A tale of two Rices, the race card, and rank hypocrisy

Black conservative Deroy Murdock takes on the race-card-playing tactics of Democrats on the issue of UN Ambassador Susan Rice – and wins:

Just as the aforementioned Democrats rebuffed Rice and Thomas due to policy differences (possibly excluding KKK alumnus Robert Byrd), Senate Republicans such as Arizona’s John McCain, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, and New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte have criticized U.N. ambassador Susan Rice — but not for practicing diplomacy while black. Regardless, liberals scream: “Racism!”

“There is a clear sexism and racism that goes with these comments being made by unfortunately Senator McCain and others,” said Representative Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio), incoming Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman. “It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities.”

After Republicans called Susan Rice “incompetent,” Representative James Clyburn (D., South Carolina) told CNN: “These are code words. . . . Those of us who were born and raised in the South — we’ve been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives and we get insulted by them.”

When 97 House Republicans wrote President Obama to condemn Rice, a November 22 Washington Post editorial helpfully noted that “more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy.”

MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe decried a “witch hunt going on the right about these people of color, let’s face it, around this president. Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, now Susan Rice.”

“I’ll leave it to you to decide how much of the tarring of Rice as incompetent and unqualified is about the myth of black inferiority and female inferiority,” said MSNBC anchor Touré.

Why would allegedly racist, sexist Republicans let another black female diplomat named Rice — Condoleezza — address their national convention last August 29, immediately before Representative Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) accepted the party’s vice-presidential nomination? Since when do bigots give 19 minutes of prime-time TV to people they despise?

If Senators Graham and McCain really can’t stomach blacks, why did they and every other voting Republican send a black woman (Condoleezza Rice) to run the State Department and, in McCain’s case, a black man (Clarence Thomas) to the Supreme Court for life? (Only two Republicans spurned Thomas: Vermont’s James Jeffords and Oregon’s Bob Packwood, both liberals.)

Make sure to read the whole thing.

Murdock rightly goes on to call for what we all have been for years now: For the left to STOP  falsely playing the race card every time “one of their own” has been criticized, and save the criticisms, you know, for actual racism – not the phony type imagined or contrived for shameless political gain at the expense of the national discourse and, er … going forward on the issue of race in America.

Of course, Democrats won’t listen to this because they have too much invested in the black vote (and the female & Hispanic votes, too, it should be noted) and – as this election cycle reaffirmed, their demagoguery  on any number of issues, ranging from birth control to rape to affirmative action to illegal immigration went a long way towards helping get Barack Obama and his party back over the finish line after a very disappointing year from them in 2010.  We can’t rely on the left to stop these disgusting tactics, nor can we count on most of their allies in the mainstream press to call them out on it, so it’s on us to continue to tenaciously take them to task until people, in particular “minorities”, start waking up.

And when they do, and the peeling off of their voting ranks from the Democrats starts, it’ll be a thing of beauty.  I, for one, hope I’ll be alive to see it.  As I’ve said repeatedly, once the left loses its stranglehold on the “minority” vote, winning elections will be a lot harder for them because they’ll have less of a “victim” class to exploit.

Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?

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