Colin Powell, MSNBC host buy into the tie between progressives and racism.
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A “dark vein” inside the GOP of Reagan and Kemp and the Bushes because former Governor Sarah Palin used the term “shuck and jive”?
The Powell double-standard here is truly astounding. The pick-up by Scarborough disgraceful.
Here’s one Jay Carney, press secretary to the first black president of the United States, kicking off a formal White House briefing (here’s the video)
by saying from the podium, “Sorry. I’m going to shuck and jive! Time to shuck and jive.”
Word from General Powell on this? Nah. Scarborough? Nope.
There is General Powell on NBC insisting a good leader shouldn’t “tolerate this kind of discussion” — while sitting on the set of a network that employs Chris Matthews, the man who said (hat tip Newsbusters) on-air July 7, 2010 to Rachel Maddow:
“What has it been like, as you shuck and jive, hang out with the men over there, the women over there, in uniform risking their lives every day?”
The “men over there,” the “women over there” were American troops serving in Afghanistan. The New Pittsburgh Courier (whose owner describes the paper as part of America’s “black press”) did a little research on the number of blacks in the American military — including “over there” where Maddow had spent her time, according to Matthews, “shucking and jiving” with said troops. It seems that a full 9% of Americans killed in both Afghanistan and Iraq were black.
Some shuck. Some jive.
Did Powell say to David Gregory: “You know David, shucking and jiving isn’t a good phrase for anybody to be using because of its slavery relationship. I really think MSNBC and Chris Matthews specifically should apologize.”
Would Joe Scarborough have the wit to challenge this on his own show?
One could go on here. The “lazy” slur Powell conjured was said by Obama himself (as noted here in Politico) when the President confessed:
“There is a deep down, underneath all the work I do, I think there’s a laziness in me.”
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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