Maureen Dowd Silent on Defending Allen West - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Maureen Dowd Silent on Defending Allen West

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Mo?

Where are youuuuuuuuu?

We’re waiting!

It was the night President Obama was addressing Congress on ObamaCare and ran through a litany of what he insisted were lies about his health care plan. Furious at what he considered to be a lack of presidential truth-telling, South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson impulsively shouted out “You lie!” from his seat on the floor. Among other things, this was a violation of House rules and Wilson apologized to the president.

But not before New York Times columnist and uber-left winger Maureen Dowd penned a missive accusing the white Wilson of doing his misdeed because, she insisted: 

Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it.

Dowd said that while Wilson only said “You lie” — what he really meant was “You lie, boy.”


So now we have the case of another Member of the House of Representatives violating House rules. Just like Joe Wilson. That Member would be, like Joe Wilson, a white person. In this case Congresswoman Debbie-Wasserman Schultz. Wasserman-Schultz, a liberal Florida Democrat who is also the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, (they of all those pro-slavery platforms) decided to level a personal attack against Congressman Allen West. Waiting until West — a decorated career military officer before his election to the House — was no longer present so that he could respond, Wasserman-Schultz took to the House floor, knowingly violating House rules by personally attacking her absent colleague on Medicare.

Congressman West is black. President Obama is black.

And Mo Dowd? Well… it appears Mo is suddenly and quite uncharacteristically silent.

Now that it’s the white liberal female Wasserman-Schultz who pulled a Joe Wilson., the cat appears to have Mo’s tongue. Even Slate’s liberal Dave Weigel has stepped manfully to the plate and said Allen West is right. Weigel cites the provision in question: 

A Member must stand while speaking and address the Chair in their remarks (Mister or Madam Speaker; Mister or Madam Chairman). They must also refrain from addressing other Members, the President, the gallery, or the television viewing audience.

As noted here, it is also a violation of House rules to impugn the motives of another Member.

Wasserman-Schultz did it anyway.

So we’re waiting in this corner for ole’ Mo to lecture Wasserman-Schultz as she did Joe Wilson. As Dowd might say, perhaps what we were really hearing from Wasserman-Schultz was “You lie, boy.” We’re waiting for Mo to step up to the plate in the spirit of equality liberals insist they are famous for and say this to Wasserman-Schultz:

Some people just can’t believe a black man is a conservative Republican congressman and will never accept it.

Surely Mo won’t let this slide by, will she?



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 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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