Biden, Liz Cheney, Kinzinger Push the Politics of Racial Supremacy - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Biden, Liz Cheney, Kinzinger Push the Politics of Racial Supremacy
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Rep. Liz Cheney (Liz Cheney/YouTube)

Well, of course.

In the wake of the Buffalo murders President Joe Biden went to Buffalo and said this:

In America evil will not win. I promise you. Hate will not prevail, and white supremacy will not have the last word.

Then there is Wyoming “Republican” Rep. Liz Cheney tweeting this:

And how exactly has the House GOP leadership “enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and antisemitism”?

Like clockwork, her fellow January 6 Committee “Republican” Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger provides this answer:

First of all, for Rep. Elise Stefanik to oppose illegal immigration is decidedly not about “replacement theory.” It’s about demanding that all immigrants stand in line, wait their turn, and cross the border legally. This country is filled with the descendants of immigrants. Of all colors. Rep. Stefanik supports the obvious and ancient American policy of legal immigration. To look at those illegally crossing and judge them by skin color, as Cheney and Kinzinger did, is nothing but an obsession with racial supremacy — in which everyone is to be judged by skin color.

One doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry that Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger — “Republican” members of Congress — are so astoundingly ignorant that the American Left, and specifically Joe Biden’s Democratic Party, has repeatedly, from the very beginning of its existence as a political force in American politics, built its movement and political party around a culture of racial supremacy, a culture in which anyone and everyone is to be judged by race.

The Democrats have moved from supporting slavery to supporting segregation, creating Jim Crow and now the son of segregation and Jim Crow called “identity politics.” The party used the Ku Klux Klan as, per University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease, “the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.” They opposed the abolition of slavery in the 13th Amendment, due process and equal protection for the freed slaves with the 14th Amendment, and opposed the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the right to vote.

On and on and on to this very moment Democrats and the Left have played the race card, all of which comes out of their obsession with race. The latest round of obsession with “white supremacy” is in reality yet another example of their obsession with “racial supremacy” — which, again, is judging anyone and everyone by race.

What astounds is that two Republicans from the Party of Lincoln would sign on to this racial supremacy garbage.

Over at the Daily Caller is a collection of reminders of just how avidly modern-day left-wing media and Democrats support replacement theory.

And here is Time magazine in 1990 headlining this:

Beyond The Melting Pot

In the 21st century — and that’s not far off — racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. will outnumber whites for the first time. The “browning of America” will alter everything in society

The magazine’s cover featured a re-imagined drawing of an American flag, with the stripes no longer red and white but red, black, brown, and yellow. The headline on the cover:

America’s Changing Colors

What will the U.S. be like when whites are no longer in the majority?

Then there was this from the far-left Center for American Progress:

Immigration Is Changing the Political Landscape in Key States

Supporting real immigration reform that contains a pathway to citizenship for our nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants is the only way to maintain electoral strength in the future.

Here is the left-wing Salon on the subject:

A permanent Democratic majority?

Hispanic voters played a pivotal role in this election. If current trends continue, they may turn other parts of the country as blue as they just turned New Mexico.

Then there was the New York Times in 2020:

The Relentless Shrinking of Trump’s Base

A steady decline in white voters without college degrees, 1976-2018

And the New York Times two years earlier, in 2018, with this headline about white Americans:

We Can Replace Them

That piece was about the Georgia governor’s election between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams is black, Kemp white. The piece closes with the Times columnist saying this:

In a week, American voters can do to white nationalists what they fear most. Show them they’re being replaced.

Here is the Los Angeles Times:

Beyond the Melting Pot: In America, blending in was once the ideal. But since society has grown more diverse, some say we must learn to respect our differences.

The idea behind all of this and oh so much more is simple: Designate Race X as a danger and then whip up a racist frenzy centered on replacement theory.

Replacement theory and the fear attached to it began, of course, with the birth of the Democratic Party and the writing of their first six — say again, six! — political platforms, which all adamantly supported slavery. The very idea that black people would be allowed to be treated as equals to whites — to mingle, to do business with, to vote, to (gasp!) marry — was repulsive to the rulers of the Democratic Party. Blacks were seen as a direct threat to the idea of racial supremacy that the Democratic Party and the larger American Left held so dear. Which is to say, they used the fear of whites being replaced by blacks as the core of their politics.

So, of course, they went out of their way to suppress them — first by enslaving them, then by segregating them. The purpose was highly political: to strike the fear of God in Americans that people of another race were coming to get them.

On and on this use of replacement politics has gone with the Left and the Democrats. As noted in this space repeatedly, from slavery to segregation to today’s son of segregation known as identity politics, replacement theory is an invention of the American Left.

Over at Breitbart, Ann Coulter lists by name the liberals who have cheered on replacement theory. And the New York Post correctly adds this:

And the larger claim that US demographic change boosts Democrats has been standard among Democrats for years. Left-liberal analysts John Judis and Ruy Teixeira made the case in their influential 2002 book “The Emerging Democratic Majority.” Civil rights attorney Steve Phillips argued similarly in his 2016 best-seller “Brown Is the New White.” Sen. Dick Durbin felt comfortable saying just last summer, “The demographics of America are not on the side of the Republican Party.”

Heck, Joe Biden in 2015 stated that, starting in 2017, “fewer than 50% of the people in America … will be white European stock” and adding, “that’s a source of our strength.”

So when Tucker Carlson or others in conservative media talk of opposing this, all they are doing is observing the cold, hard fact that Democrats’ use of replacement theory is decidedly not new. They most assuredly, as Tucker has noted, oppose a color-blind America, where one is judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. It is the complete opposite of the famous line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

And Tucker Carlson, as with conservatives and Republicans in general, believes in a color-blind American meritocracy — and is on record as saying so.

Want more examples of the hardcore racist use of replacement theory by Democrats from ancient times? There are plenty. More than plenty. Here are but two.

Here is Democratic Sen. Thomas Hendricks from Indiana on the passage in the day — by Republicans — of the 15th Amendment, which guaranteed the recently freed slaves the right to vote. Hendricks, by the way, would later go on to be elected vice president of the United States under Democrat President Grover Cleveland. Said this prominent Democrat of his day:

I do not believe that the Negro race and the white race can mingle in the exercise of political power and bring good results to society…. I do not believe that the two races can mingle successfully in the management of government. I believe that it will bring strife and trouble to the country…. While the tendency of the white race is upward, the tendency of the colored race is downward; and I have always supposed it is because in that race the physical predominates over the moral and intellectual qualities…. I am speaking of a race whose history for two thousand years has shown that it cannot elevate itself. I am speaking of a race which in its own country is now enshrouded by the darkness of heathenism that covers any land on earth. While the white man for two thousand years past has been going upward and onward, the Negro race wherever found dependent upon himself has been going downward or standing still.

Democrat senator and future Vice President Hendricks was trying to scare Americans that allowing blacks to vote would mean they would be free to mingle with — replace — the dominant white society.

In 1902, South Carolina’s Democrat Sen. Ben Tillman said that if Southerners had ever realized that blacks would be given political rights they would never have surrendered in the Civil War. Said the Democrat senator:

If it had ever entered into the minds of the Southern soldiers that it was not only to restore the Union and destroy slavery but then put the ex-slaves in charge of the state governments and make them control our affairs, I tell you here there would have been guerrilla warfare inaugurated … throughout the South that would have made it impossible that you should have won in the long run.

Tillman added a plea to the North to send blacks back to Africa.

Let us colonize them. Let us do anything you please that will get them away and out from among us. They threaten our civilization!

So in this context, it’s particularly amusing to see a New York Times story by reporters Nicholas Confessore and Karen Yourish with this headline the other day:

A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, Is Refashioned by the G.O.P.

Replacement theory, espoused by the suspect in the Buffalo massacre, has been embraced by some right-wing politicians and commentators.

Fringe theory? OK. Hardly. This has been the bedrock politics of the American Left and Democrats from the 19th century to this minute.

Here is the New York Times itself using replacement theory to scare Americans of the day by playing the race card in this 1900 editorial:

The Republican Party committed a great public crime when it gave the right of suffrage to the blacks…. So long as the Fifteenth Amendment stands, the menace of the rule of blacks will impend, and the safeguards against it must be maintained.

Got that? The New York Times is warning Americans against “the menace of the rule of blacks.” This is replacement theory in action. And you wonder why Tucker Carlson and conservatives oppose it?

Which brings us back to Joe Biden.

For Biden, the deliberate use of the politics of racial supremacy is gospel. When Biden spontaneously exclaims to a black DJ that “if you’re for Trump you’re not black” or says in a planned speech to a black organization that voting for Mitt Romney would “put y’all back in chains” — that is racial supremacy at work.

This last week there was Joe Biden talking about white supremacy in Buffalo, where a racial supremacist — who is white — has mass murdered blacks. But where was Joe Biden in Waukesha, Wisconsin, after a racial supremacist — who is black — mowed down whites at a Christmas parade? Where was Joe Biden in New York City when racial supremacist Frank James — who is black — shot up a subway car filled with whites? And where was Joe Biden when racial supremacist Jeremy Smith — who is black — shot up an Asian-owned hair salon in Dallas?

Answer: Nowhere. Why? Because Biden was busy playing the politics of racial supremacy.

And where are Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger in condemning this garbage from Biden? Answer: Nowhere. Instead they play the racial supremacy game themselves with Republican colleague Stefanik because she opposes illegal immigration … which has zero to do with race. Unless, of course, one is a racial supremacist.

The repeated obsession with racial supremacy in which everything and everyone is to be judged by race — as Biden, Cheney, and Kinzinger all displayed this week — is a disgrace.

And, more to the point, it’s wrong.

Somewhere Dr. King is shaking his head in disgust.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com. His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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