A lousy way to keep your majority

Some people spout stereotypes so reflexively that they don’t even realize how they are contradicting themselves.

A commenter at the Sojourners blog was quick to play the “conservatives are racist” card and insisted that white conservatives are upset about losing our majority and are doing everything we can to fight to keep it.

Unfortunately for her, I pointed out the rate of abortions in the black community is triple that of whites (and the rate of Hispanics is double that of whites). Therefore, if we are so desperate to keep our majority we’d do the following:

  1. Oppose any restrictions to abortions
  2. Support taxpayer funded abortions, which are sure to increase those ratios
  3. Support Planned Parenthood, which targets minority communities

Of course, we do the opposite of those things. So we are either completely unaware that our behaviors are hastening our demise (eek!) or maybe — just maybe! — we aren’t racist after all. Perhaps we think it is immoral to kill innocent human beings of any skin color and we would gladly sacrifice our majority to save lives.

If any group is racist, wouldn’t it be the one supporting policies that result in non-whites being destroyed at rates faster than whites?

Defending conservative principles is not racist. Playing the race card instead of using facts and logic is racist.

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  1. Where there’s smoke there’s fire. 90% of the Republican party is white. 99% of its elected representatives are white. A remarkable 25% of Republicans polled believe Obama is the Anti-Christ. 67% believe he is a Muslim.

    Conservatives aren’t racist? Well, maybe just a little. Not ALL are racists. I’ll give you that much.

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    1. Fact: Democratic policies permit the killing of blacks at a rate 3x that of whites. If that isn’t racist, nothing is.

      Visited Detroit lately? It is a petri dish of Liberal politics. How’s that working for the minorities there?

      Poverty pimps play the race card to keep their profitable business alive and blacks down.

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    2. So the attraction of white people to the Republican Party is racially motivated, whereas the attraction of black people to the Democratic Party is not.

      Of course.

      By the way, where are you getting these stats?

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    3. Also, how much of the Democrat leadership is white and has been white for a long time.Even with Obama as the president, a good portion of the party that embraces blacks is still very white.

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  2. So the Democratic party is supposed to place race quotas on abortion? That would seem a little racist to me.

    Democratic policies don’t permit the killing of 3X times as many blacks. Let’s have at least a little honesty on this Christian web site. There are no racial policies when it comes to abortion.

    Blacks make far less money than whites and are less able to afford additional kids. So it should come as no surprise that they have a much higher abortion rate. Would you like some wealth redistribution for fewer abortions? Didn’t think so.

    Median income Michigan: $44,000
    Median income Mississippi: $34,000

    The Democratic petri dish in Michigan seems to be working a heck of a lot better than the Republican one in Mississippi.

    How about the conservative War on Drugs that locks up blacks at a rate 6X that of whites despite identical drug use rates. I suppose it is just a coincidence.

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    1. No one claimed there were quotas, so skip that straw man.

      I was just pointing out the obvious fallacies in the “we’re just clinging to our majority” argument and the fact that the abortion policies liberals hold so dear just “happen” to kill blacks at a 3x rate. If you wanna play the race card I’ll trump you with that every time.

      Sent from my iPhone

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    2. That is really odd that you would bring up that lousy median income argument and compare Michigan and Mississippi. Michigan has a good portion of the auto industry there, and $44,000 is all they can boast? Not a very good statistic, especially given that Mississippi is mainly an ag state.

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  3. They don’t just “happen” to kill blacks. There is a very well known reason: Poverty. One you don’t have an answer for except to cut taxes on the wealthy.

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    1. Ah, the “better dead than poor” argument, which fails on many levels, including the fact that the “poor” in the U.S. are richer than most of the world and richer than the middle classes of prior era.

      Oh, and the fact that liberal policies made and keep them poor. Or do you think that Detroit would have been worse off with conservative policies?

      Time for you to get back to the topic of the post or move on.

      Sent from my iPhone

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    2. They don’t just “happen” to kill blacks. There is a very well known reason: Poverty. One you don’t have an answer for except to cut taxes on the wealthy.

      So how much money do you have to take from the “rich” to give to the “poor” (American definitions, obviously) until people stop having out of wedlock sex and abortions?

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  4. Oh, and the fact that liberal policies made and keep them poor. Or do you think that Detroit would have been worse off with conservative policies?

    Probably. Of the 10 poorest states, nine of them are Republican. Of the 10 richest states, 8 of them are Democratic.

    More strange coincidences. I think not.

    I’ll accept the invitation and move on.

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    1. “Probably. Of the 10 poorest states, nine of them are Republican. Of the 10 richest states, 8 of them are Democratic. “

      Have you noticed that the cost of living in those same states are way higher than those in the poorest states? Income is just part of the equation. Housing costs alone would make it much more bearable to live in Oklahoma than California from a financial perspective.

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    2. “Probably. Of the 10 poorest states, nine of them are Republican. Of the 10 richest states, 8 of them are Democratic.

      More strange coincidences. I think not. “

      Why do I envision that if the reverse was true, you would talk about how the Democrats form the party of the poor? Republicans are composed primarily of whites, and you reason that they are racist. Republicans, based on what you provided, are composed of the poor states. Do you reason that Republicans are the party of the poor? Of course not!

      So whenever the evidence tilts toward the Republican Party being full of rich people, the Republicans are all about taking care of the rich. Whenever the evidence tilts toward the Republican party being full of poor people, it is because of their failed policies. Brilliant.

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  5. I promised Neil I would go away. But since people have asked me questions I’ll go ahead and provide them with answers.

    Yes, I’ve considered the cost of living. Have you ever noticed that the cost of living is generally higher where wealthy people live? Tourist towns have very high costs because lots of people with lots of money visit there.

    Would you argue that Mexicans are as rich as Americans because they have a lower cost of living. No, they have a lower cost of living because they don’t have as much money. That’s pretty basic. People in Oklahoma make a lot less than people in California so the cost of living is lower.

    Yes, if the Democratic states were all the poorest states as is the case with Republican states, I would decide that their economic policy is inept. What other conclusion could I come to?

    Of the top 25 wealthiest states in the United States, just THREE are Republican. One is Alaska which is only wealthy because of its oil. One is Nebraska which only makes it because of socialist farm subsidies. The only claim Republican economics can make is with Utah. I’ll give you that.

    On the other hand, there are just two Democratic states in the bottom 25. Oregon and Maine.

    72% of the bottom 25 states are Republican. The others are swing states other than the two I referenced.

    16 of the bottom 17 states are Republican!!!!! I didn’t have any idea about that until I looked it up.

    Sorry folks. Thems the facts. They are what they are.

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    1. “Yes, if the Democratic states were all the poorest states as is the case with Republican states, I would decide that their economic policy is inept. What other conclusion could I come to?”

      Oh, good, so the fact that America is the richest country means that their capitalistic policies are much better than the European socialist countries. That’s awesome.

      The reality is that using a single factor – median or mean income or whatever you use – is not sufficient to determine the validity of a state’s economic policies. Have you ever been to a place Kansas? (last i heard it was one of the poorer ones) It’s mostly farmland. Of course there isn’t a lot of money flowing around! what about income disparity between the rich and poor? (not always a good indicator but thought I would throw that out there). What about assets, such as land, housing, etc… ?

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  6. You came here with just a different race card than the one I addressed. You don’t have to go away if you’ll stay on topic. Since others questioned you I left your comment.

    Even if those facts are correct you have proved nothing with them. At best, you’ve contradicted yourself.

    Now, back on track, please. If you can prove that our pro-life policies work to keep our majority then please bring some relevant facts to that topic.

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  7. “Even if those facts are correct you have proved nothing with them.”

    That just goes to show that this is truly a religion blog.

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    1. “That just goes to show that this is truly a religion blog.”

      You seem quick to stereotype. Perhaps you mean other religions, but Christianity is found on fact and reason. See Acts 17:11, or the whole book for that matter. Whether your arguments are secular or religious, if you offer data points you need to connect them to something. As Chance pointed out, yours contradict your previous (off topic) points.

      Once again you have made a derogatory comment that has nothing to do with the post. Note how I don’t attribute that to you being non-religious; I just point out the facts.

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  8. “Defending conservative principles is not racist.
    Playing the race card instead of using facts and
    logic is racist.

    Absolutely correct! But what do I know? To those playing cards -spades anyone? 🙂 – I’m just a sell out.

    For those not in the know, spades is a popular card game with some in the black community. It has also been used as a derogoratory slur.

    Respectfully,
    Joe

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    1. Lol and great to hear from you, Joseph! Hope your family is thriving.

      I like spades as well — a group of church friends gets together monthly to eat and play it.

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  9. Just a comment on one part of RA’s post. I haven’t seen enough Christianity displayed by Obama’s Presidency to convict him (in a court) of being a Christian. I still remember to whom he has kept the most of his promises and as a Christian, I sure can’t agree with him.

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    1. Good point Marilyn. It bothers me that so many try to make the case that he is a believer. Come on, the guy ducked out of National Day of Prayer… wait a minutes, seems like I do that too. 🙂 Never mind.

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