White People Be Playing the Race Card


Senator-Jay-Rockefeller-007I’m old enough to remember when only black people called black people “Uncle Tom.” Democrats, however, long expanded the category of who can play the race card and on whom. Call them equal opportunity race-card players.

As with black race-card hustlers — say the Revs. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or any given host on MSNB-Hee-Haw — white race-card players label others “racist” for the crime of disagreement. As with black race-card hustlers, white race-card hustlers need not name names when accusing someone of “racism.” And, as with black race-card hustlers, the mainscream media will not bother to ask the white race-card hustler to identify said racists.

Some examples:

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.: When recently asked if his Republican colleagues were racist, Israel responded, “Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism.” “Not all” implies one or more is “animated by racism.” He never bothered to name names, let alone what “animated” the racist(s). The host did not ask.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.: Only days ago, the soon-to-retire senator said that he can now speak out about the number of Republicans who oppose President Barack Obama because of his race: “It’s an American characteristic that you don’t do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here. I understand part of it. It has to do with — for some, it’s just we don’t want anything good to happen under this president, because he’s the wrong color.”

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat: Crist recently said that “a big reason” he switched parties was because of the way “some” people in his former party — Republican — treated Obama: “I couldn’t be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president.”

Feminist attorney Gloria Allred, Democrat: After the election of George W. Bush in 2000, Colin Powell and Condi Rice, formerly with the Reagan administration, were considered likely to join the new administration. Allred, who then hosted a Los Angeles radio show, referred to them (not by name) as “Uncle Tom types.”

Former President Jimmy Carter, Democrat: He attributed opposition to Obamamcare and other Obama policies to racism. “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama,” said Carter, “is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American.

Racism … still exists, and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of a 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.”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper: When asked by embattled Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling whether there’s much prejudice in America, CNN’s Anderson Cooper replied, “Yes. … There’s institutional prejudice” in addition to the kind “that people have in their hearts.” In fairness to Cooper, Sterling did not ask him to name any “institution” — but it would have been helpful.

The Republicans-hate-blacks narrative remains crucial to maintaining the monolithic 95 percent Democratic black vote, without which the Democratic Party cannot succeed. Economist Thomas Sowell writes, “If Republicans can get just a fourth or a fifth of the black vote nationwide, that can shift the balance of power decisively in their favor.” As recently as 1956, nearly 39 percent of blacks voted Republican in the presidential election.

The next time a Democrat or member of media speaks darkly about these anonymous Republican “racists,” ask this question: Don’t Israel and Rockefeller, currently in office, have a duty to “out” these racists? Why allow known bigots to remain in government? Doesn’t morality require Crist, running as a Democrat for his old job as governor of Florida, to identify and help remove these racist elected officials? Aren’t these Republican “racists” — whose IDs are being protected by their Democratic colleagues — detrimental to the interests of the nation and serving in violation of their oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution? Doesn’t this oath mean protecting and defending the rights of all constituents irrespective of race — and exposing the “racists” who refuse to do so?

Why protect them? Why conceal their identities? Out the SOBs!

But, no. Democrats would rather just brand unnamed Republicans as “racist,” no matter how absurd or outlandish the charge. Given this tepid five-year-old “recovery,” the Obama-loving/leftist media/academia/Hollywood crowd cannot, during this off-year election cycle, brag about economic growth. So look for more topic-changers like “income inequality,” climate change and the eternal struggle against the unknown “racist” obstructionists who sit across the aisle.

Sigh.

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  • The March Hare

    The smear has always been the leftists stock in trade, and not naming who you are accusing is smearing on a broad brush scale, which is their purpose.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Smear the left with the Truth.

      national SOCIALIST SHlTler was…. a SOCIALIST.

  • thult

    RACISTS? Do you mean like Al Gore, Sr.? Or, maybe you mean like William Fulbright, Bubba Clinton’s mentor? Or, was it Robert Byrd, Ku Klux Klan Grand Kleagle (recruiter), or Lyndon Baines Johnson, who after he enacted the “War on Poverty,” said, “I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years?” What do you suppose was the political affiliation of George Wallace? And, perhaps we shouldn’t forget Jesse “Hymie-town” Jackson, nor Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton!

    • American Patriot

      We shouldn’t forget Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright nor Louis “Judaism is a gutter religion” Farrakhan, either. They are also part of the left-wing racism industrial complex.

  • Lanna

    Bull…..The Left uses racism because that’s all they have to turn people against one another and push through their agenda! The biggest racists are the Left…and they use minorities too….especially when you hear them talking behind the scenes or caught on camera. How was it Biden described the President….As clean? Then he said the Republicans would put ya all in chains…well who has put the blacks in chains and made them dependent on the government for welfare??? The Left’s hypocrisy stinks to high heaven!

  • liz

    When are the 95% of blacks who vote for these lying scum going to wake up and realize that they are being manipulated, exploited, and used just to further the leftist agenda? Their gullibility is embarrassing.

    • fiddler

      VERY! I couldn’t agree more. We loathe the fact of historical human ownership in slavery, but this is very much an OWNED voter block with the only real hook being the constant finger pointing collusion. Doesn’t that bother African-Americans who as a group rubber-stamp the leftist ticket? Succeed in vilifying someone else you don’t know simply because others slander and libel them. Don’t bother to look into what they believe (you might find a lot of commonality!). Oh yes, the same can be found elsewhere, but 95%? Really? This is political laziness evidenced by band-wagoning to persuasive rabble rousers.

      • liz

        Exactly. But to point it out is, of course, racist.

      • MrUniteUs1

        Sadly Republicans would rather limit the African American votes rather than compete for votes

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Some principals are more important than pandering.

          Thankfully Republicans would rather limit the African American votes (by limiting their vote pandering) rather than compete with DP pandering for the same votes.

        • American Patriot

          Sadly, many Democrats would rather limit the Cuban American votes rather than compete for votes. Give me an example of a GOP politician who tried to limit anyone’s votes?

        • nomoretraitors

          Sadly the black community and the left would rather whine about “racism” than deal with the problems besetting that community

        • Danny Noonan-Miss

          Give me a single example of where Republicans would limit the African American vote? If you are referring to voter i.d., how? how does carrying an I.D. to a voting booth limit African Americans? Are they not capable of carrying an ID? Are they not capable of getting a free ID provided by the state if they don’t have one? Are you not being racist against black people by inferring that they cannot complete a simple task like carrying an ID to a voting booth?

    • thult

      The RACISM of race pimps Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton, Jessie “Hymietown” Jackson, and the Democrat Party generally is OVERWHELMING, everything from the Ku Klux Klan (Robert Byrd, people!), to Al Gore Sr. and George Wallace to Lyndon Baines Johnson! In FACT, what we see today is largely the fallout from the LBJ’s Great Society, wherein America has squandered over $21 TRILLION on anti-poverty programs, the sole purpose (certainly, SOLE OUTCOME) of which, has been to HUGELY degrade the Black American family, and everything that springs from a cohesive and intact family unit! Race pimps like Ta-Nehisi Coates are simply CONTINUING the “gimme” sham, in addition to the efforts of Barack Hussein Obama to make good on his promised objective, that being to “fundamentally remake America!”

      How about letting this be a “wake up call” to the underlying issues?
      How about “waking up” to the FACT that Black-on-Black murder rates
      are HUGE! How about “waking up” to the FACT that Black-on-Black crime is HUGE! How about “waking up” to the FACT that ONE OUT OF THREE Black men is part of the jail/prison system! How about “waking up” to the FACT that 73% of ALL Black babies are illegitimately born (read that, born into FATHERLESS households)! How about “waking up” to the FACT that many, if not MOST, Black students CHOOSE to perform abysmally at academic achievement in securing a FREE education, paid for by the taxpayers!

      WAKE UP; lay the blame for the FEW OF MANY problems within the Black culture that you cited, where they belong? LBJ’s “War on Poverty,” established AFDC MANDATED regulation whereby there could NOT be a man in the house, in order for the woman to fire up her own FREE “government ATM dispenser,” thereby institutionalizing generational dependency and today’s 73% Black illegitimacy rate!

      Why do you suppose, after LBJ enacted the “War on Poverty,” he said,
      “I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years?”

    • skf1999

      So blacks should support the racist GOP? We should align ourselves with people like YOU? Please explain why.

      • reader

        “racist GOP?”
        Here’s why you’re stupid: you’re being fed primitive one-liners like racist GOP, fascist GOP, 99%, hating women Republicans, etc, etc. All – red herrings having nothing to do with any factual information whatsoever. In fact, the opposite – as Andrew Klavan in the video found on this site quite succinctly explained. And you eat it all up and ask for more. Did you ever feel jealous of people with rudimentary critical thinking skills?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        skf1999 liz • 6 hours ago: “So blacks should support the racist GOP?”
        No such thing.
        “We should align ourselves with people like YOU? Please explain why.”

        As if I have not already explained this to you several times?

        • nomoretraitors

          Don’t waste your time. skf is too far gone on the Soros/Media Matters/MSNBC koolaid

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I think his brand is Rev. Wright. In spirit if not literally.

          • American Patriot

            skf1999 is uptownsteve, by the way.

      • Ellman48

        Please explain, skf1999, what specifically supports your contention that Republicans are racist? Or do you only ASK questions but not ANSWER them?

      • American Patriot

        Uptownsteve, the GOP is not racist. You are repeating the left’s polarized propaganda once again. Many Democrats, on the other hand, are insensitive towards many Cuban Americans considering the fact that many of those Democrats support the Castro dictatorship in Cuba.

        • thult

          Are you Sh**ting me? skf1999 is UptownSteve, the race-hustler EXCEPTIONALE? Is that really you, Steve, you race PIMP, straight from the Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson School of Obfuscational Diversion? WOW!

          RACISTS? Do you mean like Al Gore, Sr.? Or, maybe you mean like KKK William Fulbright, Bubba Clinton’s mentor? Or, was it Robert Byrd, Ku Klux Klan Grand Kleagle (recruiter), or Lyndon Baines Johnson, who after he enacted the “War on Poverty,” said, “I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years?” What do you suppose was the political affiliation of George Wallace? And, perhaps we shouldn’t forget Jesse “Hymie-town” Jackson, nor Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton!

          UptownSteve, the RACE PIMP EXCEPTIONALE surfaces!

          • American Patriot

            Yes. skf1999 is uptownsteve. You can tell based on his writings.

          • Debbie G

            Gee, I wonder why anyone would want to change their name.

      • nomoretraitors

        Accusations of racism — the first resort of scoundrels

      • laura r

        hi stevie

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        black people should reject the racist Black Congressional Caucus.

    • H

      As the Hispanic population increases, or the Muslim population gets louder, the Left will shift their attention to those groups and some of those blacks may realize it then.

    • 3billy123

      You’re joking, right? They would need a brain for that.

    • nomoretraitors

      It’s paid for with food stamps. Medicaid and Sec 8 housing

    • Debbie G

      I think the majority of them just don’t care about learning the truth.

  • nimbii

    If we put all this behind us as we should, how would the MSM muster campaigns to reelect Dems?

  • fiddler

    Far from eradicating the loathsome history and memory of slavery, and with tolerating a former long-standing democratic senator who used to be in the kkk in the late Robert Byrd, the left continues to nurse racism so that they can use it to accuse their enemies. It is nothing more than a political club with which to whack their opposition in order to protect that 95% super majority. It just goes to show that fomenting hate (resulting in gross division) trumps the promise of “coming together” when it comes to “winning” and election.

  • Douglas Mayfield

    The Left is bereft of ideas and so can only make a pathetic attempt to blackmail anyone who opposes them by calling them ‘racist’.
    I despise Obama not because of his race, which is an accident of birth, but because he is a dedicated dealer in socialist poison, who is doing everything he can, domestically and in foreign policy, to destroy freedom and individual rights, both here in America and around the world.
    Let those vile blackmailers who use the word ‘racist’ choke on that.

  • physicsnut
    • Drakken

      What’s the matter? Ole Doug a little manly for your effeminate tastes?

  • greatj

    Obama and the Democratic party always uses race to deflect from all their scandals.

  • Digli

    Racist slurs are animated I think by more than one just one type of mind set.
    1.Used as a political device to gain advantage. This would be the ‘Republicans’ are racists type slur.
    2.Used because the person has been programmed by the political type slur and they just mindlessly repeat what they hear or subliminally pick up from others.
    3.Used because they have honestly experienced racism and believe what they say based on experience.
    4.Used by people who like simple one word answers to problems: Those who never think past the nose on their face.
    5.Used by those who project their thinking on to others: They have racist thoughts so they think others must have racist thoughts.
    Personally I have found that people are individuals and the good and bad and the kind and evil exist in all races. Some can even be bad one day and kind the next.
    One word answers to the universe don’t seem reasonable or realistic.

  • Christopher Riddle

    Mr.Rockefeller,meet some of your most Illustrious colleagues in The US Senate!They were ALL “RACISTS”!!J.William Fulbright(“Slick Willie’s”Mentor;Robert”Sheets”Byrd(Former Grand Kliegel(Recruiter)KKK:Albert Gore Sr.(father of AlGore/World-Class Climatologist)??You(Mr. Rockefeller)and your lot of DemonRats are The RACISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pete

    “Not all of them, no. Of course not. ”

    just the ones that want to suppress the vote by FORCING VoterID – oh, and ALL the rest of them, too

    • Look_A_Squirrel

      Of course, requiring 2 forms of photo ID to hear Holder speak is just fine.

      Say, when did you change your name to pete, Melowese?

      • Debbie G

        You must be from Ohio, Look A Squirrel!

  • Gee

    I have listened to the comments that conservatives are making about the President.

    Not one single Republic leader has stated anything at all to do with race, religion, culture or whatever. They have opposed his policies – and if that is a form of racism then everything is racism.

    Am sure some people do not care for him because of his skin color. Me I hate him because he supports people that want me dead. If that is racism so be it

  • davcon

    A Rockefeller is questioning the Morality, Ethics, and Racial Animas towards anyone. You have to be sh—in me. The race pimps are in the public eye because the “Minority Community” is incapable of taking care of themselves? How elitist and degrading. These are “BAD PEOPLE”.

  • randy harrison

    Obama has become the white liberals’ Christ, offering absolution from the
    Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws
    of his can diminish it, no arguments of any kind can be effective against it.
    The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being their Savior is all the
    more cause for liberals to worship him. He is above Nelson Mandela, MLK,
    Malcolm X, Jesus, Mohammed, and all that is Christian or Muslim. He has
    embolden all the outliers of radical Islam by helping overthrow dictators and
    replacing them with mob rule, sharia law, a lawless society in purgatory. In
    political circles, relentless partisan rigging of resources (gov agencies) set
    to disable those who oppose their socialistic rule, which is designed to
    criminalize successful independent entrepreneurships, and to promote government
    subsidized existence under their rule.

  • tagalog

    Remember, it’s Jay Rockefeller himself who chose to characterize President Obama as being of “the wrong color.” That choice of that turn of phrase suggests that Mr. Rockefeller thinks that way, not anyone else. It’s like when his paisan, Senator Byrd said there is such a thing as a “white ni**er.” It’s Mr. Byrd who was thinking along “ni**er” lines.

    But it’s the Republicans who are racists because all the Southern racists converted from the Democratic Party at some point in the past to the Republican Party. Right. Got it.

    You don’t hear Republicans saying that stuff. Oh yeah, that’s because they’re racists and know that to get elected, they have to avoid saying stuff like that. I forgot.

  • Benjamin Goldgrabe

    How could former FL AG “Chain Gang Charlie” Crist not be tuned into his own egregiously racist policies towards convicts in FL’s penal system! We’re not talking about “words”–public or private. We’re talking about his ACTIONS as AG which WERE inherently racist (mandatory 85% of sentence; chain gangs] impacting the lives of Black Floridans disproportionately.

    • CowboyUp

      There’s nothing inherently racist about chain gangs or mandatory sentencing, but you have hit on a crist vulnerability with democrat voters, because those are big issues with them.

  • Clifford Rogers

    Charlie Crist bailed on the Republicans when it became evident he would not win the nominate for Senate. He then tried to get the job by running as an independent, which didn’t work either. If the Democrats had an ounce of brains, they wouldn’t support him for any office!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Opposition to socialism is racist. All conservatives are “racists.” CRT.

  • Ellman48

    “So look for more topic-changers like “income inequality,” climate change
    and the eternal struggle against the unknown “racist” obstructionists
    who sit across the aisle.”

    Like electricians and plumbers who carry tools in their belted pouches, the progressive Democrats carry tools in theirs: divisive and controversial topics like ‘income inequality’, the ‘war on women’, the pollution of the planet, the greed of Wall Street, the ‘minimum wage’, and so on and so forth. Whenever desperate they will pull one or more of these topics out of their propaganda bags to distract and delude their constituents into believing what otherwise rational and normal human beings could not possibly believe.

  • MrUniteUs1

    Is writing the words “be playing” playing the race card?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Is writing about the “race card” also “playing” the race card?

      Semantics.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      He “be playing” Eubonics – the language of people who despite living in the USA for 200 years, despite radio, TV, movies, live a backwater of crime and stupidity not far removed from the darkest parts of the Motherland.

    • nightspore

      You’re trying too hard.

  • MrUniteUs1

    Should this judge resign.

    CANTON – In an echo of Mississippi’s past, a Justice Court judge here
    is accused of striking a mentally challenged young man and yelling,
    “Run, n—–, run.”

    The family has filed a complaint with police
    against Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger, who is
    white, alleging he struck their 20-year-old African-American son, Eric
    Rivers, on May 8 at the Canton Flea Market.

    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2014/05/23/madison-county-judge-accused-racial-abuse/9518717/

    • Debbie G

      He should be charged with assault.

  • Whois_Galt

    To say that “African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country” IS AN INAPPROPRIATE SWEEPING GENERALIZATION, for sure! I haven’t heard anyone say that!
    What is being asserted (correctly from my viewpoint) is that the leaders in the current administration are not qualified to lead this great country. Today the president asserted that he never said he had managerial experience. DUH! That sure shows in his incompetant performance to date. Shall I go down the list of his disasters and how he has brought about disrespect for America around the world?

  • Maynard

    Mr Carter, it is doubtful that manyt Americans believe that a black man can not lead this great country. It is not the color of his skin that he is disliked but the color of his ideas (RED) However, you certainly proved that YOU couldn’t lead this great country.