On Friday I pointed out Oprah Winfrey continues to spout the “conservatives don’t like President Obama because he is black” mantra. Certainly there are some people that are like that, but I am offended because instead of responding to our actual policy disagreements, she has this habit of pulling the race card. Her comments got worse.
Nothing to see here, it’s all a misunderstanding. Andre Pearson, the principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora, Colo. sent out a letter promoting an after-school tutoring program open only to students of color. How do you think that went over?
I came across this clip in another site, and was struck by the tone/purpose of Andrea Mitchell in her questions/statements about Romney’s secretly recorded speech to donors to John Sununu, Romney’s senior adviser to the campaign.
I don’t have a problem with what Romney said in the now “infamous” secret tape (except for Mother Jones’ editing), but he has to nip the Democrats attempts to redefine, or really, misrepresent what he said. That’s what he managed to do with his taxes, albeit a bit more slowly than I would have liked: in a well played, albeit a bit delayed move, he left the likes of Howard Dean sputtering that Romney is “unqualified” because he overpaid his taxes last year! Of course, Dean sees the Walker victory as a win for the Democrats too….
While it is fun and educational to watch Sununu tear up Mitchell yet again (and without notes, I might add), some of the things she said further reinforces her role as a mouthpiece for the Øbama campaign:
Take special note at about 2:29, where Mitchell tries to insert race into the discussion, commenting that “the people getting these benefits are largely white people, including the majority of people that are on food stamps, and unearned income tax credits. The suggestion, certainly, in what Gov. Romney said….”, then Sununu cuts her off, realizing that she was going to continue with this screed, noting that ” ‘freeloader’ is David Brook’s word”.
But really: “white people”?? Where did Romney mention anything about race? Where did he use the word “freeloaders”, for that matter? Not in the tape or transcript Mother Jones released (see below), unless they “edited” that out. But why would they? Clearly, Mitchell was trying to create her own Romney “suggestion” out of liberal whole cloth, that he believes all blacks are “freeloaders”. Clearly, when you live under a rock like Mitchell apparently does, it is easy to find racism there. It is even easier to parrot the day’s Democrat talking points. Dog whistles anyone?
Here is the relevant part of the speech, up to the point where, allegedly, “the recording stops”:
Romney: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. And he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that’s what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people—I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not, what it looks like. I mean, when you ask those people…we do all these polls—I find it amazing—we poll all these people, see where you stand on the polls, but 45 percent of the people will go with a Republican, and 48 or 4…
Maybe it is just me, but it appears that Mitchell is deliberately inserting race into Romney’s statements, where he clearly made no mention of race, and is doing the double duty of trying to incite racial divisions and turn lower income whites against Romney? At about 5:50, she continues to drag in all the groups that fall into the “no income tax” bracket, including the elderly, recipients of credits for child care and the working poor (a group I think I must be in!), education credits, AMT deductions etc. Sununu notes that they all lean towards the Democrats, who promise continued and unending benefits, which is what Romney was saying.
Kudos to Sununu, who, once again, did an outstanding job of defending Romney’s statements against a proven media hack for the Øbama administration.
Thumbs down to Mitchell, who can’t even pretend to be a real journalist.
You see, some kids from different cultures may not eat sandwiches. Kids in the Portland, Ore. elementary school system may eat a torta or pita, and therefore would likely feel left out and discriminated against if a teacher referenced a “sandwich.” The result – of course – is lower grades in math and reading.
I was serious when I wrote … “I get physically ill. Seriously, I feel like I’m going to puke right now” when referring to the comments from MNSBC contributor and socialist Touré. AP at and Ed Morrissey at Hot Air both have posts on the subject I want to point you to, and we’ll introduce you to Kira Davis.
Remember the comment that East Haven mayor Joseph Maturo made (“I might have tacos”) in response to a reporter’s question about what he would be doing for East Haven hispanics after the arrest of four East Haven police officers for allegedly racially profiling and bullying Latino residents?
As reported in U.S. News, Gov. Malloy said that the comments were “repugnant” and “unacceptable”. “They represent either a horrible lack of judgment or worse, an underlying insensitivity to our Latino community that is unacceptable. Being tired is no excuse,” the governor said in a statement.
David Rosen, an attorney representing several Latino residents and business owners suing the East Haven police department for alleged civil rights violations, said Maturo’s comments were “appalling.”
“It just makes your heart sink to hear it and to see it. I can only hope that it will be a wakeup call to the townspeople of East Haven who are finding themselves represented this way by their elected officials and elements of their police department,” Rosen told msnbc.com in a telephone interview.
Matt DeRienzo, group editor of Journal Register Company’s publications in Connecticut, including the New Haven Register, Middletown Press, Register Citizen and Connecticut Magazine, wrote in a column Wednesday that Maturo’s “blatantly racist, ignorant and arrogant slur” was “an embarrassment to the community.
“Let’s not mince words,” DeRienzo wrote.
“The thin translation of Maturo’s taco comment is, ‘I am a full human being and you are less than one.’”
There were many calls for him to step down. Needless to say, he apologized profusely.
Now consider this story from The Hill in which we find a remarkably analogous situation:
Jim Messina, who is helming the president’s reelection effort, tweeted a line from a column written by The Washington Post‘s Dana Milbank, in which he argues that Republicans will struggle to attract the Latino vote after coming out against the DREAM immigration reform act.
“Line of the day from WAPO’s Dana Milbank: “The chimichanga? It might be the only thing Republicans have left to offer Latinos. –Messina
The RNC’s Latino press manager and other Republican Latinos have demanded an apology,
“The fact that the campaign manager of President Obama’s reelection campaign thinks it’s appropriate to disseminate insulting jokes about the Hispanic community is a perfect example of the kind of empty rhetoric that characterizes this White House’s so-called outreach to Latinos. We demand that Mr. Messina immediately apologize and we ask that President Obama disavow his campaign manager’s ridiculous statement,” said Jennifer Sevilla Korn, executive director of the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network, in a statement.
which is apparently not coming:
“Tweeting someone else’s words caused a stir, but the GOP is on the wrong side of every Hispanic voter priority,” Messina wrote, linking to a campaign memo highlighting weak support for GOP candidates among Hispanic voters.
Wow. He pointed to a campaign memo to feebly shift blame and refused to apologize. How defiantly insensitive.
So where is the outrage from all those groups that allegedly represent Latino interests? The comments were completely analogous, but one is uttered by a Republican, and one by a Democrat. Both stupid, but the Republican apologized and admitted his insensitivity. The Democrat did not, and chose rather to self righteously point fingers at the RNC, compounding his guilt.
Do as I say you do, not as I do. –the new Democrat motto
Racism sucks, and I think I know it when I see it. That said, I’m calling the Minnesota-based Un-Fair Campaign a racist organization for the simple fact they see this as the white person’s problem … exclusively. Their tag line … It’s hard to see racisms when you’re white.
Yeah, yeah, yeah … we’ve heard it all before. GOP candidate for president Newt Gingrich labeled President Obama the “food-stamp president,” igniting the flame of racism among conservatives. Not only do whack-job socialist U.S. representatives get into the act, CNN anchor Martin Bashir stokes the fire himself by highlighting this crap and agreeing with her.
Hat tip to Sister Toldjah, who points us to the transcript over at Fox Nation. Do I even need to tell you the “Lee” in this transcript is Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)? My emphasis is in bold, and note how Bashir drives the conversation highlighting Lee’s quote. (Scroll down for video.)
BASHIR: Let me play something that you said about the current GOP debate on the floor of the house on Wednesday. Just listen. I think what you said and what I was hoping to run is we find candidates like Newt Gingrich who simply want to throw fuel and matches on fire to develop sort of an explosiveness in this country that is unnecessary. To suggest that president Obama is the food stamp president has underlying suggestions. What did you mean by underlying suggestions?
LEE: These are code words. It’s inappropriate.
BASHIR: Did you mean racist?
LEE: Let me say that the code words, as far as I’m concerned words that generate and signify race. Comments made by someone other than the president when he was a candidate caused him to make a significant speech on race to say race is a factor in the United States, but I work and will represent all people. Here we have Newt Gingrich, taking the opposite road, if you will. It’s I will use race to divide. I will call the president the food stamp president not knowing that food stamps are utilized by our soldiers, utilized by Kau Kaig caucasians more than African- Americans. Telling the us a janitor who makes $37,000 would be in a better position to give his job up so that the children of the poor in New York, I think he used the example, the school district Latino and African-American can pick up a broom and work. We know those children should have an opportunity to be an astronaut, scientist. we’re not against work. these children want work. They are fighting for summer jobs. That’s a code word to, if you will, portray poor children and poor school districts that they have seen no one work legitimately. That they don’t have a work ethic and these janitors are overpaid unionized workers who don’t have family and not making $37,000 a year. I think Mr. Newt Gingrich should be ashamed of himself and we should not want to win at any cost. Let’s bring the country together. Let’s not destroy Mr. Obama. Let’s talk about helping the American people.
Of course, when Democrats put Obama into the driver’s seat in 2008, there were plenty of liberals pointing out the Great Recession and the economic slide during the last couple of years of President Bush’s (43) administration … a vote for McCain would be a continuation of that slide. I’m willing to bet you could find an article or speech by a Democrat pointing to the increase in food stamp need during the Bush administration.
Of course now that we have a
liberal communist in the White House – and he happens to be black – any mention of the economic downward slide represented by the number of Americans who are now receiving government aid in the form of food stamps is a racist attack on the president and black Americans. What else could it be?
Jackson is a fruitcake. Let’s make her head explode with the following chart from Associated Press. Note half of food stamp recipients are white.
I just read an article at the Weekly Standard blog describing the comments made by MSNBC analyst Karen Finney:
One of the things about Herman Cain is, I think that he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy,” Finney said. “I think he’s giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he’s a black man who knows his place. I know that’s harsh, but that’s how it sure seems to me.
Nice. Make Cain seem like a sock puppet. Can you imagine the uproar if some conservative said that Øbama was “a black man that knows his place” or “”I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”? But liberals get a pass. Finney is as white as a piece of Wonder bread, but her longstanding Democrat party affiliations (see bio here) enable her to say anything she wants with impunity. I am surprised she didn’t just say he was “acting white” for all the difference it would have made.
This is the latest mode of attack by the Democrats on a conservative black man that they feel could be a threat to Øbama, who has no economic credentials whatsoever. As the Weekly Standard article points out, Elijah Cummings said to David Gregory on Meet the Press: “I think when [members of the Tea Party] can vote for a Herman Cain and hear him say the things that he says they feel like, ‘Well, you know, I can, I support this guy and…so it shows that I’m not racist and I’m supportive.’” Sure, why not take a shot at the TEA party while making racist attacks on another black man, right? The article also notes that alleged comedienne Janeane Garafalo has been spewing the same message. In other words, to a liberal, you can’t be a conservative and not be racist. There is no redemption from the false accusations of liberals. It would destroy their fundamental belief system. And if you are black, and stray off the Democrat plantation, you are nothing more than an “Uncle Tom” or a “house ni**er”. Just do a casual search of “attacks on Clarence Thomas” and you will see. Remember the racist cartoons of Condoleeza Rice? Try that with Øbama.
This is not to say that conservative Hispanics have gotten a pass. Remember Miguel Estrada, George W. Bush’s 2001 candidate for the Supreme Court? He had it all: a compelling life story, superb schooling and training, excellent legal record, the highest rating by the American Bar Association etc. Too bad he was a conservative though. He was ambushed by Schumer and the Democrats in the hearings, and suffered an unprecedented filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee at the circuit court level. He was lynched, in other words, for not being on the Democrat plantation.
The bottom line is that the liberals, despite all their accusations against conservatives claiming that they use “racism”, “code words” etc., are some of the biggest practitioners of racism in the country. And that doesn’t even consider that the Democrats and all their decades of entitlement programs have done virtually nothing to aid blacks in this country. Just check out the unemployment rate, or the quality of education blacks receive (and their reward for trying and liking tuition vouchers in Washington D.C.). History shows that liberals will not hesitate to employ unrelenting and disgustingly racist attacks on conservative minorities. And nothing happens to them.
There’s a litmus test for minority appointments to the Supreme court: conservatives need not apply. The Dixiecrats live.
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