Update: Powerline disagrees with much of what we wrote in our article. We think the attacks on Republican/conservative “minorities” and especially against Rubio and Cruz are racially motivated and we explain why HERE.
As we wrote, and Legal Insurrection documents yet again Obama Dimocrats and Big Media shout “RACISM!” at the drop of a hat and uncover “racism” any where they desire to do so.
[Thanks to Legal Insurrection for making this article “Post of the Day”.]
We don’t have an Obamaphone nor have we seen any of those magical Obama Unicorns. But today we feel like the guy that gets the hot tub in that State Farm commercial.
Today, the race-baiting to counter the race-baiting begins. Thanks goes to a Latino smart guy – Ted Cruz: Let’s face it, Democrats are attacking Rubio partly because he’s Latino.
Ted Cruz gets what we have been writing and focusing on after the disaster which was the 2012 elections. Smart Republicans/conservatives should follow his lead (and the advice of that openblogger guy at that self-described moron hangout AoS).
Obama Dimocrats know that the minute they shout “RACISM!” it appears to the gullible (a.k.a. “low information voters” and especially low information voters who don’t realize the low levels of information they possess even as they believe they are well versed on issues when what they are actually well versed in is the entertainments at MSNBC) that they are the ones against racism. Republicans almost never shout “RACISM!” even when black Republicans or other “minority” Republicans are attacked and that translates to many low information voters believing that Republicans don’t care about, or applaud, racism.
Most voters have no idea that Republicans have a great many “minority” leaders who wield real power. There are no Indian-American governors who are Obama Dimocrats but the Republicans have two. Latino governors? At least two Republican Latino governors are in office. But does the general public know any of this? No. Republicans rather go with the strategy of treating people as people not representatives of groups. Republicans want to be high-minded and above such tawdry unpleasantness such as skin color and ethnicity. That’s one of the reasons why they lose.
Consider the vileness known as Jesse Jackson Jr. Remember how this creep race-baited Hillary Clinton after Hillary showed some emotion in New Hampshire? The crook Jesse Jackson Jr. said Hillary never cried during Hurricane Katrina. Hillary Clinton took the high road and look what happened.
On the day before the November 6, 2012 elections we wrote in “Rescue America Or Good-bye America”:
“A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean that race-baiting as a political movement will end – character, not skin color will determine our choice in leaders. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean the American voter believes in accountability as to elected officials and not smear and fear slime tactics as practiced so dexterously in Chicago. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday means the American future is not the Greece present.
If Barack Obama wins on Tuesday all restraints on race-baiting, fear/smear politics, and unaccountable elected officials will get worse.
With both these scenarios we’ll bet on the American people but we all have to understand the toxic influence of Big Media on our daily lives and on our electoral process.”
Race-baiting won. Race-baiting won in 2008. Race-baiting won in 2012. It’s time for Republicans to learn “One fire drives out one fire; one nail, one nail; Rights by rights falter, strengths by strengths do fail. Or as T.S. Eliot commented on these lines “nothing is more effective in driving out error than a new error.” Ergo, race-baiting to drive out race-baiting.
It won’t be enough to have “Hispanic outreach” without appearing to defend Latinos with frequent and loud shouts of “RACISM!”. Ted Cruz appears to understand and has moved to action:
“Ted Cruz says attacks on Marco Rubio are because he’s a Hispanic Republican
Sen. Ted Cruz says some of the attacks on fellow Republican Sen. Marco Rubio by Democrats are motivated by race. Cruz said today the fact that Rubio is a Republican Latino poses a threat to political adversaries. “I think Democrats and the media are afraid of Marco Rubio because he is a smart, intelligent, conservative Hispanic. And they are looking for any excuse they can to attack him, because that threatens them,” Cruz told reporters during a tour of a Texas gun manufacturing plant north of Austin. “Look, he took a drink of water in a speech. And it dominated the news for days with one network saying it was a career ender.”
Cruz said the criticism of Rubio’s GOP response following last week’s State of the Union was about more than his being a promising young Republican. “It’s not just a promising Republican. I think the Democrats view Marco Rubio as a particular threat because of his background, his life story. I think it they believe it is in their interest to inflict as much damage as possible and blow things wildly out of proportion.”
AllahPundit at HotAir on why this is “news”:
“They’d be attacking him no matter what just because he’s a rising star from the other party, but yes, of course it’s true that a rising star who’s Latino complicates Democratic plans for a permanent majority in a way that some other Republican wouldn’t. [snip]
Nothing newsy about any of this. What’s newsworthy is that it’s Cruz saying it after two weeks of withering criticism from Democrats over his role in the Hagel hearings. Rubio’s surely not the only senator he has in mind when he dismisses Democratic Democratic attacks on a young Latino Republican rock star as illegitimate: [snip]
The only way this could have been better calculated to endear him to conservatives is if he’d specifically mentioned Alinsky in talking about it. He’s basically accusing them of following Rule 13 against Rubio (and, implicitly, against him) and now he’s giving them a snoutful of Rule 4.”
It’s not just about Rubio is right. Republicans should have entire contingents of Latinas and Latinos ready to shout “RACISM!” any time any Republican Latina or Republican Latino is criticized in even a minute way. If Bobby Jindal or Nikki Haley are attacked get community leaders to shout “RACISM!”. Battalions of women should be prepared to mobilize whenever any Republican woman is attacked too (call it the “Sarah Palin Anti-Misogyny Brigade“). And why should white men or white women be thrown to the wolves because of the color of their skin?
It’s eat or be eaten. Fight fire with fire. No unilateral disarmament.
Time to kick the tires and light the fires.