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August 27, 2012

Newt To Chris Matthews: You Know, You're Kind Of A Racist

Open blog, you say? I guess it's time to do what Ace does and just swipe some content from Hot Air (video embedded below the fold).

The problem isnít that Tingles is willing to presume racism; the problem is that his presumption is irrebuttable, with subconscious racism the inevitable fallback presumption in cases like these when the accused protests vehemently enough. Youíre guilty, even if you donít know it.

True. He always frames it as "have you stopped beating your wife?" and then talks over you as you try to make your point. And he's been doing it for decades.

But here's a little value-add over and above cribbing from Allah via James Taranto's WSJ column today. It's a point that never seems to dawn on Tingles and the rest of the dog whistle crowd as we laugh at them.

The thing we adore about these dog-whistle kerfuffles is that the people who react to the whistle always assume it's intended for somebody else. The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.

Read the whole thing.


Thanks to John E. and Jammie Wearing Fool for the Newt/Matthews bitchslapping.

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