Monday, May 14, 2012

Democrats and racism.........

House Democrats are trained to play race card Photo Credit:Center for Social Inclusion
Maya Wiley, founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion, trained House Democrats on how to inject race into public policy debates. 
 The Washington Times article goes on:
House Democrats received training this week on how to raise the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that
Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious.

In her distributed remarks, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion criticized "conservative messages [that are] racially 'coded' and had images of people of color that we commonly see used" and proposed tactics for countering the Republicans' (presumably)
racially-coded rhetoric. (end of article)
Isn't this whole scenario rather racist?  And are Black Americans really the only ones who need government programs to survive?   Wow.   And what interest is it to ANY American to be racist, particularly to Republicans who want to bring people together, fighting for the survival of this country?  Got any thoughts on this on any level?

Z   Thanks, Mustang.


Rita said...

It only makes sense they would need to be "trained" in turning every single issue into race. After all, they are so good at it.

Always On Watch said...

It's all about the election. Divide and conquer! And promote white guilt at the same time.

Isn't this whole scenario rather racist?

Absolutely! Imagine if the GOP did something like this? The GOP would be condemned in no uncertain terms.

Joe said...

Everybody knows ("everybody" meaning Sharpton and Jackson) that racism is a one-way street.

Bob said...

I guess Ms Wiley went to the Jesse Jackson School of Racial Irrelevancy. It may be considered artful to call any and everything racist, but you can't fool all the people all the time.

I think that the efforts will backfire, but the big media outlets will go along with the Dems.

By using the racial meme on everything including their breakfast cereal, the Democrats show us that they have no message and no clue.

Silverfiddle said...

It is racist to predicate your policies based upon the belief that only people of one color cannot make it on their own.

This is what democrats do best: Divide and conquer.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

Well, as they say, Monkey see, Monkey do..Think of this, when the United State's president repeatedly demonstrates his contempt for the laws of this nation as well as our Constitution how can anyone expect our economy to do well?
When he offends the Queen of England, throws Benjamin Netanyahu the prime minister of Israel out of the oval office while he goes for dinner without him, Bows to the King of Saudi Arabia, Insulted our Special Olympics, doubles or even triples our national debt, put his 2 cents into private matters, plays the race card along with his race-bating anti-white friends, how in the world can you justify any respect for the Dog-Eater in Chief?

FairWitness said...

What if American Blacks decided to leave past prejudices and the sins of slavery behind them? What if they replaced the collective, enormous chip on their shoulder and redirected their lives toward positive, productive pursuits. That's the way to real freedom and economic independence.

Negativity breeds more negativity.

What if American Blacks decided to forgive and embrace us? The energy they expend on bitterness and resentment is exhausting. It could be channeled to pursuing their dreams.

The truth is, we cannot go back and CHANGE anything that happened, not the fact of slavery, not the fact of discrimination, not past injustices or violence committed against the innocent. We can change today. We have the capacity and the will to be righteous in the future. Our nation and society has grown and improved. Why not embrace it?

I am asking American Blacks to forgive our past. I am asking American Blacks to take our hands and let us go forward together as brothers and sisters, fellow Americans who respect one another and wish each other well. Just imagine what we could accomplish together.

FairWitness said...

On a further note, this statement amazes me, " It's [about] humanizing people of color."

Do people of color need that? Is she saying conservatives don't think of them as human beings? How offensive can she be?

The Center for Social Inclusion is funded by George Soros, according to an article at the American Spectator. Here's a link to that article:

Brooke said...

Wow. Just wow. Imagine this were reversed...

And as you said, how pathetic to assume that minorities require extra help! RACIST!

Lisa said...

I was going to say the exact same thing until I got o the end of this about singling out one group when all Americans all could use help.
And so the left continues to use divisive politics .
Not only is it criminal for the democrats to continue to use race and then call the Republicans racist,but the fact that they continue to "get away" with doing so.
Key word in this article was "presumably" racially-code rhetoric.
Ever notice how when democrats policies fail,like the "War on Poverty" they have to find a way to blame it on the Republicans somehow,anyhow?

Bunkerville said...

I am waiting for the American Indians to start the racism play card next.

Z said...

You all saw what I saw; racism, suggesting that only Blacks need welfare, etc... and the worst thing is they (and most of AMerica) will never realize what they're doing. But will vote by the feelings it provokes.

Bob...have you seen Jesse Jackson's daughter (is it SANTINA or something?) on FOX as their 'new contributor?'...She's very beautiful and articulate but I burst into laughter the other day because she came up with one of those silly rhyming ditties her dad does so frequently..alliteration, etc. I just cracked UP!

But Debonair...most Americans don't even CARE what he's doing! If you don't teach the constitution and respect for it, you get this mess.
And that's EXACTLY what happened.
a perfect storm for a CHANGE in this country NOBODY will want once it's here...and it almost is.

FW, that's how I feel. Wouldn't it be fabulous if Black American leaders stood up publicly and said "It's about TIME we succeed like everybody else in this country and stop blaming the Whites and stop thinking we don't fit in...and WORK HARD and CONTRIBUTE and SUCCEED." Many have, obviously...and I know they'd want that said, too. But, nobody has the nerve and, instead, they need those needy, jealous, angry people to vote LEFT so they fan those flames.

Everybody's right,thanks for coming's DIVIDE..and CONQUER. horrid.

Right Truth said...

Not surprised. Shameful, but not surprising.

Right Truth

christian soldier said...

alinsky taught that making ones self a 'victim' would further the end-

Z said...

Debbie, definitely not surprising but it felt important enough to me to make sure people REALIZE yet another reason why there are still Black Americans being duped and buying the lies...

Carol, exactly right.

Anonymous said...

"and redirected their lives toward positive, productive pursuits. That's the way to real freedom and economic independence.,,"

I'm not the least bit optimistic that this will ever happen. It's 50 years now...4 generations and trillions of dollars later. after day we still see and hear of those who cannot do anything but milk the system, fraudulently.

Or continue to piss and moan about the long, long, long ago past. We can't erase that...any more than they want it erased. It's become a dependable fall back position to explain any kind of failure.

Anonymous said...

Of course it is racism! But they will do anything to make this election about something other tha Obama's record. The Republicans must not fall into this trap. they need to stay on the offense and not allow themselvesto forced onto the defensive.

Z said...

Imp, the worst thing that could have happened was welfare where fathers had to move out in order for the family to get any aid at all.
And it's perpetuated itself...though so many Black Americans do better than I do, which is SO GOOD.

I'm always a little surprised that we hear how needy Blacks are but that at least 80% of every ad on TV have Black Americans in them....from everything from cereal to mutual funds....
When you're conscious of that fact, you'll start to notice....

Advertisers don't waste expensive ad dollars pandering to a segment of the population that doesn't buy, so, as I blogged before, I think this is a GOOD THING, why don't we see the evidence of this in the news?

C's on Fire...So far, Romney's fallen in to EVERY trap they've set. Even a liberal here points out the traps....
Republicans need to STOP APOLOGIZING. About the hazing thing that happened FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO, Romney should have just said "Are you kidding me, bringing up something that long ago? I would never condone behavior like that today and I hope someone can find anything I've done since then that reflects badly on me....include links" !

So far, he's on the defensive and that has to STOP.

He needs to come out and demand the kind of free air time Obama gets, and say "Look, America...they're going to someday find that I might have stolen a Ticonderoga pencil when I was that what you're going to vote on? We know NOTHING about Obama, let's give me the same breaks. We need to save this country, not annihilate anybody interested in doing so..."

Law and Order Teacher said...

This is what I've said from the beginning. Romney cannot allow Obama and his minions to control the debate. Their strategy of throwing a bunch of sh*t against the wall to see if some of it sticks will only succeed if Romney allows it to distract him from his message, the economy.

Romney's problem is he has this streak of "white guilt" that causes him to give into to criticism that touches on that. You didn't do it Mitt. Man up.

Kid said...

This whole race and democrats thing is way out of bounds.
-Dems brought the salves here.
-Dems killed fellow Americans in the Civil War, fighting to keep the slaves.
-Blacks vote for KKK leaders to the democrat senate.
Why is there a Black Caucus in Congress?
Knowing there is a Black Caucus, why is there not a White Caucus.
Keeping in mind Congress is supposed to be setting the Example for INTEGRATION !

Good Lord, How can the subject of Race even be discussed seriously?

Not directed at you Z, just in general.

The whole setup is a paradox in logic.

Z said...

L&O, he is not manning up yet...I think he has lousy advisors. Wouldn't you LOVE to be one for him yourself? I sure would!

Kid, excellent comments....yes, imagine BYrd having been a RECRUITOR for the Klan and the left voted for him for, what...40 YEARS? NO reprieve for Strom Thurmond, but Byrd could be a RECRUITER and the msm loves him still :-)

Right Wing Theocrat said...

Let them do it. I think most people in America are pretty sick to the back teeth of race.

I'm pretty sure that most of you have moved on from racism, seeing as how you folks voted for a black man and all that. And I'm sure most of you will see these people for what they are, racists wanting to keep racism well and truly alive.

Leave them behind America, they're only out to drag you back and keep you down.