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The left's despicable rule: Criticisms of Obama are racist

monovillage

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We see it all the time in these forums, no surprise. Just count how many personal attacks we'll see in this topic from the usual leftie suspects.

The media’s crusade to protect President Obama from his record continues. One of their go-to arrows in their bias quiver is to level a charge of racism. Ann Coulter’s great new book, “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” covers the history of this liberal obsession. As the election approaches, new chapters of that book are written by a media that will do anything to avoid honestly reporting on things like the Obama administration’s pressuring of defense contractors to not notify employees of pending layoffs until after the election.

Were the President Republican, that story would be described as the corruption it is, just as the story of the administration knowing of threats against the consulate in Benghazi days ahead of time and apparently doing nothing to protect Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ life. If the President were a Republican the media would report more vociferously on the administration’s blatant lying to the American people for nearly 2 weeks about that attack being a spontaneous reaction to a video, not a terrorist attack.

Not only is the President not Republican, he happens to also be black – the first black man elected President.

That fact only matters to people it matters to. Most of us couldn’t care less. But racists and liberals care deeply.

Racists, real racists, are so insignificant now as to not matter. The days of them mattering died sometime after Democrats lost the South. Bull Connor, George Wallace and others died off, and the world is a better place for it.

What was supposed to follow the death of that idiotic mentality was the world Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned, in which people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

What we have now is a new breed of racists: Liberals who use the charge to ensure people are treated differently because of the color of their skin.

Sick old racists believed non-white people were inferior and deserved to be treated differently. The new racists still believe non-white people should be treated differently, just in a different, subtler way.

The way this new racism manifests itself is by making things people used to say about other Presidents racist when said about President Obama. What was once accepted criticism are now “racist code words.”

One of the earliest examples of this was the word “regime.” When Rush Limbaugh used it in reference to the Obama administration, liberals were beside themselves. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said, “I've never seen language like this in the American press…The use of the word 'regime' in American political parlance is unacceptable, and someone should tell [Limbaugh] to stop using it.”

The only problem for Matthews, as Byron York pointed out, is “A quick search of the Nexis database revealed more than 6,500 uses of the word "regime" to refer to the Bush administration since January 20, 2001, in the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, and, yes, by Chris Matthews himself.”

What else has been called racist code? “Angry,” “Chicago,” “Constitution,” “Experienced,” Food Stamp President,” “Golf,” “Kitchen Cabinet,” and many others.
You don't like Obama? You think his administration is one of the most inept, crooked and full of cover-ups you've ever seen? You think his economic policy sucks balls? You must be a racist.

The whole point of the attacks from the left is to silence dissent.
*EDIT* http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/the_rumble/2012/10/the-lefts-despicable-rule-criticisms-of-obama-are-racist
 
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umbrella39

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Your handler's should demand a refund. This full court press is getting sloppy and is a dollar late and 4 years short. Yawnnnnnnn.... the inane comments are more laughable than usual though... lets see how many of the CJ crew show up.
 
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So let me get this straight - when it's Democrats criticizing Herman Cain, that's racism. When it's Democrats criticizing Sarah Palin, that's sexism. When it's Republicans calling the President a Muslim, saying he was born outside the United States, and accusing him of being a terrorist and a Communist, there can be no racial connotation to any of that, under any circumstances, period. Got it.

For what it's worth, as I have said here before, I think people can absolutely criticize the President, and the overwhelming majority of that criticism is not racist in any way. That being said, some of it most definitely is, and there is nothing wrong with pointing that out. That editorial is glib and lacks any real critical thought - it's just the ranting of an angry young conservative (and one who will presumably be even angrier 6 weeks from now, after Election day).

By the way, here is the link to the OP's editorial - http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/the_rumble/2012/10/the-lefts-despicable-rule-criticisms-of-obama-are-racist If you want to read more of his thoughtful commentary, including his pieces "Our Dishonorable President," "The Race Card Cometh Yet Again," and "Our Idiot Vice President," they are at http://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/
 

JulesMaximus

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Your handler's should demand a refund. This full court press is getting sloppy and is a dollar late and 4 years short. Yawnnnnnnn.... the inane comments are more laughable than usual though... lets see how many of the CJ crew show up.
:confused: Conservative Jackhole?
 

boomerang

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We see it all the time in these forums, no surprise. Just count how many personal attacks we'll see in this topic from the usual leftie suspects.



You don't like Obama? You think his administration is one of the most inept, crooked and full of cover-ups you've ever seen? You think his economic policy sucks balls? You must be a racist.

The whole point of the attacks from the left is to silence dissent.
It's the same tactic that's used by children. Call your "foe" a name. The only credit to give is that they've matured enough to utilize names with more power behind them. They played the race card and pretty much wore out its effectiveness after Obama's election. It's been resurrected for the election. It's easy for anyone with a degree of intelligence to ignore when you're able to recognize it for the last gasp of desperation in any given argument.

Stupid is as stupid does.
 

JulesMaximus

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So let me get this straight - when it's Democrats criticizing Herman Cain, that's racism. When it's Democrats criticizing Sarah Palin, that's sexism. When it's Republicans calling the President a Muslim, saying he was born outside the United States, and accusing him of being a terrorist and a Communist, there can be no racial connotation to any of that, under any circumstances, period. Got it.

For what it's worth, as I have said here before, I think people can absolutely criticize the President, and the overwhelming majority of that criticism is not racist in any way. That being said, some of it most definitely is, and there is nothing wrong with pointing that out. That editorial is glib and lacks any real critical thought - it's just the ranting of an angry young conservative (and one who will presumably be even angrier 6 weeks from now, after Election day).

By the way, here is the link to the OP's editorial - http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/the_rumble/2012/10/the-lefts-despicable-rule-criticisms-of-obama-are-racist If you want to read more of his thoughtful commentary, including his pieces "Our Dishonorable President," "The Race Card Cometh Yet Again," and "Our Idiot Vice President," they are at http://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/
You should see the outright lies and fabrications the rabid right have circulating in chain emails about Obama. You'd think the Anti-Christ was in office and that another 4 years of Obama will see the demise of civilization as we know it. :rolleyes:
 

Rainsford

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The ONLY time I have heard anyone argue that generic disagreement with Obama is racist, it's conservatives trying to put words into liberals' mouths. You would think if it's such a widespread practice, I'd hear the argument from people besides Ann Coulter... It's also easy to confuse the issue because SOME attacks on President Obama really are either overtly racist or dog-whistle politics.
 

monovillage

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Your handler's should demand a refund. This full court press is getting sloppy and is a dollar late and 4 years short. Yawnnnnnnn.... the inane comments are more laughable than usual though... lets see how many of the CJ crew show up.
Personal attack, how cute.
 

lotus503

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The issue isn't criticism of Obama I could list 10 things I don't like about him right now.

The issue is the type and content of the criticism.

Example: Obama brought in the same people to fix the economic mess that created it.

Obama loves muslims and hates America.

One is correct the other is typical RW douchery.
 

Rainsford

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It's the same tactic that's used by children. Call your "foe" a name. The only credit to give is that they've matured enough to utilize names with more power behind them. They played the race card and pretty much wore out its effectiveness after Obama's election. It's been resurrected for the election. It's easy for anyone with a degree of intelligence to ignore when you're able to recognize it for the last gasp of desperation in any given argument.

Stupid is as stupid does.
The fact that it would be a childish attack if unwarranted doesn't saying anything very good about the conservatives who make it quite the appropriate criticism, don't you think?

Like I said, it's hard to whine about "the race card" when complaints from the left almost always involve actually racist attacks on Obama and the more generic "race card" defense comes almost entirely from conservatives' imaginary liberal arguments.
 

monovillage

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Wow, not a bad total, only DVC was honest enough to actually read and respond to the article, the rest of the lefties did the usual. Thanks Boomer.
 

DominionSeraph

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Racist? We call you stupid, too.
There's a reason for both, and it has nothing to do with the color of the President's skin.
 
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Like I said, personal attack, tries to divert, tries to derail the thread. Good thing there's no rules about it in this forum.
Your thread is troll shit. Smart people know you bring the troll hard.

Accept your shitty existence, lulz troll.
 

jackstar7

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Wow, not a bad total, only DVC was honest enough to actually read and respond to the article, the rest of the lefties did the usual. Thanks Boomer.
So why is it that DVC is the one you don't reply to?

Because if provoking emotional responses was your plan... I think there's a word for that.
 

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