Name me one, single, solitary white Republican ever who has never been called a racist. It's like the word nigger to a black person. If they say that they have not been called that name then they are lying, or senile. I've been called a racist so many times I thought that was my middle name. I've wondered if I have a sign taped to the back of my suit. R-A-A-A-C-I-S-T! It's the first word a conservative hears when they start winning an argument with a liberal. It's the last thing they read after the liberal hits and runs in response to an argument on a blog.
Let's face it. It's no longer hip or trendy to call Republicans racist. It would be hip or trendy for some pimply faced red diaper baby to make the case that not all Republicans are racists. To make the claim that surely, somewhere out there exists a white Republican who deep in his or her core is not a complete and utter raaaaacist! Calling Republicans "raaaaacists" is as common as tits at a "Hooters" restaurant. We know it, we are used to it. It goes with the territory.
But I did not know that actually pointing out real instances of apparent raaaaacism, where a person actually seems to treat people of different colors differently based solely upon the color of their skin, is actually "extremism" when it is directed at President Obama.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, merely gave his opinion. Per Yahoo News, this called Democrats to denounce him as an extremist. Here is part of what he said:
"I'm offended by Eric Holder and the president also, their posture," said King, 61. "It looks like Eric Holder said that white people in America are cowards when it comes to race."
"King continued: "The president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race on the side that favors the black person in the case of professor Gates and officer Crowley."
Ummm, not to mention calling his grandmother a "typical white person" who was afraid of blacks. Not to mention dismissing any charges against the Black Panthers for voter intimidation.
I personally have little doubt that Obama is a racist. I don't resent it. I'm used to it. Most black people are racist. It can be argued that they were forced to become racists, to stick up for each other out of an effort to overcome white racism. I wish we could just forget the past and all get over our racism. But it is not going to happen, especially when so many blacks my own age have experienced severe, cruel and even state sponsored racism.
What pisses me off is that even mentioning evidence that appears to indicate that he is a racist gets branded as "over-the-top extremism." It's the galling double-standard that burns all the way down. Liberals don't need no stinkin' evidence--they just pass out the label as though it were free condoms at the local junior high school.
Apparently Rep. King misquoted Eric Holder. Holder did not say whites are cowards, he said we are a "nation of cowards" when it comes to talking about race. Fine, castigate him for being incorrect on the facts, just do not call it over-the-top extremism.
I stand with that "over the top extremist!" Rep. King, you are exactly correct Sir!
John Doe (cross posted at Smash Mouth)