Wednesday, January 04, 2012


Thought of the Day

In his column posted last night, New York Times editor Andrew Rosenthal asserts: “There is a racist undertone to many of the Republican attacks leveled against President Obama for the last three years.” Rosenthal maintains “you can detect the undertone in the level of disrespect for this president that would be unthinkable were he not African-American.”

Apparently, Mr. Rosenthal was out of the country during the Bush presidency.

Nonetheless, Rosenthal’s charge concerning the unthinkable “level of disrespect” resonates. Republicans haven’t comported themselves well around someone who is “sort of a god” and can lower oceans and heal the planet. For someone like that, anything short of uncritical support is necessarily disrespectful, and probably treasonous.

Peter Kirsanow

As usual with these sorts of smears, Mr. Rosenthal's evidentiary suport for his assertion of racism in the anti-slavery party is pathetic. And I'm being kind to Mr. Rosenthal. The only thing that keeps the 'Republicans are racists' meme going is projection from the pro-slavery, Jim Crow law passing, Ku Klux Klan joining, party.

UPDATE: Former Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL 7th) has a similar take at the NRO. Money quote and classic example of Democratic racism:
I do wish Rosenthal had remembered the most bald-faced use of race to win a recent election. It was 2003; the candidate was a man belonging to a racial minority who was surprisingly leading in the polls in a governor’s race in a southern state, Louisiana. His opponents produced flyers with an artificially darkened photograph of the candidate taken when he was in college, with unkempt hair, which they circulated to the rural areas that had had once been enraptured by George Wallace. The stunt worked, and in that cycle, the candidate came up short. It was a blunt, hard racism that didn’t bother with code. The injured candidate was an Indian-American Republican named Bobby Jindal, and the people who knee-capped him were neither conservatives nor Republicans.


Yes, it is amazing, isn't it, how the left has totally forgotten the attacks on George W Bush?

Chimpy McHitler!
Bush Lied, People Died!

And those were the tame ones.
Conveniently selective amnesia.
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