Friday, May 11, 2012

Manufactured Outrage

The Democrats and the MSM have been having a hard time trying to convince us all that we need to be so outraged at those wascally Republicans.  Why, did you know that Romney once had a dog that he put in a kennel on the car roof?  The shamelessness of it all.  Then the other side pointed out that at least he didn't eat the dog.  This caused that line of attack to fall flat. 
Recently, we have learned that Romney led a gang of prep school thugs who may, or may not have given a kid an impromptu haircut.  Five thousand words on this deeply interesting subject, and yet, so little about Obama, even now that we have learned.  The fact that the WaPo's story started running into refutation almost from the minute it hit the online posting has served to further reduce any pretense they might have had to being something other than just another shill for the Democrats.
Let's face it, the Left has lost their credibility.  Their influence is gone because everyone know that they are no longer honest brokers.  It's a shame that they did this to themselves, but tautologically speaking, they did this to themselves.  "Nice soul you got there son, pity if you sold it too cheap."  And cheap it is.
But the highlight of futility has to be the new program to properly teach Democrats how to play the race card.  Sure, you thought that they would have that down pat now, since they fail at basic logic, reasoning or facts.  But no, they are doubling down on it because it has always worked so well in the past. Don't believe me? Here is an example:
As samples of race-coded rhetoric, Wiley reminded the Democrats of statements by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Of Gingrich's famous comment about President Obama, her distributed remarks note, "Calling a Black man 'the food stamp president' is not a race-neutral statement, even if Newt Gingrich did not intend racism."

But the threshold for what constitutes racially charged messaging is not always so high. One of Santorum's cited comments was: "Give them more food stamps, give them more Medicaid is the administration's approach, rather than creating jobs." She also cited this comment from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., about raising taxes to fund government programs: "I've never believed that you go raise taxes on those that are paying in, taking from them, so that you just hand out and give them to someone else."
Do you notice that it's only racist to call a black man the "Food Stamp President?" Oh, man, we have come so far in our progress to equality haven't we?
A pure statement of fact is suddenly racist because of the color of the skin of the President? Kind of reminds me of that old "You can't win, you can't lose, you can't tie, you can't even leave the game."
But I think the Democrats are not realizing how ineffective that they are seeming when that is the best argument that they have.
Not that that will stop them from trying.

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