The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.
I know I have used this quote before but it is hard to find a better one to describe the constant cries of racism from the left. The latest is Congressman Barney Franks (D-MA).
His charge is a little convoluted but then he is kind of a limp guy so he was able to pull it off without injuring himself.
The Massachusetts Democrat, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said the GOP is appealing to its base by blaming the country's mortgage foreclosure problem on efforts to expand affordable housing through the Community Reinvestment Act.
"They get to take things out on poor people," Frank said at a mortgage foreclosure symposium in Boston. "Let's be honest: The fact that some of the poor people are black doesn't hurt them either, from their standpoint. This is an effort, I believe, to appeal to a kind of anger in people."
Rest of the story here:
What Mr. Frank is forgetting is that we are not just blaming poor people, we’re also blaming him and his fellow corrupt Democrats. The bottom line though is that in the Democratic play book, if there is ever a question you can’t or don’t want to answer, claim that the question or questioner is racist.
This was used recently, poorly, in the Sarah Palin questions about Barack Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers. In an argument that was possibly even more convoluted than Frank’s, an AP “journalist” made the accusation that her comments that Obama was “palling around with terrorists” was racist because people associate terrorists with “dark skinned people”. This journalist naturally ignored the fact that Ayers was white. But then liberals are hell-bent on not letting the facts get in the way of a good political attack.
Then of course we have the mother-of-all convolutions in which anybody that brings up the Reverend Jeremiah Wright is racist. This is a hard core racist leading a black separatist church. But, if he is mentioned in connection with Obama who only spent a mere 20 years listening to this man’s racist rantings, the person raising the issue is clearly racist. I am at a loss on this one. I have nothing.
So, attack McCain for being old, attack him for being a cripple, attack Palin for being a woman, attack Trig Palin for having Down’s, but don’t you say anything about Democrats you racist scum.
Disclaimer: I realize that a couple of the remarks in this blog were a little gay unfriendly. I am not homophobic or a supporter of gay rights, I quite frankly could care less about gays. It was merely meant to be tongue in cheek. No gays were injured in the making of this blog.