Ridiculous arguement…part 3

If you’re against Obama’s (insert issue here) in this case, health care plan you’re a racist. Sadly, it’s become such a tired, frivolous, and common refrain, its lost its real and profound meaning. True racism is an ugly, vile thing but the accusation has become trivial. It’s nothing more than an impotent battle cry when the left can’t debate an issue or respond to people’s concerns. Here’s a sampling (note there isn’t even ONE example to prove their accusation or explanation WHY opposing Obamacare is racist):

Janeane Garofalo at the 9:30 Club on August 21, “It was just so much easier when we could just call them racists. I just don’t know why we can’t call them racists, or functionally retarded adults.” Okay, maybe it wasn’t fair to start with her since she epitomizes the angry, arrogant harpy.

Jimmy Carter (the worst president in my lifetime) told Brian Williams at NBC, “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man…I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of the belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country.” Well, maybe all this criticism just reminds President Malaise about his own failure.

Katrina Vanden Heuvel of The Nation wrote, “But the specter of race–and of conservatives challenging not just President Obama’s policies, but his legitimacy as president–is unavoidable…you saw it in the “march” on Washington, where signs protesting healthcare reform were mixed with racist and deeply offensive posters.” I’m guessing she wasn’t referring to these.

Howard Dean, Charlie Rangel, the majority of the Black Congressional Committee, the angst-ridden columnists (why is it those doing all the hand wringing about “race” are on the left?), Michael Sean Winters, Maureen Dowd, and Stan Goff to name a few. It’s at all levels on the left, from bloggers to national columnists.

When they can’t find real racism, they simply make it up.  When reporting on a town hall meeting Contessa Brewer at MSNBC fretted, “A man at a pro-health care reform rally just outside, wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip…there are questions about whether this has racial overtones. I mean, here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs.” What Ms. Brewer failed to mention and what the cameraman cleverly edited from his shot is that the man in the story was black.

Everyone knows the media tilts left and when a story has people of 2 different races they’re going to bring up race. They can’t help themselves. It’s as predictable as leaves changing color in the fall. But what kind of person foments racial tension where none exists? It’s disgusting and must take a truly twisted and ugly soul. I don’t remember anyone crying sexism when Hillarycare was rejected. Besides the president IS half white, why can’t I just oppose the white half?

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