Phatscotty wrote:Baron, it's not silly at all. I have collections of clips, tons of evidence.
It's like this. The democratic party is the perceived champion of minorities, right? Anything that goes against liberal policy can and has many times ended up with charges of racism.
Back up a bit. Conservativism and racism have tended to go together, historically. The standard definition of "conservative" is "supporting the status quo". Since white males were, up until very recently, "in charge", those who had racist motives tended to support conservative political causes. Also, people who are racist are often members of what many call "fundamentalist" churches, which tend to support conservative social causes. Those socially conservative have tended to side with the political conservatives.
So, yes, racists are more often conservative. BUT, that doesn't mean conservatives are all racist. Nor does it mean that a definition of racism is "anything non liberal". That kind of statement, however, is something a racist might claim, to draw attention away from his racism, to try and justify it as something else. Does that fit you? I cannot say. Only you know that for sure.
Phatscotty wrote:Jesse Jackson, just to site one example, said "You can not call yourself black and be against the healthcare bill" Thereby implying it's for the blacks, and any white who stand against it are racist. Sharpton and others have echoed this claim many times many different ways.
Jesse Jackson is an idiot, not a spokesperson for the Democratic party, no matter what he might wish to be. And yes, he is definitely racist.