I've seen Breitbart's "conservative racism" demagoguery up close and personal a few times and I called him out on it on a panel. He'll go on for hours on end about how liberals use racism as a tool against the tea party and conservatives because we're just meanies. Because there is no racism in American conservatism.
Breitbart's real bugaboo is the accusation of racism against the patriotic Americans in the tea party. In his March 25 column "2010: A Race Odyssey," he writes:
"As I have said over and over and over, the left has one trick that it will use again and again when its back is in the corner: shout "racist" in a crowded country.... Are we going to allow the left to use its despicable acts of lies and intimidation to shut up legitimate dissent on a subject that has nothing to do with race?"
Maybe he can read his own commenters.
Of all the right wing race-baiting demagogues, Andrew Breitbart is one of the most duplicitous and dishonest, continually denying that any racism exists in the conservative/Tea Party movement, and whipping out the tired old “reverse racism” talking points every chance he gets.
So let’s have a look at Breitbart’s own website, where commenters are responding to a video clip of President Obama speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus, with the ridiculously exaggerated title: Breitbart.tv » Obama Loses Cool At Black Caucus Dinner; ‘Stop Complaining’ And March.
These comments are just from a quick skim through the first few pages. And keep in mind that these dozens and dozens of vile, openly racist remarks are right next to complaints that they’re being unjustly accused of racism.
…and can I get a ham sammich with some grey poupon and an orange soda up in this mthrfckr. I gots to get on the plane and fly out west to meet with some rich white folk- gonna get me some money and Michele goin get her freak on at Nordstroms.
That’s it Barry Zero. Jack everyone up maybe you can start a race war,
then blame it on the tea party.
Yep, he sure IS trying to start a race war. Flash mobs are just practice. Unions, blacks, and lefty loons in the street. Unions are the “muscle”, blacks are the “violence”, white azzwipes are the “youth”. The reaction to that stuff ain’t gonna be pretty.
Obama wants to ride back into the White House on an ocean of blood.
From the Massa’s lips to the negro plantation worker’s hips. “Yowsuh, boss man, weze gonna march.”
Are blacks better off today than they were under Bush?
Why do blacks vote for democrats and insure their poverty and second-class stature? Because the democrat plantation owners tell them to do so. Are these blacks that stupid??? Just askin’
Remember that the KKK was founded and run by democrats. Sheets Byrd among them.
Margaret Sanger, a progressive, and the founder of abortion-on-demand centers, hated blacks and wanted all blacks aborted to keep the US pure. Yes she did. You can look it up.
Listen, as bloggers, we've all had people flame comment threads, but that's just vile and nasty stuff. Maybe Digby is right and they just don't know what racism is?
Breitbart is carving out a role as the great conservative defender of decent white folk who are falsely accused of racism. His readers certainly agree that that they are falsely accused. They just don't seem to realize what racism is...
And it isn't the first time ...