Colin Powell, MSNBC host buy into the tie between progressives and racism.
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Say again: despicable.
To watch it all happen because Scarborough is riffing on a retired general of the United States Army-turned-Secretary of State for playing the race card? And Scarborough joins in?
Let’s get the other card out on the table. The card that is always cause for the race card.
The progressive card.
Does Joe Scarborough have the slightest historical understanding that Democrats/liberals/progressives have spent over two centuries — right up until today — playing the race card to gin up the progressive vote? (As here, here, and, just this last summer, here.)
Does he really not understand that without the race card — liberalism would be a dead letter in America? Obviously not. I’ve met Joe Scarborough. He’s no racist. But to sit back and buy into this worldview as Powell and every other liberal out there presents it is simply ignorant at its worst. The act of a fool.
Race and Progressives have been, as we have noted many times in this space, the ham and eggs of the Democratic Party.
It is a formula. One uses race to scare the hell out of race X, while promising race X will be soothed because of some big government Z.
Examples for Morning Joe?
How many times has Scarborough talked about the Federal Reserve on his show? Social Security? The federal school lunch program? No idea, but I bet lots.
But one can Google away and never find ole Joe talking about the racist formula used to create these programs.
• Not a word about Carter Glass, the creator of the Federal Reserve as a Congressman from Virginia. Glass’s entire political career as state senator, congressman, Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Senator was based on playing the race card. As the author of the Virginia state constitution in 1902, it was Glass who insisted on both a poll tax and literacy tax being in the revamped constitution. Said Glass, when queried as to if this wasn’t designed to deliberately discriminate against African-Americans:
“Discrimination! Why that is exactly what we propose. To remove every negro voter who can be gotten rid of, legally, without materially impairing the numerical strength of the white electorate.”
Glass succeeded — and as a rising progressive star in the day used race to push both his progressive principles (shared by his fellow racist Woodrow Wilson, who supported Glass’s Fed bill and later made him Treasury Secretary).
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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