Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Are Independents Against Obama Racist 'Fringe Elements'?

Here's another smear on conservatives as racist, at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, " ‘Fringe element’ Could Easily Upend America’s Racial Progress" (via Memeorandum).

Okay. Right.

Actually, the ranks of the "fringe element" are expanding. See, Allahpundit, "
NBC poll: For the First Time, More Independents Disapprove of Obama Than Approve":

An eight-point swing in just two months. This is not the centrist “pragmatist” they thought they knew.

For the first time, independent voters—who delivered Mr. Obama the White House and Democrats control of the Congress—disapprove of the job he is doing, 46% to the 41% who approve. In July, 49% of independents approved of the president, against 38% who disapproved.

New doubts about the president have coincided with new hopes for Republicans, who appeared flattened by the election nearly a year ago.

As the 2010 election cycle heats up, independent voters now favor Republican control of Congress by four percentage points.

“For a party walloped two cycles in a row with independents, I think those are very important stories,” said Bill McInturff, a partner at the Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies, who conducts the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll with Democratic pollster Peter Hart.

His approval rating’s flat at 51 percent overall. More anti-statist backlash from the crosstabs: For the first time since 1997, more people say government is doing too many things rather than not doing enough (49/45) and more are worried about the exploding deficit than the need to “boost” the economy with new spending (62/30, up from 58/35 in June) ....

Check the post for the graph. I wonder how long it will be until Obama shills start attacking independents as racist!!

See also, Political Pistachio, "Why The Left Calls The Right Racist."

Cartoon Credit: William Warren at Americans for Limited Government.


Old Rebel said...

Yeah, it's really unfair when the big-government crowd accuses conservatives of being racist, isn't it?

AmPowerBlog said...

Old Rebel: I've said before I have no idea if YOU are racist ...

repsac3 said...

The AJC article you link specifically argues against your thesis that "conservatives are being smeared as racist."

‘Fringe element’ could easily upend America’s racial progress - ajc.com:

"Before I am accused yet again of implying that all who oppose the administration’s policies harbor secret bigotry, let me be clear: the “fringe element” to which I referred is just that: a fringe element.

It is beyond obvious that the overwhelming majority of people who protest the president’s efforts do so in the spirit of good-faith dissent and genuine concern for the future of the United States. I applaud them.

It would be ludicrous to imply that all or most such dissent is motivated by racism.

But it is equally ludicrous to ignore the alarming increase in extremism, hate speech, threatening behavior and outright racism that has accompanied the decline of reason and civility that tainted this summer’s debates."

Most who oppose some or all of Obama's ideas are not racists. But some (fringe elements among those who rise in opposition) are. Those who'd rather defend or excuse this fringe element rather than admit that they exist, are doing themselves no favors, and may even be hurting their movement.

Of course, you'll more'n'likely see only what you want to see, as usual...

"There are no racists on the right."
"There are no domestic terrorists on the right."
"There are no murderers on the right."
"Conservatives don't cheat on their spouses, never miss church, and donate blood regularly, too."

And of course...
"Liberals are Eeeeeevil..."