Is it just me, or does it seem as though every time you think the Democrats have dug their hypocrisy well as deep as possible, they plumb new depths? In fact, the saber-toothed tigers and sloths at sunny southern California’s La Brea Tar Pits had nothing on the endangered species of today, Democratis Hypocrititus, when it comes to getting stuck in a place where you wouldn’t want to be but seem incapable of avoiding.
Such is the case with the now famous quote from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (back in the days when he was supporting Hillary Clinton during the Democratic Party primary) that then Illinois Sen. Barack Hussein Obama was “a light-skinned African-American” who possessed “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” The quote surfaced from a brand new book, Game Change, an account of the 2008 presidential election by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin — and if you haven’t heard about it by now, you’ve either been under a rock, or watching MSNBC.
As Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele–himself an African-American–noted: if a Republican senator had said those very same words, not only would the editorial long blades of Pravda on the Hudson (F.K.A. The New York Times) have come out within two nanoseconds, but that Republican’s head would have been demanded on the floor of the Senate, in the Well of the House, on Saturday Night Live and in every known mainstream media outlet from coast to coast. Liberals are sooooooo predictable. And soooooo unprincipled.
Recall, of course, that former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott–Reid’s predecessor from before the Democrats regained control of the Senate–was excoriated and de-frocked for merely wishing a colleague, Strom Thurmond, a happy 100th birthday by suggesting that the world might have been a better place had be won the presidential election in 1948, when Thurmond ran on a pro-segregation platform. Was it a lovely statement? No. Innocuous? Definitely not. But hey — at least Thurmond wasn’t a Kleagle and Exaulted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan like Senator Robert Byrd, that other Democratic Party poster-child for race harmony.
Adding considerable insult to their own injury, the current regime’s chief legal sycophant, Attorney General Eric Holder, sprang to Reid’s defense, saying: “He’s a good man who has done an awful lot in his leadership position to advance the rights of people of color in this country, and he’s a good guy who I admire a great deal,” and adding: “I don’t think that there is a prejudiced bone in his body.”
Really? Quite apart from Reid’s skeletal structure, his brain–or whatever biological miracle of mediocrity which passes for a motor control mechanism in genus Democratis Hypocrititus–is composed, presumably, of a bunch or neurons firing random synapses which activate his tongue (also not bone) leading to his “candid” observations about The Chosen One.
And not to be outdone by Holder, Democratic National Committee honcho Tim Kaine coughed up this bit of moist lung butter: “I think if you look at the reports as I have, it was all in the context of saying positive things about Senator Obama,” and that “it definitely was in the context of recognizing in Senator Obama a great candidate and future president.”
Yeah. In the middle of a speech when Reid was lobbying others of his species to support Hillary Clinton for president. Kaine’s remarks conjure up thoughts of a child’s proverbial quest on Christmas morning to find a pony in the pile of horse poop.
Moreover, the only people who should be more offended by Reid’s asinine statements are the American people. That’s you. We already know that Reid thinks that you smell. Now we know that he thinks you’re stupid. I mean, only a vapid, uninformed electorate would consider a candidate to be presidential material solely because he was black but not too black, and because he didn’t sound like the narrator from those Hooked On Ebonics VCR tapes.
The bottom line is that these folks are unmitigated hypocrites. Worse, they are unprincipled and dangerous hypocrites who see nothing wrong with playing word games while they try to stampede the nation into bankruptcy, both fiscally and morally, in their zeal for a collectivist utopia. Nero tried that once — and look what happened there.
Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008.