Salon’s Joan Walsh: Predictable and Racist Buffoon
Joan Walsh is nothing if not predictable and super tiring. Oh yeah, and totally racist. Her true racist colors showed once again in her latest article at Salon. The article was meant to attack Newt Gingrich for a statement he made at the Georgia Republican Convention and defended – rightly – afterward on Meet The Press, which further goes to show what an absolute oaf Walsh is. There are plenty of valid and honest reasons to question statements made by Newt. As Big Journalism points out, this is not one of them:
You want to be a country that creates food stamps, in which case frankly Obama’s is an enormous success. The most successful food stamp president in American history. Or do you want to be a country that creates paychecks?
David Gregory, of the monochromatically white NBC, questioned Newt about the “racial overtones” of that statement on Meet The Press, so I suppose we can blame him for getting the absurd ball rolling. But good old Joan leaped right into the moronic mix:
Newt Gingrich and “the food stamp president”
He didn’t call Obama a “strapping young buck,” but his slur is coded racism (and not very Catholic) just the same
Newt Gingrich doubled down on his clever new slur against President Obama as “the food stamp president.” He tried the line in a Friday speech to the Georgia Republican convention, and he used it again on “Meet the Press Sunday.”
But when host David Gregory suggested the term had racial overtones, Gingrich replied “That’s bizarre,” and added, “I have never said anything about President Obama which is racist.” That’s not quite as extreme or silly as Donald Trump declaring “I am the least racist person there is,” but it’s up there.
Get it? He said food stamps! That is some hidden “code” word for black people. Because everyone on food stamps is black, even though that is the complete opposite of true.
Gee, Joan, what do you call it when someone automatically assumes everyone on food stamps is black?Or, that anything – ever – said in response to the actions of President Obama must somehow be racist? See, I think that is, in fact, actually racist.
Wrong. I never imagined the outbreak of right-wing crazy that Obama’s gesture would provoke, and this time it’s hard not to see racism behind the hysteria. The message is “Obama’s coming for our children!” the standard cry against scary boogeymen in every culture. I mean, really, what besides Obama’s race could make him so scary to these people? That he’s a Marxist socialist fascist Nazi? I’d argue that the only reason those extreme epithets have taken hold goes back to reason No. 1: Our first black president is provoking some outsize and irrational reactions.
Why? Because it is she who is the one who only sees color. She also believes that President Obama is the Daddy In Chief, but that’s a whole separate issue; I don’t really care to delve into Walsh’s fantasy life.
While the Left incessantly tries to paint nearly everyone (except good lock-step Lefties and grievance mongers) as racist, it is actually a case of projection. See, once again, the people constantly hurling the “Racist!” slur at others are the people who only see color. Perhaps, Ms. Walsh, you need to give yourself a Teachable Moment ™ and go back and read the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who wished that y’all would stop looking at skin color and instead look at content of character. You can start with examining your own.
Bless your heart, Joan Walsh. Excuse me, I mean “Bless your racist heart.”