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Monday, April 5, 2010

White Liberal Stereotyping of Black Men

Frank Rich has been at the lead of the cabal of Democratic operatives, mainstream media columnists and left-wing bloggers who have engaged in a deliberate year-long smear campaign to paint opposition to Obama's agenda as inherently racist.

Rich's most recent column, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Obama!, is mostly an Obama lovefest in which Rich hearts Obama by arguing that since everyone is upset with Obama, Obama must be doing something right.

Rich writes, in his column, of an e-mail Rich received from a prominent liberal Obama supporter who argued that white liberals expected Obama to be more of a firebrand (you mean he's not?) because Obama is black (emphasis mine):
Last week, after I wrote about the role race plays in some of the apocalyptic right-wing hysteria about the health care bill, a friend who is a prominent liberal Obama supporter sent me an e-mail flipping my point. He theorized that race also plays a role in “the often angry and intemperate talk” he has been hearing from “left-liberal friends for the past many months about what a failure and a disappointment” the president has been. In his view, “Obama never said anything, while running, to give anyone the idea” that he was other than a “deliberate, compromise-seeking bipartisan moderate.” [My note: What a joke.] My friend wondered if white liberals who voted for Obama expected a “sweeping Republicans-be-damned kind of agenda” in part — and he emphasized “in part!” — because “they expect a black guy to be intemperate, impetuous, impatient” rather than “measured, deliberate, patient.
Rich's only evaluation of this claim was to state, non-judgmentally, "I guess anything is possible, particularly when it involves race in America."

That's it. An assessment by a prominent liberal that white liberals expected a black man to be intemperate, impetuous and impatient passed by Frank Rich as if it were nothing.

But if the positions were reversed, and a prominent conservative had said that white conservatives expected a black man to be intemperate, impetuous and impatient ... well you can imagine the flames shooting from Frank Rich's computer keyboard as he typed out another of his vicious attacks.

But apparently negative racial stereotyping is no big deal to race card-playing columnists like Frank Rich, as long as the negative racial stereotyping is by one of their own.

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  1. wow, all of that is so "bizzarro world" its amazing...

    > My friend wondered if white liberals who voted for Obama expected a “sweeping Republicans-be-damned kind of agenda” in part

    So, let me get this straight. They think they have a bi-partisan moderate. They think he campaigned as a firebrand. They feel they were misled, and this guy thinks that maybe they were stereotyping him as being what he is but they think he is not?

    it makes my brain hurt just thinking about it.

    Seriously if you told me the democratic party was, unbeknownst to them, recent immigrants from an alternate universe, where their opposites always wear goatees, I would believe you. Its the only explanation that makes sense.

    And, come to think of it, liberals often do wear Goatees.

  2. Welcome to our "post-racial" world. Heh. More racism is found lurking in every white person than ever before. More misogynistic talk masked as "political speech" in our "post-partisan" 21st century America than ever. The most divisive president evah!

    If the MSM had done their job in 2008, how different would things be? If only.

  3. PMSNBC's Norah O'Donnell said that all black males are good athletes.