Posted on | January 21, 2013 | 25 Comments
This past week, Bob Sheiffer of CBS compared defeating the NRA to defeating the Nazis in World War II. Not to be outdone Martin Bashir of NBC said the NRA “…deserved to be compared to Hitler.” Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) claimed: “…they [NRA] cannot get over the fact that Obama is black.” And the ever reasonable Charlie Rangel (D-NY) in discussing gun control said: “..the Southern states have cultures that we have to overcome.” These are but a few of the many references to either Hitler, the Nazis, racism or backwoods gun-totting hicks in fly-over country since the debate spawned by Obama’s determination to impose more stringent gun control measures began. . . .
Since Barack Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009, the use of the race card has reached epidemic proportions. Anyone who disagrees with his policies is branded a racist — a term filled with negative and ominous connotations. Its use is solely intended to demonize and intimidate the political opposition and is succeeding only in creating the most polarized society since the 1960’s.
Actually, America is much more polarized than we were 50 years ago. In 1963, pro-Castro Marxists were relatively few. “Lone nuts,” we called ‘em. Even as late as 1968, pro-Palestinian radicals were so rare in America that nobody could comprehend their sentiments. I remember one day in June 1968, my mother crying, “Why? Why?”
Now those people are in charge of the country and, if you disagree with them, you’re the radical . . .