In our view, cries of racism are becoming more intense because they are becoming less effective. Obama is in political trouble not because he is black but because he has done a poor job as president. We will hear a lot about the scourge of racism between now and November, in part because his supporters need to blame somebody other than him for his failures of leadership and in part because they hope that black fear and white guilt will help him to win re-election. In the absence of the latter outcome, things ought to calm down after the election. James Taranto/WSJ
Conservatives have been saying this from the get-go: calling us racist is a pure and simple bunk argument when you have nothing else to argue. And they have nothing else to argue in defense of this president. Every single thing comes down to race to these people on the left.
On Father’s Day, Michelle Obama called her husband “the coolest dad ever” but let a conservative call him “cool” and it’s a code word for racism. Everything uttered by a conservative is code for racism, according to the left. It’s not possible to be politically correct ENOUGH with these people.
On the other hand, they are quick to call the GOP the party of “old white men” and no one holds the racism mirror up to them. That is a testament to how conservatives versus leftists think. Those on the left have a preoccupation with race and in pure Alinsky fashion, it’s their primary, constant battle cry. Even leftists who know nothing about Alinsky know that race (as well as feminism) is and always will be a cause they can pull out and try to beat the rest of us over the head with and we will back off and back down because who wants to be called that?
The bright side is that it no longer holds any impact for most of us. Call me a racist and it makes no difference to me because you don’t’ know me, my family make up or who my friends are. It only shows the ignorance of the name caller, nothing more.
Godwin’s law with a new twist: every conversation will devolve into racist name calling. From Wikipedia: [Godwin’s law] states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” In other words, Godwin observed that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably makes some comparison to Hitler and the Nazis.
Just change the words Hitler and Nazi to race and racism and it’s Godwin’s law, although most of us also know that being called a Nazi or Hitler is another one of their tactics.
But the more of us who recognize this, and by most indications most of us do recognize it, the less impact the left’s racist argument will have.