reply to post by inverslyproportional
Ok, now I use the classical definition of "liberals", which makes practically every Republican and every Democrat a "Liberal" (liberal = big
government), though I tend to see most modern-day Republicans as more "liberal" because of their belief that government should limit and control
personal choice based on the social mores of certain groups. I need to throw that disclaimer out there, because by referring to "libs", I feel we
let Republicans off the hook for being just as bad big-government goons as Democrats, so I just don't understand how the term came to be used as an
attack word from Republicans.
Anyhow, I like to listen to right-wing lunatic and left-wing lunatic radio alternately while driving, to keep a pulse on what the bottom 80%, least
intelligent among us are thinking. Not once in the past couple of days have I hears any "race card" pulled with the Rice thing. Its been discussed,
but not excused, except to say she was probably just spouting what she was told to spout. I also haven't heard any individuals "excusing" her, or
claiming that she is being targeted simply because she is black/female/both.
So either, I live and work (and listen to radio hosts and guests) among the few, the intelligent people on the left and the right, or you just happen
to be getting an earful from only the extremist wackos. I will admit, I haven't watched television news in 20 years, but I work may way through the
web, personal contact, and radio, and I'm really just not encountering what you are at all.
Do I blame Rice for what she said? Only insomuch as I blame anyone for doing their job. I do think the outcry against her is a bit off-base, but not
because I think she is being targeted for her face or sex - its because this was a CIA issue, and I highly doubt we know anything close to what the
situation actually was, or what might have been at risk had we gone in guns blazing in Benghazi. It seems as though the only logical explanation that
fits people having a hissy-fit over it, is that the President wanted those people killed so that he could get some bad press. It just doesn't make
sense to me.
Back to the topic at hand though - our wildly divergent observations of what people are/are not saying in regard to "libs" claiming racism. It seems
to me that your perceptions, your "filter" if you will, are picking out those few dimwits who are taking that route. Those people are idiots, but
they're certainly not in the majority, or even close to it.
They may be a vocal minority, hoping to change perceptions, just like some of the very un-Christian types in the SE United States are so vocal that
they leave people with a bad, and embarassing image of Christianity, when they certainly don't represent the majority of us whatsoever.