George Will On Liberals Playing The Race Card: ‘Liberalism Has A Kind Of Tourette’s Syndrome These Days’

Conservative columnist George Will had some harsh words for liberals who play the race card as a way to demonize conservatives who oppose President Obama’s liberal agenda.

Appearing as a guest on Fox News Sunday on April 13, Will observed that “Liberalism has a kind of Tourette's syndrome these days. It’s just constantly saying the word racism and racist.” [See video below.]

Will’s comments came in response to a question from viewer Michael Daigeaun who asked the panel “Why is it that if you oppose their position and you’re white, you’re branded a racist? Both Attorney General Holder and POTUS race bait.”

Will continued to condemn liberals’ use of the race card:

If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. If you have neither, pound the table. This is pounding the table. There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn't had a new idea since the 1960s except ObamaCare and the country doesn't like it… So what do you do? You say anyone criticizes us is a racist.

It's become a joke among young people. You go to a campus where this kind of political correctness reigns and some young person will say looks like it's going to rain. The person looks and says, you're a racist. I mean it's so inappropriate. The constant implication of this is that I think it is becoming a national mirth.

Kudos to George Will for calling out liberals for using cynical tactics like injecting race anytime someone criticizes President Obama. Unfortunately, no one on the big three networks will come forward and condemn liberals for playing the race card every chance they get.

See relevant transcript below.


Fox 

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace

April 13, 2014

9:48 a.m. Eastern

CHRIS WALLACE: We asked you for questions from the panel, for the panel, rather. And we got this on Twitter from Michael Daigeaun. Why is it that if you oppose their position and you're white, you're branded a racist? Both Attorney General Holder and POTUS race bait. George is that what’s going on here? 

GEORGE WILL: Sure. Look, liberalism has a kind of Tourette's Syndrome these days. It’s just constantly saying the word racism and racist. It’s an old saying in the law; if you have the law on your side, argue the law. If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. If you have neither, pound the table. This is pounding the table. There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn't had a new idea since the 1960s except ObamaCare and the country doesn't like it. Foreign policy is a shambles from Russia to Iran to Syria to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And the recovery is unprecedentedly bad. So what do you do? You say anyone criticizes us is a racist. It's become a joke among young people. You go to a campus where this kind of political correctness reigns and some young person will say looks like it's going to rain. The person looks and says, you're a racist. I mean it's so inappropriate. The constant implication of this is that I think it is becoming a national mirth.

Jeffrey Meyer
Jeffrey Meyer
Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center.