In Amerika today, there is no more potent political card to wield than the race card.
Being a racist is worse than being a pedophile or a serial killer. And accusing your opponent of racism is the penultimate way to shut people up because how does one defend oneself? It is as futile as defending oneself against the loaded accusation, “When did you stop beating your wife?”
Given that, the smart move for the Democratic Party is to field a black candidate for president and make sure he wins. In 2008, the Demonrats had their dream candidate — the half-black Barry Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama.
Recall that in 2010, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan made the cryptic remark that “Obama was selected before he was elected.” Recall also physicist Tom Fife‘s fascinating account that in 1992 while he was visiting Moscow, a woman with undying allegiance to Soviet Communism (the Soviet Union had recently collapsed, on December 31, 1991) told him that a black man named Barack, born of a white American woman and an African male, was being groomed by communists to be, and would be elected, President of the United States.
Every day since the election and reelection of Obama, the Democrats and the Left have wielded the race card against his critics and opponents. The latest opportunist is that elite of all elites, 77-year-old Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia), the great grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller.
On May 21, 2014, near the end of a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, committee chair Rockefeller said opposition to Obamacare, aka the most unAffordable Care Act, stems from members of the GOP thinking Barack Obama is “the wrong color.”
Objecting to what he saw as GOP obstructionism, Rockefeller said he thought it was “very important to take a long view at what’s going on. I’ll be able to dig up some emails that make part of the Affordable Care Act that doesn’t look good – especially from people who made up their mind that they don’t want it to work because they don’t like the president. Maybe he’s of the wrong color, something of that sort. I’ve seen a lot of that and I know a lot of that to be true. It’s not something you’re meant to talk about in public but it’s something I’m talking about in public because that is very true.”
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) was the only committee member who objected to Rockefeller’s race card.
Johnson said to Rockefeller: “I would say it was offensive, seeing as how I’m the only one in the room here really talking about opposition, that you would play the race card, that you would say opposition to Obamacare necessarily must stream from … inherent racism. Very offensive. So no, I didn’t object to this because of the race of the president. I objected to this because it is an assault on our freedom. I found it very offensive that you’d basically imply that I’m a racist because I opposed this health care law. That is outrageous! Mr. Chairman … I found it very offensive that you would basically imply that I’m a racist because I opposed this law. Please don’t assume. Don’t make implications of what I’m thinking and what I would support. You have no idea.”
Rockefeller actually presumed to know what Sen. Johnson was thinking. Rockefeller said, “I actually do, you know. God help you.”
To which Johnson replied, “No, senator. God help you for implying I’m a racist!”
In 2010, according to The Hill, Jay Rockefeller ranked 4th among the 10 richest members of Congress with an estimated wealth of 84 million. Having been senator for 30 years since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984, Rockefeller will retire and not seek reelection.
Dr. Eowyn’s article first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.