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HuffPo writer: Republicans can never not be racist

HuffPo writer: Republicans can never not be racist

And apparently there’s no such thing as a racist Democrat

In a recent Huffington Post column, co-host of the Al Sharpton show and “frequent MSNBC contributor,” Earl Ofari Hutchinson (pictured above) had some choice words for members of the Republican party.

It appears, according to Hutchinson, that regardless of whether Republicans like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Rick Perry denounce rocker Ted Nugent’s comment calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel,” those Republicans are still racist.

To Hutchinson, Republicans can never not be racist because there are racist people in America who vote Republican. Moreover, it’s the Republican appeal to voters residing in the south and in “flyover” country that makes the party perpetually racist.

A blast here and there against a nutty rocker is not even the proverbial finger in the dike against the steady torrent of racial baiting that has routinely poured from the lips and actions of legions of GOP rank and filers, especially against Obama…

The hard reality is that there are still millions of GOP backers in the South and Heartland, and the gaggle of right-wing webs, blogs, and talk radio jocks that think the GOP’s only flub is that it’s not truly conservative enough. They have hammered the GOP that any retreat from its core beliefs and message will perpetually doom it to political extinction in national politics. They warn that if the GOP suddenly started pandering to minorities and gays it could kiss millions of their fervent supporters goodbye.

To say nothing of the improper — and arguably bigoted — stereotyping of the South and Heartland as inherently racist, the above quoted excerpt is ironic for a number of reasons. First, it wrongfully presupposes that those who believe the GOP isn’t “truly conservative enough,” (i.e. the Tea Party movement) are also somehow automatically racist. This assertion is wrong for so many reasons that it no longer merits serious consideration.

Second, Hutchinson neglects to account for – or perhaps actively avoids recognizing — the racism lodged firmly within his own party. To illustrate my point, I’ve cataloged a few notable recent examples of Democrat bigotry for Mr. Hutchinson to peruse at his pleasure.

  • During the 2008 election cycle, Democrat Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid, referred to President Obama as “light-skinned,” and having “no negro dialect.” When news of the Senators comments surfaced in book about the 2008 campaign, Reid apologized.
  • Last year, South Carolina Democratic Chairman, Dick Harpootlin, predicted Indian-American Republican Governor, Nikki Haley, would be sent “back to wherever the hell she came from” in 2014 by her Democrat challenger. Criticism followed Harpootlin’s comment causing him to respond saying that anyone offended by it was, “attempting to feign insult.”
  • Clarence Thomas, the second African-American Supreme Court Justice, and frequent target of Democrat racism has been attacked repeatedly over the past year on the basis of race. Earlier this month Alabama Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) called Justice Thomas an “Uncle Tom” while speaking from the Alabama House floor.
  • Not long before that, following a 5-4 Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act, Minnesota Democrat state legislator, Ryan Winkler, tweeted, “#SCOTUS VRA majority is four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas…” (“Uncle Tom” is a connotation to describe someone subservient to another and has its roots in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s pre-Civil War novel about slavery, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”)

The list goes on and on.

Truth be told, regardless of what region of the country you hail from or what political party you call your own, racism still exists. However, it appears only to be Republicans – particularly in the south – that are stigmatized as “racist.”

This is because the standard, both in the media and in popular culture – is applied differently to Republicans than it is Democrats. In a recent exchange with Wolf Blitzer, Newt Gingrich aptly described this as “selective media outrage.” It’s not that outrage over comments like those made by Nugent is necessarily misplaced, it’s that many are rightly curious as to where the outrage is when substantially similar comments are made from the other side of the political spectrum.

So, Mr. Hutchinson, would you apply the same standard of perpetual racism you accuse Republicans of to your fellow Democrats?

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meh. I am so used to being called a “racist” simply because of my demographic (white, middle-class southerner clinging to guns and religion) that the word has lost it’s meaning. As usual, when you get called “racist” you smile on the inside because you know your adversary has lost the fight. Words are just that….words. These race-baiter know better than to try and actually do something.

    TugboatPhil in reply to scooterjay. | February 26, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Same here, brother. I have enjoyed being a “racist” for the last 5 years simply by waking up and breathing. I look forward to being a “sexist” when Shrillary announces her run.

    p.s. I’m also a “homophobe” for not worshiping at the altar of alternative lifestyles.

    As William F. Buckley wrote approximately forty years ago:

    “A racist is someone who disagrees with your views on race.”

    “A racist bastard is someone who disagrees with your views on race and is winning the argument.”

    That is certainly applicable these days.

oh, BTW…..the jewel of SC’s name is Dick Harpootlian. yes, he is as nasty as they come. the Democratic base gobbles him up with a spoon. Now, just exactly which party is the racist party?

Don’t hate me because I am black. Hate me because I am a useless drain on society – blaming other people for my own shortcomings.

When you have ideology and spin which, in the market place of ideas, is of no value to others or worse, denigrates others, when you’d rather polarize, spew hate and cast verbal nooses around white people’s necks then you are to be considered beyond a shadow of a doubt a racist-playground-bully and immature at best.

These people will be crying wolf (racism) so much, that when the real wolf comes, no one will believe them.

After all, we’re all racists now. Foolish.

The way to become a colorblind society is to stop looking and commenting on color. Whatever happened to content of character? Yea, it’s pretty ugly in those who race-bait for fun and profit.

    Paul in reply to Paul. | February 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Content of character? I’m pretty sure that the famous doc who talked about that was a…… wait for it……

    Exiliado in reply to Paul. | February 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    But the wolf is already here!!

    It has been for a long time, disguised as a lamb. It goes by a totally misleading name/identity: they call it “Affirmative Action.”

    Affirmative action is a very subtle form of racism. They hide racism behind the pretend of helping “people of color” to advance.
    It is subtle, very subtle, but it’s there.
    They believe “People of Color” need special treatment.
    They believe “People of Color” are not intelligent enough to compete and succeed on their own merit.

    Like I said, it is very subtle, but their condescending attitude exposes their true colors. (pun intended)

    And the worst part: there’s plenty of “People of Color” buying into an ideology that considers them inferior. Many of them are just taking advantage; looking for an edge. But in the end they are selling the pride and the dignity of entire communities.

Who cares what this fool thinks? I can go about my life just fine without ever giving him a thought and CERTAINLY without worrying about whether he thinks I’m racist or not.

Well gosh OOF, nothing scholarly concerning Rap music(?)or da knocksouts stuufs, bein racis??

Oh OOF, should you bless me with a response, please type it, I “can’t read cursive”, thanks in advance..

Such a sham OOF.

Oops, I forgot the E ^

RReaganConservative | February 26, 2014 at 9:41 am

Democrats, the Party and people of Slavery, of the old Confederacy, of the KKK, whom after they lost the Civil War to the Union/the United States of America, Republican President Abraham Lincoln, in the late 1800s legislatively institutionalized Segregation, via Jim Crow laws, Voting Poll Taxes, Literacy Tests, etc, for over a 150 years- Racism, Bigotry, Hatred, Intolerance is what liberals / Democrats are all about, but use “Projectionism” onto their targeted victims- Patriotic Americans / Republicans, Conservatives, Christians, Jews, etc.. Why? To deflect from their themselves, what they themselves have done, have been, are all about, are themselves guilty of- by controlling the narrative, via the Media, Hollywood, and politics. Yet, the black community rewards them with their voting loyalty?

John Hawkins, quote- “How is it that the party of Lincoln, a party that led the way in opposing slavery, Jim Crow laws, lynching, the KKK, poll taxes, led the way on integration and voting rights for black Americans, and top percentage wise, voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act in greater numbers than Democrats is now only getting about 10% of the black vote? ” unquote

Rev. Dr. MLK Jr: “I think people in Mississippi ought to come to Chicago to learn how to hate.”

“How Democrats Exploit Minorities” -“The Democratic Party Is The Greatest Criminal Enterprise This Nation Has Ever Seen”

Fact- Not all Democrats were and are racists, but all racists were and are Democrats. And the more they act to silence Conservative Patriotic Americans from speaking the Truth, and especially Black Conservatives, from defending, protecting, and fighting for the US Constitution to be upheld, adhered to, the sovereign individual, free to make our won choices in life-self-determination, free from govt oppression and tyranny, free from religious persecution, free to speak their voices of opinions of truth and fact, the more fascist liberals become.

    I think that this has to be repeated – The Democratic party has been the racist party since its inception. For 2/3 of its history, it was the party of slavery, Jim Crow, the KKK, and lynchings. For the last 1/3, it has been the party of racial preferences and give aways to its newer majority. They still though intentionally benefit from playing one racial group off against another, and steadfastly refuse to view the world in a color blind manner.

DINORightMarie | February 26, 2014 at 9:59 am

This is because the standard, both in the media and in popular culture – is applied differently to Republicans than it is Democrats.

It’s much more, much deeper, than the double-standard you note in the above quote.

The unfortunate reality is that Democrats, and their MSM enablers/fellow-travelers, control the language. The term he uses – “racist” – is not defined as you assume it to be, as I would define it, or as the dictionary has (traditionally) defined it.

Mr. Race-Baiter-Sit-In-Host-for-Race-Baiter-Rev.-Al is using the “understood definition” (i.e. Orwellian re-definition) of the term.

In other words, ONLY whites – and apparently Republicans – can be racists because the re-definition of the term “racism” is (loosely summarized): all white people (and all Republicans) are racist due to their inherent white racism (and if they are not white, then they are “Uncle Toms” etc.). (See here, and here for more on where I get this from. There are other sources, too, if you need more to understand where this re-definition idiocy comes from.)

In universities, like U of Delaware, and today in Eric Holder’s DoInJ, we see this “social justice” re-definition being taught, ingrained, and implemented into every nook and cranny of our society.

People such as Mr. Hutchinson believe this; Rev. Wright preached this, and believes this – as do all in the left-wing radical lunatic Democrat party today. History doesn’t matter; reality doesn’t matter. What the ACTUAL DEFINITION of the term is doesn’t matter. Use the word, as re-defined, and then you “own” the conversation, the argument.

“He who controls the language………..” – Saul Alinsky

Nathan Forrest, George Wallace, William Fulbright, Robert Byrd Democrats all!

Liberals have taken the word “racist” and changed its meaning to include any white who disagrees with or dislikes any non-white for any reason.

Only when people are free to recognize the inner assholeism of any other person regardless of race, gender, religion or ethnicity, will the discussion get back on track.

    Radegunda in reply to Anchovy. | February 26, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Somebody on the radio was pressing an NAACP leader on what exactly is racist about conservatives or their policies or ideology. After hemming and hawing, he finally said something like “they always vote against the interests of black and Latino people and homosexuals.”

    No specifics were offered about votes “against the interests” of racial minorities. But the mention of homosexuals was especially funny considering that the black and Latino populations are not the most fervent supporters of the left-wing gay agenda.

    It was another indication that you’d have to support the left-wing agenda 100 percent, in domains that have no racial aspect at all, in order to be considered non-racist.

Back in 2008, when Obama was asked which Supreme Court justice he would not have put on the Court, he immediately named Clarence Thomas and asserted that the “quality” of his jurisprudence was inadequate.

It’s unlikely that Obama has spent much if any time studying the judicial reasoning of Justice Thomas. He just picked out the one justice who had no white parents or grandparents — rather than a white justice who leans the same way — and pronounced him not smart enough to be on the Supreme Court.

And anybody who says one critical word about Obama, or points in his many ignorant gaffes, is racist.

I think he meant to say that libs can not not not not be racist.

ReallyVeryObnoxious | February 26, 2014 at 1:10 pm

So Jefferson Finis Davis, a Democrat, was not being racist in favoring slavery? And Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, was being racist in opposing it?

I’m inclined to think that this gentleman came from the same mold as his fellow Democrats who, having lost a fight they sold, unceasingly spoke on the topic of ‘The Tyrant’ Lincoln and ‘The Monster’ Sherman.

This was published by the same entity that published the recent notorious Lynn Shepherd piece.

Haters sure do seem to embrace, caress, and love them some hate.

I’m sure there is a law against this, in the cowardly,pinko, commie city he lives in.

The man is a racist POS and should be charged as such.

buckeyeminuteman | February 26, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I’m from Ohio, but live in Alabama now thanks to the military. There are some things about the South I can’t stand. However, I do enjoy being around more like-minded people; not too many liberals around here. I guess that makes me racist.

Mr Hutchinson shows himself to be a grossly historically ignorant and bigoted black man. He utterly ignores the Democrat-KKK treatment of blacks, ignores what Republicans did in freeing black slaves, in helping their flight north, in fighting for their rights in subsequent years in the racist-Democrat South, with the Democrats’ ‘Jim Crowe’ laws blocking black access to polls and firearms. Shows his deep ignorance of even the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which passed with far greater percentages of GOP party support than of Democrat. Ignorant of Martin Luther King Sr being Repulican, of Jr starting as a Republican.
The self-annointed rectors of The Struggle today are garbagemen selling a deeply twisted self-referential garbage product. They cry ‘racist!’ and play the race card daily, while it is THEY who are the true racists today. The remaining bigots dragging down this nation.

Clearly, he does not understand the definition of race baiting. Perhaps he should look up the definition of irony too.

Ah, yes, the GOP – the party of US Senator Robert “KKK Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops” Byrd, Jr., Governor George “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever” Wallace, and US President Lyndon Baines “I’ll have those n*****s voting Democrat for the next 200 years” Johnson.

Oh, wait…..

BannedbytheGuardian | February 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm

OMG . It is a Biafran.

Unless there is some comedy potential in giving these people attention, they should be relegated back to the gutter, where they belong.