Is It Time To Revive the Epithet “Baby Killer”?
© Jack Cashill
For the raging left of America it was just another day, another couple of incidents, one on CNN, one in a San Antonio Whataburger. In both cases, the person attacked was put on the defensive. Shocked by the intensity of the assault and the seeming impunity of the attacker, both victims could do little but search vainly for a comeback.
It may be time to change strategy, but more on that in a minute.
In San Antonio two teens were peaceably eating burgers and minding their own business at a Whataburger. As captured on video, 30-yar-old Kino Jimenez snatched the MAGA hat off the head of the one teen, grabbed the kid’s drink, and threw it violently in his face.
“Alright,” yelled the teen, regaining his composure, “Have fun with it.” There will not be much fun to be had in the Jimenez household. As a result of the video, his employer fired Jimenez from his bartending job—this is Texas after all—and the Green Party of Texas disowned him. Among the Green Party’s “key values” are nonviolence, respect for diversity, and social justice. Jimenez made the mistake of showing how empty those key values really are.
The second confrontation in question was much more routine. Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” prominent black Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson casually assailed President Donald Trump as a “racist” and called out Trump’s supporters, including the one sitting next to him, for validating “what are essentially naked raw statements of racism.”
Dyson cited no examples for the simple reason Trump is oddly quiet on the subject of race. He, of course, does talk about immigration, but “Muslim” is no more a race than “Catholic,” and “Mexican” is no more a race than “America.” In fact, there is considerably more African DNA in America’s gene pool than in Mexico’s.
No matter. It has become so axiomatic on the left that Trump is a racist—as are most, if not all, conservatives—that no examples are needed. Besides, a recent Quinnipiac poll has 49 percent of respondents believing Trump is racist. That number is simply a function of people like Dyson repeating the racism charge like a mantra.
Former Bush appointee Scott Jennings acquitted himself well in countering Dyson. “I disagree with everything you’ve said,” said Jennings forcefully. “I disagree with the motives you’ve ascribed to me.” Still, throughout the conversation, Jennings was put as much on the defensive as was the hat-wearing teen at Whataburger.
For too long, the right has been playing defense. In 2012, on one specific occasion, Mitt Romney’s failure to take the offense cost the GOP and the nation dearly. In August of that year, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin made an awkward but innocuous comment about rape and abortion. The major media did what they inevitably do when they smell blood: turn to the serial apologists in the soft center of the Republican Party.
Said Romney, then the Republican nominee, “Congressman Akin’s comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable and, frankly, wrong. Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.”
Had Romney gone on the offensive and said, “A credibly accused rapist is giving the keynote speech at the Democratic convention in two weeks. That same convention will memorialize a lifelong sexual predator who allowed a young woman to drown in his car to preserve his political future. And you want me to denounce a decent, God-fearing man for his inelegant comments about rape? No, not happening, and if the truth hurts, put some ice on it.”
Here is what Scott Jennings might have said. “Mr. Dyson, your talk of racism, let alone child separation, has zero credibility. For the last 45 years you and your liberal allies have allowed nearly 60 American babies to be permanently and fatally wrenched from their mothers’ wombs, most for no greater reason than the convenience of the mother or the destruction of the evidence left by a child’s rapist.
“Speaking of racism,” Jennings continues, “nearly 20 million of these babies were black. Black babies were nearly three times more likely to be killed than white babies. For a black child, the womb is the real middle passage. And what have you done in regards to this genocide? You have enabled it. You have encouraged the funding of an organization whose founder, Margaret Sanger, is one of the most notorious racists and eugenicists in American history.”
“Don’t talk to me about racism,” Mr. Dyson. “And sure as hell don’t talk to me about child separation until you and your baby killer allies get down on your knees and repent.”
Enough with the civility--if Republicans start talking like this, I might even start watching CNN.