Written : Sep. 3, 2012
A straw man is a false set of circumstances set up for one side to argue against the other. The straw men are coming. The left loves to use these, their imaginary friends, against the right. One such straw man is the evil, rich, oil tycoon, laughing while secretly salting his money in his wall safe. Consider their make-believe, conservative racist - is there any other kind? Another, the rich Republican businessman, only cares about money. He'll purposely hurt the working poor as much as he can – and reap the company profits while exploiting their labor. These people don’t really exist (If so, who are they?), and yet the Democrats are already railing against them.
The 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) was held in Tampa, FL last week. The Democratic National Convention (DNC) just began in Charlotte, NC. So get ready; the silly season descends upon us. One liberal argument you may not have heard yet is that the Republican convention contained coded, racial messages to rev up their Klu Klux Klan membership. On Sep. 1, 2012, ‘Political Analyst’ Jonathan Alter, on MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt, explained this phenomenon by likening it to the 1960’s-1980’s. When President Nixon said, “Law and Order,” explains Alter, the statement was actually code for stirring up the president’s white constituency against minorities (like whites don’t commit crimes!). Mr. Alter also said that President Ronald Reagan, when speaking about ‘welfare queens,’ meant the phrase as a subconscious message of racism to his white base. (And yet, conservatives don’t classify groups the way liberals do, and most of those who receive welfare in this country are whites!)
The left says they couldn’t see any blacks and Hispanics in the RNC. But, which channel were they watching? Talk about putting the blinders on a horse! I saw them all on CSPAN. The other networks refused to show most of them and didn’t air their stirring personal stories given in stirring, wonderful speeches. I wonder why? For those on the left who saw them, the response generally was, ‘Well, these people do not represent their own minorities.’ So, the Republicans can never win in liberal eyes. BTW, my left-wing friends, we don’t see them as minorities – only you do; we see them as freedom loving Americans who understand this country’s greatness. It’s a drag being called a racist when you’re not. Drop the psycho-babble, and get with reality, Democrats.
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Keywords: Conservatism, Conservative blog, Mark A. Cohen, From The Left to the Right, Red Eye, Jonathan Alter, straw man, straw men, Alex Witt, CSPAN, RNC, DNC, Mitt Romney
Keywords: "Conservatism", "Conservative blog", "Mark A. Cohen", "From The Left to the Right", “Red Eye”, “Jonathan Alter”, “straw man”, “straw men”, “Alex Witt”, “CSPAN”, “RNC”, “DNC”, “Mitt Romney”
Mark A. Cohen is currently seeking representation for his memoir, From The Left to the Right.
Mark A. Cohen is a member of and helps run the Parker Writers Group
Mark A. Cohen is a member of the Castle Rock Writers
Mark A. Cohen currently sits on the committee which will host the 2012 Castle Rock Writers Conference.
Mark A. Cohen spoke for about 30 minutes at the Douglas County Republicans’ First Friday Breakfast in Parker, CO, held at The War Horse Inn, on Dec. 2, 2011. He will speak this summer, but these speeches are, as yet, unscheduled.
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