An Obama critic claims he is using his race to bolster career. TALK ABOUT THE USE OF RACISM—HANG ON. Media Matters chose to focus on the surgeon’s race.
Media Matters has posted a “research article” claiming Dr. Benjamin Carson is just “the latest in a long line of black conservatives – from Clarence Thomas to Herman Cain – relentlessly promoted and propped up by right-wing voices in the media.”
According to the Atlantic, he “voiced concern about the national debt and argued the case for a flat tax, using the Bible’s injunction to tithe a set percentage, and for health-savings accounts, a medical option that has gained currency among conservatives. The article contains clips of conservatives supportive of Carson. But it begins with a number of quotes questioning why a black would be conservative. MSNBC commentator Joy Reid said: “Right now, first of all, there is a huge boom in it there is a big career advancement in it. If you want to be Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, any brown or black person who is willing to say conservative stuff, this is your moment. You can make a lot of money, get a lot of attention, get a lot of love from the right, because they really do need brown and black faces to start saying this script. “But the problem is in order to fit in as a minority conservative, you really almost have to be even further to the right than typical conservatives. You have to mouth verbatim all of the party’s beliefs, because if you stray one bit, you are held in suspicion. So Rubio is caught in that matrix.” The Atlantic’s David A. Graham also focused on race, writing “it’s impossible to pretend there’s no racial dimension involved in a successful black conservative castigating the liberal black president.”
Tweets posted by Media Matters echo the sentiment.
Righties love them some Ben Carson now”
“Today, if you’re a racist, you’re almost certainly a Republican. Did you forget all of those “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012″ bumper stickers?”
“But in the end a man known for his medical skills and brought in to speak at a (supposedly) religious event could not resist the spotlight, but had to grasp the opportunity to bash the president. In essence, I believe he sold out his profession and his faith for the chance to become a political “hero”. I hope he enjoys it, his 15 minutes are ticking.”
“Apparently in the right-wing parallel dimension, anybody who in any possible way does anything negative towards the president is worthy of a rock star reception. It really is sad that after 8 years of insisting you couldn’t question the president, that they’ve now managed to make ‘hating on the president’ an industry in and of itself.”
When Herman Cain joined Fox News, tweets by liberals targeted his race:
“uncle tom is now a fox news contributer. makes sense. smh. did i say uncle tom? i meant herman coon. oops…cain, herman cain.”
“So the buffoon Herman Cain is over there palling around with the likes of fox news! Birds of a feather! Ole Uncle Tom acting S.O.B.”
This is not the first time Media Matters has gone after a prominent black conservative. It refers to former Congressman Allen West. Clarence Thomas is a justice on the Supreme Court has repeatedly demonstrated himself to be out of the court’s mainstream. Economist and columnist Thomas Sowell is accused of “a diatribe laden with falsehoods that mimics the tone most often employed by scores of anti-immigrant nativists. Media Matters calls out former GOP party chief Michael Steele. “If you were a reporter, and you were typing up RNC chairman Michael Steele’s call for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s resignation over a racially insensitive remark, would you maybe find room to mention that just a few days ago, Steele used the phrase ‘honest injun’”?
And, the website ran a clip of former presidential candidate Alan Keyes titled “Alan Keyes’ unhinged rant on Fox News: Obama ‘has made himself the focus of evil, the focus of child-killing policy.’”
And from his interview on Fox News—got to get away from this PC correctness as it is destroying America. We are following in Rome’s footsteps, the most powerful then the most corrupt unmoral. Rome also took money form the rich. The media is the PC police and their main job is to keep the people ignorant and uniformed, sway them. We need a tax system similar to “TITHING”. Our founding fathers thought sending debt to our kids is immoral. Suggested at birth everybody gets a medical record, an HAS account and be able to pass what is unspent to your family. Food stamps should make them responsible how and what they buy, same with Health care. We are being programmed to be “victims”. We need to educate the people, make them aware of what’s going on. 70% of birth in the black community to single mothers. And he called SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS as the 4th branch of government.
Meida matters, garth kant