The Power of False Accusations

To me, the story of Shirley Sherrod isn't about racism, but accusations of racism.

If someone says they aren't racist, minus evidence to the contrary, you should take them at their word. And when you accuse an entire group of racism, like the Tea Party, you should expect rage and frustration.

It's exactly what Spencer Ackerman from that private left-wing group Journolist, wrote: "Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. This makes them sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction."

Yes, he's a tool-bag, but he's right. He knew that falsely accusing someone of racism makes them mad. And to him and the media it rarely matters if that rage is righteous. All they want is an angry mob.

That's how race-baiting works. The Tea Party began as average folks speaking out for the first time. And what happened? MSNBC dweebs pointed out how white they are, Janeane Garofalo called them Aryan offshoots and then the NAACP drafted a silly resolution.

And that's when Breitbart showed up. Love him or hate him, you have to admit his stones are so big they have their own gravitational pull. That can be awesome and it can be messy. But the fact remains: The left hates him because he's effective and his effectiveness shows the rest of us how and why the left has been so successful.

The left has always fought dirty, taking stuff conservatives have said out of context and always on purpose. See Media Matters — that's all they do.

Many times, Breitbart exposed the evils of leftism: ACORN, the NEA, the Census. Now don't forget that, when they come to eat him alive.

And if you disagree with me, you're a racist homophobe who listens to country music while eating whale meat in a gun club.

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