Saturday Night Card Game (WaPo plays the Rice card)
Posted by William A. Jacobson
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 6:38pm
Everytime I think the Democratic race card players could not get more vile, more deranged, more patronizingly demeaning to blacks, someone manages to defy even my vivid imagination.
This time, it is the Editorial Board of The Washington Post, which issued a truly amazing screed (h/t Gabriel Malor) claiming that critics of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are motivated by race and sex, as demonstrated by the facts that most are male and a significant percentage come from former confederate states (emphasis mine):
The Democrats often personal attacks on Rice, Condoleezza, continued unabated (Kerry Picket has more). Liberal cartoonists at major publications played on crude racial stereotypes in going after Rice, Condoleezza.
You get the point.
The criticisms of Rice, Condoleezza, on policy grounds were within the legitimate political realm, as are the criticisms of Rice, Susan.
In the criticisms of Rice, Susan, we have not seen from Republicans anything approaching the vitriol and crude racial and sexist comments directed at Rice, Condoleezza.
As Jacobson points out in his last paragraph, race-card-playing is done - and is becoming a sign of - when the players feel their end justifies even the most despicable means. As Jacobson points out at length, don’t look for logic, consistency or intellectual honesty. Race-card-playing (like gender-card-playing and gay-card-playing) is done to destroy people, and the sole appropriate response, IMO, is to work to utterly destroy the credibility of the players!