Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's official: I'm a racist

I've waited for the left (not just the Angry Left, but ALL leftists) to make this argument, and now here it is: If you vote against Barack Obama in November, there can be NO other reason to do so other than that you are a racist: http://www.slate.com/id/2198397/. As unsurprising as this argument is, it is no less depressing and disheartening to find that it is being made.

I've often thought that the Left thrived on appealing to humanity's worst instincts. Now, it is perfectly clear that it expects the worst of people, too.......

8 comments:

Ben R. said...

It's worth looking at the comments about the article on the Slate. 99% of them point out all the obvious flaws in Weisberg's argument and a large number of them question his mental stability...

GM Roper said...

I thought we were friends; but how can I be friends with a racist? Oh noesssssss...... Wait, I'm not voting for him either... sooooo, you are friends with a racist?

da patriot said...

The Left has been practicing the ‘squeaky wheel’ method of political discourse for a very long time. By pronouncing anyone who disagrees with their ideology as a racist, bigot, sexist, homophobe they hope win the debate by default. I recently visited a liberal blog and left a thoughtful, relevant comment. The publisher of that blog visited my blog and promptly pronounced me to be a racist. End of debate! It works for them.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing to me how people who claim to be so open minded and accepting resort to calling someone racist when they don't vote for their candidate. I thought we were all free to our own opinion. Oh yes, you are until you disagree with them. This is just like those who said McCain cheated in last weekends chat session as he could not have outperformed their guy without cheating. No basis for their argument but they will be zealots in arguing it because they cannot accept that they did not come across as well.

I have yet to hear any of the ideas Obama actually has as he wants to change and he wants to fix this or that but has no ideas that have been proposed. Change to what I ask? the answer remains the same.....simply change.....and for not wanting to vote for that I am racist?

These far left liberals need to get a life and get over their same elitist attitudes. I would hate too see how deep the recession would be or been had Obama been in office as I sure taxes would be higher, unemployment significantly higher and the those on the public dole substantially higher.

A Canadian Soldier said...

Mine is a Canadian perspective, so do forgive the typed version of a snicker I've composed...

Wow. Legitimate questions of expertise in domestic and foreign affairs get trumped by the terror of political correctness?
Lenin would be proud of the drones writing for Slate:
"The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses."

Ogden said...

The narrowness of the polls is simply a reflection of the fact that the electorate is as evenly split ideologically this year as they have been for years. The people who voted for Bush and are disappointed in his administration will vote for McCain because he provides a more appropriate vehicle for their beliefs than Obama does. Weisberg's opinion article is devious and insincere, and "a canadian soldier" is correct.

caesar215 said...

Folks- your reading of this article is plain wrong.
Weisberg does not say a vote for McCain=racist as you all seem to be arguing.
It is a given that there will be conservatives,republicans and others who disagree ideologically with Obama and will vote McCain.
It is also a given that others not ideologically inclined who will vote McCain due to the perception of Obama's inexperience-that is certainly a valid concern.
The author's point is that given the awful approval ratings of this administration, the state of the economy, etc, the remaining 5-10 percent of independents, uncommitteds, who logic would dictate would be interested in a change of horses, may go to McCain because of race.
How can he be wrong on that when polls have 5-10 percent of voters admitting that race played a part in their decision? Isn't it obvious that the true statistics are even greater given the political incorrectness of such a statement?
Feel free to disagree with his argument, but he isn't calling people of a different ideology or people concerned with Obama's lack of experience "racist".

serket said...

Racist has become a meaningless attack. Oddly, I was once in an argument with a liberal who claimed there is no such thing as race.