Recently <a href =http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/gibbs-people-arent-upset-because-obama-black>John Amato</a> mentioned that he agrees with Maureen Dowd and former President Jimmy Carter, regarding the fact that the RepubliKKKan party seems to be taking a racist view concerning the current President. Some liberal web sites seem to be reluctant to let a columnist do cross postings that make the same contention. Racial hatred exists in America. Is ignoring that facet of American culture analogous to denying that Germany used gas chambers to exterminate millions of Europeans?
Would it have been good journalism if Edward R. Murrow reported that the blitz was hardly noticeable and the Brits were on the verge of beating Germany into submission?
Since, the Republicans had conniptions when anyone even hinted that George W. Bush’s thinking and plans were not infallible and since it is obvious that they don’t maintain that attitude of deserved respect for a President who isn’t a white guy, the first question is:
Do you think that the Republicans would authorize the dirtiest political trick their strategists could devise?
If you replied in the affirmative, then the next question is: “Are they playing the race card?” Haven’t some online pundits christened the current conservative strategy as the “angry white man” approach?
Are the RepublicKKKans big on traditional American values?
Isn’t the most basic fundamental American right Free Speech?
How long will it take for the leading conservative spokesman to notice that el Rushbo can not use a racial slur word when talking about the current President? Won’t that give el Rushbo the option of either becoming a martyr for the Free Speech cause or the guy who broke down the prohibition for the use of the “N-word” when white conservatives talk about President Obama? Think good manners would cause them to scrap that political gambit idea? If they thought it would be the decisive move in their 2012 Presidential campaign, would any one of them suggest not doing that because it would be tawdry?
Wouldn’t the martyr bit or the return of the once common racial slur bolster the RepubliKKKans’ reputation with the redneck guys who are the target market for the “angry white guy” strategy? Doesn’t that mean it boils down to a win-win choice for the radio loudmouths?
What would happen if el Rushbo got hizself arrested for using the “N-word” and was charged with a hate crime? Wouldn’t the folk who strongly support Joe Wilson’s show of disrespect endorse the Excellence in Broadcasting top spokesman’s hypothetical effort to avail himself of his free speech rights? Wouldn’t they become more than a bit outraged at the efforts to stifle Rush’s political opinion that the use of the “N-word” expresses?
The massive outpouring of monetary support for Joe Wilson indicates that there is an untapped well of resentment against President Obama that is harbored by the guys who have a rifle rack in the rear window of their pickup trucks. They are very willing to put their money where their mouth is. Joe Wilson was a proxy for a large number of voters.
Democrats are using the old ostrich solution to the problem of this animosity for Obama by pretending it doesn’t exist.
The RepubliKKKans are coming as close to crossing the line with the topic as they can. Isn’t it logical to conclude that when the time comes for President Obama to run for reelection, the heat of the moment will produce an “inadvertent” slip and put the speculations raised by this column on top of the current events agenda?
Conservative pundits are holding the “N-word” move until they can gain the maximum surprise value from it. The liberal pundits seem to be perpetually willing to give the RepublicKKKans the benefit of the doubt about how dirty things are going to get.
This columnist has a right to express an opinion and saying what we think the RepubliKKKans will do is part of the old “everyone is entitled to their opinion” school of thought. For RepubliKKKans, hypocrisy is a virtue and we fully expect that they will vehemently deny that there is even a possibility that things will sink that low before election day 2012, but we beg to differ. If Joe Wilson can win their approval of his interruption of a Presidential speech, how can they possibly object to an online pundit giving his opinion about where their <I> L’enfant terrible </I> antics will take the country when the beleaguered voters will have to cope with President Obama’s attempt to get re-elected?
Online one will find this quote from “To Kill a Mockingbird:” “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn’t be fair if they treid. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins. They’re ugly, but these are the facts of life.”
Now, the disk jockey will play the ultimate difference of opinion song, Lloyd Price’s 1959 hit “Stagger Lee” and we’ll beat a hasty retreat. Have an undeniably great week.