Thomas Sowell has an excellent column in today's dead tree Rapid City Journal. The column can be read here at the Jewish World Review. A second column on race is available here.
Many on the left are now trying to position opposition to President Obama's health care bill in the shadow of racism. Demonizing the opposition has been an effective political tool for as long as there has been politics. Sowell cites the supposed racial slurs which were supposedly slung at the Congressional Black Caucus as they marched to take their share of credit (blame) for the health care bill.
But no such slurs were slung. An army of recording devices (from every political bias) didn't pick up a single slur. It was propaganda. And, while Democrats are famous for comparing Republicans to Nazis, it is now they who have enlisted the tactics of Joseph Goebbels. It is they who wish to change the perception of honest dissent to racial violence.
Take a look at Goebbel's Principles of Propaganda here.
Then, tell me you have not seen some of these tactics being used by the Obama Administration, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the DNC.
And, don't bother to tell me that the Bush Administration used some of the same tactics. I know they did. But, they never used race.
Sowell's columns are telling. Opposition to Obama must be about race, the Democrats say, because dissent just couldn't possibly be about the man's utterly horrible performance. Ladies and gentlemen, we the voters, have replaced the worst president in history with the worst president in history. Won't our grandchildren be proud?