I’m not into team sports, so I’m not a Republican or Democrat, nor do I consider myself left-wing or right-wing, despite the fact that most team-playing Idea Drones have a neurotic need to scamper around with their Baby Label Juniors slapping labels on everything.
I sat out the 2008 election but voted in five presidential elections before that one, and I’ve never voted for anyone who ever got elected. The only time I ever voted for a Republican was in a 2010 local Georgia election, and it wasn’t because the person I voted for (a chick) was a Republican, it’s because my Congressman (who won again anyway) is certifiably retarded. People who think that islands can capsize if you put too many soldiers on them shouldn’t be holding public office, no matter their color or party affiliation.
I also think Mitt Romney is a charmlessly icy robo-putz and I will not be voting in November.
But along comes this article this morning, dispassionately arguing that Obama needs a 60% or better turnout among black voters in battleground states to win this fall’s election.
Imagine any news story about how Romney needs a major white turnout. It’s obvious (at least to me) that Republicans, whether they’re motivated by race or not, are scared shitless to make a peep about it. Yet the same cuckoo-bird major-league witch-hunters who say the term “kitchen cabinet” is “racist” are the same ones pulling out the spreadsheets saying, “Well, you see here, in Florida, we estimate that if Obama can pull in 97% of the black vote and 43.7% of the Latino vote, he’ll win this crucial battleground state.”
Anyone care to take a stab at explaining how it’s possible to “get beyond race” if you’re encouraging certain groups to bask in their racialiciousness while forbidding whites from even mentioning the fact that they’re white unless it’s couched in some sort of apology?
When Obama openly addressed Latinos and urged them to help him “punish our enemies,” that wasn’t racial pandering? Really? Can you look at yourself in the mirror and repeat that, please? Can you film it on your iPhone and upload it so I can review it for research purposes?
It’s astounding to me that you hear Democrats and their cheerleaders constantly accusing Republicans of playing racial politics. These days, it seems like Democrats’ entire political strategy consists of accusing anyone who disagrees with them of being racists.
The Democrats have a long, uninterrupted history of playing racial politics, whether it was during their 100-year stretch as the KKK Party, or when they flipped in the mid-60s and began openly pandering to nonwhites.
Maybe it’s not so wise to make it SO obvious, guys. By making it tribal, you may actually be motivating all those “racists” you insist are lurking everywhere and can’t stand to see a brother man in the Oval Office. And did it ever occur to you that this specific accusation, which is repeated roughly 200 to 210 billion times a day—”Your white ass can’t stand to see a black man as president”—is its own form of racial taunting?
No? Do you also think that islands can capsize?
At the very least, maybe you should take your holy thumbs out of your holy asses and try to realize that when you throw a deck’s worth of race cards at your opponents every day—then, without blinking or seeing any irony, talk about openly and specifically appealing to blacks and Latinos and women and gays and Muslims and everyone except the cartoonishly villainized Straight White Male—somebody somewhere is going to poke you in the eyes like Moe Howard and call bullshit on your hypocrisy.