House Dems Trained to Make Race the Issue

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, May 11, 2012

House Democrats received training this week on how to address the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious.

In her distributed remarks, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion criticized “conservative messages [that are] racially ‘coded’ and had images of people of color that we commonly see used” and proposed tactics for countering the Republicans’ (presumably) racially-coded rhetoric.

According to Wiley’s group’s website, “right-wing rhetoric has dominated debates of racial justice—undermining efforts to create a more equal society, and tearing apart the social safety net in the process” for over 25 years. Wiley had been invited to run the Democrats “through their strategy and how they message and talk about stuff” pertaining to race and fiscal policy, a staffer for Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., explained.


But the threshold for what constitutes racially charged messaging is not always so high. One of Santorum’s cited comments was: “Give them more food stamps, give them more Medicaid is the administration’s approach, rather than creating jobs.” She also cited this comment from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., about raising taxes to fund government programs: “I’ve never believed that you go raise taxes on those that are paying in, taking from them, so that you just hand out and give them to someone else.”


To that end, Wiley proposed the use of “race explicit” anecdotes to illustrate problems like the economic crisis. “Explain how each racial group is affected (recognize the unique pain of each group), but start with people who are White,” she wrote in her distributed remarks. “Then raise racial disparities.” For example, she offered the line: “Homeownership is the American Dream. It hurts the same to lose your home if you’re White, Asian, Latino or Black.”


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  • I don’t think House Democrats (read:  blacks, Hispanics and white liberals), have to be “trained” to make a racial issue out of everything.  It comes naturally to them.

    As an aside, it is projected that the membership of the House Democrats starting in 2013 will be majority not white men.

  • Francis Galton

    I actually agree with the Democrat apparatchiks (gasp!) that much of the rhetoric coming from the “mainstream” right-wing has an implicit racial angle to it; I believe it is referred to as “dog-whistling” politics.  That being said, I think coded racial rhetoric is a GOOD thing, although explicit racial rhetoric would be even better!  If the Republicans would just embrace their obvious Whiteness and become an explicitly pro-White party (or at least vocally support the idea of White identity and White racial consciousness), they would probably drive the White voter turnout rate through the roof, and in their favor.

    I think one of the reasons why European-style “progressive” policies don’t sit well with voters in this country (besides the fact that they are demonstrable financial failures) is due to legitimate White resentment at minorities for being a disproportionate burden on the system.  As others have pointed out, since there are not natural feelings of kinship between different races in general, the majority of citizens will be disinclined to support parasitic out-groups, and blacks–who I’m sure are tax-consumers on net, and disproportionately tax-consumers in general–are the most “far out” of out-groups with respect to Whites.

    •  Some people might interpret the banal rhetoric of Republicans and lamestream conservatives as racially tinged, and some might think that those espousing the rhetoric are dog whistling.  The trouble is, do you honestly think the Stupid Party has any racialist intentions?

      The problem with dog whistling politics is that they are risky from a communications standpoint.  You can say what you mean and mean what you say with direct laconic language to 10 people, and those 10 people still might interpret 10 different messages.  When you add the vagueness and uncertainty of dog whistling into the mix, you run the risk of zero out of those 10 people getting the message you want implicitly transmitted.

      I wouldn’t do dog whistling politics if I were in a relevant position.

      The only place where Republicans are dog-whistling coded “racism” to white voters is in the MSNBC “news” room.

    • The__Bobster

      I think one of the reasons why European-style “progressive” policies don’t sit well with voters in this country (besides the fact that they are demonstrable financial failures) is due to legitimate White resentment at minorities for being a disproportionate burden on the system. 

      No, I resent the very fact that they’re here. I never voted for my own displacement and definitely not for the tenets of Political Correctnesss.

      • “European-style “progressive” policies” require people willing to work together like the little dutch boy that puts his finger in a dam until others can come to fix it. It doesnt work with 3rd worlders if you put your finger in a dam until others came to fix it the 3rworlder will be robbing your house and trying to rape women.

    • ed91

       lighten up Francis.

  • Church_of_Jed

    The Diversity Curse is making it more and more difficult for middle and upper class Whites to justify their liberalism.

    That’s a dangerous trend for us, because they won’t change, and they will also suffer from severe cognitive dissonance. They will begin to go insane and take our their rage and wrath on us. They will cheer on and embolden their own racial enemies. They won’t look to the true cause of their misery, such as the Diversity Curse that makes their lives increasingly difficult. They will look to us “racists” as proof that the Diversity has good reason to be extreme. Hey, Whitey, blame Whitey , even when the blacks are burning down your house.

  • WmarkW

    I’m politically incorrect:
    Free Markets
    Free Speech
    Free Minds
    Free Society

    • Church_of_Jed

      That’s raciss!

  • Typical of liberals — especially the militant black kind — to try to cloud the issue and yell “Racism! Racism! Racism!” in order to keep White people from remembering — or mentioning — the atrocious behavior of so many urban blacks. Just like a slick magician, palming the card while he directs your attention elsewhere. Only this time, it’s a RACE card.

  • Johnny Reb

    I think the race business is wearing pretty thin on many whites who don’t self-identify as “racialists” or “racists.”    You have to be one pretty commited lefty not to be sick and tired of non-whites yelling “racist” every time they don’t get their way.

    I hope non-whites express themselves fully with Molotov cocktails when Zimmerman goes free, when Holder is indicted and when Obama loses.   I hope the “youths” are out in force this summer, lotting stores and beating people.  I hope Mexicans demand that we give them back California.

    Non-whites are digging their own hole.  Let them keep digging.

    • Do you think the media will report how bad the riots will be if obongo fails, or the watch captain goes free? If reported it might just be “yoooths” with a stock photo of a white guy.

      • ed91

         whatever they report, the only question will be what percentage is manipulated lie versus aggravated agenda.

      • haroldcrews

        No, that is why we must video the riots/looting and distribute on every video sharing website on the net.

    • Church_of_Jed

      The benefit to our White Cause of all the websites designed to instigate racial hatred against our oppressed and marginalized White Humanity is that they make so much of their goals, strategies, and tactics public. It’s all right there- no secrets.

      The Center for Social Inclusion is our kind of Voodoo Diver$ity Con$ultant$!

      Modernity’s corrosive drive has been powered by inverting vice and virtue. As a member in extremely good standing within the White community, I’ll give social inversion a try by reinverting it back to the Garden of Eden:


      Adopt White Opportunity-Building Policies:

      Policy ideas that invest in White people only, then

      Build alliances across White classes, then

      Inform the White conversation, then

      Support White advocates, then repeat the cycle until our enemies are crushed and we enthroned victorious!

      “Transgress and transcend Diversity, manifest and embrace Whiteness, beware and prepare, and then you will feel rising up within you that justification bestowed by God upon his best warriors in their greatest time of need.”

      -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “Our successes and our failures,” 2012

      • loyalwhitebriton

        Hi Church of Jed. I enjoy reading your comments. About his Rev. Jed DeValleyism, is there a website?. I’ve tried googling his name, but apart from a couple of links back to Amren, I get nothing.

      • loyalwhitebriton

        I’ve been reading round a few other articles, and I notice other readers have asked the same question. I think I get it now. Interesting concept.

    • ed91

       yes, but I get tired of them destroying the best civilization ever,

      that they couldn’t begin to replicate.

      • That stage of our civilization is done, dead, and finished. Forget about that. We are in a new Dark Age… the Third Dark Age in Western history (the first being the “Bronze Age Collapse”, The second being from the fall of the W. Roman Empire until the coronation of Charlemagne). We must preserve ourselves… so our children might one day rebuild.

  • This is news?  I knew this a long time ago.  They and their minions like to inject race into everything.  They do this because frankly it works.  The right will bend over backwards to prove they’re not racist and always end up on the defensive.  The trick is to turn it around on them and put them on the defensive. OR you could just completely ignore them and not play their game.

    •  He was partially right: a great many of the Blacks in Detroit are now leaving, and there are many empty buildings only used for gang hang-outs and such. The White Flight was long ago… now the Blacks are leaving too.

      I think ignoring them is the best policy. We do not have to engage in reasoned debate with these people, because we have nothing for them that they will like. That is the end of it.

  • TonyWestfield

    Shortly after Election Day 1994, when the Newt-led Republicans took the majority in the House away from Democrats for the first time in two generations, I heard Charles Rangel (D-NY-AA) say that anybody who is in favor of budget cuts is a racist.  Rangel was on C-Span, and he said it in a completely relaxed and familiar manner–probably because his ilk talk that way to one another, all the time.

  • Aryan Nations hardly exists. I think he meant the Aryan Brotherhood (AB), and that only exists INSIDE of prison. That is what nobody understands. And yeah, they are large… because if you are white and imprisoned, you MUST band with others.

    In any case though, Canadians are NOT the worst. Brits are the worst, on the whole. There is a good number of great British men I can name (some now living abroad), but as a population they are the most mentally diseased of all.

  • A “news story” about how the Republicans were supposedly planning to ban tampons went viral on my Facebook wall the other week… It was unbelievable, because the “news site” was explicit about the fact that it is a SATIRE website! 

  • Invest in ammo and barbed wire. 

  • I also remember Dinesh D’Souzaphone pouted and moaned until the Washington Times fired Sam Francis.  I don’t care if he’s right about something on occasion.  A broken clock is right twice a day.  We are not and should not be India.

  • tickyul

    The USA has already reached the point where there are many groups that have ZERO in common with each other……racial hatred to boot. When are things going to cook off….good question?????

    I predict a Mad Max scenario will play-out across the USA within the next 10 years. 

  • tickyul

    Nice try……….I live in Spokaneadelphia……………it has already been invaded….much more to follow.  And yes, Urban Americans are a huge contributor to the violent crime rate:

  • I know a few other racial disparities that should be brought up for public viewing.

    Naturally I don’t have to mention them here, because we all know what they are.