“Why is racism treated differently when it comes from the left?”

Posted by: ST on August 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm
Mitch Mcconnell & Elaine Cho

Mitch Mcconnell & Elaine Cho

A fantastic column from Ron Christie in today’s Daily Beast regarding the disgusting racist attacks being waged by Democrats in Kentucky against former Secretary of Labor (and wife of KY Senator/Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell) Elaine Cho (hat tip):

But Democrats who imagine racist slights and “dog whistles” at every turn would be wise to look at the vicious anti-Asian bigotry on display in Kentucky, which is being fomented by supporters of their so-called progressive party.


This past weekend, as Senator McConnell spoke to supporters at the Fancy Farm event in Kentucky, he sought to confront the “War on Women” rhetoric of his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, by noting his wife’s accomplishments. “And the biggest asset I have by far is the only Kentucky woman who served in a president’s cabinet, my wife, Elaine Chao,” he said to applause from the crowd.

It didn’t take long for Kathy Groob, the founder of the pro-Democrat PAC Elect Women, to start mocking Chao’s heritage on Twitter. “She’s not from KY…She is Asian and [President George W.] Bush openly touted that,” Groob said. In other tweets, Groob referred to Chao as McConnell’s “Chinese wife,” and said McConnell is “wedded to free trade in China.

She later deleted her offensive tweets and deactivated her Twitter account. National and Kentucky Democrats, to their credit, quickly denounced her remarks.

Still, the incident left me scratching my head. A prominent Democrat attacks a spouse of a Republican candidate based on the color of her skin, but the reaction from the national media has been largely muted. One can only imagine the reaction had a GOP operative made the exact same slur against the spouse of a Democratic candidate. There would be wall-to-wall coverage on MSNBC, disapproving editorials from The New York Times, and warnings from the DNC that Republicans are looking to bring us back to the days of internment camps and Jim Crow. Talking Points Memo, a liberal website that delights in highlighting the ramblings of obscure GOP statehouse backbenchers, would use a story like that to insinuate that conservatives are, by and large, racist.

And this isn’t even the first time Democrats in Kentucky have attacked Chao’s ethnicity. Last year, a Democratic super PAC called Progress Kentucky tweeted that McConnell’s marriage to Chao “may explain why your job moved to #China.

Make sure to read the whole thing.

Double standards like this, which I’ve written about many, many times before, will never change – at least as far as the mainstream media is concerned. But all the same, they’ll always be worth pointing out.  Sunlight is the best medicine, and all that …

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4 Responses to ““Why is racism treated differently when it comes from the left?””


  1. Zippy says:

    Just shows how the “party of tolerance” picks and chooses blindly, indiscriminately and without thought. They enjoy the finger pointing but cannot hide their hostility. Now that’s ignorant.

    His wife is a lovely looking woman.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    As a usual course the left seeks to side or sympathize with those with whom they share no superficial distinctions, such as white guilt driving the white liberals to overplay the race card favoring blacks.

    They practice such, that is, when it is convenient.

    “Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.”–Romans 2:1

  3. TomTB says:

    Asians don’t fit in with statist “progressives” view of a minority. They study too hard, are too industrious, and basically don’t want or need anything the left has to offer.

  4. Carlos says:

    @TomTB: No one else needs anything the left has to offer, either. It’s just that Asians, as a group, are smart enough to know that.

    Despite their finest efforts at trying to make Asians dependent upon jackass largess, they have failed miserably, which is probably why Asians are nowhere near being a part of the Democrap “big tent” victims that party depends on to survive.