Democrat cheerleaders have taken the line that criticism of President Obama is laced with racism. We cannot discuss that welfare spending has skyrocketed, that’s racist. We cannot discuss that the number food stamp recipients has skyrocketed, that’s racist. We cannot make sure voters are who they say they are, that’s racist. We cannot say Obama is running a campaign of division and anger, because saying Obama is angry is racist. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointing at Obama, yep, that’s racist. Pointing out that Obama admitted to smoking marijuana and using cocaine is also racist. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst, racist. Amazingly, we cannot even refer to Chicago, that’s racist too.
I surely can’t catalog all the face-palmingly absurd examples of racial ultra-sensitivity on the part of the president’s supporters. But in all seriousness, aside from the silliness of the accusations, it really does diminish true examples of racism.
I’d like to know how liberals who lodge the accusation of racism so frivolously determine when something is secretly racist. Since they are the only ones who seem to be able to hear the dog whistle of racism coming from conservatives, I’d love to know how they hear what they hear.
So, how do you know when something that isn’t overtly racist is actually racist?