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    Is the Saturday Night Card Game obsolete? (Reader Poll)

    Is the Saturday Night Card Game obsolete? (Reader Poll)

    The Saturday Night Card Game started on August 8, 2009, when I noticed a post by Oliver Willis of Media Matters blogging at his own blog, as follows:

    Steve Benen tries to understand just why wingnuts are so angry about health care reform. He doesn’t make bad points, but its so much simpler than that. We on the left think that rage has to be somewhat rational, for instance we raged about an unwarranted war. Why is wingnuttia so angry?

    We elected a Democrat, and even worse, he’s black.

    My commentary was:

    This card game is getting boring and pathetic.

    While I titled the post “Saturday Night Card Game,” the Card Game did not become a weekly feature until mid-October 2009, as the Obamacare debate was in full swing, and accusations of Tea Party and Republican racism were flying:

    I’m starting a new theme, the Saturday Night Card Game, to highlight the use of the race card as a political tool. Those on the left, lacking meritorious arguments, increasingly turn to false accusations of racism as a way of ending an argument they are losing. At this point in time, the race card is all the left-wing blogs, politicians and pundits have left, so there is plenty of low hanging fruit from which to pick.

    Since that time, the Card Game has played almost every Saturday Night.  That would be, roughly, 125 Card Games.

    Yet I’m wondering whether the Card Games has become the equivlent of an 8-track player.

    The pace at which the race card is being played by Democrats is so fast and furious that it is becoming increasingly difficult to wait for Saturday Night.  Just this week, for example, I already have posted:

    Those three posts could have been several more, as I waited to post about the following race card plays which now are a little stale:

    So, has the Saturday Night Card Game become a quaint relic of a gentler, kinder era when examination of the use of race as a political weapon would wait for the weekend?

    Should I get rid of the Card Game, or keep at it?

    The poll will be open until midnight Eastern on Sunday.


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    jakee308 | July 29, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Let’s just call it the “Racism Lottery”.

    They play it almost every day in hopes they’ll win.

    But the odds are against them and they never do.

    I think they play it from a knee jerk impulse; if they DON’T play they can’t win.

    Anymore, it’s almost not worth refuting them except to mock the amount of bending they do to reach for the card.

    Sort of like those on welfare spending some of what they get on a game they’ll never win.

      punfundit in reply to jakee308. | July 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

      You can’t say they never win. They play it because in the past it has worked.

      The way to combat it is to stay alert and counter it as quickly as possible with the truth. God bless the New Media!

        jakee308 in reply to punfundit. | July 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

        Yeah, I went overboard.

        Should be “they almost never win” just like the lottery.

        someone wins almost every day just not you.

        Plus they’re wins sometimes are actually driven by the media piling on to the point where the target gives up in exhaustion or fear.

        More and more though, it doesn’t work as well as it used to.

    OcTEApi | July 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Obviously it must be taxing to keep up and surrounding oneself in leftist claptrap will have you looking just like Helen Thomas before long .. so don’t do it if that’s what you wish.

    You could have a Pick-A-Card reader poll to select which of the many instances would later garner further focus in the Saturday Night Card Game.

    Mutnodjmet | July 29, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Professor: You might consider doing something along the lines of HotAir’s “Obamateurism of the Week”. You could call the the “Race Card Play of the Week”, and poll your vast readership on which incident was the most pathetic! 🙂

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