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A Note On Raaaaacism

Posted on | January 14, 2012 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

Legal Insurrection has a chilling video about raaaaacism and a prominent GOP candidate, of whom I’m not fan.

One of the fascinating general questions about political leadership, and cutting across a variety of issues and candidates, is the notion of repentance. Mitt, in the linked clip, is all but called a raaaaacist. Ron Paul feels that heat too, both of incidents decades in the past.

Part of Progressive propaganda is to fool around with time. Mormonism had a discriminatory past; therefore Mitt is a raaaaacist. Paul had these raaaaacist newsletters. I live in Virginia, which held the capitol of the Confederacy; by this logic, I must be a raaaaacist.

We need to demand more analysis from the finger pointers. New rule: if you’re going to develop a claim that Romney is a raaaaacist, you have to carry it forward through his career at Bain, his tenure as Governor of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, and his campaign. Is there even shred one of an indication of disdain for anyone based upon heritage?

And Ron Paul delivered a lot of babies. Did he feel less joy in his heart bringing minority life into this world? Or was all life just, you know, life to the guy?

I’m actually an Oregonian by birth, and a Virginian for the last decade. And I’m no raaaaacist, but I sure am developing a strong bias against those who spout accusation with neither proof nor motive, save destruction. May God have mercy on your lying, demonic souls, and bring you to repentance.


16 Responses to “A Note On Raaaaacism

  1. DAN
    January 14th, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    That ad was so vile, I feel besmirched merely for having watched it.

    It’s that sick; it’s that twisted.

    And it is what we’re all going to see a great deal more of if Romney garners the GOP nomination.

    We’re going to find out more about mormonism than any of us ever wanted to know.

    Of course ANY religion could be fingered in manners very similar to what that ad did to the mormons.  But that kind of detachment, that kind of understanding that all mortals are fallen is not what the media and the Dems are going to run with.

    Obama is going to run the most wicked reelection campaign in American history, and if we go with Romney, we’re going to be walking with full knowledge into an ambush.

    This is going to get so ugly………

  2. Greg
    January 14th, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    If one accepts that argument, then one is also forced to argue that no Catholic should be elected to public office, either, because women cannot be priests.

  3. Adjoran
    January 14th, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    I didn’t watch it because the still frame over at the Professor’s blog had Lawrence O’Donnell pictured.  He is one of the several persons I’ve decided my remaining time on this earth is too limited to spend even a few seconds thinking about. 

    Others include Olbermann, Maddow, Maher, and Lawrence’s twin sister Rosie.  None of them offer any thought of any use at all.  None of them care a single whit for what is true, and their lives are dedicated to fighting against everything which is right.

  4. Adjoran
    January 14th, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    But I do think the “raaaaaaaaaaaaaaacism!” cry is dying now, it is having ever less effect.  At one time the charge alone could make its target toxic.

    I hope it is a sign the public is beginning to see through the leftist agitprop, but I don’t want to get too invested emotionally in that idea.

  5. smitty
    January 14th, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    Whoops, the same is true of a lot of Baptist churches.

  6. smitty
    January 14th, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    If everyone is racist, no one is racist.

  7. Ladd Ehlinger Jr.
    January 14th, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    Also, throwing text on the screen like that in the ad is poor editing form.

  8. Ladd Ehlinger Jr.
    January 14th, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    And couldn’t they hire a voice-over narrator for the ending female voice instead of using a robo-voice? WTH?

  9. Anonymous
    January 14th, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    Two wrongs don’t make a right, but there’s also a very ugly history of discrimination against Mormons.  They were violently accosted and practically chased across the country. 

    If anyone thinks the Mormons today are a bunch of backward raaacists, they should look at the Mormons’ deeds for proof.  Being the largest charitable organization in Utah and providing educational opportunities to youngsters in Pacific Rim countries aren’t exactly the practices of a raaaacist religion.

    No, I’m not a Mormon, and I don’t support Romney–but it is way past time to stop the discriminatory BS.  Opponents did the same thing to JFK because he was Catholic.  The old canards “He’s not a Christian” and “He’ll do what his church tells him to do” are being repeated to discredit Romney.

  10. smitty
    January 14th, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

    It may be that the target audience for the ad was crack addicts who vote.

  11. smitty
    January 14th, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    I hold the Book of Mormon in the same esteem as the Qur’an, but, if we’re to lay claim to being a pluralistic society, then those are not the questions for candidacy.

    Fact is, a man married to one woman, with five kids is doing well by most political measures.

  12. Mr. Michael
    January 14th, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    Smitty’s from Oregon?!?  I had no idea he was a radical environmentalist kook… just goes to show.

  13. Anonymous
    January 15th, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    I’d agree with you, but I have yet to find the verse in the Book of Mormon that commands the killing or enslavement of anyone who isn’t a Mormon. That kind of moves my relative ranking.

  14. ThePaganTemple
    January 15th, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    And let’s not forget that when you die that provided you were a good Mormon, you get to be the god of your own planet. How cool is that?

  15. ThePaganTemple
    January 15th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    I guess back in my angel days, before the creation of the world, I was one of the good guys who sided with God against Satan. This explains why I have delightsome white skin.

  16. Anonymous
    January 15th, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    Again, we don’t want to see what is plain to see. This election will be, as øne of its main components,  a big referendum on race. Everyone will look away and everyøne will pretend that’s not what’s going on, but it will be a big factor (not the only factor, but a big factor) just the same. Think of this factor as “The Too Black to Fail Factor.”