Up at the top of their website, the have a WHOLE TAB devoted to Bobby Jindal containing articles to ridicule him and discredit him. LOL, it's so ridiculous. The Left and their Hate Lists, taken straight from RULE 5 of Saul Alinksky's Rules for Radicals - Ridicule is man's most potent weapon and RULE 13 - Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. (Hello Sarah Palin!) When I go to Townhall they don't have entire sections devoted to marginalizing Liberals. The articles for the most part are incredibly thoughtful and not given over to excessive anger or emotion, and they are usually pretty respectful. There are a few exceptions of course, but they also have a wide range of opinions from difference segments within the Republican right from the far, far right to more centrist Republicans... some seem down right liberal (ahem, I'm talking about you Kathleen Parker!).
There are a few columnists that I return to each week, I have the days they are published memorized. I was thinking about it the other day, and I realized that NOT ONE of my favorites are the stereotypical white, Christian males that are used to characterize the Republican party. Let me line them out for you:
Thomas Sowell - African American, and my most favorite conservative. I'm a groupie... I could see myself fainting and crying if they ever held a Thomas Sowell rally the way women do over Obama!
Star Parker - African American Female, she's simply amazing and understands better than any other conservative the connection between Freedom, Capitalism and Faith and the necessity for all three to be carefully preserved here in America.
Michael Medved - Jewish, there's no consistent theme in his pieces, but I enjoy them tremendously.
Charles Krauthammer - Jewish, he is astoundingly brilliant and thoughtful. Sometimes his columns go way over my head!
Ann Coulter - Female, I love Ann. Is there a funnier Conservative woman out there? Its biting humor I'll admit... I'm just so glad she's on our side! Its painful precisely because everything she says is so factual.
Michelle Malkin - Asian American Female, this woman HATES corruption and although she's a conservative, she exposes it in both parties.
I am always amazed at the diversity of the Columnists on Townhall! Its wonderful, but its also frustrating that the Left so successfully characterizes Republicans as anti-minority. Not wanting to stoop to the level of using identity politics by appealing to emotion rather than reason does NOT make us racists.
The Left for some reason though, is allowed to trot out racism against conservatives and minorities alike whenever they feel like it with impunity. They know the media won't take them to task.
Why is every Black conservative an "Uncle Tom" or a "House N*****" or an "Aunt Jemima" or a traitor to their race? Is it just me or aren't these racial slurs?
Why is Democratic Senator Dick Durbin allowed to get away with the argument that abortion is ok because its a black thing? Abortions ok because its mostly black babies we're killing, right? I mean, who cares? (I, for one, do, and feel that Dick is an appropriate name for this senator!!!)
Ever notice that all of the former Klansmen in the Senate and Congress are Democrats? Here's looking at you Bob "I filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act" Byrd.
Speaking of the Civil Rights Act, 80% of Republicans in the House supported it, and the Senate Republicans that supported it was even higher. Less than 60% of House Democrats supported it. And the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that obtains a whopping 82% of Republicans in the House and 94% of Senate Republicans.
Democrats consistently vote in legislation to keep minorities sucking off of the governments teat (its crass, but I don't know how else to say it). For example, they put an end to the DC school voucher program that was actually working at improving the test scores of minority children in the DC schools. Democrats killed it because how else would they be able to keep all those minority votes? The second those children obtain an decent education and start rising above their circumstances, the Democrats know that they will start voting for Republicans.
Which favorite President of the Liberals was responsible for ripping Japanese Americans from their homes and putting them in concent... I mean internment camps. Oh right, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Lest we forget, it was a Republican president who freed the slaves and Republicans were responsible for virtually every piece of anti-lynching legislation that was passed.
But hey, we're all racists... and how do I know this? Well Democrats keep telling us we are. They've mastered the art of making sure that they are the first ones to see it and scream loudly about it. There's no way we can ever match them in the racial rhetoric department, and I for one, don't want to. I don't want to have to use the Rules for Radicals to get my point across, and I don't want to go into hysterics and name calling the way they do. I know the Republican party isn't perfect, but the day they start beating the Democrats at their own nasty game, is the day I leave the party.
This is what I think most Republicans want for minorities:
"It is all right for [minorities] to begin building wealth in this country. It is not against the law, and it certainly is more enjoyable than poverty." Harry Alford
And the only way that can happen, is through good, old fashioned American Capitalism, not through accepting the largess handed out by the Democratic party in exchange for votes.
Anyway, I got way off target of what I started to write about, so for the fun I mentioned at the top, go through the article below and tell me what fallacies you can pick out and why this man's logic is completely flawed and absurd.