…for “black” in the eyes of Democrats, what does that say about what they actually think of black people?
And what words are left that are PC enough to pass codeword muster when criticizing a black person (or a woman, for that matter)? Has all criticism of them become verboten as racist and/or sexist (unless, of course, they’re Republicans such as Condoleezza Rice or Sarah Palin, in which case every explicitly disgusting epithet that comes to mind is perfectly fine, no code words necessary)?
So, what negative words could Susan Rice be called that would be okay? Are there any?
(And did my use of the word “verboten” in paragraph two mark me as a secret Nazi?)
Of course this is all patently absurd. Any thinking person should immediately see the logical flaw in the left’s charges about the racist/sexist nature of criticism of Rice and words like “incompetent,” which used to be perfectly good and completely race- and sex-neutral terms. Any thinking person knows that blacks and women—and people who are both—can actually be incompetent, and to consider criticism of them to automatically be racist and/or sexist is not only foolish but is playing the race/gender card in an especially pernicious, hypocritical, and self-serving way. What’s more, it encourages the persistence of the truly incompetent in high positions.
But it works to demonize the right, and that’s all that matters to the left.
This behavior didn’t begin with this administration, by the way. But the use of the ploy by the left has most definitely increased since Barack Obama has become president, and that’s no accident. Obama explicitly gave the green light to practitioners of the art by modeling the behavior during his 2008 campaign. Remember this, for example? I do:
We know what kind of campaign [Republicans are] going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?
The president not only said this himself, and quite early on (that statement was made in June of 2008), but can you think of a single time he’s spoken out against others who use the race or sex cards in this particular way? I doubt you can, nor do I think you ever will.
Obama, the great uniter.