The debate is going well for you. Your opponent is from the far left, so it’s pretty easy to counter all his canned talking points. As you back him further into a corner he fires back, “Obviously, you don’t like brown people.” Bam! He’s trying to shut you down with the left’s favorite weapon: The Race Card.
It’s designed to derail the conversation. If you deny it you’ll look defensive, and most denials resemble clichés that are used by real racists. (“Some of my best friends are…”) If you ignore it the lefty will just re-spew the accusation. If you point out this is a common scummy trick, they’ve succeeded changing the subject.
It’s also designed to discount you as a worthless person. Real racists are rotten, ignorant people, so if they can smear you with the label, and believe it themselves, it’s easy to discount anything you say, because who cares about a racist’s opinion?
Do you disagree with any of Obama’s policies? Racist! Think illegal immigration is a problem? Racist! Dislike Islam? Racist! (It doesn’t matter how many times you smartenize them to the simple fact that Islam isn’t a race.) Oppose any social programs? Racist! In the mind of a hard core lefty any opinion that disagrees with theirs is somehow racist.
But now you have a solution. Just send them to this handy page. Better yet, reply with the short URL (http://bit.ly/9KGwlS ). If they keep repeating their nonsense, keep sending them there, and announce that their participation in the conversation is over since they’ve lost the debate.
This is an attempt to put an end to their tiresome, predicable, trite, deeply dishonest nonsense. It won’t solve the problem, but it should help, at least a little.