Thursday, August 4, 2011

When They Call Republicans Racist, They Really Mean It

Everybody knows that Republicans are racist.

They also happen to be misogynists, homophobes and elitists, and they don’t hire people because, rather like Scrooge McDuck, they like to swim in pools of gold coins in their spare time, which is all the time, since they’re all filthy rich from Daddy’s trust fund.

Sadly, there are people who really believe all that, ludicrous as it is. Talking heads like Chris Matthews and politicians like Joe Biden who spout such slander are actually taken seriously by far too many people… hence the reason why we elected a racist, misogynistic, elitist, lazy rich boy to the Oval Office in 2008.

Think the misogyny label is uncalled for? Consider his aggressively supportive stance on abortion, which is known to cause severe psychological and even physical consequences in women… which makes sense considering that it’s murder.

But President Obama gets to hide behind the Democrat label, which too often gives him a free pass on bad behavior. He can’t be racist, misogynistic or an elitist, lazy rich boy, people think; he’s not a Republican!

A Black Republican Explains the Racism Charge

Providence Crowder, now a black Republican, explains her initial party choice this way:

“Why Democrat, you may ask? Because all black people, as far as I was told, voted Democrat. And since I was black, that made me Democrat. So when I turned 18 years of age, I… saddled that Democrat donkey every election Tuesday without understanding the issues, without learning the party platforms, and without a thorough assessment of the candidates. Heck, I didn’t even care to know such things; I just wanted the Democrats to win the election against those ‘racist’ Republicans.”

In other words, she was taught that Republicans = bad, Democrats = good. That oversimplification of a diverse group of people has allowed economic simpletons and self-serving anti-patriots to hold far too much sway over our government and our media, leading to this current financial mess we can’t seem to escape.

White Democrats Use the Race Card Too

And it’s not just blacks who feel that way. I have white friends who truly believe that Republicans rate very low on the ethics scale as well. They’ve told me so, even explaining that I’m the exception to the rule when I try to defend my party affiliation.

But am I really? I know many Republicans – myself included – who dearly care about their friends across the aisle, regardless of ethnicity, gender, wealth or sexual preferences.

On the other hand, my grandmother is a Democrat, who declared she would not vote for Obama because he was black. The late Robert Byrd held a relatively high rank in the KKK before joining his fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke of then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential qualifications as including his light skin and lack of “negro dialect.”

Is that to say that all Republicans are angels and all Democrats are devils?

Hardly. I would even go so far as to say that most people who vote Democrat do so because they care about people.

Problem is, their version of caring includes ignorantly slandering others without regard to facts or the truth. And their version of caring is just making everything worse in the end.

2 comments:

  1. Very well written hits straight to the point of the matter. I've long felt that liberalism (at least economic) relies on knee-jerk emotional responses void of logic or any sense of pragmatism. I will look for and send you a funny link on facebook.

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  2. As I understand it, the liberal movement made a concerted effort back in the 1920s to earn the approval of the Church by appealing to their sense of charity. It's all gone downhill from there, as we've taken one kind of bigotry - classism - and replaced it with another kind: "partyism." It's rather ridiculous and completely hypocritical but, sadly, they don't see it that way. They're too caught up in their own man-made ideaology to consider anything else.

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