Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accused Republicans on Tuesday of injecting race into the presidential campaign, arguing that they are using “code language” to convince Midwesterners that Democrat Barack Obama is different from them.”Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?” Sebelius asked with sarcasm. “(Republicans) are not going to go lightly into the darkness.”
Sebelius was responding to a question from the audience at the Iowa City Public Library about the tenacity of Democrats and whether they would fight for victory as hard as Republicans in the closing weeks of the election.
She did not elaborate on her comment.
It’s another of those lovely false syllogisms emanating from the Left. This one is pretty special in that it is not only false in its construction, but also false in its premises.
Here’s how it goes: Conservatives are racists; conservatives are saying mean things (not racial things, just mean things) about Obama; Obama is black; therefore those means things are implicitly racist, regardless of whether they’re explicitly racist.
End result: any negative thing Republicans say about Obama — he’s a community organizer, his tax plan will bankrupt the US economy, his ears are big, he tried to sell Iraq and America out to Al Qaeda to win the election, he intentionally used “pig” and “lipstick” in the same sentence knowing that his acolytes would make the connection with Palin — anything like that is ipso facto racist, because any criticism of Obama is racist, because Obama is black and conservatives are racists.
Did you get that? If you didn’t, believe me, over the next 49 days you’ll have lots of chances to have that lesson in reinforced. After all, assuming that Republicans have learned their PC lesson and shy away from any hints of being (God forbid!) racists, they’ll shut up every time that slur is levied against them.
By the way, let me remind you all that I am a racist, and pretty damn proud of it too. Those words are as true today as they were when I wrote them this past June.