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There Are Still 5 A’s in RAAAAACIST!

Posted on | November 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

 

For more than 30 years, the Democrat Party and the major media (but I repeat myself) have been engaged in a propaganda campaign, the goal of which was to make “Republican” a synonym for raaaaacist!

There are 5 A’s in “raaaaacist,” to distinguish this political propaganda term from actual racism. (Maybe there should be 5 A’s in “haaaaate,” too — as in, “Republicans haaaaate women and gay people.”) Once you recognize this for what it is — a partisan smear — you cease to be bamboozled by the social-justice racketeers who peddle it.

Having seen what kind of hateful abuse Democrats pour out against my black Republican friends (and my female Republican friends, and my gay Republican friends), I long ago ceased to care about being branded a racist, sexist, homophobe by liberals who think that voting Democrat makes them an arbiter of moral virtue, qualified to pass judgment on me, or my friends, or anyone else. These cheap tactics finally backfired on Democrats this year, as Scott Alexander explains:

There is no evidence that Donald Trump is more racist than any past Republican candidate (or any other 70 year old white guy, for that matter). All this stuff about how he’s “the candidate of the KKK” and “the vanguard of a new white supremacist movement” is made up. It’s a catastrophic distraction from the dozens of other undeniable problems with Trump that could have convinced voters to abandon him. That it came to dominate the election cycle should be considered a horrifying indictment of our political discourse, in the same way that it would be a horrifying indictment of our political discourse if the entire Republican campaign had been based around the theory that Hillary Clinton was a secret Satanist. Yes, calling Romney a racist was crying wolf. But you are still crying wolf. . . .

You should read the whole thing. However, I must take issue with Scott Alexander’s mocking reference to Hillary Clinton as a “secret Satanist.” After all, it’s hardly a secret that she is a devoted devil-worshiper.




 

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