Skip to comments.Democrats Slay Themselves With The Double-Edged Sword of Their Own Race Baiting
Posted on 02/14/2005 3:00:05 AM PST by leepbutler
For years the media has done its part to saturate the press with misleading characterizations of Conservative Republicans as racist by broadcasting the demagogic generalizations offered by liberals to skew the American mindset towards their own ideological preference.
As time has passed, an evolution in America has taken place where more minorities are better educated, have a tighter control on their own economic destiny and the mainstream media has lost its stranglehold on what information is being disseminated to the masses.
During this evolution liberals have become more and more bitter and the hatred they have been allowed to promote publicly in the past as main stream American ideology has started showing itself for the divisiveness it has always been.
Such is the case with the growing trend in minority communities towards Conservatism and the Republican Party. Recently, an ever growing number of media outlets have begun to allow Conservative minority voices to be heard, where they were once silenced in the liberal media.
Pushing this trend forward has been the progressively diverse cabinet of the Bush administration, starting with his first appointments up to his present ones. By actually putting a face on what has continued to be little more than empty Democrat rhetoric of the importance of diversity as displayed by Democrats own actions, President Bush has given many minority leaders the confidence to now speak out openly about their Conservatism, where they were once silenced by fear from liberal attacks.
Those attacks are now coming from all sides in a liberal tirade of racial recrimination. From attacks by the press to liberal Democrats, the bombardment has been incessant and the cacophony is getting louder.
Because the Democrat linchpin for racial equality was founded on the premise that equality among races could only be established if the foundation was based on making race the predominant, if not exclusive, factor. In the process they effectively pushed aside merit and racial neutrality as a means to level the playing field.
Democrats ramped up the race factor to use as a divisive tactic to bludgeon Republicans in a race battle that was manufactured by Democrats in the sixties to gain the support of the minority population despite the fact that Republicans had always championed the civil rights of minorities, starting with Republican President Abraham Lincoln, the formation of the NAACP, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act where Republicans were the ones who carried the vote, through to today where the Bush Administration has more minorities in high level positions than any in the history of America.
So why isnt that being heralded in the press? In reality, just the opposite has taken place where even the appointment of the first African-American female as Secretary of State was denigrated by Democrats and the press when a seemingly unending stream of editorials attacked her as being the puppet or parrot of the Presidents plantation.
As more minority appointees in the Bush administration find themselves under attack by the very people who once touted the diversity their minority status alone would supposedly encourage, Republicans have begun to stand up to the flip-flop Democrats have now instituted on this issue.
Take for instance a recent column on this subject by Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne in which he is incensed that Republicans would hold liberal Democrats feet to the fire of their own indoctrination of past racism that he terms political correctness.
Upset that Senator Orrin Hatch pointed out to Democrats who voted against the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General that, Every Hispanic in America is watching, Dionne responded. Hatch and everyone else knew perfectly well that Democrats voted against the new attorney general not because of his ethnicity, but because they wanted to hold Gonzales and the White House he served accountable for the appalling policies that led to the mistreatment of prisoners.
Suddenly, according to Dionne, Democrats put morality above race baiting. First, Gonzales and his policy had little if anything to do with mistreating prisoners, or as they were calling it, torture, it was about interrogation techniques. The liberal press has done a masterful job of juxtaposing the two so that now questioning enemy combatants is synonymous with torture.
Second, ethnicity has always been first and foremost the deciding factor in garnering Democrat support for minorities. It is, after all, the mandate of Affirmative-Action. He asserts Conservatives are pulling a bait-and-switch over Gonzales where, Democrats thought it appropriate to use Gonzales nomination to launch a debate about torture policy. Gonzales is Latino. Therefore, Republicans insisted, Democrats who wanted to debate torture policy were anti-Latino.
Why did they need to use Gonzales to debate torture policy? They didnt seem to feel the need to debate the devastating effects of drug use in minority communities when Marion Barry was re-elected Mayor of Washington D.C. after being caught doing crack cocaine with a prostitute.
Dionne referred to a comment made by Senator Hatch during the attacks by Democrats on judicial nominee Miguel Estradas character. Hatch neatly mixed the ideological and the ethnic. If Estrada were rejected, Hatch said, it would close the door to any nominee who was number one Hispanic, number two Republican, number three possibly Conservative, and number four, may have some idea of his or her own.
Senator Hatch drove a dagger into the heart of the vampire with that statement and pushed Dionne to destroy his own rhetoric when he used the double-edged sword of race baiting in a comment from House Democrat Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez: Republicans and Senator Hatch in particular cant have it both ways. They cant blatantly call for the end of Affirmative Action by characterizing it as a quota system while, at the same time, demanding that we support all Hispanic nominees simply because they are Hispanic.
Of course, Affirmative Action mandates that a person be given privileges based solely on race, so Democrats cant on the one hand support someone because of their minority status, then not support another minority because of their differing political ideology.
Its just another case of Democrats playing by the rules they create, then also have the temerity to change those rules to something else whenever they see something that works more to their advantage later.
Dionne alludes to this when he acquiesces, No political camp in our country can claim utter innocence when it comes to racial politics. But is it too much to ask that those who constantly accuse their opponents of using political correctness as a bludgeon at least be a trifle embarrassed over how often they wield it themselves?
Democrats are finally realizing the suffering inflicted by the double-edged sword theyve wielded for years to attack Republicans and now that those Republicans are fighting back, are Democrats beginning to feel a trifle embarrassed for the years of scars theyve inflicted or are they just seething with rage? You cant always have it both ways, even if youve been allowed to get away with it in the past.
If you're white and you agree with Bush, you are bad. But if you are black and you agree with Bush you are very very very bad.
This is RAT racial politics in a nutshell.
Well well well... Finally. The cat is out of the bag! Hate to tell ya Liberals (no, actually I don't), but it is out in the open now. You really are racists, and it is in the press. Have a nice day.
Hate to tell ya Liberals (no, actually I don't), but it is out in the open now. You really are racists, and it is in the press.It's not really in the press. It's in some parts of the free press. But the MSM will fail to report this story until, well, until snow machine sales pick up in Hades.
"Hate to tell ya Liberals"
About time somebody told them! LOL
It seems as if when an election comes, the dims go into an area and race bait and demagogue.
The day after the election, they are gone. All talk and no action.
I've often wondered how the MSM got away with making George Wallace, Bull Conner, Lester Maddox, et al into Republicans. But even the sick, twisted, alphebet media couldn't put a positive spin on Old "Sheets" Byrd beating up on that little black lady from Birmingham last month. It's great to see the mask coming off.
****It seems as if when an election comes, the dims go into an area and race bait and demagogue.
The day after the election, they are gone. All talk and no action.****
Hillary hasnt been seen in a black Baptist church since the election.
The democrats aren't done yet. They are, in my opinion, sowing the seeds of the NEW Civil Rights movement. This movement is based on the ideology of the minority. In this new Civil Rights movement, the most discriminated minority would be those who are liberals first and minorities second.
This new minority is the minority that is scared away from polls by the republican "scarecrows" (policemen) stationed on the route to the polls. This minority is "disenfranchised" from the governmental processes of this country and can't be represented by any other means then self appointed spokesmen (Jesse Jackson et. al.). This minority (according to the Dems) is so ignorant that they can't figure out how to operate voting machines.
The easiest way to lift one's self out of this new minority is to become conservative. As your article points out, this will cause one to leave the ranks of this new minority and enter a life based on merit and opportunity. That is a pretty short trip!
Come on down th TN, for the next 18 months all we are going to hear is how we will be racist if we do not vote for Harold Ford Jr for Senator.
I am one of those blue eyed devils that voted for Harold Sr.'s opponent.
I will not stop bad mouthing the Ford's until they are gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Neal Boortz's book "The Terrible Truth about Liberals" was really an eye-opener when I read it. One of the things it taught me was to analyze a Democrat when they spoke. Notice that they always define people as being part of a certain group, whereas a Republican will always speak of individuality.
Trouble on the political slave plantation? Once minorities realize what a disservice you Democrats have done for them the Democratic Party, as we know it is through. Eventually I am going to turn my head away, I do not know if I can stand to watch the gruesome death throws of the old Dinosaurs fighting for that last breath.
Funny how the MSM has, to this day, never mentioned Algore's blatant lie about his father losing his seat for supporting the Civil Rights Act when he was one of the leading segregationists in the Senate who voted against it.
I always see, sometimes when it is written, it appears as:
I think the quotes are on the wrong word.. I think it's more like:
Your comment may have created the necessity for me to revise my liberal theory.
My theory explains the reason some humans are liberals. My research points to the fact that liberal humans lack the gene that allows humans to process reality. I was in the process of isolating and identifying that gene when I came across your response. I had not considered the possibility that an additional gene may have been added and how that may effect the liberals inability to process reality.
It may be several years before my theory is proven but why wait for scientific proof of what must already be obvious to the most casual of observers?
"We've got to provide a means for people to save face when admitting the truth about Democrats."
That is an excellent suggestion. Ideas, anyone? Some sort of Ex-Liberal Twelve Step Program?
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