Yeah I know, black people like me should be forever grateful to O.J. Simpson. Once upon a time we were told by Conservatives like Ann Coulter that we should be grateful to Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party. Yes, because it if wasn’t for such righteous men line Lincoln, black folks would be picking cotton, even in Black History Month. But I suppose we’re post-racial now; so, now we owe a debt of gratitude to the great liberator, Oranthal J. Simpson. Yep, Johnny Cochran would be proud that his courtroom rhyme made history.
I swear, white folks say the dumbest shit at times when it comes to race. Pardon me, I meant to say some white folks say the dumbest shit when it comes to race. Lord knows I have to be careful not to generalize and be mistaken for being racist like some of you people out there.
Pugnacious conservative commentator and eight time bestselling author Ann Coulter is out with a new book on race that is bound to provoke and upset, in true Coulter fashion.
In Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama, Coulter posits that the left consistently plays the “race card” in order to keep the black vote, by accusing Republicans of racism when it’s not deserved.
“These are fictional battles with nonexistent racists,” says Coulter, who devotes several pages to debunking supposed instances of Tea Party racism. Many, she argues, were exaggerated by the media, “liberal infiltrators” pretending to be Republicans, or never happened.
Coulter, who does not mention Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Mugged, says Democrats pretend that Republicans are racist because it’s the only way they can win.
“It’s the only way this guy got elected and will be re-elected,” Coulter says of President Barack Obama. “The theme of 2008 was that it was historic and you’re a racist if you don’t vote for the first black president. Someone with his youth and lack of experience would not be elected if he was white.”
Fast forward four years and Coulter says the media are still treating Obama with kid gloves. She cites the recent proteststhat spread across the Middle East and North Africa over an anti-Islam video, and what she sees as the media’s lack of scrutiny of the Obama administration’s response to those protests. “The world is exploding, and the media treat him like a child.”
But Obama supporters say the media is just as critical of the president as anyone else. “The president has gotten crazy coverage down to his birth certificate,” liberal commentatorRev. Al Sharpton told Whispers. Coulter accuses Sharpton in her book of having historically played the race card. “When I see bias, I call bias, even if it’s a Democrat,” he says. “I don’t see liberals as playing the race card at all.”
Coulter believes Sharpton “is probably the only black person” who won’t like her book. She dedicated Mugged to “the freest black man in America,” with no further explanation about who that person might be.
Jamelle Bouie, a staff writer at the American Prospect who writes on politics and race, is actually another black person who doesn’t like her book. He says Coulter’s thesis is “insulting.”
“Black people don’t support Democrats because white liberals ‘play the race card,’ they support Democrats because their interests—material and symbolic—are best served by the Democratic Party,” Bouie wrote in an E-mail to Whispers. “This view that blacks have a Pavlovian response to politics is insulting, to say the least.” (source)
I’m not too sure of the point Ann attempted to make in the following interview when she appeared on The View a few days ago. However, I’m kinda glad that there were at least two black women on the panel to properly snatch her wig for the silly commentary. Truth be told, she’s lucky she didn’t say that stupid shit on the set of Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Not that those sisters on that show could properly check her with fats or anything. But it would have been nice to see them pull off some ear rings and go to work on Rageddy Ann as she deserves for insulting my intelligence.
Sorry Ann, but I don’t remember O.J. being a freedom fighter!
It’s like I told you earlier this week when she appeared on Fox & Friends and said that racism would be dead if it weren’t for the media and Democrats. If racism ever died in America, it damn sure wouldn’t be because Ann Coulter killed it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see more people engaging in discussions on race. However, when it is the goal of an individual to say whatever the fuck he or she wants, however inaccurate, nothing is gained. Nope, not when you wanna smack ’em.
Having said that, check out the video and tell me what you think. Seriously, the following is rich with right-wing bullshit. You know, silly talking points like, “The Democrats are promoting voter fraud,” like Ann so eloquently stated in response to being questioned about Republican backed racist Voter ID laws. Or, how about the one that takes the cake where Coulter says, “The ‘Southern Strategy’ was a myth.” You know, the same racially divisive campaign strategy coined by the Nixon campaign that successfully managed to stoke the racial resentment of southern whites — you know, it’s like the West Coast Offense in the NFL: everybody in the GOP is doing it. Yep, just ask Mitt Romney about his talk about “free stuff” and welfare work requirements. Or maybe former RNC chair, Ken Mehlman who apologized for the use of racially divisive tactics to get votes for Republicans.
But enough of that talk, just watch the video and tell me what you think.