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    Saturday Night Card Game (It’s only going to get worse)

    Saturday Night Card Game (It’s only going to get worse)

    This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

    A couple of weeks before the 2008 election, in one of my first blog posts, I wrote:

    The suppression of legitimate political expression through false accusations of racism by the Obama campaign and its supporters is the defining theme of the 2008 campaign.

    And as we have seen in this series and other posts here, the false accusations of racism have been almost non-stop ever since.  Every time I say it cannot possibly get worse, it does.

    With Obama sinking in the polls and the Republican presidential field beginning to sort itself out, the media is lashing out with increased fury and anger.

    Ed Schultz on MSNBC was caught this week cutting off the sound on a tape in order to create a pretext for calling Rick Perry racist for using the term “black cloud” supposedly to describe Obama.  This was both factually incorrect (the full audio shows that Perry was referring to the national debt as a black cloud) and more of the gotcha word games we have seen before where racially neutral or completely non-racial terms are used as pretexts for false claims of racism.

    When caught, Schultz apologized for showing the clip at all, but not for the false accusation of racism.  Despite the false accusation having been exposed, the next day MSNBC ran the same story again on the Al Sharpton show.

    Next came Janeane Garofalo appearing on what’s left of Keith Olbermann’s career, in one of the most vile attacks we have seen, claiming that Herman Cain is a paid puppet of white political masters in order to deflect the racism of the Republican Party and Tea Party movement:

    They have become their own self-parody, but they are dangerous because the constant repetition works in creating a public imagination that Republican candidates are racist.

    So if you think it cannot get any worse, trust me, it will.

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    Messes With Texas | August 20, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Ms. Garofalo’s condescension toward Mr. Cain is jaw dropping. Mr. Cain is more educated, intelligent and successful by a factor of 100 than Ms. Garofalo will ever be. In addition to being a remarkable business man, he is a mathmetician with a graduate degree in computer science. He doesn’t need anybody’s money or approval. He is a self made millionaire who doesn’t need to please anybody. He earned his millions in the marketplace which is colorblind unlike the race obsessed Ms. Garofalo and her ilk. Apparently she has no problem with racism as long as it is her brand of condescending bigotry against those who disagree with her delusional views. I don’t know what twisted Janeane Garofalo, but I genuinely pity her.


       
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      workingclass artist in reply to Messes With Texas. | August 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

      Agree. Herman Cain has been impressive and I will follow his political career closely in the days ahead.
      This Hollywood moonbat Garofalo wouldn’t have the courage to call Cain or Col. West “puppets of white men” to their faces. I’d pay money to watch Star Parker dispatch her quickly in a debate.

    I disagree Professor, the race card will be used so much to the point of being irrelevant, and the backlash will be more severe.

    I have a diverse family, and some of them did vote for President Barry, and to say they are disappointed in him is an understatement.

    And then for them to hear that they are now racists for opposing Messaih Barry, a few of them have finally acknowledged how the race card was used in 2008, and so they are basically immune to it now, the only thing that’s happening is how irritated they are becoming hearing the race nonsense again.

    As for the 2 liberal idiots, I always felt some of the biggest racists and bigots were white liberals, they tend to treat minorities like pets, rather than indivisuals.

    I used to watch Oblerman pretty regularly in the Bush years, now I find myself reevaluating that entire time and my way of thinking, and for this lady, I’ve actually never heard of her, so I don’t understand why what she says even matters, she sounds demented in my humble opinion, some medication might help her.


     
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    miss muffett | August 20, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Was Pres. O set up by the “upset” Democratic Caucus recently to play a big campaign race card in September when he announces his latest plan for growing jobs and the economy?

    My thinking is he’ll propose yet more stimulus monies, of course, but this time they’ll be significantly racially oriented, with major funding targeting black and hispanic communities via government assistance, social and education programs, housing, neighborhood commercial development, upgraded infrastructure, and employer incentives. Perhaps he’ll try to make the moral case for raising taxes on Peter (Brant, say) to pay Paolo.

    Just the proposal will shore up his minority and Progressive base and give him a race club with which to bash the stimulus weary GOP and fiscal hawk Tea Party in the campaign ahead. Expect more Congressional show-downs. The Dems still need to spend, accuse, divide and demagogue to win elections, they got nothing else.


     
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    YourMaster | August 21, 2011 at 12:35 am

    the race card won’t work for them this time around. *lol*

    just read this: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0819-20110819,0,6139674,full.column

    all the signs are in place that the populace is increasingly upset with 0bama and his policies…. they will not give him a second term.

    the republicans just need to beat the horn on how bad the economy keeps going with 0bama’s lack of leadership and over-regulation driving out the businesses/the demonizing of the rich… which is cause massive jobs losses and almost no job creation in the private sector …so much so that about 72% of the CEO’s say they will never be hiring as long as the WH is contining it’s anti-prosperity and anti-business policies.

    if they beat the issue loud enough it will completely drown out the left’s attempts to try to change the subject and use racism. (which… will keep making the left look foolish… to try to talk about race…. when the issues of importance are jobs and the economy

    and they need to keep showing how obama is increasingly taking more and more vacations. ….Which upsets most people to see… that he does this in a time of economic turmoil …when the economy is declining….

    it doesn’t give people much assurance to see obama take a vacation… and then another vacation, and then another one… and then another one… and then another…


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | August 21, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I think she has an awfully ugly name. Not worth even pronouncing it .


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