Originally posted at Clash Daily
When liberals mock conservatives, the criticism is neither based in logic nor truth. Thatâ€™s why instead of debating the issues in an intelligent manner, the left chooses instead to disparage political foes. One of their favorite tactics is to portray conservatives as mentally deficient morons.
Sarah Palin is a primary target of that sort ofÂ liberal derision, for both what she says and the folksy way in which she says it. George W. Bush was also victimized by the â€˜heâ€™s dumb as a stumpâ€™ drumbeat of ridicule that issued forth from the left.
Not for nothing, but liberals worship a man who pronounced â€œcorpsmanâ€ as â€œcorpse man,â€ and as a political party are sincerely convinced that just on the basis of being liberal, they and the â€œcorpse menâ€ they support possess the most brilliant of minds.
That is why, if an individual who furthers the liberal cause is found to be challenged in the intellect department, rather than apply the same criticism, liberals will do anything to explain away, oh letâ€™s say, a black femaleâ€™s inability to cobble together a coherent point.
Incoherency is what brings us around to Rachel Jeantel, star witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial. Perhaps Ms. Jeantel has the potential toÂ express herself in a clear, respectful, and articulate way, but is caught up in a low-expectation culture that has shaped her into who she is.
Still, based on her abysmal diction, contemptuous demeanor, and basic disrespect for authority, itâ€™s hard to believe that Rachel Jeantel possesses the cerebral capacity that liberals are now trying to establish on her behalf.
Then again, it could be that Rachel â€œmade a lot more sense than you think,â€ just asÂ TimeÂ magazine intimated in anÂ article entitledÂ â€œRachel Jeantel Explained, Linguistically.â€Â TimeÂ actually seemed to argue that people who donâ€™t understand Rachel are the challenged ones, not Ms. Jeantel.
Television and media critic Eric Deggans of theÂ Tampa Bay TimesÂ described Rachaelâ€™s inability to express herself as merely a problem with â€œcode switching,â€ which Mr. Deggans describes thusly:
For linguists, code-switching describes the simple act of switching between two languages in a conversation. But in todayâ€™s increasingly multicultural, multi-ethnic society, the termâ€™s deeper meaning involves shifting between different cultures as you move through lifeâ€™s conversations â€” choosing your communication style based on the people youâ€™re dealing with.
Mr. Deggans even went so far as to define Rachel Jeantelâ€™s now infamous â€œcreepy-ass crackaâ€ comment as nothing more than a cultural problem exacerbated by Jeantelâ€™s inability to adequately code-switch.
Of late, the Jeantel apologist maintains that the impression Rachel made during the trial was based more on the observerâ€™s lack of cultural sensitivity than Rachelâ€™s intellectual â€œshortcomings.â€
Yet when Sarah Palin, who the left still considers to be â€œthe queen of stupidâ€, said the following about Barack Obama: â€œObamaâ€™s Shuck and Jive ends with Benghazi Lies,â€Â Deggans accused Palin of usingÂ coded wordsÂ to mask her prejudice. Thus, itâ€™s unlikely Deggans would have described a favoriteÂ Sarah PalinÂ expression, â€œwee-weed up,â€ as an inability for the former Alaska governor toÂ code-switch.
Currently Rachel Jeantel is working the media circuit, toting along a lawyer and, from the looks of things, a stylist and probably a publicist. Sheâ€™s spending her days acting as the official sage of gangsta thug culture, schooling liberals such as the completely engrossed Piers Morgan on things like the difference between the N-word ending with an â€œaâ€ versus the N-word ending with an â€œ-er,â€ the latter of which is the racist version while the former just means â€œa guyâ€.
On Piers Morgan Live, Jeantel provided a riveting explanation that clarified how â€œaâ€ and â€œ-erâ€ make all the difference between a honky cracker and a security/law enforcement â€œcreepy-ass cracka.â€
For a little context, Piers Morgan is the man who laughed at the vileÂ Bill MaherÂ making sport of mocking Sarah Palinâ€™s andÂ Michelle Bachmannâ€™sÂ intelligence. Yet Piers seemed to actually take Rachel Jeantel seriously when she enlightened her detractors by pointing out an â€œunder-biteÂ that made it difficult for her to speak clearly.â€ Rachel Jeantel, a black woman with a dental malady, encapsulates everything necessary to merit an army of sappy liberal apologists to rally to her defense.
Proving her stunning lack of understanding when it comes to homophobia, Jeantel even went so far as to publicly assert that Martin was â€œcreeped outâ€ by Zimmerman following him after she suggested that George may have been a â€œrapist.â€ Morgan was riveted when Rachel posed the politically incorrect, difficult-to-decipher question, â€œFor every boy or every man whoâ€™s not that kind of way, seeing a grown man following them, would they be creeped out?â€
The left is so wary of the potential negative impact that might result from disagreeing with a black female representing institutional racism in the US that her poorly thought-out suggestion that Trayvon Martin pummeled George Zimmerman because he thought he was aÂ homosexual rapistÂ was largely ignored by the gay rights lobby in the media.
In a â€œCNN Opinionâ€ article entitled â€œLove Her or Hate Her, Rachel Jeantel is a Star,â€ Jason Johnson explained peopleâ€™s negative perception of Rachel Jeantel as follows: â€œPart of it is because she is a dark-skinned, plus-sized girl from a low-income neighborhood who doesnâ€™t speak the Kingâ€™s English. With that profile, some viewers automatically see her as non-credible and uneducated[.]â€
So, does that mean that if Sarah Palin had only been born a â€œdark-skinned, plus-sized girl from a low-income neighborhood who [didnâ€™t] speak the Kingâ€™s Englishâ€ the left-wing media, regardless of her political persuasion, would have embraced her and seen her so-called gibberish as some sort of wisdom that lesser people fail to understand?
If thatâ€™s the case, thereâ€™s hope for Sarah Palin! Maybe Rachel Jeantel can help Palin brush up on her phraseology. Then, Sarahâ€™s folksy style of speaking wouldnâ€™t sound so stupid to liberals, and the former governor of Alaska will be viewed by the left as being almost as smart as Rachel Jeantel.