Skip to comments.Jay Carney to GOP: Your Party Is Racist -- and 'You Know It'
Posted on 11/06/2014 4:24:36 AM PST by Kaslin
Former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, now a political commentator for CNN, casually admitted that, yes, his party uses race to convince minorities that Republicans seek to oppress them.
Before the midterm election, Carney said: "Republicans are going to pick up seats in the Senate and the House, and they may win control of the Senate. So (Democrats) need to mobilize their base voters, and that is especially true of minority voters."
Carney also admitted that the use of the race card is cynical: "Equating support for stand-your-ground law ... doesn't mean you supported the action that took Trayvon Martin's life. So that's the kind of, you know, rough ad -- similar to the one we saw from the Republican. I think we've come to expect that, and hopefully a lot of voters ... kind of tune it out."
Carney claims both sides use race to gin up their base. But when Republicans do it, he insists, they do so out of racism. Consider this exchange with Bill Kristol, the conservative publisher of the Weekly Standard. Carney claims that the Republicans' push for voter ID is motivated by the racist Republican desire to suppress the black vote:
Kristol: I voted in Virginia last Saturday. Since I was going to be in New York next week, I voted early absentee in person, and I had to show my driver's license. Do you think that's really a problem?
Carney: You know what the statistics say. You know who is most affected by the requirements, essentially poll tax-type requirements.
Kristol: Poll tax? Showing an identification is like charging people a fine, a tax?
Carney: Bill, you know that the fraud isn't substantial and real. You know it doesn't have a significant impact, because it's so minimal, on election results and you know what the motivation is behind it. You know it.
Kristol: I just totally disagree. But that's OK.
Carney: No, you don't.
So here we have two white guys -- three counting host Jake Tapper -- discussing black-white relations. White Democrat accuses white Republican of being racist against blacks. White Republican denies it. White Democrat says: Oh, yes, you are, and you can deny it all you want. But you are a bigot unless and until I say otherwise. White Republican meekly denies the charge. The subject is changed. Let's move on.
Conservative commentator Ben Stein recently called out Obama and the Democrats on their vulgar use of the race card: "What the White House is doing is trying to racialize all politics, and they're especially trying to tell the African-American voter that the GOP is against letting them have a chance at a good life in this economy. And that's just a complete lie. ... The President is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans." Memo to RNC Chair Reince Priebus: Stein has just shown how to counter the race card -- with facts.
How pathetic is Obama's use of it? When running for president in 2008 -- and to prove he wasn't at all like the Reverend Al Sharpton, Obama refused to even appear with the race-hustling flamethrower. Today, they are BFF's.
Six years in, the Obama administration cannot brag about growth. This recovery is the nation's worst in 80 years, arguably ever. Dems cannot talk about declining black poverty because the rate is about where it was when Obama took office. Black Inner-city teenage unemployment exceeds 50 percent in some cities.
A black 82-year-old grandmother, a lifelong Democrat, recently called C-SPAN to explain why this time she "voted straight Republican": "I have noticed ... what the Democratic Party has done to my people. Unemployment is high in the black community -- we are double with unemployment -- than it is anywhere else. ... And I'm not talking about the people that need help -- because with so many people getting help that doesn't need help, it prevents the people that really need help from getting it. ... I hear my people calling in all the time saying that every time you say something against the ideology of President Obama, that you're doing it because he is black. We need to stop that foolishness. This man is destroying this country, and it's what he intended to do. He said he was going to transform America, and that's what he's doing."
More alarming for Democrats, it's not just 82-year-old black grannies who are reconsidering their allegiance to the Party. Young black people, the "hope and change" voters who turned out in record numbers for Obama, have also been mugged by the reality of uncommonly high unemployment and underemployment. They see that government, even when led by a young, progressive, empathetic black President, will not solve their problems. Among black 18- to 29-year-olds, nearly one-third of them now self-describe as political "independents."
After Tuesday's election, Democrats better order some new race cards. The deck is getting thin.
And we have cooties. Now, move out of the way while we measure for curtains.
Americans to CarneyBarker: Your Party Is Marxist -- and 'You Know It'
The real racists are the Democrats. They insist on special favors for one group of society based upon the color of their skin-not the content of their character.
Don’t complain to me. Complain to Dr. Martin Luther King.
When they start calling you a racist, rejoice, they’ve run out of facts. We need to point that out to them, publicly.
I mean, when I get home to my moreno wife and kids, do I hug them or persecute them?!? Decisions, decisions...
Perhaps we should call "the experts" for advice?
Melowese Richardson, convicted of voter fraud and then released early from prison, called to stage for a "welcome home." Ohio Democrats invited a person guilty of multiple counts of voter fraud to speak to "welcome her back" and applaud her. They invited her up to the stage, like some sort of hero.
Shut up, gerbil. If the Republican Party is so racist, how did Tim Scott and Mia Love get elected on Tuesday?
Why don’t conservatives and Republicans remind minorities that it was Democrats hosing black kids off school property and running most of the Klan?
Why not play the President Johnson tapes of him saying he gave blacks (WHICH HE REFERRED TO AS THE NIG WORD) welfare because they would then vote Democrat for 200 years?
Run ads and go on the offensive, why sit and take it?
The real racists ARE the Democrats. Their New Deal, Great Society, and barrage of social programs have kept minorities living in horrid conditions dependent on the gub’ment check. Democrats created “the hood.” Carney needs to watch that video of the four black leaders in Chicago. They nailed it!
Democrats the party of slave owners before the Civil War, Democrats the party that created the KKK after the Civil War to control blacks, democrats the party that used fire houses and dogs on blacks in the south to stop them from marching in the streets.
Democrats the party of John Wilkes Booth, democrats the party that supports communism, which Lee Harvey Oswald was associated with, democrats the party that voted against the voting rights act, democrats, the party that held NAZI rallies before WWII in NYC and NJ.
Democrats the party that supports fascism!
It's not about racism Jay, it's about incompetence.
Do not understand the charge of “racism” - just what is it?
There is not even a kernel of any truth in that statement by Jay Carney. There is a perception on the part of conservative Republicans that given the opportunity, most people, regardless of ethnic origin, will do the right thing for themselves, when confronted with the necessity to do so. What the Democrats and liberals have done is strip away that necessity, by bribing certain constituent demographics with cash or in-kind goods and services, for which they need to provide only their electoral support in return. In extending these bribes, the dependency of these constituencies has permitted their own survival skills to either atrophy or become so reliant on the continued dole, that any attempt to reduce or transform these briberies into some form of work ethic causes immediate and sometimes malevolent responses. The soft racism of the suppliers of these means of unearned support can thus be buried by accusing OTHERS of a nebulous form of “racism”, simply for demanding these people pick up and carry their part of the load.
There are, of course, a very small minority that for whatever reason cannot properly take care of themselves. But they should not be the object of government charity. Rather, these disadvantaged individuals are much better served by turning to the charitable acts of other individuals, or of organizations NOT connected with any regime or even elected government.
Watching The Five on FOX yesterday. I loved when Bob Beckel wouldn’t answer questions but quickly tried changing the narrative. Dana Perino slapped Beckel down saying she wasn’t going to fall for his Alinsky tactics.
I think that is the key. Conservatives have to start calling it what it is and keep pounding it back in their faces.
To the individuals who keep spouting this drivel, your tongues are going to eventually cut off your heads.
Whew. Stick, meet ugly.
The system is either viable and gets candidates elected, or it is not.
Tell me the Democrat Party is not, hmm?
Q. E. D.
Stop crying, little Jay --
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