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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Never Trumper laments that calling us racist failed

After two years of whining about Donald John Trump and we deplorable people who elected him president, Noah Rothman of the counterfeit conservative Commentary magazine finally gave up.

"Calling All Trump Voters Racist Won’t Make Them Disappear," Rothman wrote.

He used Roseanne Barr's bizarre tweet (she was off her meds) to portray Trump voters as racist. Oh he set up a strawman argument from "the Left" that all Trump voters are racist, which he dismissed without giving a reason why, simply stating that "unscrupulous observers conflate amorphous status anxiety among some Trump-backing demographics with standard-issue white racism."

Standard-issue white racism?

Bit Rothman offered no explanation. He just dove into his next paragraph, which was a re-working of the dog whistle-racism argument.

"I have written extensively in opposition to Donald Trump’s nakedly racial appeals to the Republican base. I’ve written about how his ascension to lead the GOP made Trump’s white-supremacy problem their own. I contend that Trump gave aid and comfort to the vile racists calling themselves the alt-right. He has destigmatized blatant misogyny  and repeatedly used irresponsible language to describe Latinos in a way that can have downstream policy consequences. Republicans who bury their moral compass beneath a mountain of politically expedient rationalizations are doing themselves no favors. But the notion that the president’s voters or even his supporters are inherently racist is logically flawed, and the comfort with which so many prominent liberals have embraced it suggests there’s something deeply wrong with the modern liberal political ethos," Rothman wrote.

What racism?

How is building a wall between Mexico and the United States racist? Are we going to ship 50 million African-Americans there first before we lay the bricks?

As for Trump's misogyny, explain why he made Barbara Res the first woman to oversee a major building project in Manhattan. Indeed, in the entire world. She built Trump Tower for him.

Rothman revealed his true self in that paragraph, when he wrote, "Republicans who bury their moral compass beneath a mountain of politically expedient rationalizations are doing themselves no favors."

Really? How?

How does appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court instead of Harriet Miers hurt Republicans?

How does rolling back a thousand unnecessary regulations hurt Republicans?

How does cutting the corporate tax to 21% hurt Republicans?

How does cutting individual taxes hurt Republicans?

How does a 3.8% unemployment rate hurt Republicans?

How does meeting with Kim Jong Un hurt Republicans?

Rothman is a man of words, not action. The only people hurt by Trump's actions are liberals who are out of power, who now include Rothman because a true conservative would celebrate.

Sticks and stones will break our bones, but names will never hurt us. Which is why Rothman is so sad. Calling us racist does not hurt us.

Trump did not drive these people mad. He merely revealed it.

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16 comments:

  1. “unscrupulous observers conflate amorphous status anxiety among some Trump-backing demographics with standard-issue white racism."

    This guy’s paid by the word, right?

    Saner people would just say, “A**holes talk trash”.

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    1. I guess he finally got around to using his old high school thesaurus.

      Fairly transparent piece.

      SC

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  2. Hey Diamond & Silk and Kanye. Congratulations! You’ve just been marginalized. Welcome to the club!

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    1. Watch Diamond and Silk talk to the brain dead in Harlem on Jesse Watters show. The real name callers among black and minorities can't debate anyone with a brain because Trump was not a racist until he apposed Democrats.

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  3. Mr Rothman is signaling how "good" he is by accusing any and all Trump voters as "racist". This is standard virtue signaling which requires nothing of the "good" person but name calling, dehumanization of his fellow citizens, and getting paid for writing schlock. It is the lazy man declaring his worth with zero actions and a muling signal of being included in his "group". His is social and economic (and very lazy) survival to continue loafing and producing "word smithing" of dubious value except to his cohort. With these chuckle-heads it is always at its root about money.

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  4. Dozens of pathologically evil MS-13 members do not make all MS-13 members "animals" but 1 white supremacist Trump supporter makes all Trump supporters "racist". It's liberal logic.

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    1. Dozens of pathologically evil MS-13 members do not make all MS-13 members "animals" but 1 imaginary white supremacist Trump supporter makes all Trump supporters "racist". It's liberal logic.
      FIFY

      Actually, it is projection. They are calling us racist because they are racist, and it makes them feel better to think, or imagine they are thinking, that we are worse than they are.

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    2. It’s gaslighting. Everytime some surprising, new word is racist, everytime some new behavior is now racist, confusing rational participants abd onlookers, remember the purpose is to make others not sure of their perceptions and beliefs.

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  5. One of things I like most about President Trump is his innate ability to bring out the worst in his enemies. It's most popcorn worthy.

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    1. President Trump doesn't bring out the worst in them, he merely stops the liberal press from ignoring it.
      KilJoy's old blog shows that she was a POS long before President Trump was candidate Trump. Harvey Weinstein was sexually assaulting wannabe actresses, and Bill Cosby was drugging them all back when Trump was a mere millionaire fighting city hall.
      The PoundMeToo movement started because they knew they were guilty, and assumed that most republicans would be as repugnant as all liberals are. Some are, but thankfully, not as many as they had hoped.

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  6. Talk about a strawman. Ask any iranian if they consider themselves black. No one, and I mean NO one, considered an iranian black before they decided to use it as a club against Roseanne.

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    1. If you are referring to Valerie Jarrett, she was born in Iran to American parents but is not an ethnic Iranian (Persian). Both her parents are African-American, but you would not know ValJar is black just from looking at her. Her relatives on her mother's side (the Bowman family) could all pass for white, in fact they re whiter looking than some of my relatives. Barr has claimed she didn't know Jarrett was an African-American when she tweeted her tasteless comment and that it wasn't intended as a racist remark, i.e., it was disparaging and vulgar but not racial in intent.

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  7. After Baby Killer, Racist is a piece of cake.

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    1. Vietnam Guy pulls rank. :)
      We are not worthy.
      Thank you for your service

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