In a couple of recent posts I’ve talked about the highly partisan issue of voter fraud. (Democrats are for it, Republicans are against it.)
In Tuesday’s post I mentioned that Democrats quite often use the word “racist” to describe any effort to purge the voter rolls of the names of dead people, or to require voters to identify themselves before voting, or to do anything, for that matter, that might help protect the integrity of the voting process.
This is no surprise to those of us who follow politics; liberals pull out the word “racist” like a gun from a holster whenever they want to win an argument without the support of facts or logic.
With apologies to comedian Jeff Foxworthy (“you might be a redneck if”), today’s post is about some of the things that can make you a racist in the eyes of liberals. According to the left, “you might be a racist” if you are guilty of any of the following sins.
Long time Congressman Charles Rangel says that if you want a tax cut, you might be a racist.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid tells us that you might be a racist if you want Americans to speak the same language.
Irresponsible use of the R word shows up in many places, and my own personal favorite comes from the National Basketball Association. When the NBA Commissioner suggested a minimum age of 20 for players, star player Jermaine O’Neal opined that you might be a racist if you suggest a minimum age. His logic, apparently, is that white players reach the age of twenty sooner than black players.
Columnist Walter Williams quotes several liberals who say that if you disagree with President Obama on any subject you just might be a racist.
Filmmaker Michael Moore says if you own a gun, you might be a racist.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee says you might be a racist if you opposed raising the government’s debt limit.
Many left-leaning sportswriters have said that, by golly, you just might be a racist if you don’t like tattoos.
Liberal columnist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman says you might be a racist if you think that “government is not the solution.”
The ironic fact is that any time a liberal calls you a racist (or a Nazi, for that matter), it probably means that you are doing something good. This is one of the fundamental differences between the right and the left. Conservatives like to make reason-based arguments; liberals try to intimidate the speaker and end the debate by making groundless and insulting accusations.