Friday, January 28, 2011

Canasta or just the race card?

We can't manage to go one week without some brain-dead politician in Washington playing the race card. This week's example comes from Virginia Democrat Jim Moran. Now you may remember that name but can't remember exactly why. The last time I talked about this rocket surgeon he had this to say ..

"... because we have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it and they have an antipathy towards means of redistributing wealth."

Remember that little goodie? Yeah, I had some fun with that. But this time around, Moran resorts to none other than the race card. He says that Republicans made big gains in November in part because "a lot of people in this country ... don't want to be governed by an African-American."

There we go with this hyphenated Americanism thing. But let's keep going. He goes on to say that Americans object to Obama even more because he a is a black president "who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society -- that's a basic philosophical clash."

Playing the race card has been the last refuge of Democrats for two generations now. When the news goes against them, when the rhetoric goes against them, when the votes go against them, they start screaming race.

What Jim Moran can't seem to explain is why all these racist voted for Barack Obama in 2008? If they didn't want to be governed by an African-American, as he says it, why did they vote for him in the first place. Did the people of this country suddenly wake up on January 21, 2009 to discover to their horror that there was a black man living in the White House? Hardly.

But why am I wasting so much time trying to respond to an idiot who believes that the idea that people are entitled to the wealth that they produce is "simplistic"?

If this man didn't have a vote in the House of Representatives he wouldn't be worth the breath that it takes to utter his name.

And as for this "race" thing, let me be clear (pun intended), I don't like the white half either.