Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fritz hears a dog-whistle: 'Raaaaacism!'

Evoking Mondale's painful memories of the bitter civil-rights struggle in Minnesota:

Former Vice President Walter Mondale joined his old boss Jimmy Carter Wednesday, arguing that some of the opposition to President Obama's agenda is fueled by racial animus. . . .
"I don't like saying it," Mondale continued. "Having lived through those years, when civil rights was such a bitter issue, and when we argued those things for years ... I know that some of that must still be around."
"I don't want to pick a person, say, he's a racist, but I do think the way they're piling on Obama, the harshness, you kind of feel it," he said. "I think I see an edge in them that's a little bit different and a little harsher than I've seen in other times."
Also, some opposition to George W. Bush was motivated by prejudice against rich Texas Republicans.

(Via Memeorandum.)


  1. More likely, the painful memory Mondale is reliving (he's still living??) is the prospect of something like THIS in the next election.

  2. Amazing how these old liberal still here the same old song, regardless of the music.


  3. Mondale did not have trouble working for the racist former President. See, for example:

    and then there's this:

    and this:

    Oh, and this, too:

    The real racist here is Carter, and his past should be exposed.

  4. You know what -- eff it. If I'm going to be a racist just for speaking my mind and upholding my rights and the rights of my children, so be it. I'll just continue judging people the way I always have and ignore that stupid and much-abused word. It has never mattered much to me what others think, anyway, provided I have my own center and know my own mind.

  5. Fritz who? Oh, Mondale? What rock did he crawl out under?

  6. Meanwhile back a Kedja's Loon Ranch, her pal Peterb has this nugget for you: "Are you actually disagreeing that anyone who says interracial images cause an 'altogether natural revulsion' is a racist pigfucker, or are you just trying to change the subject?"

    Well I am glad they are arguing like adults.

    Now come on R.S.McCain, did you get revolted by seeing images of Tom and Helen Willis on the Jeffersons?

    But "The Jeffersons" at least the first two seasons centers around George and his vices, which often outweigh his virtues, similar to the Archie Bunker character introduced in the early 1970's. Like Archie George is set in his ways, avaricious, sometimes crude, and often bigoted. Like Archie he is a bigot without a mean streak. He is a lovable bigot, and his racist views are played out for laughs, but George is not a carbon copy of Archie. They're not twins. Archie makes fun of everyone that is not his race, religion creed, or sexual orientation. George sticks to the basics. Just make fun of whitey, and those whites that don't offer him anything in return for his efforts.

    There are some whites like Wittendale, the banker who holds the key to George's future of a dry cleaning monopoly. George always wants to pander to this guy. However George has no use for "honkies" like Tom Willis and his black wife Helen. Like Archie Bunker he despises mixed marriages. (Although Archie is all for Irish marrying Italian). Mostly because Weezy has him on a short leash, George reluctantly accepts Tom and Helen Willis as neighbors and in-laws.

    I did not care for the Jeffersons, but revolting is a strong word. Frankly, I got revolted by this disturbing revelation from another 70s sitcom star. Some of madness of King Charles has that level of disturbing quality to them.

    CJ and his minions pull some unsourced allegation and make you have to defend yourself against it. And if anyone sides with you and defends you, well then they must be scumbag racists too. And if you post at any site, well that site must be supporters of scumbag racists. It is rather East German in scope.

  7. It is long past time to revoke The Card. With pinheads like JC and CJ indiscriminately calling people "racist" or "white supremicist", the words are no longer meaningful.

  8. The bitter civil rights struggle in ... Minnesota