Will Smith and Jada Pinkett boycotting Oscars because of racism. But is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences racist? Not according to the numbers.
Just as saving the lives of black babies is now called racism, the topsy turvy world of black politics now defines a white candidate seeking black votes as an attempt to suppress the black vote.
And that’s not us editorializing, it’s a direct quote from the preeminent arbiter of all things racial, the Reverend Al Sharpton.
Mediaite.com reports the racial revisionism:
Sharpton, who spoke to host Cenk Uygur yesterday, explained his outrage against Gingrich for telling Republicans to “have the courage” to sell their ideas to the most Democratic African-American voting block. Sharpton argued that black people received “disproportionate injury from Republican policy” that was so obvious it was offensive for him to promote those policies at all. In doing so, he argued, Gingrich “assumes that we’re stupid,” or “is trying to throw something out at the media to cover up the fact that his campaign is falling apart.”
Well, yes, the Gingrich campaign is falling apart, but that’s about the only thing Sharpton got right. But hold on just a goldanged minute, because the Reverend hasn’t run out of stupid yet.
Sharpton went further to propose that it was possible that Gingrich was also “hoping to suppress the black vote” by speaking ill of President Obama such that those that voted for him in 2008 and would never vote Republican would simply stay home. That theory aside, Sharpton was still outraged. “The audacity of even saying something like that,” he argued of Gingrich’s attempt to court the black vote, “is something that insults us.” It was not exclusively the idea of a Republican courting the black vote that outraged him, however, but what he perceived as Gingrich’s hypocrisy in using language such as “the food stamp president” and citing President Obama’s “anti-colonial, Kenyan” views in order to, according to Sharpton, court the racist vote as well.
A white politician reaching out to black voters? The audacity! The horror! The outrageosity!
When will those uppity white politicians learn their place in life?
You may find this hard to believe, but the world isn’t completely insane. A Dutch court acquited populist politician Geert Wilders on Thursday. He had been accused of inciting hatred of Muslims by telling the truth.
Reuters has the report:
The case was seen by some as a test of free speech in a country which has a long tradition of tolerance and blunt talk, but where opposition to immigration, particularly from Muslim or predominantly Muslim countries, is on the rise.
Instantly recognizable by his mane of dyed blond hair, Wilders, 47, is one of the most outspoken critics of Islam and immigration in the Netherlands.
His Freedom Party is now the third-largest in parliament, a measure of support for its anti-immigrant stance, and is the minority government’s chief ally. But many of Wilders’ comments — such as likening Islam to Nazism — are socially divisive.
Really nice impartial work, Reuters. You didn’t even attempt to disguise your editorializing by saying, “Some people say his comments are socially divisive.” You went straight to they are socially divisive.
Unfortunately, the Wilders case isn’t an isolated incident. Australian newspaper columnist, blogger and TV star Andrew Bolt is currently being tried under his nation’s Racial Discrimination Act.
His offense? Suggesting in a series of columns that some light or white-skinned Aussies who identify themselves as aboriginal may have motives that are less than pure. The overly-sensitive “aboriginal” plaintiffs say they were offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated by Bolt’s articles.
One day at a time. Wilders today, Bolt tomorrow.
Black is beautiful just turned ugly. A California organization has been accused of racism because it ran pro-life outdoor boards in black neighborhoods.
Of course it sounds insane. But Representative Barbara Lee is involved in the story, so it’s insane by definition.
CNB has the story of the aborted ad campaign:
…The Issues4Life Foundation and The Radiance Foundation have launched a pro-life billboard campaign with the goal of saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of black babies aborted in America each year.
“The impact of abortion in the black community is the Darfur of America,” Walter B. Hoye II, president of the Issues4Life Foundation, told Life Site News.
The signs in question contain the message “Black & Beautiful” and are going up in largely black communities in Oakland, Calif.
Statistics show that black women are three times more likely to have abortions as the general population. So it would seem to be a good idea to run the ads in black neighborhoods. But, no, attempting to save the lives of black babies is – you guessed it – racist.
… Planned Parenthood and California pro-choice groups are calling the ads racist. They say the “black & beautiful” slogan is too close to the “black is beautiful” cultural-pride campaign made popular in the 1960s.
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has also spoken out against the billboards.
“I am deeply offended by the race-based billboards that are being displayed in my congressional district by the Radiance Foundation and Issues4life,” she said in a statement.
“These billboards stigmatize women of color and perpetuate myths about parenting skills and the types of women who seek and use abortion services,” Lee added.
You know the race mongers have truly jumped the shark when attempting to save the lives of black babies is called racism.
And in the case of Barbara Lee, it’s just too bad that retroactive abortion isn’t legal.
Looks like Eric Holder’s Justice Department has another racial fiasco on its hands. The Obama administration has decided that competence and qualifications are far less important to a fire department than racial quotas.
Please allow us to restate the problem: Competence and qualifications mean nothing. Race means everything.
Big Government has the smokin’ hot story:
Judicial Watch uncovered hundreds of documents from the City of Dayton, Ohio, showing that Department of Justice (DOJ) officials pressured the Dayton Police and Fire Departments to lower testing standards because not enough African-American candidates passed the written exam.
In a rational world, the candidates who didn’t pass would be told to study hard and try again next year. But this isn’t a rational world, it’s an Obamanation:
According to a report by Dayton’s ABC News affiliate on March 11, 2011, the ultimate compromise struck between the City of Dayton and the DOJ resulted in a lowering of test standards for Police Department candidates:
The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits. It’s a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam. Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.
Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two. The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That’s the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’.
The equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’. In other words, the first and last letters of the world F-R-A-U-D.
Source: Big Government
Soquel, California is a lovely little town just up the road from IHateTheMedia.com’s intergalactic headquarters. It sits along the Pacific Ocean very near the lunatic liberal bastion of Santa Cruz.
A group of students at Soquel High School has been suspended for wearing a white T-shirts on Senior Picture Day.
The group of friends say they wore the shirts so they’d stand out in the group photos, so it would be easier to look back years from now and say, “There’s my buddy Larry. And there’s Big Mike. And there’s me.”
The school decided that the white T-shirts were a sign of something else, something far more nefarious. In the minds of those in the administration at Soquel High School, a white T-shirt is now sign of … wait for it … white supremists.
This must be the most diverse group of white supremists ever assembled. It includes an Asian kid who wonders how he could possibly be a white supremist.
We really need some kind of scorecard. Because we can’t keep up with the rapidly growing list of things Democrats define as racist. For example, according to Ed Schultz it’s now racist to question Obama’s intelligence.
Here’s what the genius said Wednesday on his MSNBC show:
You mean to tell me that [Trump’s] questioning the academic prowess of one of the smartest presidents we’ve ever had? Mr. Trump, when you start getting your advice from all of the special, special Republican advisers that we’ve seen step to the plate in the past instead of Jerome Corsi. Dude, you could do better than that… This is what the Republican Party stands for, though: racism. I think Donald Trump is a racist.
Based on what, Ed, have you determined that Obama is “one of the smartest Presidents we’ve ever had?” His extemporaneous speaking skills without a Teleprompter? The incredible success of his economic plan?
Ronald Reagan can be called stupid with impunity. Ditto for George Bush. But call Barack Obama unintelligent and you’re a racist.
Is it racist to question Ed Schultz’ intelligence?
Let us enumerate the crazy comments from Reverend Al during a panel discussion at the National Action Network Spring Dance and Race Baiting Conference:
(1) Construction sites with no black workers should be shut down, (2) Black students should only be taught by black teachers, (3) Barack Obama is losing ground with blacks because of a media conspiracy, (4) Sharpton beat back Glenn Beck, and (5) The Tea Party is racist.
Somebody alert the Guinness boys: This may be an all-time record for packing in the most racism per minute.
Now hold on just a gol dang minute. We thought the only people who opposed President Obama were evil white racists. Isn’t that what we’ve been told since the day the media anointed this guy?
So how does that jibe with the results of this new Gallup poll as reported by the Los Angeles Times:
Once monolithic, blacks’ support for the first African American president is still. . . . immense. But for unclear reasons it’s declined about 7% from well above 90% to 85% in March. That’s a new low since Obama’s inauguration 26 months ago.
Equally ominous for Obama in 2012, his approval among Hispanics, the nation’s fastest-growing demographic, has also fallen to again tie his term low of 54%. That’s a drop of 11 points from its early high of 65%.
Gallup seems puzzled by the unexpected decline, mentioning March’s major news as possible reasons: the ongoing fight with Congress over no fiscal 2011 federal budget and Obama leading the country into a new military combat zone over Libya.
Gallup seems puzzled? Perhaps. But we suspect that it’s the über liberal Los Angeles Times that’s really puzzled.
Source: Los Angeles Times
We think we see a trend here. Monday we had the story of the feds telling Marin County, California that it was too white. Now black Georgia lawmakers have filed suit against five cities for the same offense.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has details of the scary story:
The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Georgia seeking to dissolve the city charters of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee Hills. Further, the lawmakers, joined by civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery, aim to dash any hopes of a Milton County.
The lawsuit, filed in a North Georgia U.S. District Court Monday, claims that the state circumvented the normal legislative process and set aside its own criteria when creating the “super-majority white” cities within Fulton and DeKalb counties. The result, it argues, is to dilute minority votes in those areas, violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution.
“This suit is based on the idea that African Americans and other minorities can elect the people of their choice,” said Democratic State Sen. Vincent Fort.
The Office of the Governor and the Office of the Attorney General declined comment pending further review of the case.
Too white! Where’s Jesse Jackson? Where’s Al Sharpton? And even more importantly, where’s common sense?
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution
Those vile racists in Marin County, California have built border fences topped with barbed wire in order to keep minorities out. Figuratively, of course, but that’s how the Obama administration looks at it.
The Bay Citizen reports the lily white details:
The draft report, released Wednesday, came in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s determination that Marin had “failed to comply” with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and two other anti-discrimination statutes.
Marin’s Community Development Agency recommended amending zoning regulations to ease the construction of new apartments, passing new laws requiring new developments to offer housing at below-market rates, and stepping up programs to combat discrimination by landlords and realtors.
Chuck Hauptman, HUD’s Regional Director for Fair Housing, said officials were reviewing the plan “to see if it is acceptable as far as content goes.”
Oddly enough, this is one of the most liberals enclaves in liberal California. Despite the fact that the Obama administration has somehow determined that the county is “too white” and, therefore, somehow racist, 77.77% of its voters cast their ballots for Obama in the 2008 Presidential election. Another .26% voted for lunatic leftist Cynthia McKinney and .18% voted for conservative Alan Keyes.
Bottom line: More than 78% of these racists voted for black candidates for President.
Source: Bay Citizen
Maybe this is just what happens when you elect a black guy who’s whiter than most white people as President of the NAACP.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous admits that “a grave mistake was made” right under his nose when advertising inserts were placed only in White newspapers on the eve of the organization’s annual image awards, which aired March 4. Danny Bakewell, chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a federation of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers, is demanding justice.
“If the NAACP desires to advertise with the White press, they need to understand and experience the repercussions of going outside of their ‘house’ (The Black Press). The NAACP needs to know that by ignoring the Black Press they are ‘cutting off their nose to spite their face,’” Bakewell said in a March 7 letter to NNPA publishers, obtained by the Trice Edney News Wire. “We have marched side by side with them and been their voice in the African American community. It is truly disheartening to be on the battlefield with someone and not be able to share in the spoils.”
Share in the spoils? Let’s go to freedictionary.com to see if “spoils” means what we think it means:
a. Goods or property seized from a victim after a conflict, especially after a military victory.
b. Incidental benefits reaped by a winner, especially political patronage enjoyed by a successful party or candidate.
Yup, that’s what we thought it meant. We’re just surprised that Bakewell admits publicly that the NAACP is all about reaping benefits from political patronage.
So much for the old kid’s riddle, “What’s black and white and read all over?”
Now, thanks to the wonders of 21st century race relations, we discover newspapers are either black or white, but not both.
If you take blood pressure medication, you may want to pop a pill or two before reading this story.
Want to be a policeman in Dayton, Ohio? If you’re black, an ability to write your name is just about the only qualification necessary. Thanks to President Obama’s ironically-named Department of Justice, an “F” is now a passing grade.
ABC Dayton has the details:
Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.
Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two.
The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That’s the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’.
“It becomes a safety issue for the people of our community,” said Dayton Fraternal Order of Police President, Randy Beane. “It becomes a safety issue to have an incompetent officer next to you in a life and death situation.”
“The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed,” agreed Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.
… “If you lower the score for any group of people, you’re not getting the best qualified people for the job,” Foward said.
Welcome to America 2011, where the color of your skin is more important than the content of your skull.
Source: ABC Dayton
The mystery is, why did Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and Charlie Rangel and the NAACP the rest of the racemongers decide to go after Don Imus for his “nappy-headed ho” comment after ignoring far more offensive comments in the past?
Like this one, for example. It’s called “The Black Beatles.”
We honestly don’t know what year this clip ran, but since Imus hasn’t been funny in at least 20 or 30 years, we have to assume it’s from back in the 70s or 80s.
Anyone have a better guess?
Seattle’s KOMO-TV reporter Shomari Stone was out in the field the other day when he saw a fight break out between an idiot and a moron.
After making sure the camera was still rolling, Stone jumped in to break up the fight. Only later did he discover that he had saved a white supremacist.
That’s gotta be tough for the moron to explain at the next meeting of the Seattle Ku Klux Klan.
To tell the truth, when we heard that Attorney General Eric Holder had uttered the phrase “my people,” we kind of hoped that he was talking about average Americans. Or justice department attorneys. Or socialists. Or even guys who look like guys who starred in the old Barney Miller TV show.
No such luck. The man sworn to protect and defend the Constitution was talking about black people.
Politico reports Holder’s rather racist rant:
Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American.
Holder’s frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia.
The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.
“Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia—which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people,” said Holder, who is black.
Lord, set my people free. And when we say “my people,” we’re talking about moron bloggers. And guys who sit around in their underwear making smartass politic comments. And, oh yeah, outraged Americans.
In an era when black students voluntarily segregate themselves into blacks only fraternities and sororities, form black student unions, and are the beneficiaries of scholarships reserved for blacks only, and none of that is considered racism, we’re just not smart enough to figure out what racism is anymore. All we know is that only white people can be guilty of it.
Some Texas students have noted the same phenomenon and decided to do something about it.
Reuters has the details:
Members of a new Texas association are starting a college scholarship program for a group of students they say do not have as many scholarship options as others — white men.
Colby Bohannan, a student at Texas State University in San Marcos, and some friends have formed the non-profit Former Majority Association for Equality, which will provide the scholarships. The idea was that there are many scholarships geared toward helping minorities and women attend college, and there are also scholarships for people from certain religions or from certain families. But Bohannan thought his demographic group was missing.
“We know that we’re going to be receiving some vicious attacks, from people claiming that we are racists, or promoting some bigotry-filled agenda,” Bohannan said on Thursday.
Starting this summer, the association plans to provide as many as five $500 scholarships to deserving white men who have at least a 3.0 grade point average, Bohannan said.
“Our aim is actually just to help students,” he said. “We are not trying to jump on any political agenda or bandwagon.”
… To qualify for the group’s scholarship, applicants have to be able to prove that they are at least 25 percent Caucasian,” Bohannan said.
“We’re not looking for blond-haired, blue-eyed, stereotypical white males,” he said. “My feeling is that if you can say you’re 25 percent Caucasian, you’re Caucasian enough for us.”
Stand by the phone, guys. You should be hearing from the ACLU any minute now.
Liberals have so damn many rules that it’s tough to keep track of them all, especially at the pace with which they make up new ones. Who knew you couldn’t name a cow after big, beefy woman?
NBC Washington has details of the bovine bloviating:
A political leader in Maryland is under fire because of the name of a family pet.
Diana Waterman, the newly elected First Vice Chairman of the state Republican Party, has a black Angus cow named “Oprah.”
According to the Baltimore Sun, the issue came to light on a recent Facebook posting when the cow birthed a calf.
The Sun says the posting caught the attention of Sveinn Storm, who runs a Queen Anne’s County-focused blog called “Pave Our County?”
Storm criticized Waterman’s naming the cow after the African-American talk show host who has struggled with her weight. Storm say that’s “precisely why an enormouse (sic) number of Americans view Republicans as racists.”
Waterman defends the name. In a response to the Sun she said her children named the family’s three cows. Oprah was named for a person they admire. The other two, Ferdinand and Isabella are named after the Spanish monarchs who approved Christopher Columbus’s trip to the New World.
This brings to mind, of course, the withering criticism we’ve received for naming our office cat Obama. You can read that story here.
We’re thinking of buying a horse and naming its ass after Harry Reid. Anyone know if that would be a problem?
Source: NBC Washington
That whirring sound you hear is Martin Luther King spinning in his grave.
The University of North Florida was the scene of student protests this week when Torey McClesky, a white freshman, was appointed as assistant director of the African American Student Union.
Far as we can tell, the content of McClesky’s character was not an issue.
Juan Williams was at his best on Thursday night’s Hannity Show. The Fox News liberal went off on liberals who attack black conservatives.
TheBlaze.com reports on the specific comments that drew Williams’ ire:
The most recent such attack came from a liberal blogger who described tea party favorite Herman Cain as a “black garbage pail kid” and a “monkey” propped up to reaffirm white “superiority.”
On Thursday, the liberal Alternet blogger who hurled the racial insults at Cain defended the statements.
“Whenever Herman Cain and others have a moment where they can engage in “real talk” among their ideological compatriots or make a public, critical intervention against the obvious racial hostility which drives contemporary American conservatism, they either stand mute or enable it,” he charged.
Earlier this week, the very same blogger also remarked that if Sarah Palin weren’t white, she’d be “tarred and feathered as an ‘affirmative action baby.’”
Oh, relax, Juan. You know it’s never racism when it comes from the left. No, that cannot be. The left is open-minded and loving and caring and accepting. As long as you don’t disagree with them, that is.
And if you should happen to disagree, well, shut the hell up, you filthy racist.
Here we go again. Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran has proudly announced –- to an Arab television network, no less –- that the Democrats lost in November because American voters are raaaaacists.
It must have been late in the evening and all the important congressman must have already gone home when the Alhurra television director looked around the room and said to the reporter, “Go talk to that guy over there who’s been trying to get on camera all night.” They stuck a microphone in front of oddball Virginia Congressman Moran and the Democrat actually said his party’s losses are the result of today’s political environment being very similar to the period just before the Civil War.
“It happened … for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States,” Moran said. “Southern states, particularly the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery.
“In this case a lot of people in this country, it’s my belief, don’t want to be governed by an African-American, particularly one who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society. And that’s a basic philosophical clash,” Moran said.
A hat tip for this story to IHTM commenter WhiskeyRiver, whose comment serves as our closing line to this story:
“I would say he is right. I don’t feel “comfortable” having an African-American in the White House. Now, if we had an American in the White House, who happened to be black, I would have no problem at all.”
Source: Fox News
Let us say right up front that we don’t get it. Yeah, she added a few flourishes here and there that vary from the original, but jeez, we’ve heard a lot of singers do a lot worse things to the National Anthem. Roseanne Barr comes to mind.
Here’s the story from Yahoo News:
An Indiana school district that told a black teenager to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in a “traditional way” after receiving complaints about her performance is drawing questions now about whether the complaints and directive were racially motivated.
Shai Warfield-Cross, 16, has performed the national anthem at sports events at Bloomington High School North over the last year without incident. But school officials said they received complaints about her performance during a game in Martinsville.
Principal Jeff Henderson told The Herald-Times in a statement that people had complained that while the words to the anthem were the same, the tune was unrecognizable. He declined to comment to The Associated Press.
Here the part we really hate. Note that the first paragraph of the story pointed out that Shai is black. And this following paragraph will point out that the complaint came from a town that is “predominately white.”
Some who complained after the game in Martinsville – a predominantly white community about 30 miles southwest of Indianapolis – also said they felt the rendition was disrespectful to current and former members of the military, Henderson said.
It doesn’t say that the complaint came from a white person. It doesn’t say that the complaint said that Shai’s rendition was “black.” In fact, there’s nothing in the story to suggest that the complaints had anything to do with race except that Shai is black and the complaint came from the ominously-categorized “predominately white” town.
Well, you know what that means. The complaint must be raaaacist!
Warfield-Cross’ family says athletics director Jen Hollars told the teen last Friday that she would not be allowed to sing the anthem unless she modified her version and sang in a more traditional way. Hollars declined to comment and referred questions to Henderson, who said school officials told Warfield-Cross the performances should be more “traditional” to ensure the song’s tune is recognizable.
Our take: Whoever complained is a horses’s ass. The principal is a horse’s ass. The athletic director is a horse’s ass. And whoever wrote Yahoo story and inserted the racial angle is a horse’s ass.
We’re also horses’ asses, but that a completely different story.
Here’s a question for you. Does the National Association for the Advancement of Color People still serve any real purpose?
Does color really matter any more when America’s first black president was white and its second black president is half white and the president of the NAACP is whiter than most white people and 50% of America’s white people apparently spend 50% their time in tanning salons trying to get darker?
Ben Jealous, President of the NAACP, is as white as – you’ll pardon the expression – a sheet. He looks like he should be President of the National Association for the Advancement of Sort of Vaguely Colored People. Get thee to a tanning salon and don’t worry about Obama’s new 10% tanning tax, Ben, because your pasty pallor and lack of melanin must be wreaking havoc with your street cred.
On one hand, it looks like Benjamin could use a little more time in a tanning salon. And these celebrities, on the other hand, look like they could use a little less. Because something just doesn’t compute when a bunch of white people are darker than the President of the NAACP.
1. Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Darker than Ben Jealous.
2. Sometimes actor George Hamilton. Darker than Ben Jealous.
3. Jersey Shore Guido “The Situation.” Darker than Ben Jealous.
4. Speaker of the House John Boehner. Darker than Ben Jealous.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has become increasingly erratic since the November elections. That traumatic event seems to have picked him up and tossed him across that fine line that sometimes separates sanity from insanity.
Witness this interview with Michael Steele, the outgoing head of the Republican National Committee.
Matthews: Michael, I watch politics. I’m not an expert on sociology or anything but I’m an expert on watching politics. Like Gene, this what we do. I go to Republican conventions, I go to Democratic and as a white guy one thing I notice about the difference, one thing I notice about black people at different conventions. You go to Democratic a convention with Donna [Edwards] and black folk are hanging together and having a good time. They’re smiling, they’re enjoying themselves. They feel very much at home. You go to a Republican even you get a feeling that you are told, “Individually now, don’t bunch up. Don’t, don’t, don’t get together. Don’t get together, don’t crowd, you’ll scare these people.” Is that true in the Republican Party? Is that still true in your party? Did you fear that if you got together with some other African-Americans white guys might get scared of you?
Steele: (shocked) No! What are you talking about?
So the way we understand Matthews’ bizarre comment, blacks huddle together with other blacks at Democrat conventions, but blend right in at Republican conventions. And in Matthews’ mind, that leads to the obvious conclusion that Republicans are racists.
It’s that kind of insightful analysis that has earned Matthews dozens, maybe even scores of viewers.
File this one under “Things That Would Be Called Racism If A Conservative Said Them.” You can’t miss it. It’s that big, bulging file right over there.
Here’s Matthews at his racist (but he’s liberal so the media won’t call it that) best:
“So much of this attack on Obama has been ad hominem — directed at the person, the president. Whether it’s somebody, some cracker out there on the right calling him — some birther type that he’s not an American or it is someone a little more sophisticated, but basically saying he’s a socialist.”
Cracker? Cracker, Chris? That sounds racist to us. But perhaps we’re wrong. Let’s double check the definition of cracker before we make any rash accusations:
Wikipedia says, “Cracker, sometimes white cracker, is a pejorative term for poor white people. It is especially used for the white inhabitants of the U.S. states of Georgia and Florida (Georgia crackers and Florida crackers), but it is also used throughout the Southern United States and more widely in North America.”
Oh, but that’s just Wikipedia and you know it’s not authoritative. So let’s try a more reputable source like Merriam-Webster: “usually disparaging : a poor usually Southern white”
There you have it. Chris Matthews is a liberal racist. Look for Katie Couric to lead off her newscast with this story tonight. Look for Keith Olbermann to name him Worst Person In the World. Look for … nahhh … none of that stuff will happen because Chris is a member in good standing in the Society of Liberal Media.
H/T: Bluegrass Pundit