I read the left blogs because I find them amusing.
Kos, the leading liberal blogger, proving once again he has nothing between his ears but a toothy grin, was noting with approval of a Keith Olbermann remark.
Olbermann, taking the cheap, easy shot as usual, was intimating that Republicans only run white guys, because, well, you know, they are fucking sexist racists:
Incidentally, as Olbermann just noted, our first two contests in 2008 were won by an African American and a woman. Pretty cool.
On the Republican side, they were won by, well, you know.
This struck me as pretty hypocritical. If they expect us to ignore the race of people and judge them on merits, what’s the difference? So what if a black and a woman won? Does that necessarily prove the intrinsic moral superiority of Democrats? When minorities and women rise to the top ranks in your party, does that mean you are oh so very open-minded and fair, or that the white guys who happen to be running suck?
Or is it something more sinister: that liberals help keep black and women conservatives down because its in their interest to do so. If blacks do see an African-American rise up in conservative politics, it would destroy the myth that only Democrats have black’s interests in mind, and only liberals can represent them, and are therefore the only people worthy of the black vote.
If a black conservative does rise up, he must be pilloried, castigated, demeaned, insulted, denigrated and hated. Look at the examples. Plenty of women and blacks have risen in the Republican party. How many black Sectaries of State did Bill Clinton have? President Bush has had two. And look how they were, and are, treated and disrespected, and their accomplishments derided.
Look at the only black sitting on the SCOTUS, nominated by a Republican president. How many blacks did Bill Clinton put on the bench? If we are keeping score here, as Kos seems to think important, then Clinton was remiss, I guess?
And instead of liberals celebrating the success and justice of blacks taking part in the highest levels of our government, look how they pour scorn, hatred and pure bile on them.
I think Olbermann is full of crap. I think just the opposite. I think Dems are voting for Hillary and Obama BECAUSE they are a woman or they are black, which is racism and sexism also, just against whites and males, which is acceptable in liberal circles.
Not many people say this, but the hard, blunt fact is, if Obama were white, he would have no campaign. There would be no Obamania. He would just be one of hundreds of young, capable, rising Democrat politicians. He never even would have been Senator. He was tapped for the exact reason that he IS black, and of the right political persuasion.
This doesn’t work for Republican blacks. Olbermann gives zero credit to Republicans for JC Watts, Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Michael Steele. They are just house *******s or Uncle Toms and Tommettes. Same with conservative women, like Kay Bailey Hutchinson or Elizabeth Dole. You only get points if you are “on the plantation” so to speak, with regard for “knowing what’s good for you”.
Colin Powell wasn’t made SOS or CJC because he was black. He was named on merit. Democrats are the ones who engage in tokenism and the politics of race. So just who is the racist here?
The main reason why black and women Republicans DON’T rise in the party is that they get denigrated and accused of “Uncle Tomming”, as Michael Steele was in the Maryland Senatorial race. This helps poison their chances with the black constituency and keeps it reliably Democrat, I guess, but if there are no blacks rising to the top, then liberals have to face some of that blame.
Remember Harry Belafonte’s remarks about Colin Powell. You have to assume that attacks like that had a great deal to do with the fact Powell decided to swear off politics and retire to private life rather than face the racism of Democrats. When liberal bloggers aren’t posting images of Democrats who dare to support President Bush in blackface, they are calling other black politicans “Sambo”. Who is stirring the racist pot while calling out the kettle?
Olbermann is a disgusting demagogue at all times, but in this case his smug, puerile, spotty face needed a bood bitchslapping. Only Bill Maher rivals him for being such a giant asshole while at the same time (at appearing to) believing himself self-righteous and morally superior. Fuck them both. Democrats are racists for the same reason Dixiecrats of the mid-20th century were: to conserve power and control voting blocs.
If and when blacks get wise to the foolishness of supporting a party that thinks and treats them like they are inferior to whites, the party is going to be over.