Am I the only one who is thrilled to hear leftists playing the race card against Donald Trump? It’s really just too good to be true . . . except it is true. Yay!
Here’s the deal: For the past five or six years (beginning some time in 2006, when BO first started dipping his dainty tippy toes in the presidential pool), the left has repeatedly, consistently, and irrationally accused anyone and everyone who doesn’t agree with or approve of BO of being a racist. So much so, that it’s now virtually meaningless, an accusation that has been mocked on the internet: you RAAAAACIST! That’s RAAAAACISM!!
The fact that we disapproved of the same socialist policies under lily white Jimmy Carter is meaningless, the fact that American rejected HillaryCare (she’s white, too, btw) is meaningless, the fact that America has fought and hundreds of thousands of Americans have died fighting communism (what we’re really dealing with here, it’s beyond “simple” socialism at this point, and has serious elements of fascism) is meaningless. Oh no, the lefties insist, you hate BO because he’s blaaaaaaack! Admit it. We know it. Waaaah!
What the hell ever.
So now . . . now the fun begins in earnest. They’re whipping out what they still (bizarrely) believe to be a useful accusation against Donald Trump. He’s RAAAAACIST they scream in an oddly-synchronized chorus. We hear it from Whoopi and Behar, from Schieffer, from random unknown leftists, and of course, from tax-payer-funded NPR. They’re all saying it, in unison. Oooh, they shriek, Trump mentioned basketball in relation to the first black president, and we alllllll know that basketball is associated with black people (we were informed of this a year ago by Norah O’Donnell, who was widely ridiculed for her attempts to make the exact same “coded RAAAACISM” charge on the exact same lack of evidence that is now being trumpeted–sorry, couldn’t resist–as “evidence” of Trump’s RAAAACISM).
This president actually does play a lot of basketball, he’s put a freaking basketball court in at the WH; the reality is that this president likes to play basketball, apparently more than he likes to do his actual job. But the facts be damned, the synchronized chorus (doesn’t anyone find it . . . interesting that they’re all on the same page?) is singing damning refrains of RAAAAACIST and RAAAACISM! And it’s . . . funny as hell. Trump, of whom I do not (and will never) approve as a potential GOP presidential candidate, will destroy them on this issue (for goodness’ sake, he’s actually one of them, after all), and in doing so, will zap what little power remains in that accusation.
This is much-needed, of course, because once that accusation is rendered utterly useless to everyone with a brain (it’s already totally useless to me and has been for some time), leftists will still use it. They can’t help themselves. But no one outside their tiny (and shrinking) echo chamber will listen. This obviously has a downside in that real racism will “get a pass” as a result, but they, as usual, don’t think about consequences, intended or unintended. It’s all about now, now, now. Demands for instant gratification of the naive, immature, and needy are nothing new on the left; indeed, that’s their whole ideology in a nutshell.
So I’m watching all this with no small measure of glee. Will this mean, for once and for all, that the insane and baseless accusations of RAAAACISM against detractors of BO’s policies and agenda will be rendered moot? I rather think so.