Thursday, May 19, 2011

Saying Food Stamps is Racists

Dog-whistle politics, also known as the use of code words, is a term for a type of political campaigning or speechmaking which employs coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has a different or more specific meaning for a targeted subgroup of the audience. The term is invariably pejorative, and is used to refer both to messages with an intentional subtext, and those where the existence or intent of a secondary meaning is disputed. The term is an analogy to dog whistles, which are built in such a way that the high-frequency whistle is heard by dogs, but appears silent to human hearing. --Wikipedia
Dog-whistle or code words are words that only an exclusive group of people understands. Liberals police speech by labeling words hate speech and then they doggedly sniff out every sentence phrase and paragraph in politics, hounding out any perceived or so-called vestige of racist rhetoric in the public sector that Republicans might use.

For instance, this recent “Meet the Press” interview Newt Gingrich made the point that Barry Hussein Soetoro policies are responsible for putting unprecedented numbers of Americans on food stamps. Liberal show host Dave Gregory’s response? Food stamps? Why that’s a racist code word. (see 1:13min video)

Mr. Gingrich is absolutely correct the bizarre desire of Liberals to twist and contort every word, sentence, phrase or paragraph into a racist epithet is outrageously preposterous.
Since Barry Hussein Soetoro has been president every criticism no matter how true or how warranted is consider racist by Soetoro defenders.

Like the, “It’s Bush’s fault” card the “Racism” card is over played. Whenever it is heard, Republicans have permission to disregard it in the same manner as Mr. Gingrich did. And please, plenty of righteous indignation is warranted!