October 06, 2008
ProjectionWatch: Racially Tinged Edition
In this week's ProjectionWatch, the mainstream media once again takes on the troubling subject of Lying Liars Who Lie and, in the process, helpfully uncovers an even more disturbing pathology lurking among the ranks of those who oppose The One - Hating Haters Who Hate!
Greyhawk takes note of the AP's remarkably evenhanded journalism:
By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and doesn't see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign.
And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret.
...So, aside from video archives, documentary evidence from the CAC, and the fact that the Obama camp has gone to great lengths on multiple occasions to try to silence discussion of the subject -- even trying to get people who talk about it prosecuted -- no, there's nothing to this at all.
But Grim can't help being an ignorant racist (being a typical white male from the South and all). As Patterico notes, in the refreshingly post-racial climate of an Obama America, it is nearly impossible to avoid racially tinged overtones:
Did you know that it’s racist to argue that Barack Obama should not be President?
We know this, because we’re told that:
* It’s racist to point out the connection between Barack Obama and a white man — who happens to be a terrorist.
* It’s racist to point out the similarity between Barack Obama and two white women — who are famous for being celebrities.
* It’s racist to point out the connection between Barack Obama and a black man — who happens to have run Fannie Mae.
* It’s racist to point out the connection between Barack Obama and a black woman — who happens to be his wife, and who said she wasn’t really proud of America until her husband was nominated.
* It is apparently also racist, or at least xenophobic, to raise any question about possible illegal foreign contributions to Obama. So says Marc Ambinder.
I’m sick of the race card being played whenever someone criticizes Barack Obama. Making the Ayers connection is hardly a racist ploy, but that’s what we’re being told by the AP today. There is literally no argument you can make against this man that will not be countered by cries of racism.
Until Barack Obama came along to help us have that important national conversation about race, who knew there was so much hidden racism all around us? We must elect Barack Obama president, and quickly, too.
Only then can we begin to apply the soothing balm of constant accusation, divisiveness, and finger pointing to the wounds of history. Only then will the racist haters among us stop trying to keep a brother down:
And as we embark upon this historic journey, it is comforting to know that the mainstream media remain committed to fearlessly investigating the truthiness - without fear or favor - no matter where it may lead.
Posted by Cassandra at October 6, 2008 05:44 AM
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Goody. More alimentary eruction from the AP -- the same folks who gave us PhotoShopped pix of Beirut in flames and al-Qaeda-in-Iraq talking points masquerading as *news*...
Posted by: BillT at October 6, 2008 09:11 AM
...and you found something for my Alfonzo jones!
Posted by: BillT at October 6, 2008 09:16 AM
It is clear that there is a marriage of convenience between the angry marxists represented by the radical black community under the tutelage of Reverend "Goddamn America" Wright and the anarchists and America haters under Ayers/Dhorn representing the Weather Underground, etc.
Never underestimate the enemy. They decided long ago that when any criticism of Obama's past associations inevitably became an issue they would label it racism. This, arguably, is the dark side of political correctness designed to control debate and direct the suppression of free speech against dissenters.
Welcome to the brave new world of the "Fairness Doctrine" writ large.
Posted by: vet66 at October 6, 2008 09:54 AM
Except the Ayers/Dohrn faction are also Marxists: the Weather Underground broke from a Maoist organization over the issue of when to attempt the violent overthrow of the United States. The Maoists were the moderate faction: they didn't want to bomb anyone until they had built a faction capable of replacing the government. Ayers felt it was important to start killing people right away.
Posted by: Grim at October 6, 2008 10:23 AM
Cass, you ever get the sense that the Democrats were talking about themselves when they said we were cheerleaders for Bush's war and would do everything in our power to cover up the mistakes, the failures, and the idiots by giving them more power and more support no matter what?
Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 6, 2008 11:11 AM
Ayers felt it was important to start killing people right away.
That's as ancient a difference as the one between Sunni and Shia or Trotsky and Stalin.
Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 6, 2008 11:12 AM
Just as Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, et. al., were actually COUNTING on the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapse, as that was ultimately the only possible outcome, so to, is this the only possible outcome.
We do NOT live in a post-racial society, a many do NOT want to lay that stick down. Even my 14 year old son has figured that one out, based on a couple of discussions of school incidents in the past six months.
They will heap guilt on anybody that will accept it, and collect their alms as their due.
So yes, by post - modernist de-construction, we are all racist by nature, and the only way to absolve our guilt is to sacrifice ourselves. Literally.
Welcome to the New America.
Posted by: Don Brouhaha at October 6, 2008 11:22 AM
Gee...I wonder what Mark in Irvine would say about this post if he weren't..you know...not able to comment...
Posted by: Semper Fi Wife at October 6, 2008 03:52 PM
You incorrigible tease.
Posted by: BillT at October 6, 2008 04:46 PM
(gives Bill the Sarah Palin wink)
Yeah...I know...they didn't call me "Little Miss Iodine" as a kid for nothin'...
Posted by: Semper Fi Wife at October 6, 2008 05:10 PM
So speaks the person with the softest heart I know.
Posted by: Cassandra at October 6, 2008 05:21 PM
"You incorrigible tease.
What? She didn't say a thing about your thong....
She was simply pondering the preposterously perplexing position of permanently banned trolls.
Posted by: DL Sly at October 7, 2008 12:41 PM