Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Race Card: All the Left Has Left

Roger L. Simon talks about the real reason the left accuses Tea Partiers of racism: it's all the only weapon they have left.

"The real reason liberals accuse Tea Partiers of racism is that contemporary American-style liberalism is in rigor mortis. Liberals have nothing else to say or do. Accusations of racism are their last resort."

I've said before that the race card is a corollary to Godwin's law. The first party to play the NAZI/Hitler card loses the argument because they've just proved they don't actually have an argument. It's the same with the race card. No one wants to be called a racist and tend to go into automatic defense mode when accused of same. That is beginning to change, thankfully, as people finally wake up to the tactic. Overuse tends to blunt the effectiveness of any tactic. More Roger:

"Say what? Without hard evidence from either side? In the US of A, where I live, we are supposedly innocent until proven guilty. There was no proof at all offered for this accusation of racism. Indeed, some of the accusers have even walked away from it; the originator has gone silent. In a court of law, there would be no need whatsoever for the Tea Partiers to offer evidence of innocence of any kind in their defense. This accusation would be thrown out in a trice. But of course, the Tea Partiers did offer a defense, because the mainstream media has unconscionably stacked the moral deck against the Tea Party movement. And the world knows it. And so does Mr. Jonsson, who, most probably without thinking, employed the rhetoric of “moral equivalency” for his article where there is not even remote moral equivalency. There is only an accusation without proof. I could just as easily accuse Mr. Jonsson of racism — and I don’t know him. He, at least, had the courage to report on this matter with some honesty."

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Megalass said...

I think it was Rich Lowry of NRO the other day who used the term "reductio ad hitlerum" but you could also say "reductio ad Bull Connorum" ( a Dem, BTW) just as easily.

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