Liberal Stooge Martin Bashir Says ‘IRS’ Is ‘The New N-Word’


Martin Bashir said Wednesday on his MSNBC show that Republicans are slaking their thirst for racist venom by using the IRS scandal to veil their racist tendencies.

“Republicans are using it as their latest weapon in the war against the black man in the White House,” said Bashir, and “’IRS’ is the new ‘N-word.’”

Bashir then cued up a video of Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a litany of other Republicans condemning the IRS scandal and its apparent link to the 2012 re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.


He also compared apples with bananas, linking present-day outrage over the IRS scandal to the gradual sterilizing of racist political language made famous by former George H.W. Bush strategist Lee Atwater. Atwater once explained that, as overt racism became taboo in the Civil Rights era, politicians could switch their obvious racist talking points to more abstract identifiers like “forced busing” or “states’ rights.”

Bashir said the same is true of Republicans today, who evidently are only feigning outrage at the IRS so that they can attack the black man in the Oval Office.

“The IRS: three letters that sound so innocent – but we know what you mean,” Bashir surmised.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • JimH

    Really Marty, it has nothing to do with race, it’s all about ethics.
    Something this administration needs a lot of help with.