Scott Eric Kaufman, at the Lawyers, Guns and Money blog, thought counting non-white people at Sarah Palin book signings was a cool way to prove that Palin and her supporters were racist because there were so few non-whites pictured in available photos.
In fact, all Kaufman proved was that he was capable of playing the race card. Dividing and classifying people by skin color for political purposes has become the most convenient political tool of the American left-wing.
Flush with that success, if you call it success, Kaufman has followed up with another post in which Kaufman engaged in demographic analysis of those who attended Palin’s book signing at Fort Bragg. Kaufman looked at a handful of photos posted at Palin’s Facebook page, and concluded once again that Palin only appealed to whites because the crowd did not reflect the local demographics:
Instead of playing “Count the Non-White People!” with Sarah Palin’s photographs of her appearance at Fort Bragg, I will present some statistics about the base and surrounding community:
White Non-Hispanic (52.9%)
Other race (8.3%)
Two or more races (4.5%)
American Indian (2.1%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.9%)
What nonsense. Even if true that the crowd did not match the local demographics, it would prove nothing other than that Kaufman has a fixation on race and suffers from Palin Derangement Syndrome.
It is so easy for the Kaufmans of the world to falsely accuse people of being racist. In his post, since it was not enough to smear the crowds at Palin book signings, Kaufman also maliciously and falsely referred to one conservative blogger as a “noted racist.” Kaufman was so emboldened because this is the internet, and no one is held accountable.
But even a little searching by Kaufman would have revealed some inconvenient facts. Here is how an MSNBC reporter — hardly a network sympathetic to Palin — described the crowd in this televised report (at 1:45):
“I can tell you this crowd today was very, very diverse, a lot of people from different races, ages, all coming to see Palin and wanting get a glimpse of who this lady is that says that she’s going rogue.”
Kaufman’s worst fears realized (h/t Protein Wisdom). People of all races coming together to stand up to the demeaning attitudes of those who confuse academic credentials with leadership qualities, and snark with wisdom.
Kaufman may have succeeded in playing the race card, but that is a shameful and dishonest measure of success.
What finally woke me up were the utterances of “bitch,” “witch,” and “monster” toward Hillary Clinton and her supporters early last year. I was shocked into reality: the trash-talk wasn’t coming from conservatives, but from male and female liberals….
Then along came Sarah, and the attacks became particularly heinous. And I realized something even more chilling about the Left. Leftists not only sacrifice and disrespect women, but it’s far worse: many are perpetuators.
The Left’s behavior towards Palin is not politics as usual. By their laser-focus on her body and her sexuality, leftists are defiling her.
Read the whole article. The analogy holds as to the use of the race card. It almost always is left-wing Democrats who bring up race, focus on race, use race for political purposes, and attempt to stifle debate by making false accusations of racism.
Update No. 2: Take a good look also at Sarah Palin and “progressives” jumping the shark on race, and It doesn’t matter what this posts says … and On SEK’s latest “racism” charges.