I have a liberal neighbor that is very active in politics, who lives this to the core. He has said that if you criticize President Obama, you are a racist.
Racism has all but disappeared in America. Sure there are idiots that are racists, idiots being the key word.
Reference a couple of recent examples involving conservatives being blasted as by liberals as racists. The first involves Joe Wilson and Maureen Dowd:
Maureen Dowd wrote on September 13 that Wednesday's (September 9) outburst by South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress was racially motivated. As we told you earlier, Wilson shouted, "you lie," when the president said his health care plan would not cover illegal immigrants.The second involves Glenn Beck that took place in late July:
But, fair or not, what Maureen Dowd was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!
Fox host Glenn Beck accused President Obama of being "a racist."You really can criticize a black man, even the president of the USA, without being a racist. I criticize Obama all the time. But I also criticized George W. Bush. My criticism is 100 percent based on ideology, not race.
The group was discussing the recent Gates controversy, and Beck exclaimed that Obama has "over and over again" exposed himself as "a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. I don't know what it is..."
When Fox's Brian Kilmeadeon pointed out that many people in Obama's administration are white, so "you can't say he doesn't like white people," Beck pressed on. "I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem," Beck said. "This guy is, I believe, a racist."
Accusing a conservative of being racist because of ideological differences is petty and racist in and of itself.
Liberals, when they get emotional in their diatribes and run out of rebuttals, accuse their "opponents" of being racists.