You would think that the race card is a particular card that has been over-swiped so many times that it should have started coming back as declined. But, members of Congress-particularly those on the Democratic side of the aisle- have already been proven as credit hungry and can’t seem to cut up the federal credit cards, along with their race cards.
However, it’s become so tiresome and overused that I think finally most Americans seem to only respond with a roll of their eyes. Chris Bounds wrote specifically on the topic not long ago, saying:
The race card: A political play used exclusively by liberals to smear their political opponents and shut down honest debate…
It was three years ago when Americans were being beat senseless over the head by liberals to convince them that they were racist if they did not vote for Barack Obama. It was a shameful scare tactic to silence all criticism of Obama and with the help of the mainstream media it worked.
Anyone who sincerely attempted to challenge Obama’s weaknesses was tarred and feathered as a racist and a bigot. Obama, being the only presidential candidate to bring up race, used the cheap political play to his advantage. He called Americans that were frustrated in these hard economic times “bitter” and that “they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” In another instance he falsely accused Republicans of saying “he’s got a funny name, you know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.” Who cares if there was no proof behind Obama’s claims? What do facts matter when the mainstream media steps out of its watchdog tower and slips into Obama’s bed?
And while it’s a tired topic that doesn’t stop one of Houston’s “finest,” Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (she’s the one you see at every State of the Union sitting as close to the aisle with the nearest camera wearing the loudest colored clothes possible so as to be noticed and admired on television- also known as “camera pimp), from using it as her soapbox to wonder aloud why President Obama is being so “disrespected” over the debt ceiling issue. She says:
“Why is he different? And in my community, that is the question that we raise. In the minority community that is question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully? Why has the debt limit been raised 60 times? Why did the leader of the Senate continually talk about his job is to bring the president down to make sure he is unelected?”
“I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president — only this one, only this one — has received the kind of attacks and disagreement and inability to work, only this one.”
My, oh my. You would think these people lived in a coma throughout the entire last presidency. If I recall correctly, President Bush was crucified daily in the media and viciously attacked among Democrats in Congress concerning each and every decision that he made. So, why is Sheila Jackson Lee insisting that this is the ONLY president who has received any attacks and disagreements?
She goes on to say:
“Read between the lines,” she continued. “What is different about this president that should put him in a position that he should not receive the same kind of respectful treatment of when it is necessary to raise the debt limit in order to pay our bills, something required by both statute and the 14th amendment?”
Democrats must always muddy the waters of the debates by pulling out the tricks from their sleeves to divert attention away from the facts, using guilt and manipulation to silence their opponents and get their way. Now, not to confuse SJL with the facts- but let us review what this own President said about the debt ceiling before he became the President.
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
Was Obama saying this because GWB was white? Was he being racist? Of course not, SJL. Go back to being a bad politician and leave the ridiculous race baiting to those who do it best– Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.