I’d like to bring everyone’s attention to a comment left by one of our regular “conservative” visitors, at the post Rallying the Base, in which I wrote, “Republicans are down in the polls, so blatant racism is used to remind them who they are for and who they are against.”
Here’s the comment, judge for yourself whether it makes my point:
Wow…your racism-Detecto-matic must be set to “hypersensitive”…why is it racism to point out that in large measure, the refugees from New Orleans brought their city’s high crime rate with them when the moved to Houston?
Would you rather the matter not be discussed because the cold truth (Blacks commit crimes in numbers that are WAY disproportionate to their percentage of the population) makes liberals uncomfortable?
First, I’m “hypersensitive” to think Rush was talking about Black people. Rush was oh-so-careful not to say he meant Black people when he talked about “New Orleans refugees.” That’s what’s known as a “code word.” Republicans are so good at using code words, but so-called “conservatives” sure are good at picking up the message that is being sent, no?
And then, of course, comes the racist argument that Black people are different, are criminals, etc. But I was just being a typical “hypersensitive” liberal to think this was about race. It must be a conspiracy theory to think it was about race…