So, in the admittedly selfish interest of saying “I told ya’ so”, here it is.
The Republican National Convention finally went into full swing last night. Mia Love, Ted Cruz, Artur Davis, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley all gave rousing speeches laying out both the case against reelecting President Obama and the case for electing Mitt Romney. Following them, Ann Romney gave us a much needed personal glimpse into who Mitt Romney is and then New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered the keynote address.
As one would expect, these speeches were met with much consternation from the Left. Even more predictable were the usual cries from the usual talking heads that the GOP was using ‘racial code words’ and ‘dog whistles.’ Like this one from Donna Brazile:
Donna Brazile @donnabrazile
Social issues, code words, dog whistle. Is this the red meat the GOP wants to attract women and independent voters?
See, what Leftists like Donna Brazile hope to do is make any discussion on any issue they know they are losing on about race. Bring up food stamps? ‘Code word.’ Wanna talk about welfare? ‘Dog whistle.’ Mitt Romney uses a banner that says ‘Obama Isn’t Working’?…he’s evoking ‘racial stereotypes’. They do this because they know if this election is about a real discussion of issues and President Obama’s record, he’s likely going to lose.
But here’s the problem: the only real ‘racial code words’ and ‘dog whistles’ are actually the terms ‘racial code words’ and ‘dog whistle.’ These words are nothing more than Democrats wanting to have the ability to call someone a racist without actually having to say so. They do this because it allows them to introduce race, infer racism, and plant the idea that someone is a racist without a shred of evidence to support that idea. I say no more.
From now on when they throw those canards out there, ask them why it’s a ‘code word’ or ‘dog whistle.’ Make them say that any discussion of entitlement spending, unemployment, or any other issue is racist and can only be about minorities. Then ask them why they think that’s the case.
Ask them specifically if they think the person talking about that issue is a racist. Make them say it. Make them call Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and everyone else in the GOP a racist.
Trust me, they’re dying to.