July 19, 2019
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
“It’s RACISM!” We Deplorables are ALL Guilty!
You could not turn on the boob tube for the last two days without hearing all about those thousands of patriotic folks who gathered Wednesday night in Greenville, North Carolina, and shouted in unison “Send her back” as the president spoke about Somalia-born and viciously anti-American Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN). The talking heads on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and, yes, on Fox News, t0o, with furrowed brows and scarcely concealed outrage uttered THAT WORD, that sentence of death…This was RACISM being spewed out of the mouths of Deplorables, egged on by none other than the chief-racist-in-charge, Donald Trump.
And on Fox almost every pundit offered pious declarations that “the president should dial it down,” or “stop his tweets,” while worrying that such chants and statements will somehow—perish the thought—keep blacks and Hispanics from voting Republican! Yeah, right….and I have a gold mine in my backyard that I’ll sell you, cheap.
Watching Neoconservative Marc Thiessen emote about how “bad” and racist those chants were, I thought he might break into tears. Either that, or his disgusting appearance would cause me to lose my recently-consumed supper.
While the frenzied and unhinged Progressivists use the term “racist” as an amorphous, all-encompassing epithet to damn anything or anyone they don’t like or disagree with, our pusillanimous and intellectually corrupt “(Neo) conservatives” and Republican elites are so fearful of their shadows and having the “racist” term applied to them that they run quickly, tails between their legs, shivering in fright, to the tall grass.
You see, to be identified or labeled as a “racist” means you’re marked with a stain, an original sin that cannot be erased; in practice it is as bad as murder, probably even worse. It is applied liberally as a means to stop and halt any discussion of issues and questions that the Progressivists deem out of bounds. It is a political ploy, a weaponized verbal cudgel to shut us up and used to advance their agenda. And its reach and application continue to expand and move Left.
But the real scandal here is that neither the loony Left nor the scaredy-cat, corrupted Neocon “conservatives” can really define what that devil term actually means.
To tell someone “to go back home” or “if you don’t like America, then leave America,” is not racist. “Race” is not mentioned at all. And it is stupid and idiotic to believe otherwise. Yet our “betters”—those Inside-the-Beltway “bubble” pundits and politicos of Washington DC—literally went atwitter, lost it, went crazy, when those cries by regular, hardworking folks—“Send her home”—were uttered.
And what is fascinating is this: THOSE Deplorables know far more, are far wiser in so many ways than all those defecated elites who dwell in that putrid swamp along the Potomac where the destiny of our fragile and dying republic is being decided by the Temple money changers.
The president has now lowered the volume a bit, said he didn’t really approve of those cries. You can bet all those sycophantic “advisers” surrounding him finally got to him. He should not have caved. Nothing was better suited to highlight the extremism of the Democratic Party, forcing them to embrace the Omar “squad,” than the cry “send her back.” The election of 2020 will be fought largely on cultural issues, and the president was right to make his initial criticisms and force the cultural Marxists out into the open for all to see in their foul and fetid threat to our civilization.
Jim Nolte writes for Breitbart, and I could not resist reprinting his comments about all those GOP elites and Never Trumpers and quasi-Never Trumpers, and in particular his scathing take-down of “conservative media,” on this subject.
Here it is, with a veritable demon list of faux-conservatives and snooty Republican elitists (who are nearly as dangerous as some of the Democrats since their real role is to mislead conservatives out in the rest of the country and make the “racism” narrative normative):
Joyless Never Trumpers Melt Down over ‘Send Her Back’ Chant
18 Jul 2019
One wonders what it’s like to live your life with a six-foot steel pole shoved up your backside. Well, if you want to know, just ask the Highbrows who are wagging their fingers at the Deplorables who chanted “Send her back!” in reference to antisemitic, America-hating Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
You see, I’m a child of the seventies — a child of George Carlin, of Richard Pryor, of M.A.S.H. (before it got insufferably virtuous), and most importantly, of the first five years of Saturday Night Live. This was when the Marx Bros. finally received a long overdue appreciation; and then it all moved into the eighties and those iconic slobs vs. snobs movies: Caddyshack, Stripes, Meatballs…
The attitude of those times was perfect, was perfectly American, and it was this: sacred cows make the tastiest burgers. So that which was sacred was mocked, from the military to presidents to Elizabeth Taylor’s weight to the frat houses that spawn America’s political and business elite.
The godfather of all this was, of course, an irrepressible genius named Lenny Bruce, the man who stepped on stage just hours after the Kennedy assassination, stared at his audience through eyes filled with pain, and after a perfect moment of silence said: “Man, poor Vaughn Meader.”
For those who don’t know, Vaughn Meader had become famous for his First Family comedy albums mocking the Kennedy family, and now he was out of a job. Bruce’s joke is one of the greatest in history. Why? Because it was inappropriate without being mean-spirited, and there is nothing more American (or funnier) than inappropriate.
The British call it “taking the piss out of someone,” which is their delightful way of saying “mocking pompous snobs and everything they hold dear,” which is exactly what those Trump supporters in North Carolina did Wednesday night.
This is how to be an American…
- Identify a group of humorless, pompous windbags: i.e. Frank Burns, Hot Lips, Omega House, military brass, corporate officers, politicians, Margaret Dumont, Jake Tapper, Brian Stelter, Chris Cuomo, Chris Hayes, Ilhan Omar, Joe Scarborough, Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mika Brzezinski…
- Identify what will most offend this group of pompous windbags, what is most sacred to them.
- With joy in your heart, good humor, and more than just a touch of belligerence, poke a stick right in that sacred spot.
- Watch the pompous windbags melt down or, even better, signal how morally superior they are by scolding you.
- Now that said windbags have confirmed your plan worked, repeat this inappropriate behavior until the oceans dry up and the sun burns itself out.
This is what makes Trump such an effective leader. He is not only making America great again, he is making America America again. Look at us throwing off the fascist chains of political correctness to mock sacred cows again…
Man, it feels good. And no one means it. No one believes Trump will send this racist harridan [Omar] back. It’s a joke, a troll, and tweak, a way to get all the uptight squares harrumphing… And it’s glorious.
For some 20 years, we’ve been the proverbial frog in that pot of water unaware that our collective humor is slowly being boiled away by crybaby cries of racism, sexism, nativism, ageism, ableism, and the like.
No one can take a joke anymore, and nothing is more fun than ridiculing some tightly-wound, self-important prude who can’t take a joke.
I’m sorry, but “Send her back” is freakin’ hilarious and it’s liberating to be inappropriate again, and the pompous windbag reaction to it makes it even better, proves just how perfect it is.
The Blue Checkmark Snobs have no sense of humor, no sense of irreverence, and have abandoned the most American of ideals — that mocking the rulemakers and their stupid, fascist rules reminds us that we are still free.
These are people so blinded by their own superiority or so terrified of losing their seat at the bigoted country club known as the establishment media that they willingly and eagerly seize every opportunity to expose themselves as a bunch of snobs who are in desperate need of having the piss taken out of them.
This is all that happened Wednesday…
A bunch of peaceful but wonderfully unruly Americans got together, and after nearly a year of being relentlessly insulted and mocked by this hideous congresswoman and her hideous defenders, with only joy in their hearts, they hit her back, they poked a stick right in her sacred spot…
And it was sublime, and it was American… because nothing is more American than fucking with the powerful.
And do you want to know what made it even more American? “Send her back” has nothing to do with the color of her skin and everything to do with the content of her disgusting, hateful, racist, terrorist-appeasing character.
But look at the reaction of our joyless Betters [all of whom pretend “conservative leaders”]:
“SEND HER BACK” is wrong. It’s so wrong. Denounce it Republicans. Please. Denounce it.
(former GOP governor of Massachusetts] I challenge every Republican to watch ’s rally last night, complete with chants of “Send her back”, and ask if that is the Party of Lincoln and Reagan we signed up for. We are in a fight for the soul of the GOP, and silence is not an option.
[archetypal Never Trumper] "Send her back" conservatism is not a conservatism worth defending.
[a National Review editor] I know I’m a broken record. But there is nothing in American patriotism that could create an argument for “send her back.” There is plenty in nationalism that would demand it. Oh, FWIW I think Omar’s views run the gamut from silly to reprehensible. But she’s an American. Period.
[a National Review editor] Agree with Guy Benson. “Send her back” is completely and totally unacceptable. It’s not a defense of Omar to say this is not how we treat American citizens. https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/1151658249755795457 …
[former editor of the thankfully defunct, Weekly Standard] But Trump isn’t good at making arguments, so he just attacks, often in the ugliest way possible. It is, as others have reported, his plan. It’s a choice. And it’s a disgrace. (3/6)
Trump’s original tweets were xenophobic and racist. The MAGA crowd chants of “send her back” were disgusting and un-American. (4/6)
[radio “conservative” guru] "Send her back" is a nativist, terrible chant. Also electoral suicide. There're more than 400,000 naturalized residents in PA, w/ 200,000 more in Michigan. won PA by and MI by 11K, PA by 44K. --fine. --nativist.
Under no circumstances should *anyone* – whether you’re on the political left or the political right – tell an American citizen to “go home.” This isn’t how we address disagreements in values or policy; this is how we demonize each other. Do better, America.
[Fox News luminary, same sex married] “Send her back” is an appalling chant. Omar is a US citizen. My less-catchy chant would be: “Condemn her bigotry, combat her radicalism, and investigate her seriously alleged fraud!”
This is menacing racism, instigated by Trump's initial comments this week. It's the same trash that ppl use to attack Jews like myself (even non-immigrants--racists don't care). For shame. https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/17/ilhan-omar-send-her-back-chant-trump-rally-north-carolina-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/ …
Pure mob insanity, led by the most powerful man on earth https://twitter.com/passantino/status/1151639762085863424 …
[John’s clueless daughter] For anyone who needs reminding of how a lot of Republicans like me were raised and how we view the world. I love you Dad and I've never missed your leadership more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIjenjANqAk …
A chant like “Send her back!” is ugly and dangerous, and it is the inevitable consequence of President Trump’s demagoguery. This is how history’s worst episodes begin. We must not allow this man to take us to such a place.
[another Eastern establishment Jewish elitist who hates most anything outside the Metropolis] When this is all over, nobody will admit to ever having supported it.
My latest, about that chant last night. https://thebulwark.com/send-her-back-send-her-back/ …
The “send her back” chants were wrong, vile, and don’t reflect who we are as Americans. I strongly oppose views and policies but those chants have no place in our society.
This rally is creepy even by the unbelievably creepy standard of Trump rallies.
[one more “conservative”} The cancer spreads. https://twitter.com/passantino/status/1151639762085863424 …
Being an uptight, pious scold is no way to be an American. It is also no way to fight and defeat those who prioritize illegal aliens over American citizens, who use lies to launch coups against our president, who de-platform us, launch jihads against innocent Catholic children, and compare us to Nazis.
You simpering Cuck-servatives can all kiss my red, white, and blue ass.