The Red Herring and the Big Shiny Race-Baiting Squirrel


MSNBC’s Dyson Accuses Matt Lewis of Exerting ‘White Privilege’ in Explosive Exchange

Daily Caller and The Week columnist Matt Lewis appeared on MSNBC with Martin Bashir on Wednesday to discuss the Affordable Care Act’s roll-out and the lack of Republican alternative proposals to replace that law. Within minutes, the debate exploded as Lewis was accused of appealing to “white privilege” by Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson.

Bashir began by playing a clip of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) being grilled over a lack of an alternative GOP plan to replace the ACA. Lewis defended Cruz, saying that he was effectively representing his base and playing a smart political game by not taking the media’s focus off of the presently failing ACA roll-out.

Lewis conceded, though, that Republicans need to coalesce around a single ACA alternative in the coming days. “It’s not enough to say ‘Obamacare’s bad,’” he insisted. “You have to have a solution.”

Bashir insisted that it is not just health care reform, but that the GOP routinely has no alternative to Democratic proposals on a host of issues.

Dyson insisted that this reflexive opposition from Republicans to President Barack Obama’s initiatives was, as Oprah Winfrey recently suggested, due to his skin color.

“It took ten minutes – ten minutes to get to the race issue,” Lewis interjected. The pair exploded over Lewis’ suggestion that race was an inappropriate topic of debate on this issue.

“Don’t deploy the very principles of white privilege to silence a black man on the panel because you don’t want to talk about race,” Dyson shot back.

Chaos ensued. “You can’t talk about policy,” Lewis declared. “The only thing you have to talk about is race.”

Why a conservative would agree to get tag-teamed three-to-one on MSNBC I don’t know. Lewis lost the argument when he fell for the red herring, and then they hit him with the Big Shiny Race-Baiting Squirrel™.

A red-herring is something that “misleads or distracts from the relevant or important issue.” In this case the relevant and important issue is the clusterfuck we call Obamacare. The red herring is the demand for a proposed GOP alternative.

Obamacare stands or falls on its own merits. On it’s own merits, Obamacare is an egregiously bad idea. It needs to be repealed as soon as possible. Period. But that does not mean we don’t need healthcare reform.

What the Democrats want to do is shift the argument away from how hideous Obamacare is to a discussion comparing and contrasting Obamacare to some alternative proposal. Then instead of defending Obamacare they will attack the other proposal.

I guarantee you if that happens then the Democrats will win and the rest of us will lose.

The Big Shiny Race-Baiting Squirrel™ is a regular on MSNBC. He is kinda like the buxom female pickpocket’s assistant in the skimpy dress who is employed to distract your attention while Light-Fingered Larry steals your wallet. His contract runs for three more years, after which the execs at MSNBC hope to replace him with the Big Shiny War-On-Women Squirrel™ who performed so well for them during last year’s elections.

Squirrels and red herrings don’t work on everyone. Like the Jedi Mind Trick they only work on the weak-minded. On the other hand “weak-minded” is the MSNBC target demographic.

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62 Responses to The Red Herring and the Big Shiny Race-Baiting Squirrel

  1. helenk3 says:

    I remember telling a girl who was going on and on about race
    pointed to my arm and told her I don’t even get tan in the summer get over it.
    another time when the Farraghan’s million man march was happening a girl asked me me what I thought of him. my reply ” I was going to send him a set of black sheets” a very shocked young lady asked me how I could compare him with the KKK. my reply ” the KKK hates Jews, Catholics and Blacks, he hates Jews, Catholics and Whites. i am Catholic both side would shoot me.”
    the people I worked with could never figure out if I was racist or not. I judged them on their work, not their skin color. Had very little patience with loads no matter what their color.

    I am so sick of the race card being used as a weapon.

    • underwhelmed says:

      It’s all they’ve got. They are now so invested in victimhood they can’t draw breath without it. Which isn’t to say there still isn’t tribalism. There is, in every single human society. But the reality construct for the race baiters is so entrenched, so much a part of their DNA, they are no longer able to see the world through any other prism. Which means they’re a lost cause, like certain kinds of mental illness. You can’t change it, you can’t engage with it, so you have to walk away.

      • Mary says:

        Agree. They’re desperate now. And the more they are, the more you’ll see these flailing, emotional, irratonal accusations to distract from Obama’s failures.

  2. The Klown says:

    BTW – I don’t want to imply that Matt Lewis is weak-minded. He did a pretty good job considering how badly he was out-numbered.

    • 1539days says:

      In the case of MSNBC, 97% of the audience is not going to be swayed. Still, some conservatives are going to try shedding light on the ones who can be saved.

  3. helenk3 says:

    think you will be seeing a lot more of this

  4. helenk3 says:

    FOX news

    White House to take more control of census.
    Oh yeah I feel more secure

  5. helenk3 says:

    Project Veritas strikes again

  6. The Klown says:

    Today’s Crack-Pot recipe:

    Ham, cut-up and lightly browned
    chopped onion
    chopped tomato
    chopped celery
    Great Northern Beans
    tomato sauce

    Exact measurements are up to you. Some people use brown sugar or molasses instead of garlic, salt and pepper.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m making “Chicken con queso”, otherwise known as grilled chicken smothered in Velveeta and Rotel tomatoes and green chiles melted in the microwave. IOW, I don’t feel like cooking tonight. It’s already after 8 o’clock, and I haven’t even cleaned up from lunch yet – which was leftover spaghetti.

    • helenk3 says:

      trying an experiment
      found this pkg of herbs put out by Weber the grill maker
      add lemon juice and marinate a pork roast in it then grill the pork
      so I will have grilled pork – potatoes – corn

  7. The Klown says:
  8. votermom says:

    She’s asian, btw.

  9. helenk3 says:

    bomber billy ayres finally admits he wrote Dreams of My Father

    surprise, surprise NOT

    • underwhelmed says:

      Will there ever come a time, in our lifetimes, when the full extent and truth of Obama’s lies will ever see the light? Has the man ever, ever, once, achieved anything on his own merits?

    • kanaughty says:

      i really wish this comes out on foxnews at least. the king has no clothes at all, not even his own writing.

      • Constance says:

        I think it sounds like something Hannity would run with. I think they have computers that can analyze writing style and figure out what samples are written by the same guy. The problem is has Obama ever written anything for sure? They would need a definite unedited sample of his writing.

    • jeffhas says:

      They better be careful… Did they not get the ‘DC message’…

      Watch out, looks like there’s gonna be a run on Horse’s Heads…

    • leslie says:

      “Reuters checks have found that at least nine states, including Florida and Ohio, have said they will act on Obama’s offer to allow insurers to extend existing policies. But at least four others, including Washington and Massachusetts, do not plan to not implement the fix.”

      Indiana is another state that is not planning to implement bronco’s “fix”. Today the state insurance commssioner (or whatever his title)said that Bronco pushed the onus onto the states in a highly political move, therby passing the buck to individual states.
      Wait . . . What? Obama not accepting responsibility? that cannot be./s

    • leslie says:

      . . . Reuters checks have found that at least nine states, including Florida and Ohio, have said they will act on Obama’s offer to allow insurers to extend existing policies. But at least four others, including Washington and Massachusetts, do not plan to not implement the fix.”

      Indiana is another of those states not planning to implement Bronco’s “fix”. Today the state’s insurane commissioner (or whatever his title is) said that they are unable to implement Obama’s plan because it is illegal. He added that Obama is simply trying to put the blame and pass the buck to individual states in a purely political move.
      Wait . . . What? Obama not accepting responsibility for a mistake or blunder? it cannot be. /s

      • Whatever that person IS, he is clearly Racist!

      • Constance says:

        Washington State more and more is just dealing with social problems and ignoring the Feds. Eventually this has to lead to a major blow up and I think it won’t be pretty because Washingtonians see the people in DC as OTHER and their attempts to interfere as imperial BS and I’m not talking about just the rednecks. First the pot legalization which is leading to all kinds of businesses like clone farms and collections of different strains for medical studies and attempts to register or patent strains. Part of this plan was to drive criminals out of the pot trade and to harness a new source of tax revenue and make it so sick or dying people didn’t have to deal with criminals to get their stomach settling drug of choice . Now they are talking about completely ending the practice of jailing drug addicts or charging them with felonies because it does nothing but create a dependent class who has had their life ruined by legal records and the costs to society are too high. The culture is drifting far from that of our self appointed elitist overlords in the east.

  10. 1539days says:

    I think Republicans should go ahead and say everything before Obamacare was better than during it. If we did nothing, people could have kept their plans and their doctors and some could have kept their jobs.

    The other suggestion would be they don’t get to know about the Republicans plan until it passes, just like Obamacare.

    • Constance says:

      Both are good suggestions. But Republicans should also say a Grand Remake of health care was idiotic. What was needed was continual tweaks, the kids on their parents policy until 26 was a good one because they are pretty cheap to insure anyway. Then lower Medicare to age 60. Then ask some private groups to set up cheap general health clinics for basics so people could pay as they go without going to the emergency room, there were already some of these places at some malls. The Republicans didn’t offer a grand remake top secret bill because one of their main principles is Government can’t run a one car parade without graft and waste and a corruption of the original purpose. Obama care proves that point.

  11. helenk3 says:

    isn’t this just special
    backtrack bunch to give personal data on millions of supporters to the DNC, but not all of them

    • 1539days says:

      That’s a deal to try to keep Congressmen silent. Didn’t the Obama campaign basically take Hillary’s donor list in 2008?

    • Constance says:

      I still get calls from the Democrats and I always tell them I am disgusted with the sexism the Democrat party indulged in starting in 2008, they always start right in with shock that any one would say such a thing and I cut them off and say “the fact that you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about confirms to me that I am right to dump you people, please take me off your list.” and hang up wile they are still blabbing.

  12. 1539days says:

    I notice Oprah Winfrey got her Obama medal right after she called his opponents racist. It’s good to be a tool of the regime.

  13. The Klown says:
    • DandyTIger says:

      Time for a GOP alternative plan needed twitter game. E.g., we really need to stop this knock out “game” going on. But what’s the GOP alternative?

  14. The Klown says:

    Word is that MSNBC is glad for an excuse to dump him.

  15. Lulu says:

    When adults screw something up they are generally expected to fix it. Or pay for it to be fixed. When children screw something up an adult has to fix it, or the child has to do without it. I am thinking back to the Republican Daddy party and the Democratic Mommie party comparisons. That is no longer operable. It is now the Democratic CHILD party. The party of slow, ignorant, accident prone, spoiled children. The public must take the matches away from the Democrats before they burn the house down.

  16. votermom says:

    New Open thread up.

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