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Stupid Racist Conservatives

A couple of weeks ago I noted a new tactic from Obamacare fans: writing off the arguments against it, and the people making those arguments, as stupid.  The Sunday Times Union, known to locals as the Times Useless, featured an article berating questions about socialized medicine (of course he didn’t call it that) as dumb and trivial.  They need to be brushed aside, he said, to concentrate on getting this implemented.   When you know you’re right you there’s no need for robust debate with foolish people who disagree.

But more recently I’ve seen the race card played.  I’m surprised it’s taken this long.  If you’re ever doing well in a debate with a far lefty there’s an 82% chance that they’ll find a way to call you a racist.  (They also have a tendency, far more than right-wingers for some reason, to put words in your mouth and then condemn you for something you never said.)  Once they convince themselves that you’re a racist they can write you off as a worthless human being, which lets them avoid straining their little brains trying to address the points you’ve made.

One of the earliest examples of this was Janeane Garofalo on Keith Obermann’s show.

Although asking Janeane to say something intelligent is like asking a Rock Band fan to play a Vinne Moore tune on a real Stratocaster,  this is an excellent example of how the far left thinks.  She lumps everyone who disagrees with her into one big clump, declares the clump racist, then launches into some pseudo-science babble about limbic brains.  It is impossible to overestimate her smugness and self righteousness.  And her attitude and beliefs are all too typical on the far left. (BTW, if she were in possession of a clue she’d know that Tea Parties started during the Bush administration.  It’s hard to get much whiter than Bush.)

I’ve heard several TV commentators, while discussing Obamacare, say “America isn’t ready for a black president.”  I’ve seen it repeated in several forums.   The fact that we elected him highlights the stupidity of the statement, but more importantly, it has nothing to do with socialized medicine.  It’s just the left using their favorite tactic for shutting down the debate.

MSNBC took it even further, cropping a shot of a black man carrying a gun to hide his race, then going on a diatribe about racism.  Here’s their report:

Here’s the original clip:

Disgusting, isn’t it?

(By the way, it’s a semi-automatic, not a machine gun.  I remember the days when journalists tried to get their facts straight, before they were were replaced by reporters chosen for their cup size.)

We’re also being told that all the disruptions and protests at town halls are fake, orchestrated by right wing organizations.  They don’t reflect the sentiments of “real” Americans.  The Real Americans are the ones chanting for socialism, you see.

Yes, there is organization on the right, as there should be.  But the lefty supporters aren’t spontaneous grassroots citizens who just happen to show up either.  The next time you see an Obamacare rally, look at the signs.  Nearly all anti-Obamacare signs are handmade.  Most of the signs supporting it are professionally printed.  What does that tell you?

Planting supporters in meetings nothing new – both sides have always done it.  But it appears the left is doing far more planting this time around.  Congress weasel Shelia Jackson Lee (D) even planted a phony physician in one of her meetings.

Dr. Roxana Mayer claimed to be a pediatric primary care physician, and she sang the praises of Obamacare at one of Lee’s meetings.  Just one little problem – she wasn’t a doctor.  She was never a doctor.  She was an Obama campaign volunteer who played a doctor on TV.

And that Montana Town Hall that LM Obama presided over?  Read what people from the town had to say about what really happened.

But the bottom line, dear readers, is if you are opposed to Obamacare, you’re a racist.  And stupid.

Just like me.

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4 Comment(s)

  1. “anit-Obamacare” – might want to fix that. Great article! Truly on the same page as you are. Good point about the printed signs – nothing says organization like bulk orders of political advertising.

    Erik | Aug 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. Writing off the other side as stupid is not something new. From the left or the right.

    Fox news is a channel devoted to extoling the right and belittling the left, much as msnbc has become the opposite.

    Posting clips from either and decrying it as typical of millions of people is just daft.

    Gary | Aug 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. Fortunately though, with Fox News you get more news than opinion. As for the leftists, you need to remember that once they decide what is right that settles it. The science is settled, the debate is settled, … etc. And since they have no way to prove their case, they have to destroy their opponent to win.

    Brian Riley | Aug 25, 2009 | Reply

  4. Wrong they are both equally biased and skewed

    V | Mar 22, 2011 | Reply

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