There’s a logical fallacy known as “begging the question.” While we often hear the phrase used today to mean forcing one to ask a question based on current circumstances, the actual meaning of the phrase is more akin to circular reasoning, or as Aristotle said, it means “assuming the conclusion.” When “begging the question,” someone takes the conclusion of their premise and uses it as evidence to prove the conclusion.
The leftist hacks at FiveThirtyEight did their best anti-Aristotle impression with an article that essentially says they know Republicans are racist and vote for Republicans so the fact that Winsome Sears became the first Black woman to win a statewide race in Virginia proves that Republicans are racist. If that sounds like unintelligible illogic, you’re in good shape. It only makes sense to racist radical leftists.
Nevertheless, it’s the type of gaslighting that makes one’s head hurt while trying to comprehend that level of gobbledygook. As journalist Joe Concha noted on Twitter, it’s a good thing the article came out before Veterans Day:
That’s it. I need a four day weekend. https://t.co/oCfToNuKrm
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 11, 2021
Here are some gaslighting snippet from the article. Be warned: If it makes no sense to you, rejoice. Like I said, it only makes sense to the racists among the radical left:
Whites who thought African Americans had “far too little” influence disliked Carson and preferred Hillary Clinton by 60 percentage points in a hypothetical general election matchup. Meanwhile, Carson was very popular among whites who were most concerned about African Americans having “too much” influence in politics. So much so that whites who thought African Americans have “far too much” influence preferred Carson to Clinton by 45 points.
Racially prejudiced white voters are not opposed to Black candidates simply because they are Black, but because they believe that most Black candidates will fight for “those people” and not “people like us.”
Black Republicans, on the other hand, are perceived differently by racially prejudiced white Americans. Their embrace of the Republican Party and its conservative ideology help assure racially prejudiced whites that, unlike Black Democrats, they are not in the business of carrying water for their own racial group. Instead, they are viewed as distinct from other Black elites. If Blackness is viewed as intertwined with a kind of racial liberalism that is antagonistic to the interests of white Americans, Black Republicans’ partisan and ideological commitments allay concerns that they are for “them,” not “us.”
This is 100% pure, grade-A horse manure fancied up to sound academic and therefore accurate. This isn’t a representation of how White conservatives think. It’s a parody. This is how racist radical leftists think White conservatives think. They’ve drawn up this caricature of White Republicans in their mind based on anecdotal reports of white supremacists and they’ve projected that caricature onto the bulk of the Republican Party.
Twitter wasn’t kind:
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) November 10, 2021
The Left will do anything — and I mean anything — to explain away why 1) there are black Republicans who 2) are proudly supported by white voters.
Democrats need us to hate each other. Their political fortunes depend on it. https://t.co/UHOhGehdzY
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) November 10, 2021
Gaslighting 101: https://t.co/aJdF6C87Je
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) November 11, 2021
To be blackpilled is to regard people like this as unstoppable opponent: https://t.co/Q3oXFakd7t
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) November 10, 2021
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) November 10, 2021
Hey guys, grab your hoods, I'm itchin' to vote for some black folk. https://t.co/NSoz7Vg02C
— John 'pro-norms' Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) November 10, 2021
The stupid, it hurts. https://t.co/mOQXzKZSz2
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 10, 2021
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) November 10, 2021
New headline suggestion: "Print and use as toilet paper" https://t.co/n26PBsSvmp
— Rich "The People's Pundit" Baris (@Peoples_Pundit) November 10, 2021
The New Right must commit to treating these people as if they’re clinically insane. Because they are. They reside entirely in a world of make believe. There can be no attempts to reason with these people or meet them halfway.
They’re gone. Probably forever. https://t.co/AsY245YxR2
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 10, 2021
Voting for black conservatives is now white supremacist. https://t.co/tjOiPXfURn
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) November 10, 2021
A lot of people on the left have a near-religious belief that their political opponents are racist, so when pretty obvious evidence exists to the contrary, it requires serious contortions to reject that new information, rather than the original, faulty premise. https://t.co/sJBa4dQ21m
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) November 10, 2021
Just turn that headline around in your head for a moment. https://t.co/Wrbd6NSY0N
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) November 10, 2021
This is probably one of the dumbest things I’ve seen in a while. https://t.co/7dqzdVMwjy
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) November 10, 2021
Leftist media preys on the ignorance and need for confirmation bias that their audience craves. They’ll never accept the truth, which is that racism is nowhere near as prevalent amongst conservatives as racist as leftists want to believe.