Ron Fournier at the National Journal has cracked the top secret Honky Code! And here I was thinking that our use of those WWII surplus Nazi Enigma code machines was keeping us in the clear! Whatever will we whitey’s do now to communicate how we feel about black people without them knowing that we are talking about them!
There it is. The Macomb County buzz word for welfare, a synonym that rests on the tongues of the white middle class like sour milk. Men like Miller and Benson don’t use the N-word and they don’t hate (disclosure: I grew up with Miller, who now lives in Macomb County): For a five-figure salary and overtime, Miller risks his life fighting fires in a black neighborhood just south of 8 Mile Road. But Benson casually overestimated the black unemployment rate in Detroit by more than 10 percentage points, and both he and Miller will talk your ear off about welfare cheats.
“It’s a generational apathy,” Miller said, “and they keep getting more and more (apathetic) because they don’t have to work. If they sleep all day and free money …”
“ … Comes in the mail,” Benson said.
“… not in the mail anymore,” Miller said, “It’s in a magic card they can swipe.”
They poked at their egg yolks until Miller broke the silence. “I feel like a fool for not jumping on that shit and getting some (welfare) myself,” Miller said. “But I couldn’t sleep at night.”
I share this story to crack the code – the subtle language of distrust and prejudice that whites use to communicate deep-set fears, and that cynical politicians translate into votes. Translating Miller and Benson:
“Subsidization” = Welfare
“Generational Apathy” = Lazy
“They Slept All Day” = Blacks Sleep All Day
“I Feel Like a Fool” = I’m Mad As Hell
Please understand that Miller and working-class whites like him have reason to be angry and cynical. First, life is tough and getting tougher for the shrinking middle class, regardless of race. Second, as the National Journal reported in the story involving Miller a year ago, minorities are steadily pushing their way into the middle class, which was once the province of whites.
What a load of total horseshit…
It couldn’t be that Miller was speaking exactly the truth about what he sees in those neighbourhoods and is actually using that language to lampoon the clueless liberals that try to change the definition of the welfare state by changing the meaning of the words, could they? Of course not, these men are obviously racists…and since they are of ambiguous political leanings, they must be Racist Republicans for Romney. We know it because the liberal arbiter of all things racial, Ron Fournier, says so.
I apologize for the language and the use of the word “nigger” but this liberal preoccupation with finding a “dog whistle” and a racist “code word” in every single utterance of anyone with vaguely conservative bone fides has gone past irritating to total absurdity. I’m just tired of getting hit in the face with this bullshit every single hour of every single day. It’s time we speak plainly about the misapplication of the word “racist” and what it really means to liberals.
This “every word is racist” is representative of a liberal mindset that sees everything through the lens of race.
Perhaps exemplified best by the MSNBC co-court jesters, Chris “Tingles” Matthews an Lawrence O’Donnell when they used their lightening fast intellects to make thiese “connections”:
Tingles thinks that the word “Chicago”, when uttered by a Republican, of course, is correctly spelled “n-i-g-g-e-r”:
“It’s all part of this Barack Obama as ‘other’ sort of blanket campaign that has been waged by the Republican Party for some time now. It may be gaining some traction now, though I wonder why now as opposed to a bit closer to election.”
Matthews then demonstrates his mind-numbing ability to take an idiotic statement, amplify it, and subsequently make it exponentially more idiotic coming from his mouth, when he said this:
“Yea, well let me ask you about that gentleman. What about now, is this constant barrage of assaults, saying the guy is basically playing an old game of demagoguery politics, where you take the money from the worker bees and give it to the poor people to buy votes. That’s basically what they’re charging him with. Old big-style, big-city machine of 50 years ago.”
He added, “They keep saying Chicago by the way, have you noticed? They keep saying Chicago. That’s another thing that sends that message – this guy’s helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods, screwing us in the ‘burbs.”
Hielemann helpfully interpreted Matthews statement, presumably for those too challenged to understand basic words (or as we in the business refer to them – Hardball viewers), by making this jaw-dropping statement:
“There’s a lot of black people in Chicago.”
O’Donnell says that saying that Obama is playing too much golf and not working enough is racist:
MARTIN BASHIR: We have seen an early draft of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s forthcoming oration. Can I quote something from you? “For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems, he hasn’t been working to earn re-election. He has been working to earn a spot on the PGA Tour.” How about that?
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: Well, we know exactly what he’s trying to do there. He is trying to align to Tiger Woods and surely, the — lifestyle of Tiger Woods with Barack Obama. Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth. They find every way they possibly can to –
BASHIR: Lawrence — don’t you think — don’t you think that what he’s really trying to do is to suggest that the president is not paying attention to the central issues that come with the responsibility he has? Is he really – Mitch McConnell really making a connection with Tiger Woods who, of course, has become infamous for chasing various cocktail waitresses around Las Vegas and so on?
So the President’s 104 rounds of golf = Tiger Woods = black guy = white hookers = divorced from white wife = racist. Well, I’ll be damned. I see the brilliance and the logic of it all now!
If these guys had to take a Rorschach Test, you would think that their first response to every inkblot would be to scream “racist!”.
The problem with this as a Republican strategy is that it is a known fact that more white people are the beneficiaries of government assistance programs than blacks – which really shouldn’t be a big surprise since whites are a majority of population.
Let’s examine the premise that Republicans are tooting on the Anti-Magic Negro dog whistle. By Democrat definition, they would already have the racist vote sewn up, so what would the advantage be to 1) antagonize a racial group (blacks) further, 95-98% of which voted for your opponent in the last election, 2) stigmatize a large segment of another racial group (whites) who make up the largest contingent of people who use the programs that you want to reform and 3) offend the “moderate” voters who are likely to go either way and handed the electoral victory to your opponent the last time?
Even if it were real, It simply makes no practical sense for Republicans to do it.
But it does make sense for liberals to claim that they see racism everywhere because they know that the wishy-washy, emotional “moderates” are sensitive to the appearance of racism and want to avoid it at every turn.
As Rush Limbaugh pointed out yesterday, the goal of the liberal establishment is to drive the “swing voters” insane:
They also know that they’re the focal point of every campaign. Swing voters, “undecideds”. And when it comes time for them to get in a group and tell everybody what they think, they make sure that they tell you they agree with both sides of everything. These people, in their own minds, are beaten up every day. I think they’ve got the right instincts. I think they probably know what’s right and wrong, good and bad, but they’re weak.
They succumb to the daily barrage that they’re subjected to that they’re kooks, freaks, and oddballs. And they don’t want people to think that. So when they’re put together in a focus group, they make sure that whoever’s running that focus group knows that they’re for this and against it. For it and against it! They see both sides. In other words, “I can see how you feel. I don’t necessarily feel that way now, but I did yesterday.” Anything to avoid criticism. They’re truly schizophrenic, and they’re nuts. And that’s how we get moderates!
It’s how we get people afraid to stand for things because they’re routinely beaten up. Look at what happens to conservatives in the media who stand up for it. I don’t care who you are, you get destroyed. You get creamed if you go public with it.
These liberal boors are just trying to play the provocateur. I laugh my ass off when I think of these fools in conjunction with a snippet from Kanye West and Jay-Z’s song “Niggas In Paris”:
Got my niggas in Paris
And they going gorillas, huh!
Then there is a overdubbing of Will Ferrell and John Heder from a funny as hell movie, Blades of Glory:
Heder: “I don’t even know what that means”
Ferrell: “No one knows what it means but its provocative”
Heder: “No it’s not…”
Ferrell: “It gets the people GOING”
That’s all this is – the Democrats and their fellow travellers in the media want to “get the people going”, to spook the “moderate” lemmings to run over the Obama cliff.
When you hear Chris Matthews or any of these liberal morons claim that saying that Michelle Obama has a fat ass means that she is a “nigger” because “nigger” women have fat asses and urban black men like rap songs about women with junk in the trunk – and by extension Republicans are calling Obama a “nigger” – just remember this: Kim Kardashian isn’t black, has a trunk like a Cadillac Sedan de Ville and a black man, Kanye West, is tapping that ass. That didn’t make her black, just a woman with a big cushion for better pushin’.
Like Freud said, sometimes a fat ass is just a fat ass.
Stacy McCain has more Dem hijinks.