Let’s imagine some horrible, possible, scenarios for the future. It’s 2012, Barack Obama is the Dimocratic nominee and Willard Romney is the Republican Party nominee. Barack Obama and his race-baiters pull the race card out of their dirty deck (as scheduled) and call Willard a “racist” and much of his campaign “racist” code. Willard’s church, the Mormon Church, with its actual history of racist exclusion of blacks is repeatedly raised by Obama’s henchmen. How does Willard Romney respond?
Next: same scenario but in this future the Republican nominee is Tim Pawlenty. Instead of the Mormon Church the Obama race baiters talk about “lily white” Minnesota and Pawlenty’s German mother. The race card is played – call Pawlenty a “racist” and much of his campaign labeled “racist” code. How does Tim Pawlenty respond?
Rinse, repeat the above scenario for every “establishment” candidate. Republicans/conservatives better know that the above scenarios are not conjecture, they will happen. Republicans/conservatives who trash Donald Trump either because he is an “outsider” not one of their own, or because they want a “real” conservative or “serious” candidate, or they are holding out for their favorite delusion candidate (think Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Allen West, Jeb Bush, “Dark Horse as yet unnamed Ronald Reagan straw-stuffed superhero”), or simply because they don’t like the brash loudmouth from New York, better watch out – you and your preferred candidate will soon be a “racist” too.
Other than Sarah Palin (the Republican establishment hates her too and has already, possibly successfully but not completely yet, “trumped” her and turned her into a “not serious” candidate) and Donald Trump the Republican/conservative candidates thought of as “serious” will be successfully race-baited.
Willard Romney, to answer our earlier question, will make apologies for the racial history of the Mormon Church then proceed to promise never to question the wonderfulness of Barack Obama or the healthy wonderfulness of Obama’s policies – because “I Willard,er, Mitt Romney am not a racist and don’t want racist votes and I will campaign on the issues not personal attacks on Obama or any issue which could in any way be construed as racist and that includes calling Obama a celebrity wannabee do-nothing or questioning his wisdom on economic, health, national security, energy, golf, basketball, or any issue which could in any possible way be construed as racist or any personality or association which could be construed as race code or oh my gosh racism is just so bad and so out of bounds… and omg… only racists would mention black bees…”
Tim Pawlenty, again answering our own question, would have a wet noodle response that he himself would think was brutal tough. Pawlenty: “The political history of Minnesota has caused some concern and the allegation has been made that the state I come from is too lily white for me to understand the broad mosaic which is our diverse and wonderful country – but just because it is a white state and I am white and my mom, who died when I was sixteen, is from a country with a certain historical resonance I want to state with full vigor that I am not a racist and I deplore racists and racism and one of the first things I did to prove I am not a racist was to denounce birthers and others who question Barack Obama and let’s not forget that Minnesota elected white men like Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale and it has elected a lot of Democrats like them so Minnesota cannot be racist and I am not a Mormon and I will not do anything or say anything or racially code anything or imply anything that any of the many wonderful and serious Washington pundits could in any way be upset about and demote me from the “serious” category and everyone should be assured that I am not a Mormon and as everyone knows I am the safe and serious alternative to just about every other candidate and I too like that Mormon will not say or do anything which is or can in any way be construed as racist and further I will defend Barack Obama and his policies from any attack which serious men like Al Sharpton could in any way construe as racial or race code or in any way white or not approved by the open minded Washington wise men…”
There is a way for Republicans to answer the “racist” charge. We told them, how to answer two years ago – get the Hillary Clinton super-secret weapon. Donald Trump is doing exactly what we suggested – he is hitting back and teaching Willard and Timmy how to do it:
“PORTSMOUTH – Crediting himself with forcing President Barack Obama to make public his Hawaiian birth certificate, billionaire businessman Donald Trump today accused the President, his supporters and the national media of playing the “race card” against him.
In an interview with UnionLeader.com, Trump, who is seriously considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination, said the media is trying to make his pursuit of Obama’s birth certificate issue “a race card,” and, “This has nothing to do with race. Absolutely nothing.
“There is nobody who’s less of a racist than me,” said Trump. [snip]
But in Portsmouth on his first visit to the leadoff primary state since the late 1980s, Trump, in an interview, focused on Obama’s strategy during his bitter 2008 campaign against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Trump said, “And he did it with (former President Bill) Clinton. Clinton was made into a racist by Obama, and he’s never forgotten it. And there’s nobody that’s less of a racist than Bill Clinton.
“He did it with Bill Clinton, and with Hillary,” Trump continued. “He made them into racists. That’s why I was amazed that Hillary went to work for him.”
He said the President is “probably” trying to do the same to him, “and there’s nobody who’s less of a racist than me.”
Trump said, “Here’s two people, Hillary and Bill Clinton, who really devoted a lot to African-Americans. They did probably as much as anybody, and he made them into racists.”
Trump, insisting that the national media “is very protective of” Obama, said he was still not convinced the birth certificate is real.”
See how easy it is Republicans/conservatives? In mid-April we showed how the race card was about to be deployed against Donald Trump.
There is an important history that all Americans should acquaint themselves with. We wrote about that history in “‘Call Them Racists’ – The New Racism And The Political Importance Of JournoList JournoGate…” and we wrote about it in “Hillary Was Smeared First – DailyCaller, Race-baiting JournoList, And DailyKos DailyKooks....” Donald Trump has done his homework and understands what he have written. Republicans/conservatives, candidates and partisans of those candidates had better get acquainted with that history too if they want to be part of the 2012 discussion.
“If Barack Obama ever comes up with a legitimate birth certificate that contains no damaging information on it we will all be able to thank Donald Trump. If Obama refuses to ever produce a birth certificate The Donald will continue to hammer Obama.”
Why Republicans/conservatives were concerned that somehow Trump was a “distraction” from the “serious” issues is something that never made much sense. We understand why partisans of other candidates did not like that Trump was disrupting their preferred dull narrative. But the “distraction” argument from honestly concerned Republicans/conservatives never made much sense. Democratic pollster Douglas Schoen explains “The First Lesson From The Trump Candidacy”:
“… with the release of President Obama’s birth certificate Wednesday, there will be an increasing hue and cry from the Left that Trump is either illegitimate, ill-informed, or unqualified to be president. And he may well be some, if not all, of those things.
But, we live in a time of crisis, and the American people are looking for leadership. And what the underlying message of the Trump campaign has been, irrespective of substance, is that he is a leader, able to provide solutions and answers, at a time when the American people lament the absence of direct and obvious approaches to the nation’s problems.
Trump’s rise in the Republican primary polls, not withstanding today’s reports, will not be lost on a Republican field that is desperate to get traction. And those Republican candidates who ultimately announce and go forward will realize is one fundamental truth: The only way for them to gain support and visibility is to take the fight directly to the president, both in terms of their own perception of his lack of personal qualifications, as well as their substantial disagreements with White House policy both at home and abroad.“
That last sentence is what Trump is teaching, is why Trump is Trashed, and explains why Trump is triumphant.
As Schoen writes, Trump is not the only one who will be trashed:
“The fact that the White House felt compelled to rebut Trump directly indicates that they will run a more aggressive, and I dare say, more negative campaign against the Republicans.
Put simply, if this election is a referendum on Obama, the administration is increasingly convinced they will lose. If the election is a referendum on the Republicans, the White House believes they have a better than 50% chance of winning.
What the Trump candidacy shows is, even if he is wrong, and fundamentally wrong on a number of his assertions, his style, his approach, and his persona are what the Republicans need if they are to successfully take the fight to an increasingly unpopular president.“
The “Racist Smear” has been deployed and like they Syrian army attacking other Syrians will only escalate and get uglier and uglier.
“Party like it’s 2008: Access bloggers deploy the racist smear
2012 already? I love it! Alas for our Nobel Peace Prize-winning* Beloved Leader’s remaining defenders in the career “progressive” tribe, the racist smear is the only card they’ve got. Which is why they play it all the time.
Last I checked — Readers, please refresh my memory — we don’t have Obama’s college transcripts, we don’t know how Obama got into Columbia from Occidental, and Obama never published anything at Harvard Law (yeah, notes in the Law Review are anonymous, but nobody’s produced even a single plausible candidate for a note that might have been written by Obama). That’s what we don’t know, and all factions across the spectrum don’t know it. So, is it racist to point out what we don’t know?“
RACIST JOAN WALSH (hey, we are not the ones who accuse her of being a “racist” – those accusations come from Obama lovers and the redundant race-baiters who call Glenn Greenwald and anyone who dares not worship Obama a “racist”) is very upset that Donald Trump won yesterday:
“Will the media, and the majority of likely Republican primary voters who say Obama wasn’t born here, get the message? My fear is that they won’t. Trump the Carny beat the president to the media, taking credit for the release of the birth certificate, but moving on to demand that Obama now show Americans the grades that got him into Columbia and Harvard. “I’ve heard he was a terrible student at Occidental,” Trump blathered. “I don’t know why he doesn’t just release his records.” The cretins at World Net Daily told Justin Elliott that Obama’s still lying.
I understand why the president made the decision he did, and I fervently hope it works the way he wanted. But I worry that bowing to bullying rewards bullies, and this paranoid, vicious faction in American politics, the one that says a black president has to show extra papers, extra credentials to be accepted, will never be satisfied. It is time for the media to ignore Trump and Taitz and Corsi and their lies.”
We never heard racist Joan Walsh angry that Obama was bowing to dictatorial bullies who hate America and Americans. We don’t understand how racist Joan Walsh, a supposed journalist, gets so upset that Obama is being held to the promise he himself made to be the most transparent president ever. Why does racist Joan Walsh not tell Valerie Jarrett that not releasing more Obama documents is racist? Why does racist Joan Walsh not want Obama to show how great his grades were and prove all those wonderful things he did for his constituents and thereby release all the boxes of documents Obama cannot seem to even locate? Why does Joan Walsh hate the black man?
Racist Joan Walsh is correct about her surmise that yesterday was not a good day for Obama but was a good day for Donald Trump. Some Republican/conservatives who think they are “serious” are coming up with some kooky theories about what is going on and why Obama did what he did yesterday and are inciting attacks on Trump. These serious Republican/conservatives concoct the oddball theories that Obama wanted to pump up Trump – along with other crazy – not aware we answered the “why?” question yesterday. The Associated Press today agrees with us that Trump had stomped Obama.
Trump is triumphant today but only some Republicans/conservatives want to take that as good news. Trump is Triumphant:
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters finds Trump with 19% support, just ahead of the former governors, Massachusetts’ Romney at 17% and Arkansas’ Huckabee with 15%.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich are tied for fourth place with nine percent (9%) each, closely followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul at eight percent (8%). Rounding out the list are former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (5%) and Mitch Daniels, the current governor of Indiana, at three percent (3%). Five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and 11% are undecided when presented with this list of candidates.
In January, before Trump began making noises about seeking the GOP nomination, Romney led the pack among likely primary voters with 24% support, followed by Palin (19%), Huckabee (17%) and Gingrich (11%).”
If those numbers don’t convince Trump is Triumphant, listen to faded child star Joey Lawrence. Out of the mouth of babes:
“He’s somebody out of the box and I think that some of the stuff he’s saying makes sense. It sounds like you and I would say it, and it’s time. I’m tired of ’so politically correct’ every step of the way. It’s like there are times when we need to say, ‘We’re getting our rear ends kicked, we are the world leader, we need to step up and act like it.’” [snip]
“Obama was something fresh, and new, and people wanted to put their faith in his message of being different and ‘change’ … but that fell flat because he gets in there and it’s pretty much the same old thing,” Lawrence said. “I think everybody can agree on that, there’s no real change.”
After expressing concern for the country’s debt situation and Obama’s fund-raising plans, Lawrence commended Trump for being a successful businessman.
“Everyone is so afraid to say anything,” Lawrence said. “I keep my political views private; I think that’s the best way to do it. But I have no problem calling a spade a spade. I think Donald is an interesting character. He’s an amazing CEO, this is a business. This is a business, running this country is a business and it has not been run the last decade the right way, whether it’s Republican or Democrat, so it’s not really a party issue, it’s more of a person issue. Somebody has to get in there and really hold people accountable.”
Watch out with that “calling a spade a spade” talk Joey… you too will be called a “racist.”
Craig Shirley at Politico thinks that yesterday was a triumph of “new media” versus “old media”:
“This is a significant story and not because President Obama caved so easily to political pressure to release his birth certificate.
Whether he was born in the United States is irrelevant. What is relevant is he reacted to the pressure of the New Media.
The “New Media” has defeated the “Old Media.”
The New Media of talk radio and websites and bloggers and conservative columnists have, in the past, won skirmishes over the Old Media of the networks and the big-city newspapers. But this was a major battle in which the odds were against the New Media, as it wasn’t even unified on this issue, as the Old Media was defending Obama.”
We’re not sure about that “new media” versus “old media” stuff. A lot of the “new” is the “old” in new digital bottles. And kudos to ABC’s Jake Tapper for calling Obama’s reasoning of yesterday rubbish.
We hope for change from Big Media outlets like ABC and that they start to denounce the race card. The race card is being played already and it is not yet 2012. Yesterday Whoopi Goldberg made an explicit declaration that the race card is now in play. Poopie Goldberg is not alone in shouting “RACIST!”
Big Media is on the warpath and will call anyone who opposes Barack Obama a “racist.” Joey Lawrence knows this. Do Willard and Timmy know this? Do the Republicans/conservatives who are attacking Donald Trump know this?
Jesse Jackson is race-baiting about the birth certificate issue. Big Media Bob Schieffer is race-baiting about Obama’s grades and as a supposed journalist he does not want anyone asking for documents – he wants to believe in the faith of Mess-iah. For Bob Schieffer any question about Obama is “racist”.
We don’t know exactly what golf courses Obama will be going to. But we do know that, to borrow George W’s mangled genius phrase – Obama is on a low rode on his high horse. Even African-American columnists are getting race-baited and it is going to get worse:
“… whenever I write something even mildly critical of President Barack Obama, the phone calls and e-mails come with protestations from his many sycophants. [snip]
It’s a shame that some folks (especially black ones) feel he is beyond critique. Their ridiculous rationale is that if I critique him, then I am only doing dirty work for the Republican Party; plus making it harder for him to be re-elected. I beg to disagree. Barack Obama is only human; he is not infallible.”
Obama has unleashed the race-baiters. Donald Trump is ready to stomp them down. Don’t count on Willard and Timmy to fight.