It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks.
— Janeane Garofalo, Countdown, 4/16/09
In the proud tradition of liberalism, this kind of talk was not issued to inspire dialogue but to force the other side to just shut up. If you listen to the left today, they are defending the president and his agenda, not on their merits, but solely against people who just don’t like the color of his skin.
Like they should talk….
Liberals hardly have any credibility here because it must be nice to believe you can make the rules that everyone else has to live by while exempting yourself whenever convenient.
According to their rules, you can’t say anything negative about blacks in politics, that is, unless they’re not Democrats. Prominent liberals were left virtually unscathed after racially attacking Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Syndicated political cartoonists like Jeff Danzinger and Thomas Oliphant never lost their jobs, and never had to issue a mea culpa to the nation (and/or Al Sharpton). So, the umbrella of liberal compassion has its limitations.
Nothing racist about it at all. Just the standard lies told by a political operative, out of her depth, who happens to be African-American. Whenever this administration is in trouble they send out Condi Rice because the press, which is mostly white and male, gives her a far easier treatment than they would a white male.
— Jeff Danzinger, Ramblings’ Journal
That’s how it’s supposed to work: send in a Barack Obama and not only the press, but the American people should stand down and give him far easier treatment than they would a white male.
But I think this justified racism on the left goes even deeper.
Jigaboos and Wannabes in Spike Lee’s “School Daze”
Despite what they say, the left doesn’t really like “black” people. They seem to prefer the “non-threatening” types and for the sake of this argument, the wannabes won.
I’m not dissing these women because most are talented, but they’re also eye candy talent agents assume the industry executives could jerk off to.
Now look at the administration. Hardly a threatening face in the bunch, then again Van Jones was dark and he’s still under the bus.
Some of these people violate (with immunity) the very rules some conservative blacks pay for daily. The administration’s light skinned blacks tended to work in white academia, seldom lived in the hood, and inter-racially married. This is more than acceptable to the Janeane Garofalos on the left, and she has their back.
There’s a light-skinned Democrat governor in Massachusetts, Jesse and Al aren’t dark, and neither is the leadership of the NAACP. Can you name me a couple of prominent dark-skinned blacks, high up within the Democrat ranks? I’m sure some can, even though I seem to be suffering from a block. Republicans don’t really have a preference based on skin color as do the progressive left.
So according to their rules, that is as of today, you can’t bash Barack Obama because to do so means your a black-hating redneck racist. Of course the president knows this is just a shallow tactic and if he didn’t condone it, he’d speak out against it. But since he’s also the preferred liberal tint, he’s just going along for the ride.
But there are perils.
To the left, racism has qualifiers. In their minds, there are times when it’s perfectly okay to be a racist. There are no apologies demanded and non given, in fact liberal racism against black Republicans is encouraged.
If you’re a dark black Republican, you’re fair game. If you think that’s overly selective, don’t forget that the left now tolerates Colin Powell.
If Barack Obama starts making life uncomfortable for the liberal elite, is there a chance their innate racism may be turned on him? This is a serious possibility. As we all know, what the press builds up, the press tears down. They’ve put everything into promoting Barack Obama’s race and made his qualifications secondary; not a good idea when the position is the President of the United States.
And let’s break it down. If liberals really gave a damn about blacks as they claim, Margaret Sanger would not be an icon and Planned Parenthood would not exist. But since she is and it does, we’re dealing with people who are using Obama and his race for political expediency, and you don’t use people you respect.
So while the left is screaming racism in his defense today, it could get really ugly should they turn on him. Notice how liberals call Republicans rednecks but not Klan members?
That would be hitting too close to home.