On the same network a day or two later, a panel of MSNBC regulars, on a special edition of "PoliticsNation," selected awards for 2013. Network contributor Joy Reid said that the "knockout game" was the "most overrated story of the year," claiming that conservatives "went absolutely ballistic" because they wanted "to stoke issues of race."
The "knockout game," according to Wikipedia, is an assault in which one or more assailants attempt to knock out an unsuspecting victim, often with a single sucker punch, for the amusement of the attackers and their accomplices. The participants often record their assaults, and these videos have gone viral on the Internet. In the great majority of cases, the assailants appear to be teenage blacks and the victims defenseless whites.
Reid apparently concludes that conservatives have singled out these stories not because they are newsworthy, as reprehensible acts of abject evil that have been underreported in the mainstream media, but because they have largely been committed by blacks. It is much ado about nothing. There is nothing to see here. Move on. The only noteworthy thing about it, according to Reid, is the alleged racism of those focusing on it.
Next, The Daily Caller reports on an essay by a liberal professor of constitutional law at the City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in which the professor blames "southern White radicals" for the disastrous rollout of Obamacare aka the "Affordable Care Act," as if either the negative reports about the rollout were overblown or the problems were caused by bigots, as opposed to the incompetent statist bureaucrats actually responsible.
In her essay, "2013: A Year of Racial Challenges," Gloria J. Browne-Marshall alleges that "southern White radicals vowed to stop implementation of the Obama-care law leading one to wonder if Tea Party members would oppose affordable healthcare if it came from a nonBlack President."
Are these leftists really so blinded by their own ideology or so cloistered among people with their own narrow-minded liberal ideas that they believe we conservatives oppose Obama's policies, including Obamacare, because of his race? Why, then, did we just as adamantly oppose Hillary Clinton's scheme for socialized medicine? Why do we always oppose liberal ideas, the overwhelming majority of which have been advanced by white liberals?
In an ideal world, I wouldn't dignify with a response these false charges of racism, but if we conservatives have learned any lesson in the past few decades, it is that unanswered allegations in the spirit of respect and civility just egg shameless liberals on -- and all too often, those allegations stick. Like it or not, we have to fight them back at every turn, and that is what I intend to do.