Kaylakaze wrote:When they stop having bumper stickers that say "Don't Re-Nig in 2012", using phrases like "Barack the Magic Negro", sending email pictures of the White House with watermelons growing all over, carrying posters with Obama as an African witch doctor, claiming he's not an American, candidates talking about Obama being a "government nig-", or singling out black people who get welfare as if they are the majority of welfare recipients (they are not) ... or at the very least the majority of their group openly and loudly condemning those who do things like this, THEN we'll stop calling them racists.
I've never seen any of the above. You should probably stop visiting 4chan.
Fun fact though: Every single one of those things was also said about Herman Cain... By Democrats in America.
Don't Re-Nig: http://www.empowernetwork.com/redtobefr ... g-in-2012/
Source: not 4chan.
Watermelon E-mail: http://wonkette.com/406562/406562
(Source: not 4chan)
Witch Doctor: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.c ... howing.php
Source: I actually had that forwarded to me through a Federalist Society listserve (in the context of "Maybe we should distance ourselves from those so-called Tea Party libertarians). I mean, not 4chan.
Santorum's Government Nig-slip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHPQYqazXfM
I'm sincerely trying to figure out what innocent nig* word he was trying to say, but it doesn't help that Santorum has declined to comment. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/30/s ... he-n-word/
Barack the Magical Negro: http://newsone.com/90591/fox-attacks-bl ... gic-negro/
Source: Fox News, which is not 4chan.
As for your assertion that every one of these comments was said about Herman Cain by Democrats:
Don't Re-Nig: http://newsone.com/1948765/yeah-right-c ... ot-racist/
Here's an article where the creator states that the bumper sticker was targetted at Obama, and moreover justifies it as not being racist because she meant the non-racial dictionary definition of "nigger." I have not seen a similar bumper sticker targetted at Herman Cain by Democrats, but of course absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Still, since you are the moving party that asserted such things exist, the burden of proof is on you to affirmative seek out examples.
"Herman the Magical Negro": Google search yields two results. In http://cowboybyte.com/1712/the-newt-and-herman-show/
A commentor uses that term, and he's clearly anti Cain so he's arguably a Democrat. In http://www.athenstalks.com/node/318155
, the poster asks whether Herman the Magical Negro can make Obama dissappear. He could be a disgruntled Democrat, but considering that Herman Cain is an avowed conservative, and Obama is certainly to the left, it would be incredibly disingenuos for you to argue he's not likely to be a conservative. I
Watermelons in (Herman Cain's house): No examples come to mind. I'm not saying they don't exist, but since you're the one who first asserted they do, it's up to you to provide examples, otherwise your statement is presumptively false.
Herman Cain the Witch Doctor: None, but Obama is advocating The Affordable Care Act, which is medical, so it makes more sense. Still, you made the assertion, burden of proof, etc. Still, let's assume you meant Herman Cain was the victim of similar racist caricatures from the left.
Racist Caricatures of Herman Cain: I still found nothing. The closest thing I got was a couple of conservative blogs that said that when the Daily Show lampooned Michael Steele for his similarity to the muppet who always get stuck with Grover (the blue monster, not Cleveland) as his waiter, it was actually a racist caricature.
[Insert Democrat Here]'s Herman Cain is a Nig-slip: Couldn't find anything.
Now, I'm going to do a bit of your work for you--after doing the research, I did find some shameful examples of Herman Cain being called the GOP's "house Negro," which is certainly shameful and reflects poorly on both the commentors and the left in general. However, these comments are distinguished by 2 factors: they come from annonymous douchebags on internet forums, not highly placed officials in a political movement seeking to assert it's legitimacy, not frontrunners in a presidential primary, not popular and respected news figures, and more importantly, you don't see prominent figures from the liberal establishment (and for the sake of argument, let's include "every mainstream news source that isn't Murdoch's," all Democrats, Independents, Green Party members, and any Republican elected from the left coast) clamoring to defend these douchebags as "not racist."
I actually agree with your conclusions--Democrats find it more expedient to quickly and unamimously condemn racism (given their more racially diverse base and lack of other major unifying religious or economic platform) to fire up the base, but racists are a small fringe in every group and the Democrats aren't necessarily less racist than Republicans. However, Kaylakaze's point isn't invalid, and the arguments you make to reach your conclusion aren't really supported by evidence or truth. Much as my gut tells me that your conclusion is close to the truth, it doesn't changed the fact that it's justified only through intellectual dishonesty, which ultimately detracts from the discussion and demeans anyone who supports your position. Including me. Which kind of bugs me.