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The Derrick Bell thing has them worried

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:49am 3/12/2012 at 10:49am

The Breitbart video of Barack Obama embracing Prof. Derrick Bell, one of the founders of critical race theory, has been dismissed as a dud and failure.

But the dialogue about how that narrative fits into Obama’s campaign tactics — something I explored on Day 2 of this blog — must have the Obama campaign...

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Not The Saturday Night Card Game

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 6:25pm 3/10/2012 at 6:25pm

Greetings from the Lone Star State, where it’s cold and rainy (in Dallas).

Because of pre-travel, travel, meetings, etc., I am unable to provide you with the usual searing insight into the human condition, just links:

  • If chanting USA! USA! USA! is racist, what is chanting Si Se Puede!?

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Saturday Night Card Game (Repeat after me: “The Shirley Sherrod tape was not misleading”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 5:57pm 3/3/2012 at 5:57pm

With Andrew Breitbart’s death this week, one of the most persistent falsehoods has resurfaced, the claim that the original tape released of Shirley Sherrod’s speech to an NAACP Chapter was misleading or defamatory in that it did not reveal that Sherrod’s discrimination against a white farmer was long ago, that she ended up...

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David Frum’s ghoulish attack on Breitbart

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8:31am 3/2/2012 at 8:31am

Upon hearing of the death of Andrew Breitbart, Breitbart’s Twitter nemesis Eric Boehlert of Media Matters sent a respectful and classy tweet:

Even Media Matters itself, with whom Breitbart sparred almost daily, issued a respectful statement:

Media Matters has a long history with Andrew Breitbart. We’ve disagreed more than we’ve found common ground, but...

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Saturday Night Card Game (David Gergen and four white guys walked into a womb and …)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 6:17pm 2/25/2012 at 6:17pm

In addressing the issue of contraception, brought up by John King at the Arizona debate, David Gergen felt compelled to point out something that had nothing to do with the issue, that the candidates are “four white guys” (emphasis mine):

But then it has now sort of morphed out of that. Once...

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Idioms need not apply

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:07pm 2/20/2012 at 12:07pm

“Chink in the armor” is a non-racial idiom, not a single word, denoting:

A vulnerable area, as in Putting things off to the last minute is the chink in Pat’s arm...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Rewriting history in 140 characters or less)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 5:30pm 2/18/2012 at 5:30pm

The film Slavery By Another Name recently was released.  It is a moving historical account of the post-emancipation enslavement by another name of blacks through a variety of segregationist and other laws and policies.

Unfortunately, but predictably, some used the movie release as an opportunity to score policital points against Republicans both past and present.

This...

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Hoekstra ad actress recants and begs forgiveness

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2:36pm 2/16/2012 at 2:36pm

I previously posted regarding Pete Hoekstra’s commercial about jobs being shipped to China, and the cries of racism because an Asian woman played the role of an Asian woman in China in the commercial.

The woman’s identity was outed by a blog called Angry Asian Man, which noted what was about to...

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Voting with their ….

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 9:35am 2/16/2012 at 9:35am

As the pro-Obama media pushes harder and harder to make race the issue as to every policy dispute, race actually is becoming less and less an issue in society, Intermarriage rates soar as stereotypes fall:

According to the Pew study, about 15 percent of new marriages in 2010 crossed racial or ethnic lines,...

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From the “can you imagine if a conservative publication did this?” files

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 11:53am 2/12/2012 at 11:53am

Can you imagine the uproar if a major conservative publication ran an image like this?

The image is from New York Magazine, however, and it’s in support of gay marriage, so the response will be muted, Obama Gay Marriage Evolution Watch: Day 468.

A writer at WaPo does take some offense:

In the illustration’s determination to...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Who should have played the role?)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 6:21pm 2/11/2012 at 6:21pm

I posted earlier in the week about the Super Bowl commercial run by Pete Hoekstra, who is running for Senate from Michigan against Debbie Stabenow.

The commercial was part of a DebbieSpendItNow.com campaign highlighting the loss of jobs in Michig...

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Racist “yellowgirl” html code?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 3:38pm 2/7/2012 at 3:38pm

This could not wait for Saturday Night, because it is just way too bizarre an attempt to turn nothing into a charge of racism.

Short background:  Pete Hoekstra, running for Senate from Michigan against Debbie Stabenow, ran a commercial in Michigan during the Super Bowl about jobs being shipped to China, and...

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Saturday Night Card Game (If calling Juan Juan is a racial code word, what is calling Wolf Wolf?)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 6:11pm 2/4/2012 at 6:11pm

We have been here before.  The accusation that harsh criticism of Barack Obama or his policies constitutes the use of “racially tinged” code words.

Invariably, the code word problem is defined in such a way that the accusation is self-fulfilling; the lack of an actual...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Republican debate was racist before they said a word)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 8:44pm 1/28/2012 at 8:44pm

Haven’t had much time to devote to the card game because I’m too busy trying to save the Republican Party from itself.

But links are being saved, and I don’t want this one to grow stale.

It speaks for itself:

 
 
 

Saturday Night Card Game (How nasty will the general election race card get? This nasty)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 6:00pm 1/14/2012 at 6:00pm

I was hesitant to post the video below, but since it is receiving a lot of press coverage, particularly in Utah, it’s not like I’m helping spread something that’s not already out there.  And you have to see what is coming down the pike.

If you thought 2008 was bad, just you wait for...

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Saturday Night Card Game (I give up: “Colorblind ideology is a form of racism”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 5:30pm 12/31/2011 at 5:30pm

It has been an active year at the Saturday Night Card Game.  Here are some of my favorite games of the past year:

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Saturday Night Card Game (Eric Holder’s race card play was “just words”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 5:30pm 12/24/2011 at 5:30pm

At the Saturday Night Card Game, a man’s words are his words.  Words matter.

And you can’t take them back.  The players have a long memory, almost as long a memory as the internet.

And so it has come to this (emphasis mine):

But Mr. Holder contended that many of his other critics — not...

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