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NYMag Plays The Race Card On #YouDidntDoThat

Posted on | July 27, 2012 | 13 Comments

by Smitty

Raaaaacism, like flatus, is often closest to the emitter:

The key thing is that Obama is angry, and he’s talking not in his normal voice but in a “black dialect.” This strikes at the core of Obama’s entire political identity: a soft-spoken, reasonable African-American with a Kansas accent. From the moment he stepped onto the national stage, Obama’s deepest political fear was being seen as a “traditional” black politician, one who was demanding redistribution from white America on behalf of his fellow African-Americans.

Actually, President Obama’s voice is one of his better qualities. He consistently achieves a pleasant tone and cadence while serving a bunch of statist idiocy. To the tune of the Flintstones theme:

Race card. Meet the race card.
It’s the modern Commie’s favorite trope.
From the mouth of the Left,
It’s used like you’re a clueless dope.

Let’s ride with the family down the street.
The ACORN auto’s really sweet.

When you’re with the Flintstones
You’ll have a racially-guilted doo time.
A quota doo time.
You’ll have a gay old time*.

*In a future when all are legally required to co-star on an unspeakable 15 minute reality show to prove they’re not homophobic.

I realize that, to these flailing Lefties, playing the raaaaace card is the only way they can get electrolytes back into #OccupyResoluteDesk’s flagging campaign. It’s certainly easier than admitting the Progressive project is completely out of gas.

via The Corner

More at Ace.

Jonah Golberg:

Jonathan Chait’s entry into the “if it’s bad for Obama, it’s racist” games is a keeper. What I love about this stuff is that liberals tend to insist how racism is not only repugnant to them, but alien to them. And yet, they continually demonstrate a sensitivity and acuity for spotting it that even real racists seem to lack.

We really need Amanda Marcotte to spin some theory that buggy makers in Lancaster County, PA are driving all this racial tension, due to hatred of the internal combustion engine.

Still more at VodkaPundit, also, Memeorandum and His Mexi-badness:

Notice also that [Chait] inadvertently confirms the conservative criticism that it’s the liberals who are race-obsessed. In a melanino-centric politics, all events, people and ideas have to be translated through dark brown-colored glasses. Thus, conservatives criticize Obama for being essentially socialist, extremist, radical, and statist, which are all supposed “dog-whistles” for race. But when Chait expressly says that “the core of Obama’s entire political identity” is a political fear of being seen as a black politician, this is intellectual brilliance!

Or auto-moronic asphyxiation–you make the call.

Also, Breitbart:

Sorry, Jonathan, but the only one “blatantly lying” here is you. And your vile race-baiting is equal parts hilarious, maddening, unAmerican, and just plain pathetic.


13 Responses to “NYMag Plays The Race Card On #YouDidntDoThat”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 27th, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    I guess it is raaaaacist now to point out that Democrat politicians are stupid.  Because that whole “you did not build it” argument of Warren and Obama was one of the more stupid political positions I have heard in a long time.  

  2. McGehee
    July 27th, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    auto-moronic asphyxiation

    Oh, did somebody steal Chait’s cue card? I wondered where this thing came from that says:

    1. Inhale
    2. Exhale
    3. Repeat as needed

  3. DaveO
    July 27th, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    What is the black dialect? Ebonics? Whining and sniveling and blaming Whitey?

    The only “Black Dialect” is Gullah. Obama wouldn’t know gullah from gumbo or eggs erroneous.

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  5. elaine
    July 27th, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

     I think Chait is referring to the “Southern Preacher” dialect/intonation Obama affects whenever he goes into preachy mode.  He employed it all through that wealth-envy speech in Roanoke.

    The problem with Chait’s thesis is that it’s just wrong on so many levels, for instance when he says this:

    From the moment he stepped onto the national stage, Obama’s deepest
    political fear was being seen as a “traditional” black politician, one
    who was demanding redistribution from white America on behalf of his
    fellow African-Americans.

    Okay, he may be a step above “traditional” black politicians like Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangle, but he’s all about the wealth redistribution and always has been, from even before his community organizing days.  He may not couch it in terms which solely benefit blacks — the way most black pols do — but what group most stands to benefit from Obama’s redistributionist policies?  Even blacks understand what liberals dare not admit…

    As many others have already pointed out, last fall Elizabeth Warren made pretty much an identical speech to Obama’s.  It was roundly rejected by most Americans, or at least by those of us who actually heard it.  What made Team Obama think it’d go over better because he said it?  This has become such a sh!tstorm for the left BECAUSE Obama making the case gave the argument far greater coverage than it got when Warren made the same argument months ago.  And if they forgot the bad reception of Warren’s comments (or simply tried to convince themselves it didn’t happen), well… they can’t really do that this time around, can they?

    So it’s not racism which causes us to reject Obama’s Marxist panderings to people with Marxist tendencies; it’s that Marxism is anathema to the American spirit.

    But, hey, lefties… keep playing the race card, because it’s been working out so well for you lately.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 27th, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    Why do I suddenly feel like David Carradine in a Bangkok hotel?

  7. DaveO
    July 27th, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    So a President speaking in Black Dialect has Fauxcahontas as his model.

    Yes, SNL was never this funny.

  8. Quartermaster
    July 27th, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    No, no, you’re OK. In your case it would be Cowist a much more vicious form of bigotry. I’m sure it was Cowists that gave us Chik Fil A. Those Billboards make a pretty certain case for it.

  9. smitty
    July 27th, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    Because you’re doing your Michael Hutchence routine?

  10. Adjoran
    July 27th, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

     And THIS President, whose sole “blackness” comes from his Kenyan father who presumably spoke with a quite different accent than Rev Wright or “Minister” Farrakhan, takes his que from a lily white descendant of the soldiers who rounded up the Cherokee to expel them from their lands at a terrible cost of lives.

    What could possibly be phonier?

  11. Adjoran
    July 27th, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    Chait has been a leftist hack since he was hatched by whatever reptile laid his egg.  In true Marxist-Leninist tradition, he never lets the truth stand in the way of his propaganda narrative or interfere with the pursuit of totalitarian power.

    Chait, of course, isn’t a true revolutionary in the spirit of Che Guevara or Stalin.  He hasn’t the stomach or strength for the wet work.  He’s more of a boardroom revolutionary, the sort who fancies himself a High Commissar.

    Certainly if the Marxists ever did get control, punks like Chait and Ezra Klein would be among the first of the “useful idiots” to be “liquidated.”  Is it ironic that the dishonest merchants of totalitarianism live on only because of the respect for human rights by the polity which is their sworn enemy?

    As Ronald Reagan observed, “The Soviets have Freedom of Speech, too.  The difference is that in America, we have Freedom after Speech.”

  12. Adobe_Walls
    July 27th, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    Yes it is ironic, wonder how good irony is as a long term survival strategy.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    July 28th, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Obama uses two Black dialects: the Southern Preacher one you mentioned and one I call ‘Street’ where he tries to sound like a Brothah From The ‘Hood.

    The former is easy – Hell, I can do it – but the latter, not so much, and he fails at it a lot, reminding me of that dorkey Black A+ student in every suburban high school in the 1970’s who spoke near-perfect English, wore a pocket protecter, and looked like a complete fool when he tried to speak like Shaft.