Note: This excerpt from Juan Williams’ column is Sheila Jackson Lee approved

So what word or words in the English language should the GOP candidates never utter this year in order to avoid being accused of being either overt or covert racists? Pretty much any of them:

Race is always a trigger in politics, but now a third of the nation are people of color — and their numbers are growing. With those minorities solidly in the Democratic camp and behind the first black president, the scene is set for a bonanza of racial politics.

The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message. The code words in this game are “entitlement society” — as used by Mitt Romney — and “poor work ethic” and “food stamp president” — as used by Newt Gingrich. References to a lack of respect for the “Founding Fathers” and the “Constitution” also make certain ears perk up by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core “old-fashioned American values.”

The funniest thing about this is that Juan Williams was fired from NPR for basically not being liberal enough.

Anyway, Williams has a point. Read the following quote from one of the candidates and you might agree that it just drips of racism of because of those code words at the end:

“These days, a lot of folks who are doing the right thing aren’t rewarded, and a lot of folks who aren’t doing the right thing are rewarded,” he said. “And that’s going to express itself politically in 2012 and beyond until people feel like once again we’re getting back to some old-fashioned American values.”

Calm down, Juan — actually, Barack Obama said those things, but of course that’s fine.

It should be a fun election year watching a Republican try to win the presidency with half the dictionary tied behind his back.

Comments

22 Responses to “Juan Williams: ‘Constitution’, ‘Founding Fathers’ and Other Racial Code Words”

  1. SignPainterGuy on January 30th, 2012 10:43 pm

    I`m still having trouble figuring out how one of the nicest libs in the biz can be so dadburn stupid and such a tool !

  2. backwoodsconsr on January 30th, 2012 11:12 pm

    I used to think he had the issue of race figured out, but not anymore.

  3. Misscheryl on January 30th, 2012 11:31 pm

    Juan, Juan, Juan, you incredible moron….

  4. Marshall_Will on January 30th, 2012 11:31 pm

    with half the dictionary tied behind his back.

    Seriously. It won't be long before as Conservatives, we'll have to create an entirely new language that hopefully will keep Progs occupied for a few decades until they plow ahead and redefine each and every one of them?

    It's all an empty exercise to "create -gotcha'! moments". I can't BELIEVE you used the word… tapioca!? Or… 'gum' or… GOTCHA'… you raaaaacist b@stard! ( Which of course is perfectly ok )

    They gravitate toward whatever adverb, adjective or noun you place the most emphasis on. Then post something on Wiki or Urban Dictionary and backfill from there. Here's one for ya' Libs… poppycock!

  5. Misscheryl on January 30th, 2012 11:39 pm

    Who's he callin' "folks"?

  6. Misscheryl on January 30th, 2012 11:50 pm

    Let's be honest, what else can this clown talk about, he has absolutely no credibility or expertise in anything. All he's got is that he's black. One more reason why Fox sux.

  7. backwoodsconsr on January 30th, 2012 11:53 pm

    I think he's had Juan too many.

  8. backwoodsconsr on January 30th, 2012 11:57 pm

    Liberal joke:

    How can you tell when a conservative is saying something racist?
    His mouth is open.

    Oddly enough, I can tell when a liberal is saying something stupid the same way.

  9. Doug on January 31st, 2012 12:00 am

    Did Juan used to be Mayor of DC?
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longte

  10. SignPainterGuy on January 31st, 2012 12:13 am

    Also works for "When is a lib lying ?"

  11. clu seatoe on January 31st, 2012 12:15 am

    At least he admits that the Founding Fathers and the Constitution are at the core of American values, thereby differing from Loser.

    But, hey, Juan, something isn’t racial just because you say it is. And, BTW, aren’t’ there some racial code words in Loser’s statement about not needing the “White middle class?”

  12. backwoodsconsr on January 31st, 2012 12:17 am

    Particularly the Liar-in-Chief.

  13. SignPainterGuy on January 31st, 2012 12:28 am

    So did I ! Apparently something made him forget !

  14. backwoodsconsr on January 31st, 2012 12:29 am

    And is that some kind of racist code word?

  15. backwoodsconsr on January 31st, 2012 12:33 am

    Interesting. You're obviously not being niggardly in your research if you were able to dig that up.

  16. backwoodsconsr on January 31st, 2012 12:35 am

    He was struck blind by the sight of Obama.

  17. SignPainterGuy on January 31st, 2012 1:19 am

    It was after his firing from NPR and his extra time at FOX; the story from his Wife of being treated like second class citizens at NPR but made to feel welcome and treated VERY personably by all the FOX staff incl. the on-air gang; having coffee and snacks with them (served to her) while she waited for Juan to get off work – in my mind "should" have turned on the light concerning treatment of blacks by conservatives as opposed to the libs , err, make that racist-libs at NPR !! Hmmm …

    Part of me wants to say he`s really too smart to believe the nonsense he spews, but I also have trouble believing he`d whore himself this way if he didn`t believe it ! I`m in a Q-Juan-dary !

  18. A.Men on January 31st, 2012 7:50 am

    Juan is an Affirmative Action guy just like Obama. Light-skinned, "articulate", tool of Dimocraps.

  19. Misscheryl on January 31st, 2012 1:10 pm

    I pity Juan. He thinks because Bill O'Reilly got him a job at FOX that people like him, they really like him. He's Bill's sidekick. It's hard for Fox to find guests to be on his show that are dumber than bill, and then came Juan….

  20. Truesoldier on January 31st, 2012 1:25 pm

    Conservative politicians (and those who pretend to be so in the GOP) need to realize it does not matter what they say it will be labeled as racism. The PC left will ensure this everytime so they need to stop worrying about what they will be labeled as.

    I am no fan of Newt, but he seems to be about the only one that I have seen that has figured this out.

  21. SignPainterGuy on January 31st, 2012 2:20 pm

    Bill O`Really STILL thinks Obama is a good guy with no malevolent intent …. not bad, just wrong ! I always have something else to watch when Bill is on.

  22. Melanie on February 2nd, 2012 5:05 am

    To compare any person to Loser is insensitive to the individual and, as she says, it’s insensitive to their families as well. I agree.
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