You Might Be A Racist If…

Before you read this, I feel I need to make a disclaimer.  I disagree with the President on many issues.  I am not a racist.  Or at least, if I am subconsciously none of my black friends have told me so.  I believe that I grew up in a generation that judges people on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.  I never lived through the 60’s.  I was born in 1980.  I’ll never forget the day I learned that the N-word was a racial slur.  It was explained to us by our school teacher because the kids were calling me one.   My ancestors experienced the racism of 1930’s Europe.  To me, judgments beyond pure aesthetics based on the tone of someone’s skin is somewhere between stupidity and insanity.  In addition, philosophically speaking, I believe that prejudices and presuppositions will be walls to understanding except where they are already steps built from learning.   If you have read this disclaimer, you may now read this post having built your prejudice of my position on what you have learned about me in this short paragraph.

When Barack Obama was running for President, people were encouraged to be part of history.  Some framed the entire election in that context.  Others played the card from the other direction, inciting guilt through questions of if we were ready to elect a black President.  Suddenly, for some it was no longer about his policies.

Now, from the same people who brought you outrage over Republican protesters with signs accusing Democrats of national socialism (Nazism), Democrats are comparing Republicans to Klansmen if they oppose the President.  The accusation came from Democrat Representative Hank Johnson who said that if we don’t censure Joe Wilson then next thing you know we will have anti-socialist healthcare protesters donning white sheets and terrorizing blacks.

Really?  Does he really think that calling the President a liar makes you a racist?  I wonder how he would explain this:

I checked, Pete Stark wasn’t censured.  There was a motion to censure him for his comment about Bush wanting to send kids to Iraq to get their heads blown off for President Bush’s amusement, but the censure motion was killed by Democrats.

It gets even better.  Former President Jimmy Carter has raised the bar declaring that the reason we oppose Obama on universal socialist healthcare is because we are racists.  I wonder if Carter has responded yet to the black chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele, who said Carter is “flat out wrong” on this.  Of course, Carter knows a thing or two about racism.  Carter may have thought Joe Wilson was Jewish and that would explain his hostile reaction.

It’s no wonder that so many leftists have gone off the deep end and are willing to play the race card.  It fits with the stereotype they have for conservatives.  Maureen Dowd even heard in her own mind Joe Wilson say “You lie, boy” , and fair or not, she wrote an entire editorial about it.  Of course, he didn’t say that.  In fact, Obama was lying, and pointing it out doesn’t make Joe Wilson a racist.  But in the mind of a leftist, if you disagree with a black President (as long as he’s a Democrat), it’s because he is black.

By the way, it is very important that person being oppressed by racists be a Democrat.  If you disagree with a black Republican, that’s fine.  In fact, if you are a black Republican, you might be an anti-black racist.  It seems as though Democrats are confusing political views with skin color and that can be very dangerous. Van Jones, the former green jobs czar who was forced out of his position by right-wing racists, went so far as to accuse “white polluters” of purposefully polluting “colored communities”.

Eventually, we can hope that the left will lose credibility on this desperate racism play.  People are realizing that we don’t want a healthcare plan that penalizes  you if you don’t buy it, funds abortion with tax dollars, increases the deficit by $250 billion even with cuts to medicare and $350 billion in new across the board taxes, rations healthcare based on government computer data, makes your health records the property of the government, and strangles non-government sanctioned competition.  Not wanting a government takeover of healthcare has absolutely nothing to do with the President’s level of melanin.

What will be scary is if the Democrat race card works.  A successful establishment of race motivation for everyone who disagrees with the party in power, along with vague hate-crimes legislation could be a recipe for disaster.  Or it could be exactly what the party in power is hoping for.

Update: Lee takes it the extra step as predicted

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6 Responses to “You Might Be A Racist If…”


  1. 1 Paul September 17, 2009 at 12:05 am

    South Carolina has a long list of dignitaries that includes Lauren Caitlin Upton (Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant contestant), Board of Education Chair, Kristin Maguire, Governor (and avid Appalachian hiker), Mark Sanford and now Joe “the hater not a debater” Wilson or the “screamer not the dreamer” as others have dubbed him. I did enjoy him cut and running through his apology, which only goes to show that he stands for nothing. He is just another good old boy where in the morning these married men preach to you that there should be prayer in our schools and in the evening they are on their cell phones setting up a date with their other women on the side, hypocrisy has been bred in. I am not surprised that he felt compel to yell like he was at some Friday night game. So long Joey, you too will be seeing the unemployment lines.

  2. 2 ikefriday September 17, 2009 at 7:56 am

    I haven’t heard any evidence to suggest that Joe has anything going on on the side, if you know what I mean. So as for your comment, I think we can file it with Maureen Dowd’s editorial and Jimmy Carter’s conclusion. One more fictional and shameful smear against Joe Wilson.

  3. 3 despicable September 17, 2009 at 8:52 am

    am all for responsible reporting on the public airwaves! Those that use the airwaves to deliberately and repeatedly use fabrications that are not true, are dangerous to the public safety and to the constitution that is supposed to guarantee our rights of free speech. Americans have free speech rights, … but not the freedom to shout “FIRE!” when their is no fire, inside a crowded theatre!
    The irresponsable reporting by the likes of “Glenn Beck” creates a “mob” mentality! A mob mentality that can and will (according to history) incite to violence, those of the mob, against those that are different, from the mob!
    Let’s face it! There are those in america that are looking forward to inciting a “RACE WAR,” and are using the public air waves and the fact of a black president to incite mobs to act violently against the government of the USA!
    You have to be blind to not recognize the conservative movement direction toward insurection of a pluralistic and multi-cultural america and instituting in it’s place what existed in our racist fundamentalist bigoted past!
    All of this backward movement toward our unenlightened past is being done in the name of fighting “COMMUNISM!
    http://despicable.wordpress.com/

  4. 4 ikefriday September 17, 2009 at 10:53 am

    This certainly begs the question of what media YOU have been listening to. What is more dangerous, an alleged racist inciting people to vocally disapprove of a bill that takes away our freedoms and increases taxes on poor people? Or a mentality that makes opposition to the President a ‘hate crime’? Do you think I am a racist because I oppose the President?


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