“You are a racist.” Strong words – but so overused they have lost their meaning. They are the fallback position of any liberal who is losing an argument based on facts they don’t like, or if they just can’t get their way.
You know things are really getting out of hand when Al Sharpton, probably the worst racist and race baiter in the country, threatens Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema that he will accuse them of racism if they don’t vote to blow up the filibuster. I guess if they vote his way he will retract his accusation.
Add to this the hypocrisy of Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer, who have previously defended the filibuster, now saying that it is a relic of Jim Crow. This from the party of slavery who used the filibuster 347 times in the previous four years to block GOP actions including that of Senator Tim Scott’s bill on criminal justice reform. This is the same Joe Biden who gave a eulogy at the funeral for Robert Byrd, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan. And the party of Mazie Hirono and Tammy Duckworth who have said they will not vote for a Biden nominee who is not a minority. Clearly the Democrats have moved a long way from Dr. King’s dictum that a person should be judged by the content of their character rather than by the color of their skin.
And let’s get real about this false charge that the country is systemically racist and in danger from white supremacists. A systemically racist country does not elect a black president. Blacks make up only 13% of the population so a lot of whites had to vote for Obama for him to be elected. Civil rights legislation was passed 55 years ago and non-discrimination and even affirmative action is the law of the land.
White supremacists make up a tiny, tiny fraction of the population and they are virtually powerless. The real danger is from ANTIFA and BLM. They are the ones who rioted, murdered people, trashed and looted businesses and attacked federal buildings and police officers all last year and are continuing in Portland and Seattle.