It was less than a year ago when Sarah Palin was speaking to an audience in North Carolina, and she called small towns “Real America.”
Liberals everywhere suffered a collective heart attack. They immediately played the race card. So cloistered are liberals that they don’t know Black people live in small towns too.
Of course Palin’s comments had nothing to do with race. Since conservatives like to read, read her full quote below to get the context. What Sarah Palin referred to as “Real America” was “hard work” and “patriotism,” which she often finds in small towns.
Even though liberals will never believe it, Black people share the values of hard work and patriotism too, and shame on liberals for thinking Black people don’t.
Here is the full Palin quote from October 16, 2008:
"We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation. This is where we find the kindness and the goodness and the courage of everyday Americans. Those who are running our factories and teaching our kids and growing our food and are fighting our wars for us. Those who are protecting us in uniform. Those who are protecting the virtues of freedom."
Joe Klein of Time Magazine used the speech as an opportunity to bash white people. That kind of racism is OK with Klein and Time.
However, Jon Stewart’s reply to Palin really encapsulated the personality, intelligence and commitment to civilized discourse held by the American left. He said, “F*** You.” Not sure if that was done with or without the clown nose, Jon.
The American liberal was so apoplectic with self pity that Sarah dared to compare another part of the country favorably to their beloved seat of government power in Washington D.C., Palin eventually offered the old, “If you took it wrong, I apologize.”
So the liberal rule is that you can’t say one part of the country is “better” at being American than another part of the country. You just can’t, and if you do, you’re a racist.
Last week, President Obama told the International Olympic Committee that “Chicago is that most American of American cities…”
“Most American?” Really? If Chicago is most American, doesn’t that mean other parts of the country are less American? What parts of country do you see as having a lesser American aesthetic, Mr. President? Perhaps you are downing – small towns? Are you challenging the Americanism of those who do not live in a metropolis?
Sarah Palin’s remark was about characteristics anyone of any color can have – work ethic, patriotism, kindness, goodness and courage.
Barack Obama’s comment was not about individual character. His was about – you guessed it – race and nationality, because with our “post racial President” it’s always about race.
Since conservatives like to read, read Obama’s whole quote below to get the context:
“You see, growing up, my family moved around a lot. And I never really had roots in any one place or culture or ethnic group. Then I came to Chicago. And on those Chicago streets, I worked alongside men and women who were black and white; Latino and Asian; people of every class and nationality and religion. I came to discover that Chicago is that most American of American cities, but one where citizens from more than 130 nations inhabit a rich tapestry of distinctive neighborhoods.”
While Sarah Palin was favorably judging people solely on the content of their individual character, Obama was favorably judging people solely on the color of their skin.
I think Sarah is right. People should be judged on the content of their character, not the color of their skin. You know, someone famous should put that in a speech. I bet it would catch on.
So what do we learn from this?
If conservative Sarah Palin says that small towns have people with good values, media paints her a racist, even though people of all colors live in small towns.
If liberal Barack Obama says Chicago is better than small towns based on nothing more than the skin color of people who live there, the media ignores it, because it’s impossible for Barack Obama to say something racist.