Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I’m Racist. (NOT!) UPATED

In an effort to discredit growing opposition to Obama, Democrats are playing the race card all over the place. If you oppose Obama, you are racist. Just letting you know.

Some of the race card playing is really, really rich. Take Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX):

“As far as African-Americans are concerned, we think most of it is,” said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), when asked in an interview in between sessions how much of the more extreme anger at Obama is based upon his race. “And we think it’s very unfortunate. We as African-American people of course are very sensitive to it.”

Most of you have never heard of Eddie Bernice Johnson, so let me tell you about her. She is a woman who has based her career on race. When she was a state senator, she chaired a key redistricting committee and personally made sure Dallas got a congressional district virtually guaranteed to elect a Black congressmen. And she succeeded in that. Guess who then ran for Congress in that district and won?

Eddie Bernice Johnson.

But she can say, with indignation no doubt, that her career is not race-based, yet opposition to Obama is.

Or take Maureen Dowd, please! Over the weekend, she writes in her New York Times op-ed that Joe Wilson blurted out that “You lie!” during The Messiah’s speech because he’s . . . you guessed it . . . racist! Her column is so egregious that it has even gotten attention across the pond .

By the way, why does the New York Times continue to employ Dowd? I stopped reading her years ago because the vomits of that shrill harpy are so predictable, false, and offensive. To say she adds nothing of value to political discourse may be an understatement. If the New York Times is such an oh-so-reputable paper, they would fire her . . . now.

Speaking of Joe Wilson, the House is expected to reprimand him, which is just slightly hypocritical. To their credit, some Democrats, including some of the Congressional Black Caucus, think this a bad idea.

I think it a wonderful idea myself. Along with playing the race card, it just pours that much more gasoline on the fires of opposition to Obama and his allies.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) gets downright nutty in playing the race card.

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