Monday, January 11, 2010

Democrats excuse racism?

Okay, a quick post, no references. This weekend Liz Cheney castigated the "liberal establishment" for being "silent" on Harry Reid's "racist" 2008 comment about then-candidate Barack Obama's light skin and lack of a "negro accent" and compared it to the public dressing down that Trent Lott got when he was Senate leader.

All Harry Reid said was the truth, white people would indeed view Obama differently than, say, Jesse Jackson, the use of the word "negro" notwithstanding. Poor Trent Lott, on the other hand-- he didn't mean nuthin'.

Let's remember the real history of why Trent Lott lost his job. Trent Lott said, in couched terms when praising Strom Thurmond's presidential run in 1948 as a segregationist candidate, that we would have been "better off if we had followed Strom's lead." Now this really is a racist statement and shows that little Liz has mastered the Orwellian technique of re-writing history.

And yet again, nobody calls out Liz Cheney on the substantive difference in the comments of Reid and Lott. If they were to do it just once maybe Dick's daughter would shut up.

Oh yeah, and remind me again what qualifies Liz Cheney to be on the Sunday talk shows over, say, Glenn Greenwald or even the Rude Pundit for that matter.

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