Frank Rich Rehashes False Racism Smear Against Governor Palin

It’s hard to imagine many things that are more damaging to the reputation of a public figure, especially one in the political arena, than to be thought of as a racist or bigot.  This is why the left accuses conservatives and Republicans of racism all day and every day.  It’s political thuggery at it worst, as it’s a way of trying to intimidate your political opponents into silence.  The latest in this disgraceful exercise was none other than Frank Rich, the Harvard educated former theater critic turned left-wing political writer.  If you look up smug, sanctimonious, left-wing elitist snob in the dictionary, you see a picture of Frank Rich.  The gist of his piece is that he says Republicans are racists and they have been for decades.  Kevin Williamson at National Review Online has a masterful rebuttal of Rich’s intellectual dishonesty here.

In just the second paragraph of Rich’s diatribe, he brings up Governor Palin as “proof” the GOP is at best insensitive when it comes to race.  As a member in good standing with the East Coast left-wing elite, Rich really, really, really doesn’t like Governor Palin.  I know.  You’re as shocked as I am about this fact.  Anyway, he brings up a discredited smear from last year to bolster his point.

You’re told that Newt Gingrich calling Barack Obama “the food-stamp president” and Sarah Palin’s invocation of “shuck and jive? were just ephemeral campaign-season gaffes from sideshow clowns soon to get the hook.

As a refresher, this was a comment Governor Palin made last October in response to the Obama administration stonewalling and flat out lying about the Benghazi attacks.  The left immediately pounced on the shuck and jive comments as another one of those racist dog whistles conservative use to rally their base.  Isn’t it interesting that the only people who ever hear these dog whistles are leftists?  Maybe they are the real racists.  Hmmmm.

Unlike some on the right who may have apologized after being accused of racism by the left, Governor Palin stood her ground, went on offense, and exposed these leftists for the hypocritical smear merchants they are.  She exposed Andrew Cuomo, Jay Carney, and Chris Matthews, who is Ron Burgundy, only not nearly as smart and without the ‘stache.  Here is the first paragraph from a Facebook post later that evening in response to the racism charges.


For the record, there was nothing remotely racist in my use of the phrase “shuck and jive” – a phrase which many people have used, including Chris Matthews, Andrew Cuomo, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to name a few off the top of my head. In fact, Andrew Cuomo also used the phrase in reference to Barack Obama, and the fact that Mr. Cuomo and I used the phrase in relation to President Obama signifies nothing out of the ordinary. I would have used the exact same expression if I had been writing about President Carter, whose foreign policy rivaled Obama’s in its ineptitude, or about the Nixon administration, which was also famously rocked by a cover-up.

First of all, Governor Palin’s response to these lies is a lesson on how every conservative should respond when accused of racism by a lib.  Go on offense and throw it right back in their face.  Never apologize if you have done nothing wrong.  Second, this shows the depths to which libs will go to try and silence conservatives and shut out honest debate.  They tried out an attack that was based on lies, were caught red-handed in their lies, yet they still use this as a line of attack against her.  Frank Rich is not the first leftist to use this phony racism attack against her based on that line she used back in October.  In fact, it has been used many times, and leftists talk about it as if it’s already been established as truth she made a racist comment.  Accusations of racism is truly the last refuge of leftist scoundrels.

We all know the saying that a lie runs halfway around the world before the truth even puts his shoes on.  False accusations seem to travel even faster.  As conservatives, we must always be ready for this line of attack, see it when it comes, and then go on offense and shove those accusations right back in their face.


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