For a guy who was fired from NPR for allegedly making bigoted comments, you’d think Juan Williams would learn his lesson that not everything on this planet can be viewed as racist. Yet he still doubled down by trying to explain a supposed racist code being used by GOP candidates. One of those codes, ‘Food Stamp President’ makes little sense as a racist comment, as a majority of those on food stamps are white.
Liberals such as this simply cannot accept the fact that a majority of Americans would like to see a society in which people are rewarded for hard work, and are not rewarded for staying home by collecting 99 weeks worth of unemployment benefits.
When the left doesn’t agree, then it has to be racism.
Williams is a smart guy, but this is dumb enough to not even warrant a response.
Via his op-ed at The Hill:
Two weeks ago at the Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., I asked each GOP presidential candidate some pointed questions about the racial politics that will play a big role in the presidential campaign.Race is always a trigger in politics, but now a third of the nation are people of color — and their numbers are growing. With those minorities solidly in the Democratic camp and behind the first black president, the scene is set for a bonanza of racial politics.The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message. The code words in this game are “entitlement society” — as used by Mitt Romney — and “poor work ethic” and “food stamp president” — as used by Newt Gingrich. References to a lack of respect for the “Founding Fathers” and the “Constitution” also make certain ears perk up by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core “old-fashioned American values.”
Actually come to think of it, this sounds more like a guy who had his ass handed to him at the Fox News debate by Newt Gingrich, and simply has to keep justifying his point of view.
Get over it, Juan.