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Maureen Dowd and the Left: All Race, All the Time
Pajamas Media ^ | August 1, 2010 | Bernard chapin

Posted on 08/01/2010 7:17:47 AM PDT by Kaslin

It seems that only conservatives covet living in a post-racial society

Does anyone grasp that this obsession with racial identity in an increasingly multiracial society is outright insanity, both politically and culturally? — Victor Davis Hanson

Any conservatives who believed that our nation’s unofficial pastime, “All Race All the Time,” would become passé with the election of Barack Obama were proven wrong just minutes into his inauguration. Despite the presence of the racially mixed Obama eagerly awaiting the award of the mighty pen of power, yet another of my former senator’s race-obsessed pastors encouraged white Americans to “embrace what is right.” One would have thought we had already done so, but the joke was on us. It seems justice in the present can never transcend sins of the past. Sins, of course, that none of us alive were alive to commit.

Not even a month into the 44th presidency, Attorney General Eric Holder compounded the insult to rank-and-file Americans by informing us that “in things racial” our country remains “a nation of cowards.” How ironic as were it not for white guiltist neurotics, Obama would still be playing Class A ball in the Illinois senate.

How our country got duped into elevating to the highest office a far leftist whose views are out of touch with those of the average citizen still perplexes, but Mr. Holder must be pleased by the efforts of this particular conservative to address race relations.

I’ve attempted to steer my countrymen in the direction of more productive conversations regarding race, yet our public square remains bound by the bands of a Jesse Jackson Mobius Strip when it comes to inter-group harmony.

During the recent hullaballoo over the New Black Panthers we discovered that the real racists were not the men who shouted incendiary racial threats, but instead those at Fox News who dared to make known the Justice Department’s corruption.

This event was followed up by Breitbart-gate in which the man behind showed a clip of bureaucrat Shirley Sherrod giving a speech that acknowledged past discriminatory behavior on her part.

Unfortunately, the portion of the monologue he used was out of context. This resulted in the media attacking Breitbart en masse. Their goal was to discourage the right from ever again identifying incidents of black racism.

They denounced Mr. Breitbart as a racist (yawn). They claimed that he “fooled America — again.” A one-word response suffices: poppycock. A perusal of Mrs. Sherrod’s entire speech reveals that she is what we originally suspected: a dedicated race baiter.

She equated Republican disagreement with President Obama over the issue of socialist health care with racism.

Specifically she proclaimed:

You know, I haven’t seen such a mean-spirited people as I’ve seen lately over this issue of health care. Some of the racism we thought was buried. Didn’t it surface? Now, we endured eight years of the Bushes and we didn’t do the stuff these Republicans are doing because you have a black president.

No, madam, we resist government takeover of the financial industry, health care, the auto industry, and free speech due to a sincere aversion to socialism. Conservatives ardently believe in the rights of the individual. Leftists do not.

We clash resoundingly with President Obama on most issues. We especially reject the notion that “our individual salvation depends on collective salvation.” In fact, the opposite is true.

While it is helpful for Mrs. Sherrod to articulate her dysfunction and irrational resentment towards 42 percent of the electorate, justifications for conservative positions are not actually necessary on this occasion.

Mrs. Sherrod’s claims are risible at the prima facie level. Race is irrelevant in regards to health care, and we know this due to the two-year donnybrook waged against the Clinton administration’s attempt to initiate universal health care during the early nineties.

Yet race, race, race is what the left must focus on. Given that Washington could not find fault with Bernie Madoff, accurately bury heroes at Arlington National Cemetery, run the post office, or supervise oil rigs, there is no way the Democrats could convince voters that the federocracy can responsibly administer health care to 307 million people via argumentation.

More than ever, it seems that the only way to save our country from dissolution is to vote the leftists out of office and terminate their reign of power drunk error.

Amidst 18 months of racial paranoia, aggression, and calumny better left unsaid, New York Times pundit and wannabe member of The View Maureen Dowd weighed in/added to the strife. She wrote a column seeking to nudge the Obama administration into being even more racialist than it already is.

Its title, “You’ll Never Believe What This White House Is Missing,” beggars belief. Every conservative intuited what Ms. Dowd desired before reading a single word. We knew it had to be something along the vapid lines of fashion, style, or toxic variations on themes involving sex and race.

Dowd advocates for the later in this instance. She begins with her conclusion:

The Obama White House is too white. … Obama lacks advisers who are descended from the central African-American experience, ones who understand “the slave thing,” as a top black Democrat dryly puts it.

Well, after a trip to see the real gibbering harridans of The View we find that not even President Obama himself understands the African-American experience. In answer to a question from one of the hosts, he said, concerning half of his relations:

We are sort of a mongrel people. I mean we’re all kind of mixed up. Now that’s actually true for white America as well, but we just know more about it.

What can one say in response to such gibberish? Most folks were either confounded or offended by his answer. This renders absurd Ms. Dowd’s earlier statement that he “appears completely comfortable in his own skin.”

Mongrel? That is a most interesting and bizarre term to use in reference to an ethnic group so sensitive that they are simultaneously repulsed and moved to donate by the exact same combination of syllables.

Obviously, had anyone on the right merely whispered “mongrel” in the same sentence as “black” they could never run for office again. They would be fired from whatever job they held. Yet for Obama the rules are different. He may say whatever he wishes. Racist is an insult reserved for Republicans.

Obama further elucidated his rampant hypocrisy when he later claimed not to be interested in “how we label ourselves” yet he clarified his own — and pervasive — racial obsession during the census when he marked the box reserved for “Black, African Am., or Negro” alone.

Perhaps his belief in nuance is not as devout as that of your average leftist. Ms. Dowd hopes it is otherwise, however. She recommends:

[Rather than] give Sherrod her old job back … [h]e should give her a new job: Director of Black Outreach. This White House needs one.

That is probably the last thing they need. A room containing only President Obama holds more racialist cheerleaders that any healthy organization can maintain, but such a make-work job is deleterious for America itself.

Extra overpaid bureaucrats devoid of talent and steeped in ideology will only make the present disaster worse. What we need most is an end to our “all race all the time” mindset.

If the left followed the lead of conservatives and simply treated their fellow citizens as individuals we might (finally!) get along with one another.

Yet the ongoing calamitous affair in Arizona highlights that the Democrats are vested in the balkanization of what was once unquestionably the greatest country on Earth. Al Gore’s notorious Freudian slip — he incorrectly translated the national motto of E pluribus unum as “out of one, many” — portended the future strategy of our opponents.

In answer to the question posed by our champion Dr. Hanson, it seems that only conservatives covet living in a post-racial society. Ms. Dowd and Mrs. Sherrod should realize that racial blindness is a conservative thing. They’ll never get it.


1 posted on 08/01/2010 7:17:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The more diverse we become, the more conflict and trouble and strife we get. Diversity is NOT our strength. That should be obvious by now.

2 posted on 08/01/2010 7:20:11 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Kaslin
...the only way to save our country from dissolution is to vote the leftists out of office and terminate their reign of power drunk error.

Well said madame!

3 posted on 08/01/2010 7:39:21 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Kaslin

Very good analysis. I wonder what leaps of fantasy the left will use to dissemble it?

4 posted on 08/01/2010 7:41:10 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Kaslin
Words change meaning over time.

The word racism has been so overused that I expect at some point in the near future that to be called a racist will be a compliment.

The word racist has already become 'silly' because it has been applied in such outrageous circumstances.

5 posted on 08/01/2010 8:03:40 AM PDT by blam
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To: Kaslin
There will never be a post-racial society because there are simply too many libs, black and white, who think "minorities" are owed things by the country. Once you declare that the idea of creating "minorities" and giving them undeserved freebies is a bad idea, you have become a "racist" in their eyes. It's no different than a teen telling his or her parents they hate him or her because they won't give them the keys to the car.

In short, conservatives will always be considered racists because we believe you must work for what you receive. It's useless to argue with the race-baiters or try to prove that you're not a racist. The only thing that works is eliminating useless gov programs and voting the idiots out of office.

6 posted on 08/01/2010 8:05:14 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Kaslin

Has anyone even remotely adult like in DC amongst the “ruling class” thought about the fact that the likes of Dowd and her ilk in the actual government now control thousands of nuclear weapons? For decades Billy Graham counseled presidents in times of war, will it now be Jeremiah Wright?

7 posted on 08/01/2010 8:06:09 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: Kaslin

8 posted on 08/01/2010 8:07:09 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Kaslin

anyone saying they want diversity is telling everyone that they’re a racist who can only look at color or race than rather looking at a person as a person.

If anyone ever tells me they would like to see diversity where I live I ask them what they mean.
When they tell me they want to see more color etc tell them that I only see people not their color.

Just watch when that is said and the far lefty smelly freak squirms.

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To: Nea Wood

“The more diverse we become, the more conflict and trouble and strife we get.”

...and the further along we move towards the coming race war.

10 posted on 08/01/2010 8:17:04 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: driftless2

9 out of 10 are black it’s diverse.
9 out of 10 are white it’s not diverse.

This is just how stupid and thick the far left are.

If you ever hear anyone saying they want diversity then ask them why they see people and judge people by their color, race or religion where as you only see people as people.

They’re the racists and let them know it by wanting diversity.

Remind them of MLK’s dream speech where it is character not color.
People are people and should not separated by color.

If they ever say they wish a place was more diverse then tell them that you never noticed and that you only saw people not their color.

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To: Kaslin

I’m always amused by lefties who worship at alter of multiculturalism while preaching diversity yet live in exclusively lily white neighborhoods.

The so called post-racial society is only for the masses.

12 posted on 08/01/2010 8:19:50 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Kaslin

Unsubsidized diversity is awesome. When we can bring the best people from around the world to compete in our market, we are immensely stronger for it. Immigrants and their kids comprise an absurdly high proportion of those with promise in busines and science ... and not a small share of what’s happening in lighter endevors, too.

Subsidized and mandated diversity, on the other hand, is one of the worst ideas that has ever gained currency in this country, a truly unholy marriage of socialism, anti-Americanism, unideological liberal soft-mindedness, laziness, stupidity, self-righteousness, etc...

13 posted on 08/01/2010 8:24:04 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: Kaslin

The left is obsessed with class divisions, class envy, class struggle (see communist dogma) and with setting one class against another in the hopes of creating a revolution in which the left seizes power.
Race is just a proxy for class.
They KNOW they are setting Black against White. It is their intention.

14 posted on 08/01/2010 8:31:19 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (my favorite pastime: annoying liberals who have no sense of humor)
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To: Nea Wood

“Divide and Conquer” has been the policy of the oligarchy since we left the caves. Nothing changes in history, same movie different actors, same plot..

15 posted on 08/01/2010 8:43:28 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Cacique

IE How many vote splitting candidates is John McCain funding in the primary?

Principled suckers are returning mccain to the senate.

16 posted on 08/01/2010 8:47:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: Nea Wood

And it’s that way around the world too. Encouraging it and pandering has only made it worse.

17 posted on 08/01/2010 8:52:51 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Here we are, a year and a half into the term of a black president. Have conditions in the ghetto changed for the better since we have a black president?

Or, if conditions in the ghetto remain the same — high poverty, youth gangs running wild, etc. — does that indicate that oppression by the government is NOT the reason for the conditions found in the ghetto???

And, why did the MSM give Obama a complete pass on his comment on “The View” about blacks being a “mongrel” race? Can you imagine a Republican saying that? Such a Republican would get the “macaca” treatment, I’m sure.

Apparently good Democrats can say outrageous things and get away with it, because the MSM will not cover the story.

18 posted on 08/01/2010 8:52:57 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

19 posted on 08/01/2010 9:05:18 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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To: catnipman

‘That Douglas boy is so fortunate.’ Mercy! As we say in East Tennessee, what a play-pretty.

20 posted on 08/01/2010 9:08:02 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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