Facts Don’t Matter; They’re Going to Call This Post Raaaaaacist (UPDATE: Orchestrated by a Radical’s Daughter)
But I can’t call out those who are being trained on how to deploy the race card in politics what they have shown themselves to be:
House Dems trained to make race the issue
House Democrats received training this week on how to address the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner.
The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious.
In her distributed remarks, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion criticized “conservative messages [that are] racially ‘coded’ and had images of people of color that we commonly see used” and proposed tactics for countering the Republicans’ (presumably) racially-coded rhetoric.
According to Wiley’s group’s website, “right-wing rhetoric has dominated debates of racial justice – undermining efforts to create a more equal society, and tearing apart the social safety net in the process” for over 25 years. Wiley had been invited to run the Democrats “through their strategy and how they message and talk about stuff” pertaining to race and fiscal policy, a staffer for Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., explained.
As samples of race-coded rhetoric, Wiley reminded the Democrats of statements by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Of Gingrich’s famous comment about President Obama, her distributed remarks note, “Calling a Black man ‘the food stamp president’ is not a race-neutral statement, even if Newt Gingrich did not intend racism.”
I guess that’s because only people of color eat food. (/sarc)
Translation: Any criticism of the incumbent president’s domestic agenda is racist, whether intended or not.
I say this to Ms. Wiley with all the unbiased love in my heart: Get a life.
And to the American people who get to decide whether to vote for self-strategizing racists (i.e., Democrats) or others this fall: Get a grip.
UPDATE: In a sadly predictable development, we learn from Michelle Horstman at the PJ Tatler that “training” provider Maya Wiley has far, far-left roots –
Currently with the Center for Social Inclusion, Maya has a resume that any progressive would envy, including work with Soros’ Open Society, NAACP, Tides, and the ACLU …
… (via DiscoverTheNetworks) Maya Wiley, daughter of George A. Wiley, sits on the Tides Center’s Board of Directors.
The Tides Center’s Board Chairman is Wade Rathke, who is also a member of the Tides Foundation Board. Rathke, a protege of the late George A. Wiley, serves as President of the New Orleans-based Local 100 of the Service Employees International Union, and is the founder and chief organizer of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
… George accomplished quite a bit, using the Cloward and Piven tactics of the day. He started the National Welfare Rights Organization, which later inspired the founding of ACORN …
Horstman’s wrap: “What better choice for instruction (or should we say “destruction”) could the Democratic Party ask for?”