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From rape card to race card

From rape card to race card

Breathe a sigh of relief, the left is back to sifting for ways to attack Paul Ryan.

It seems like they may have hit the bottom of the bucket, no doubt worried after the oppo (“cure for insomnia“) file that was released revealed how little they have against the congressman from Wisconsin. If you recall, his parents encouraging good grades through incentives was one of the items.

Ryan had been maneuvering through one of the first challenges to hit the Romney/Ryan campaign, Akin. This morning, Ryan succinctly summed up his position:

Rape is rape, period. End of story. … There’s no splitting hairs over rape.

Then in a revealing post at the NY Daily News, Derek Hunter details the left’s growing obsession with the fact that Paul Ryan has an ex-girlfriend who is African American. Hunter refers to a piece by’s Keli Goff, who is flummoxed by this fact. (Goff also authored a piece in HuffPo, “Does President Obama Speak White?“). Says Hunter:

In this incredibly dumb piece, Goff asks the all-important (to no one) question, “Is the fact that Ryan has dated interracially a noteworthy detail to consider when analyzing his politics and policies?

The simple answer is “no.” But to race-obsessed liberals the simple answer has no place in politics….

This pointless piece ends up taking the long way around to implying Ryan is bad for black people and may not like them much, despite the fact that he has a black sister-in-law and a black ex-girlfriend.  He’s bad, but probably not a racist.

This factoid about Paul Ryan’s ex-girlfriend is like kryptonite to the identity-politics-based, class-warfare-obsessed left. It destroys another one of their many themes, including that only those on the left are generous and tolerant–and that only government can truly enable your success.

The left cannot conceive of understanding our political landscape through lenses that don’t include race, religion, gender, or any other way they’ve come up with to divide us against each other.

Paul Ryan is a great example of someone who has eschewed the kind of divisive politics the left and Goff pursue; and by adding him to the ticket Romney has given our country one of the best chances at the unity Obama promised. Let’s get back to talking about that.


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You can’t make chicken salad from chicken shit. That’s all the dems have: chicken shit.

“Let’s get back to talking about that.”

They can’t. They won’t. They fear and loathe unity, comity, civility or actual “dialogue” or debate in any honest form. They have one note (hate), one setting (attack) and one goal — the atomization of America and the aggregation of power around the idea of dividing us and of the ways their elite can sustain itself on this division as it controls every aspect of society and modern life that it possibly can. You will get nothing but hate and attack until November, and for the next four years. Nothing.

I hope Romney/Ryan understand this and don’t waste their first six months in office trying to “heal the wounds of a divided nation” instead of aggressively pushing the reforms and corrections we voted on in their names.

This type of conversation by Goff makes me sad. I have a black adopted daughter and the attitude of many black people towards any white person that has relationships with black people, no matter the closeness of the relationship, is heartbreaking. I know you can’t change these folks’ perspective, but it is still hard to see over and over.

If Mr. Ryan and the Black ex girlfriend had a baby, would it have looked like Obama? EEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWW!

In living memory, the Collective has had a set-piece trope for defining conservatives:

1. crazy

2. evil

3. old

4. stupid

5. racist

6. religious zealots (hence, enemies of anything rational)

7. greedy

Every conservative is defined by one or more of those.

They seem to be having a LOT of trouble fitting any of those flaming tires around the neck of Mr. Ryan. He is too obviously good. People are not buying it.


theduchessofkitty | August 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I know quite a few white people, male and female, and lots of them Republicans and/or Conservatives, who have dated and/or married people from just about every other nationality.

In fact, I know one quite well. He sleeps right next to Latina me at night.

Facts are stubborn things… right, Democrats?

From Keli Goff’s horrible piece:

“Here’s a well-known phrase that has virtually become a punch line: When someone finds himself on the ropes facing an allegation of racism, the go-to reflex defense is usually something along the lines of ‘But some of my best friends are black!'”

—Here’s the tedious liberal version of the flip side. It’s a broken record and the stylus has worn clear through the 45 and is now tearing through the turntable’s rubber matting:

“Certainly, having a relationship with someone of a different race does not automatically make someone more racially sensitive and enlightened. Throughout his lifetime, Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina financially and emotionally supported the daughter he fathered with an underage black servant. In addition to paying for her education, he was also known to play the part of proud parent by visiting her college campus and make inquiries to faculty about her educational progress.

Yet at the same time he was doing this in private, he was publicly advancing policies that would have rendered his daughter’s education virtually useless. If those policies had succeeded, she and her children, with whom he also maintained a relationship, would have remained second-class citizens.”

—But some of my best conservative bogeymen show how evil they are by not supporting leftist programs, despite being decent and kind in their personal interactions with minorities.

[…] Eventually the race card will be played with ferocity against R/R and they better be prepared at all the crazy coming their way. Supporters of R/R should be prepared (read the end of our article for suggestions as to how to respo… […]

Henry Hawkins | August 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

So, what you’re saying is that Paul Ryan dumped a black girl and married a honky?


Another very good post Anne. You pretty much said it all.

GWB’s Cabinet

Anyone see color, I don’t.

Let me clarify. YES, I do rant concerning the likes of Al, Jesse, Van, Louis, Malik, Clyburn, Jackson-Lee, et al but then they rant about the likes of me, being BROWN, thanks to Olive Oil, from the inside out.

But ya’ know I don’t believe GWB saw color. He didn’t pick Condi, Colin, Alberto, Elaine, Carlos, Alphonso, Melquiades, Norman, Roderick for color. AND OMG, Spencer Abraham a Jewish fella’ He picked them AS PEOPLE to do well for OTHER people.

Intellect, talent and the ability to recognize the gifts one has and DO things, has no color.

Don’t think GWB sent money to assist in the fight against AIDS to Africa (and G and Laura’s recent trip, too) no color, just people afflicted with a deadly disease that then and still do need, help.

Apolgize got carried away, with MY RANT..Spencer err, umm ain’t Jewish..

Anyone looking back at my comments over the past year knows that Romney was near the bottom of my choice for Republican candidate. But giving credit where credit is due, he has gone a very long way toward impressing me by his choice of Ryan for running mate, and by the way he’s managed his campaign so far. I’m happy to have been wrong.

Not only was his former lady friend Black, she was also (gasp) a female. Now what does that tell us about Ryan’s relationship with Women and the Republican War on Women, I ask. Additionally dating a Black female is sending a strong and non-subtle message to GLBT voters that he hates you, your “partners”, your parents, your Maytag repairperson and all of your friends.

Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals

Use them on the Lef-terds.

Not only that, but her conclusions, of which there are 4, concerning Ryan’s affinity for civil rights are RACIST. She claims since Ryan wants to cut budgets (like for Head Start), he has no particular affection for the poor. IOW, he doesn’t CARE about poor people.

Who are all Black, right? All Black people are poor and vice versa? Oh, wait…

Liberals are the racists; they assume “their people” are capable of nothing without help and handouts.

franciscodanconia | August 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Oh, come on, how do we know she’s not a composite???


On a more serious note, when did Barack (aka Barry) start dating black women?

The next shoes to drop:

Paul Ryan never once dated an hispanic, an asian, or a native American … or a man.

Is Paul Ryan’s world simply black and white?

Henry Hawkins | August 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Aw geez, bad news. I’m trading emails with a fellow who claims he went to 2nd grade with Paul Ryan and that Ryan stole his crayons.

1. Ryan’s black girl friend is a problem for TheRoot’s Keli Goff. She contorts herself to avoid the idea that Ryan may wish the African-American community well. (I’d say that, by pairing Ryan with Strom Thurmond, she does worse than contort herself.)

If she accepted that reasonable people of good will can differ on social policy, she’d have to accept that reasonable people of good will can be wrong. That would bring her dangerously close to a clear-eyed look at the Leftist agenda in black America. The career consequences for her would be…dramatic.

Here’s hoping that someday Goff brings herself to take that clear-eyed look.

2. When they point out the nuttiness of how America deals with race, some conservatives can sound overly dismissive. Is the Daily News’s Derek Hunter quite sure that race played no role in the police stop of Tyler Perry?

3. IMHO the correct response to the collective race card is not to claim that everything is fine; it is to point out that the Left’s policies are now doing more harm than good.

Phillep Harding | August 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I wonder if she would mind showing up at one of his campaign stops…

Okay, Republicans, here is the deal for you:

1. If you don’t date black people, you’re a racist.

2. If you do date black people, you’re a racist.

Got it?

Not even then. Probably never as long as it’s profitable for certain parties.

freudian slip ? teleprompter typo ? or just the force of habit ?…you be the judge: my local sf bay area news (fox affiliate) reported today that akin was being asked to step down “because of his comments about RACE”.