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August 9, 2012 - 12:00 am
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A wealthy left-wing super PAC is targeting Tea Party-backed Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) for defeat because in the eyes of liberal activists he’s “racist.”

Just how “racist” is he?

Incredibly racist,” professional left-wing organizer Becky Bond told attendees at the Campaign for America’s Future’s recent Take Back the American Dream conference in the nation’s capital. Bond is president of the well-funded Credo SuperPAC, an outgrowth of Credo Mobile, the wireless reseller that donates part of its profits to leftist groups such as the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America, the ACORN-affiliated Project Vote, Color of Change, and the Sierra Club Foundation.

Bond’s accusations sound really serious, don’t they?

But what’s the proof of Walsh’s career-ending bigotry? Bond quoted Walsh:

The Democratic Party promises groups of people everything. They want the Hispanic vote, they want Hispanics to be dependent upon government, just like they got African-Americans dependent upon government. That’s their game. Jesse Jackson would be out of work if they weren’t dependent upon government. There’d be no work for him.

Yes, that’s all of the evidence.

“One of our organizers caught him on tape saying” the above statement, boasted Bond. “It’s been all over the news and [is] also being shared on Facebook,” she said as she displayed Walsh’s damning admission of, errrrrr, well, whatever it was he admitted, on a projection screen to drive her point home.

If you’re scratching your head right now, don’t worry. You’re not alone.

If you’re a rational person with even a smidgen of reading comprehension, you’re probably having difficulty right now trying to identify the precise passage above that proves Walsh is racist. Liberals have been crying wolf about racism for decades, thus diluting the meaning of the term, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising when many of them lose the ability altogether to even understand what the term actually means.

Bear in mind that Walsh didn’t say that one race was better or worse than another. He didn’t argue for preferential or discriminatory treatment for anyone. His statement was about Democrats and how they harm Hispanics and African-Americans by using them to advance the leftist agenda.

Walsh simply offered a conventional sociopolitical critique of how the Democratic Party uses class warfare and identity politics to build and maintain political power. As former welfare mother Star Parker wrote in Uncle Sam’s Plantation, “A burgeoning lower class of people dependent on the government will likely continue voting for the party that keeps the handouts coming[.]”

If Walsh wanted to politely describe Democrats, he might have called them “social justice advocates.”

If he wanted to be more blunt, he would have called Democrats “poverty pimps.”

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