Colin Powell, MSNBC host buy into the tie between progressives and racism.
“Our Constitution is colorblind and neither knows nor
tolerates classes among citizens.”
— Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy quoting Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan at the Kentucky Celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, 1963
Joe Scarborough and Colin Powell.
Absolutely disgusting — not to mention wildly disingenuous. Did I mention historically ignorant?
Right off the bat, as the Daily Caller shows Scarborough parsing Powell’s appearance on Meet the Press, Morning Joe says by way of launching a play for his fellow liberal Republicans:
But despite his and Powell’s protestations, Scarborough explained that some prominent conservative opinion makers “didn’t listen.” To bolster his case, Scarborough pointed to stories linked on the Drudge Report, including remarks from conservative talkers Sean Hannity and Mark Levin, the latter of whom he did not mention by name.
“They didn’t listen. They went out, they engaged in birtherism, they called the president a racist who hated all white people,” he continued.
I have contacted Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. The charge, as anyone who has spent a nano-second listening to either would know, is laughably false.
Hannity replied “I was not a birther.” And he “never” called the President of the United States a racist.
To which I would add: Period.
Replied Mark Levin:
“I have no idea what this fool is talking about. I used to think Scarborough was lowering himself by appearing on MSNBC. I now think MSNBC has lowered itself by airing Scarborough. And given the freak show that is that cable network’s lineup, that says a lot.”
To watch a former Republican United States Congressman turned TV host blurt such contemptible untruths — worse a TV host for a network that spews racism and bigotry (as here) repeatedly into the television ether while he sits there silent as a church mouse basking in the glow and mouthing blatant untruths — is despicable.