Anderson Cooper Defines Irony – and the Litmus of the Left

From Newsbusters.

Oh, where to start?

“… has been dragged through the mud and has had to prove she’s not a racist. This can happen to anyone and it’s not right. Imagine it happening to you.”

Um, it has.

Remember this?

… House Democratic leaders took a different tack: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis…

In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them.

Or this?

What about getting placed on a DHS watch list?

Where was the media coverage then?

Oh. Right. The left believes freedom is only found on the Democrat plantation, it doesn’t fit the media’s narrative.

As I said on King last night, apparently, I’m one of few who’s actually read the original post, watched the original video, and watched the entire 45-minute-15-second video in its entirety. Some points.

- People need to get out a dictionary and look up “exculpatory.”

- The original post and video was to highlight the applause of discrimination towards a white farmer. It was given in context.

- The original video was not “doctored” nor “out of context,” and the irony is that those making such statements are actually taking the context away from its original presentation. Sherrod was building to a lesson in her speech – but went on later in her speech to talk about how people who support HCR are racist, essentially. It’s at 23:53 in. Look, I did your homework for you.

Transcript:

“I Haven’t seen such mean-spirited people as I’ve seen lately over this issue of health care. Some of this racism we thought was buried didn’t it surface?” Now we endured eight years of the Bushes and we didn’t do the stuff that these Republicans are doing because you have a black president.”

Um … soooo people who wanted to make their own medical decisions over their own bodies were doing it because they were racist?

While I’m continuing to do your homework and critical thinking for you, check this at 25:00 in:

“I couldn’t say 45-years ago, I couldn’t stand here and say what I will say to you tonight … God helped me to see that it’s not just about black people, it’s about poor people.”

Why can’t it just be about PEOPLE? PEOPLE, PERIOD?

Sherrod is using race to stoke class warfare and promote Marxist principles. The dude from the Daily Beast on last night’s panel committed a massive facepalm when he tried to deny this in defense of Sherrod but went on to parrot her remarks as a way to push the need for economic equality.

You don’t achieve equality by tearing everyone down equally. You promote equality by giving people the opportunity to exercise their free will and make of themselves what they will. You promote equality by not killing school choice by way of vouchers, or killing small business with penalties via health control.

This began because the left is losing in the arena of public opinion.

They’re losing because people now see the full scope of their policies:

Firms cancel health coverage – The Boston Globe

IRS: We don’t have the resources to handle ObamaCare

Feds to file lawsuit over Arizona immigration law

More Americans Favor Than Oppose Arizona Immigration Law

Confidence in Obama reaches new low, Washington Post-ABC News poll …

58% Say Most Congress Members Won’t Know Stimulus Plan When They …

Confidence in Congress: Lowest Ever for Any U.S. Institution

Obama Approval Falls To Lowest Since He Took Office

Latest Gallup poll shows President Obama’s approval rating at 46 …

Obama’s Approval Rating Hits New Low – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

Obama’s Approval Rating Much Worse Than It Looks – Peter Roff …

Poll: Unemployment is Americans’ top economic concern – CNN.com

And they’re desperate.

Survey: Four in 10 Tea Party members are Democrats or independents …

New poll shows more Americans identify with tea party movement …

After Tripling Deficit in 2009 Obama On Track to Nearly Quadruple …

So they double-down on race and make an already hyper-paranoid state of racial awareness even crazier. In a rock-throwing fight in a climate they created, they took out one of their political own. The White House, the USDA fired Sherrod, not Andrew Breitbart, not Fox News, not anyone else.

Liberals, unable to hold a government in which they’ve invested the entirety of their credibility, deflect and attack conservatives for holding the story up – not their own ideology which tried to spear a movement which now encompasses half the country and has gone mainstream – so they don’t have to implicate their own rhetoric. Doing so would mean they have to back down and debate their policies on merit, and, as you can see from the accumulating public opinion, you’re not going to convince folks to support big government and wasteful spending.

It also shows the litmus test of the left: they’re only willing to come to the aid of a black American if that American shares their liberal ideology. Obama didn’t call Kenneth Gladney after he was beaten, he didn’t call Cedra Crenshaw when the Chicago machine got scared of a conservative black woman entering their ring and tried to run her (unsuccessfully) off the ballot.

The grassroots movement shares more in common with the communities that the left tries to exploit than the left shares with them. All of this is smoke and mirrors to obfuscate the truth.

That’s not empowering, liberating, freeing, nor choice.

Do a story on that, Cooper.

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