Posted: 7/21/2010 7:10:13 PM EDT
Obama's Poll Numbers Down, Imaginary Racism Uphttp://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38190
Posted 07/21/2010 ET
Updated 07/21/2010 ET
The Democrats are depressed about their collapsing poll numbers, so it's time to start calling conservatives "racist."
we now know from the Journolist list-serv, where hundreds of liberal
journalists chat with one another, and which was leaked to Daily Caller
this week, journalists cry "racism" whenever they need to distract from
bad news for Obama. (Ironically, this story did not make headlines.)
When the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scandal broke during the 2008 campaign, the first response of Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent was to demand that they start randomly picking conservatives –– "Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares –– and call them racists."
Ackerman, frequent guest on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," continued on Journolist:
is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left.
In other words, find a rightwinger's [sic] and smash it through a
plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out
in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a
state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically."
is what "racism" has come to in America. Democrats are in trouble, so
they say "let's call conservatives racists." We always knew it, but the
Journolist postings gave us the smoking gun.
This explains why we've heard so much about Tea Partiers being "racists" lately.
despite a frantic search, the media have been unable to produce any
actual evidence of racism at the Tea Parties. Even the trace elements
are either frauds or utterly trivial.
For example, there was
blind terror last week over a Tea Party billboard in northern Iowa that
showed a picture of Adolf Hitler, Obama and Vladimir Lenin under the
headings: "National Socialism," "Democratic Socialism" and "Marxist
Overheated? Perhaps. Racist? No. Unless liberals are
about to break the news that Lenin and Hitler were black, what we have
here, gentlemen, is not racism.
I'm not even sure why liberals
are so testy: As an aficionado of liberal talk radio, I've heard both Ed
Schultz and Randi Rhodes repeatedly say socialism is terrific. (Given
their ratings, this is understandable.)
Most sickeningly, the
mainstream media continue to spread the despicable lie that someone
called civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis the "N-word" 15 times during
the anti-ObamaCare rally in Washington. Fifteen times!
turned out to be another lie. About a week after the protest, Andrew
Breitbart offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who could produce a video
of Lewis being called the N-word even once –– forget 15 times. (That's
the most we can afford. Hey, who do we look like over here, George
Plus, the winner might have his video appear on the new hit TV show, "America's Most Racist Home Videos."
hundreds of news cameras, cell phone cameras and camcorders capturing
every nook and cranny of the Capitol Hill protest –– and news media
hungry for an ugly, racist act –– it defies possibility that someone
called Lewis the N-word once, much less 15 times, without one single
camera capturing the incident. And yet, to this day the reward remains
Democrats did their best to provoke an ugly
confrontation by marching a (shockingly undiverse) group of black
Democrats right through the middle of the anti-ObamaCare protest. But
they didn't get one, so the media just lied and asserted Lewis was
called the N-word. (If they wanted to hear the N-word so badly, they
should have sent the congressional delegation to a Jay-Z concert.)
news anchor after news anchor has indignantly claimed to have footage
of the incident, teasing viewers by saying, "We'll get that right up" or
claiming personally to have seen the video -– and then you watch the
whole program without ever seeing footage of anyone calling Lewis the
Dateline: April 18, 2010, CNN's Don Lemon: "We have the
tape here at CNN. I saw it on CNN's 'State of the Union.'" And yet,
Lemon never got around to showing viewers that tape. IF YOU HAVE THE
TAPE, DON, CLAIM YOUR $100,00 REWARD!
And now this week, with the
NAACP accusing the Tea Partiers of harboring racists, and conservatives
demanding proof, the George Soros-backed Center for American Progress
ran a 45-second video allegedly showing racism at the Tea Parties.
of the videos shows an obvious liberal plant announcing, "I'm a proud
racist!" Apparently this was their best shot, because they had to work
this video into the montage twice, amid utterly innocuous posters, for
example, saying, "God bless Glenn Beck." So I guess they didn't have
Here's the part Soros' people didn't show you:
In the fuller video shown on the Glenn Beck show, the Tea Partiers
surrounded the (liberal plant) racist, jeering at him, telling him he's
not one of them and to go home. In a spectacularly evil fraud, all that
was edited out.
Just hours later on MSNBC, Chris Matthews was
loudly proclaiming that he would believe the Tea Partiers weren't racist
when he sees "just one of those Tea Party people pull down one of those
racist signs at the next Tea Party rally. I'm going to just wait. Reach
over, grab the sign and tear it out of the guy's hands. Then I will
Well, here it was. The (liberal plant) racist was
driven from the Tea Party by the Tea Partiers. But you won't see that.
Like USDA official Shirley Sherrod's apparently racist comments
excerpted this week from what was, in fact, a commendable speech about
racial reconciliation, the alleged Tea Party racism was, literally,
"taken out of context."
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
The democrats can race-bait and blame Bush until hell freezes over, but even the dumbest of voters are starting to see through that.