Colin Powell, MSNBC host buy into the tie between progressives and racism.
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• Social Security? Why, Joe never quite gets round to talking about all those racist progressives who scared the hell out of white voters with race so they could stay in office and pass Social Security. A prominent example being old Mississippi Senator Theodore Bilbo, a card-carrying Klan member and deeply proud of creating a program for the old folks.
• School lunches? That would be a program from the great Southern Manifesto Senator Richard Russell, the segregationist Senator from Georgia, who singlehandedly got what is known today as the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act passed in 1946.
Again, as we have noted here, times changed. But not for liberals playing the race card.
Joe made much of playing up to Maxine Waters while he was in Congress. This would be the same Maxine Waters who plays the race and progressive cards to her mostly black district with a directness that would delight Carter Glass as he played it to his white base. She described ex-Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan, a white liberal Republican, as a “plantation owner.” She demands slavery reparations, has justified attacks on Korean grocers by black residents, accused the CIA (whose director was white) of selling crack cocaine in black neighborhoods and defended attacks on the instability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as racist. Oops.
And so on…and merrily so on and on.
Representative Waters gets elected and re-elected — and hasn’t met a big government program she doesn’t like.
Then there’s the newest craze for Skincolor Liberals. Latinos. Who can forget the lawsuit against the state of Arizona by the Justice Department filed by the Obama Justice Department over illegal immigration. Tamar Jacoby, president of ImmigrationWorks USA, said the obvious: “But I also think it’s a pretty naked play for Latino voters.” As analysts like to note, President Obama won over 70% of the Latino vote — just like Carter Glass used to sweep the white vote. Can you say Obamacare?
Again. This is the age old formula of the American Left. From slavery to segregation, lynching, the Ku Klux Klan and on to racial quotas, attacking Korean grocers or suing Arizona — the left uses race to gin up a racial base and repays with big government.
A peep of dissent from Joe Scarborough? How about better than that? How about outrage? Nah.
Presumably because a host on MSNBC can’t say these things. Why? Because MSNBC plays the race card all the time for ratings — which in turned are used to support big government. Can Al Sharpton use the “n” word? Yeah, no problem. Give him a show. Can Chris Matthews say “shuck and jive.” Of course. And there won’t be a peep from Colin Powell — much less Joe Scarborough.
Powell was playing his race card, it can’t help but be noticed, on the mother-ship network that allows all that racist crap at MSNBC.
Let’s start from the top in this sewer. The Powell statement as made on NBC, the parent network of MSNBC.
“There’s also a dark— a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the Party. What I do mean by that? I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. How can I evidence that? When I see a former governor say that the president is shuckin’ and jivin’, that’s a racial era slave term. When I see another former governor after the president’s first debate where he didn’t do very well, says that the president was lazy. He didn’t say he was slow, he was tired, he didn’t do well, he said he was lazy. Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans but to those of us who are African-Americans, the second word is shiftless and then there’s a third word that goes along with it Birther, the whole Birther Movement. Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the Party? I think the Party has to take a look at itself.
“So: ‘Shuckin’ and jivin’,’ that’s a racial era slave term…. Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the Party? I think the Party has to take a look at itself.”
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.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?