didn’t admonish Joe Wilson for screaming “You lie!” to the guy who was lying at the podium in the speech to Congress, it would be like “…folks putting on white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside, intimidating people. That’s the logical conclusion if this kind of attitude is not rebuked.”  Johnson was rebuked by AJC columnist Cynthia Tucker, a black woman known to see racism where it doesn’t exist.

6.  Chris “Thrill in the Leg” Matthews said…aw, skip it.  That’s just too easy.

7.  Victor Davis Hanson recognizes this as political suicide, and he’s right.  However, I see two big things that can come out of this, one of which is good and the other of which is not good.

Good:  Perhaps finally, the race-baiting in this country will finally be ignored, as it should have been for the last few decades.  Every time a black person gets arrested or charged with a crime, we hear that race must be involved, guilt or innocence be damned.  Jesse and Al have made lucrative livings in the race-baiting industry, and fomenting racial animosity where there need be none has paid them well over the years.  At the town hall protests, we saw people who have never been involved in politics before were showing up and angry that their voices are being marginalized.  They…nay, we…will not be shamed into silence by bad faith accusations of racism.  It is quite possible, if not likely, that fair-minded normal Americans will now finally see this “crying wolf” charade clearly, and will henceforth ignore such knee-jerk baseless claims. 

Bad:  After Americans finally begin ignoring the race-baiters, there will inevitably be some real cases of racism…and they will likely be ignored.  Again, “crying wolf” will have been the culprit.  You can only scream so many times about racism that are untrue before people begin to ignore you, and then when real racism comes along, the average Joe or Jane will go “Yeah, sure, heard that one before.”  So congrats, liberals!  Your baseless race-related rantings over the last couple of decades has possibly blunted any efforts in the future to address real acts of racism.  Hope you’re satisfied.

Anyway, if the left thinks they can somehow “shame” the same country that voted a black man into the Oval Office into supporting anything and everything said black man wants to do, then they are political kamikazes.  I, for one, welcome that tactic.

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September 17, 2009 Posted by | bigotry, Carter, moonbats, Obama | 4 Comments

Putin plays game of “chicken” with Obama. Predictably, Obama surrenders.

I seem to recall the gaffetastic VP warning telling us roughly a year ago that B.O. would be tested by the world, the implication being that The One would be perceived as a weakling.  Biden assured us that the world would find out just how “steel”like B.O.’s resolve would be, and that he wouldn’t be pushed around.

If, by “steel”like, Biden meant “He would surrender quicker than a French soldier staring down the barrel of a water pistol”, then he was right.  Details:

President Barack Obama has decided to scrap plans for a U.S. missile defense shield in the Czech Republic and Poland that had deeply angered Russia, the Czech prime minister confirmed Thursday.

NATO’s new chief hailed the move as “a positive step” and a Russian analyst said the move will increase the chances that Russia will cooperate more closely with the United States in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.

Premier Jan Fischer told reporters that Obama phoned him overnight to say that “his government is pulling out of plans to build a missile defense radar on Czech territory.”

“The same happened with Poland. Poland was informed in the same way about this intention,” Fischer said.

Nile Gardiner sees this exactly right:

This is bad news for all who care about the US commitment to the transatlantic alliance and the defence of Europe as well as the United States. It represents the appalling appeasement of Russian aggression and a willingness to sacrifice American allies on the altar of political expediency. A deal with the Russians to cancel missile defence installations sends a clear message that even Washington can be intimidated by the Russian bear.

What signal does this send to Ukraine, Georgia and a host of other former Soviet satellites who look to America and NATO for protection from their powerful neighbour? The impending cancellation of Third Site is a shameful abandonment of America’s friends in eastern and central Europe, and a slap in the face for those who actually believed a key agreement with Washington was worth the paper it was written on.

Well played, Barry.  Pooty-Poot throws a hissy fit, and you steal the rattle away from one baby to give it to him.  Now that, my friends, is leadership.

Feeling safe and secure with that Hopenchange yet?

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Obama, Putin, Russia, shameful | 3 Comments