Aren’t you tired of being called a racist? First, Jimmy Carter suggests that Americans’ concern with Obama is at its core, about race. Then Nancy Pelosi starts crying, shamelessly using gay people to suggest that the Tea Party protests will result in murder and mayhem. And of course, the news media saw no one of color at the tea party march, although there were plenty.
Jonah Goldberg nailed it in this RealClearPolitics article:
Of all the poisonous, ugly, and intellectually vapid controversies ginned up in my lifetime, the current breakout of St. Vitus’ Dance over the “racist” opposition to Barack Obama may be the most egregious.
Al Sharpton tells CNN’s Larry King that decent and racially sensitive Americans shouldn’t let a small minority make health care into a “racial issue.”
In case you don’t get the joke, this entire “debate” over whether opposition to Obama’s health-care reform is racist is totally, completely, and in every way conceivable an invention of the Left.
The left has been unable to win several public policy battles and their frustration is expressed in ridiculous accusations:
Left-wing writers spent the week droning on about how it’s now racist to say “I want my country back.” These amnesiacs are blissfully unaware that “taking back” America was the rallying cry of the Democratic party for eight years under George W. Bush. Anti-white racists all?
An “overwhelming proportion” of the vocal opposition to Obama stems from the “inherent feeling” that “an African-American should not be president,” testifies the de facto voice of Southern self-loathing and pharisaical pomposity.
Well, why don’t we just diagram it and stop those hand-wringing obots from trying to ‘find the right words’? Hat/tip, Bud White: