WATTS: The "racist" in a liberal’s mind
To the Editor:
Watching Ms. Muftic create strawmen and then tear them down is always amusing – but has now turned ugly.
The GOP and candidates who “exploit this dark side of Americana.” “Resentment against the 11 million illegal immigrants … delivered by many in the GOP with an acidic tone.” Such racist charges that are nowhere, no how, supported by her.
The Gingrich win in South Carolina was his “dog whistle, using coded words with meanings familiar to Southerners to appeal to those who still hold the attitudes of the old South.” No specifics offered by her – only the sleazy charge.
“Newt Gingrich is calling Spanish the language of the ghetto” she writes. Wrong – Gingrich described bilingual education as teaching “the language of living in a ghetto.”
“Calling the president the ‘food stamp president’ is his way of linking Obama’s race to welfare queens,” she says. And further she states that “fewer individuals have received food stamps in the Obama administration than under Bush II.”
The fact is that Bush’s figure works out to an average of about 153,000 additional recipients per month during his eight years in office. Monthly additions during Barack Obama’s first 33 reported months have averaged 431,000. So the facts revel that Obama is the Champion Food Stamp President and the “link” is in the distorted liberal mind.
Further, the GOP is “… supporting a coordinated strategy to suppress participation by voting blocks favoring Democrats.” We conservatives support use of a government issued photo ID in order to vote – how awful! And we support laws preventing jailed criminals from voting – unforgivable!
So it seems that the only strawman left is the racist in the liberal’s mind.
Winter Park Highlands
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