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May 31, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Louisiana state Sen. Karen Peterson provides us with a moment of racist zen. She’s also the state party chair, so she speaks for and represents the entire toxic Louisiana Democratic Party.

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Peterson: I have talked to so many members both in the House and the Senate, and you know what? You ready? You ready? What it comes down to? It’s not about how many federal dollars we can receive, it’s not about that. You ready? It’s about race. I know nobody wants to talk about that. It’s about the race of this African-American president.

Yeah, nobody wants to talk about race, other than every single person on the left who ascribes race and racism to pretty much every subject under the sun.

Peterson is not apologizing. She’s going on the attack against a man that her own party launched racist attacks against a few years ago.

Carter Peterson said she’s not stepping down or apologizing for her statements.

“There will be no apology because an apology is not due to the people of Louisiana for what I said,” Carter Peterson told WWL-TV. “An apology maybe should come from Gov. (Bobby) Jindal as to why he’s not accepting the money that can help so many uninsured citizens (and) working families.”

Peterson has issued a statement to “clarify,” but in doing so, she has only exposed her own dishonesty.

“I think we should judge a policy by its content, not the person proposing it,” her statement said.

“To be clear, I didn’t call any person ‘racist.’ Rather, I was simply relaying the truth about conversations I’ve had with my colleagues and the factors they considered on the expansion of Medicaid.”

Name one of them. One.

“While others are using this as an opportunity to take my comments out of context in order to distract from the true issue, I think it’s critical that we focus on the substance of the policy because it’s the right thing to do for Louisiana.”

The substance of the policy is exactly what Peterson and most Democrats don’t want to talk about. Obama even ran his re-election campaign by running away from his own law. So they talk about race even though it’s irrelevant. Peterson’s comments were intended to distract from the manifest failures of ObamaCare, and put its critics, who are being proven right every day, on the defensive.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Does anyone seriously worry about being called a racist anymore?

Anytime a someone on the Left can't make a cogent argument in support of their position, the old "racist" charge starts getting thrown around. It's so predictable that I can't imagine anyone taking it for anything but what it is; an admission that there is no logical argument available, only a personal attack that has no substance.
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Indeed, I learned at a young age there are some people whose opinions aren't worth paying attention to -- and since 2008 that has included anyone who uses the word "racist" as if it were an argument.
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And yet, having just checked her voting record, she is a fan of unfettered abortion on demand. Pro-Death Choice, if you like. Which is undeniably racist, abortions having killed more black babies since Roe v. Wade than all the Africans who died in the Middle Passage. By an order of eleven. We are smack dab in the middle of the Black Holocaust and she's its head cheerleader down in Baton Rouge.
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If you are white and breathing, you are a racist
according to the left.
46 weeks ago
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What a funny moron. She actually talked about perception there. When you prize identity vs. principle, you get this, a clueless idiot. She is one of a long line of our new generation who thinks La Noche Triste was actually about crying and whining. The Aztecs felt so ashamed that they were pre-colonial racists, they threw down their arms and handed the empire over to syphilitic men who had no futures in Spain, just like I want to sell LA back to the French.
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I sometimes wish I had more effective points to stand up against identity (especially when it comes to the accusations of being an 'identity traitor') in my encounters with other people I disagree with in various places.

But I feel it's futile, that they'd never listen. And what's more, that I'm not nearly articulate enough to have any sort of effect on them.
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