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Mike Bloomberg Is ‘RAAAAACIST!’ (But Actual Racists Still Won’t Vote for Him)

Posted on | February 12, 2020 | No Comments

 

As I have been remarking for years, there are five A’s in “RAAAAACIST!” Bogus accusations of racism have become so commonplace that the word “racist” has been deprived of any meaningful definition in ordinary usage. That’s why the Left has now begun using “white supremacist” and, predictably, overusing it so that everyone except the most woke SJW now rolls their eyes at the term. Unless you’re a Klansman, a neo-Nazi or otherwise so ostentatiously anti-black as to be indefensible, I consider it a duty to take your side if the Left ever comes after you: “RAAAAACIST!”

With one caveat: Never apologize.

A dishonest smear deserves no apology, nor even any public notice. If character assassins attack you, strive to avoid giving them the pleasure of knowing what harm you may have suffered from their slander, because this will only embolden them to do the same to others. Just watch what happens when a fool thinks he can apologize and move on:

Newly uncovered audio of 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg depicts the former New York City mayor defending the controversial stop-and-frisk policy, which he enacted while in office.
The 2015 recording comes from a speaking event Bloomberg attended at the Aspen Institute, during which he acknowledged that the policy disproportionately affected minorities and defended it.
“Ninety-five percent of your murders, murderers and murder victims, fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” Bloomberg said. “They are male, minorities, 16 to 25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city. And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”
“So one of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods. Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is,” he continued.
Bloomberg went on to argue that stop and frisk was a necessary policy to save lives because it forced people to leave their weapons at home so they couldn’t be charged with carrying it.
“And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them. And then they start. ’Oh, I don’t want to get caught,’ so they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home,” he said.

The audio of Bloomberg’s remarks was released by Benjamin Dixon, a Bernie Sanders supporter, which in turn inspired a conspiracy theory response by CNN’s Cristina Alesci, but the real story is how Bloomberg responded: He apologized and denounced his own former policy.

Do you think that will work? If so, you are a fool. Even if Bloomberg can succeed in buying the Democratic nomination, he cannot defeat Trump in November without Obama-level black support, and his apology certainly won’t suffice to achieve that. And while I would ordinarily be willing to defend Bloomberg against the accusation of racism — “RAAAAACISM!” — his craven apology cancels my obligation to defend him.

The “stop-and-frisk” policy was simply an effective police tactic, which helped drive down violent crime in New York City. If it hadn’t been effective, Democrats would not have been against it. Democrats are the Party of Criminals, and they don’t care how many people get killed as a result of their pro-criminal policies. Bloomberg is a man who is wrong about a lot of things, but when he was defending “stop-and-frisk,” he was right. Now that he’s apologized? He’s wrong. Screw him.

Oh, and while apologizing for his “racist” policies won’t help him with black voters, Bloomberg is never going to win over actual racists, because generally speaking, they hate Jews, too. So everybody can relax and enjoy the spectacle of this fool squandering his money for nothing.




 

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