Squaring the Culture

"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

06/21/2008 (8:31 pm)

Democrats Are Racists

We’ve been watching this entire campaign season while Democrats throw the most vicious comments at each other, masked as concerns about “What the Republicans are going to say.” I’ve commented on this several times (here for starters, and also here, here, here, and here. Also note what I say about the Pennsylvania primary here, and keep in mind that these were Democrats voting.) Democrats clearly know that there are racists among them. They plan their tactics and make their speeches based on that expectation. Yet, they’re always, always blaming Republicans as racists.

And now, we have Barack Obama playing his “poor, poor me” game and trying to defuse any legitimate critique of him, his wife, or his background as an attack on his race.

[The Republicans are] going to try to make you afraid of me. ‘He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?’ [SNIP]

That old stuff just divides us,” he said.

Guys… you’re the only ones in the room talking about race. And you won’t shut up about it. The only racists in the game are you Democrats.

And yes, Barack Obama, I mean you. You attended a church that preaches hate-filled rhetoric against whites for 20 years. You know perfectly well what they were saying there. Your recent theatrics mean absolutely nothing. And now, you’re using race to protect yourself from legitimate scrutiny. You’re a racist. And you’ve got a lot of damned nerve talking as though your slimy little attack message constitutes a departure from divisive politics. That’s bush league political hardball. You must think we’re stupid.

Moderate and conservative bloggers are all over this one. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air compares Obama’s tactic (accurately) to Joe McCarthy’s. Baldilocks (correctly) characterizes this as the beginning of Obama’s demonization campaign against Republicans. Sister Toldjah takes a page out of my own favorite book, recounting at length the vicious, racist nonsense that’s come out of the mouths of Democrats without a single objecting peep from Obama’s campaign.

Chris Muir at Day By Day has been running a series on this very topic. In case you haven’t been paying attention:

Obama’s right about one thing: it’s going to be an ugly campaign. He’s already making sure of that.

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June 22, 2008 @ 11:43 am #

Around The Campaign 2008 Sphere June 22, 2008…

The race is heating up and this is still the political doldrum month of June. Here are some links to websites of varying viewpoints. Links do not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Moderate Voice or its writers.
Barack Obama Told Supporters At A F…

(Webmaster’s note: Welcome to all who are visiting here from The Moderate Voice, and thanks for the attention. PB)

June 22, 2008 @ 7:31 pm #

My take on the Democrats is that they are basically unprincipled, but that they use issues of principle, such as race, as a political battering ram. They do this with great energy and creativity. I think the examples brought up by the blog owner are evidence of this propensity. I say this without any sense of glee for two reasons. First, I think what the Democrats do in this regard is enormously destructive for our nation. Second, I used to vote mostly Democrat: it’s painful to know I was conned.

June 23, 2008 @ 7:43 am #

I know that pain. I was one of ’em. My excuse was that I was young, but that’s not really a good excuse.

I actually posited something similar over on Salon.com a couple of days ago. The analogy I used was that Democrats use principles like a bottle in a bar fight — they grab whatever’s closest to bash their adversary, then discard it as soon as it’s in the way.

Not to overwork an an analogy, but you’ll find a remarkably similar description in CS Lewis’ novel, Perelandra, of a character Lewis calls “the Unman.” It’s actually satan, or something very like him, but in a man’s body. Lewis’ main character realizes that though the Unman is very intelligent, it uses intelligence like a tool, then discards it as soon as it’s not needed, and regresses to incredible vulgarities and banalities. He’s shocked to think that at the heart of the universal evil lies something akin to a vicious schoolboy.

June 30, 2008 @ 6:11 am #

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