The race card loses its meaning, bites Democrats

By: 
Dennis Warden
Publisher

We’ve been told by Democrats for decades now that basically all Republicans are racists. Every Republican president in my lifetime has been called a racist at one time. Maybe I’m stretching the facts a little but it seems as though not a week goes by when President Donald Trump is not called a racist.

This was brought to the forefront last week when Trump tweeted about the deplorable conditions in the city of Baltimore.

Here is what the president tweeted: “Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA.”

He went on to say Cummings’ district is “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”

“If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place,” the president wrote of Cummings.

In Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech, delivered almost 56 years ago this month, he said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Nowhere in King’s speech did he say that blacks should never be criticized or judged for their actions. 

We now live in a country where anytime an individual makes a negative comment on someone who happens to be black about their actions they are deemed racist. 

Never mind that it has nothing to do with the color of their skin. Never mind that what is said is factual. Never mind that others have made similar statements. Even Cummings called Baltimore ‘drug infested,’ and likened residents to ‘zombies.’

If Trump were a racist he would not be good friends and play golf with Tiger Woods; he would not be about to execute a white supremacist; he would not have pushed Sweden to release black rapper A$AP Rocky from jail; he would not be pushing prison reform that directly benefits families of black men; he would not have pardoned a black Tennessee grandmother serving a life sentence for cocaine trafficking; he would not have invited a group of about 20 “Inner City Pastors,” as he called them, to the White House for a meeting about how to help the black community last week.

So, when Trump calls out leaders of Baltimore where minorities are the main victims of crime and blight he is called a racist.

In many cases, as in this example from Baltimore, the race card is used to deflect criticism from the real problem — “pay no attention to what Trump has to say for he is a racist.”

In the past few weeks the race card has come back to bite Democrats — presidential candidate Joe Biden has been called racist by two others campaigning for president on the Democrat ticket and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has also recently been labeled a racist.

Just like chicken little always claiming that the sky is falling, over use of the word racist causes the word to lose it’s meaning.

Are there racists? Of course there are. James Earl Ray, who shot and killed King was a racist. Two years ago when blacks marched from St. Louis to Jefferson City on Highway 50 someone placed a plate of fried chicken at various points along the way. That person was obviously racist. 

Every white Republican who didn’t vote for Barack Obama is not a racist. That is another lie spread by Democrats to keep the black population blindly voting for them. We voted for Obama’s Republican opponents because of his politics. It had nothing to do with the color of his skin, precisely what King wanted.

There are signs that some Democrats are moving past calling Republicans racist and deplorable. Comedian D.L. Hughley recently stated that Trump supporters are worse than devil worshippers, and Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar said in a 2018 interview that Americans should be “more fearful of white men” than of “jihadist terrorism.”

What they are doing is de-humanizing us, just like Hitler did with the Jews in Germany before World War II.

Do Democrats in our local communities believe that we are deplorable, racist and worse than devil worshippers and jihadist terrorism? I pray not.

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