Thursday, July 22, 2010

First Refuge of a Scoundrel: Accusation of "Racism"

The Left, which can find "racism" in the weather report, uses the term so loosely that they've rendered it nearly meaningless.

Still, they keep trying. Revelations from the now defunct JournoList, where liberal news reporters and editors coordinated efforts to help Democratic candidates and undermine Republicans, include the following.

When videos of Obama's pastor, the openly antiwhite, anti-American Rev. Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the 2008 presidential campaign, JournoList participants discussed strategies to distract public attention from the Wright story. One proposed attacking Mr. Obama's critics as racists. Spencer Ackerman, of The Washington Independent advised fellow JournoListas:

"If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they've put upon us. Instead, take one of them—Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares—and call them racists. . . . This makes them 'sputter' with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction."
It's their basic default strategy. Conservatives on the receiving end should laugh at the accusation, not sputter.

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