The Saturday Night Card Game started on August 8, 2009, when I noticed a post by Oliver Willis of Media Matters blogging at his own blog, as follows:
Steve Benen tries to understand just why wingnuts are so angry about health care reform. He doesn’t make bad points, but its so much simpler than that. We on the left think that rage has to be somewhat rational, for instance we raged about an unwarranted war. Why is wingnuttia so angry?
We elected a Democrat, and even worse, he’s black.
My commentary was:
This card game is getting boring and pathetic.
While I titled the post “Saturday Night Card Game,” the Card Game did not become a weekly feature until mid-October 2009, as the Obamacare debate was in full swing, and accusations of Tea Party and Republican racism were flying:
I’m starting a new theme, the Saturday Night Card Game, to highlight the use of the race card as a political tool. Those on the left, lacking meritorious arguments, increasingly turn to false accusations of racism as a way of ending an argument they are losing. At this point in time, the race card is all the left-wing blogs, politicians and pundits have left, so there is plenty of low hanging fruit from which to pick.
Since that time, the Card Game has played almost every Saturday Night. That would be, roughly, 125 Card Games.
Yet I’m wondering whether the Card Games has become the equivlent of an 8-track player.
The pace at which the race card is being played by Democrats is so fast and furious that it is becoming increasingly difficult to wait for Saturday Night. Just this week, for example, I already have posted:
- Inevitable – Obama “you didn’t build that” speech not going over well because said in “black dialect”
- WaPo columnist fears voters will think it’s okay to vote against Obama “and not be thought of as a racist”
- This was almost the bestest day eva for race card playas
Those three posts could have been several more, as I waited to post about the following race card plays which now are a little stale:
- Va. state senator blames racism for Romney gains – “State Sen. L. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), a campaign surrogate for President Obama in Virginia, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is appealing to racists who do not want a black man in the White House.”
- Touré Neblett – “But so much of this issue, I think comes down to, ‘Let’s make sure law abiding white people have access to guns and make sure that black criminals are not,’” MSNBC’s Toure said on “The Cycle” today.”
- Is a pro-Romney ad racist? Five questions to ask yourself.
So, has the Saturday Night Card Game become a quaint relic of a gentler, kinder era when examination of the use of race as a political weapon would wait for the weekend?
Should I get rid of the Card Game, or keep at it?
The poll will be open until midnight Eastern on Sunday.