The Daily Caller’s alphabetical tour de force showing that everything — no really, everything — is racist will not stop until every letter in the English alphabet (except, possibly, ‘x’) gets its racist due.
Here are nine things beginning with the letter ‘G’ that somebody, somewhere has deemed racist.
Back in April 2012, an obscure leftist website called Salon ranted that the HBO fantasy soap opera Game of Thrones is racist because, for example, “an entire nonwhite culture” that doesn’t really exist “is presented as holding skewed values” and a white character — Sansa Stark — finds another character’s black skin “exotic.”
Getting food poisoning at an ethnic restaurant is racist, according to Slate, because some freelance writer believes that people who barf after eating and then post restaurant reviews on Yelp “tend to blame restaurants that serve ‘ethnic food’ — that is, preparations particular to culinary traditions originating outside of Europe.”
Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, though he represents a district in frequently frigid Minnesota, believes that global warming is racist. “If you’ve ever wondered about test scores between black students and white students, if you’ve ever wondered about health disparities, if you’ve ever wondered about who gets to make it through the flood and the big bad storm and who doesn’t, you really don’t have to look any further than this issue of climate change,” Ellison explained, according to Independent Journal Review.
Golf jokes about Barack Obama are racist because, leftist talking heads argue, Republicans make fun of the president too much for golfing all the time instead of doing his job. For example, says Michelle Malkin, after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ribbed Obama for “working to earn a spot on the PGA tour,” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell read the hammy quip’s subtext as “Obama equals Tiger Woods equals RACISM.” (RELATED: Obama Has Golfed Four Times More Than Bush Did In Eight Years)
The 2013 government shutdown was racist, according to a contemporaneous rant at an obscure leftist website called Salon. “It’s the culmination of 50 years of evolving yet consistent Republican strategy to depict government as the enemy, an oppressor that works primarily as the protector of and provider for African-Americans, to the detriment of everyone else,” wrote Joan Walsh. “The fact that everything came apart under our first African-American president wasn’t an accident, it was probably inevitable.”