Indeed. Charles Krauthammer never fails to bring clarity to an argument, or rather, unfounded charges. Remember the Shirley Sherrod story exploded after the NAACP decided to label the Tea Party folks, like me, as racists, without proof and based on nothing more than wild accusations. But when you have lost the big government is the answer argument (proven by a foundering economy) then what other card can you play.
In the course of one year the Tea Party protesters became a force and began to shape the political/economic debate. They convinced the American people the Stimulus would not work, and it did not. They told Americans you would not keep your doctor or insurance in Obamacare, and they were right. They told us the deficit would bankrupt us and lead to higher taxes for us and our children, leading to Federal Government servitude. They won the argument.
And as this grass roots movement of moms and grandmas grew ever larger, the polls began to turn too. Democrats began to lose. The Tea Party had won the debate … and so the only choice of a desperate, fading ideology was scream ………raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist.
The irony here is that the woman who brought all of this to a head, who lost her job to a false charge of racism … actually played the same card herself in that speech to the NAACP. Too much.
Perfect, don’t you think? And now, because her charge is on the same page as the One, and the NAACP, and the lefty media, she is offered a promotion. As for the Tea Party folks … why, now we know you are really raaaaaaaaaaaacist.
Editor’s note:I did not invent the raaaaaaaaaaacist line, as much as I would love to take credit for it. That belongs to a woman of great courage, Michelle Malkin. It fittingly mocks the indiscriminate way in which lefties throw it around so as to demean its true meaning in our culture. It used to have meaning, but that is now diminished because of its unfounded overuse. The lefties have seen to that. It is my sincere hope that some day soon minorities who come to understand this. That this is a fight for the personal freedom of all people and that the left uses them to advance their lefty agenda.