Monday, January 11, 2010

What Senator Reid's Apologists Teach Us

Since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's "racially insensitive" remarks about then-candidate Obama have come to light, every sort of apologist and race pimp has come forward to explain why describing Mr. Obama as "light-skinned" and having “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” isn't really all that offensive.

Of course RNC Chairman Michael Steele, who doesn't use "Negro dialect" either, but is noticeably darker-skinned than the President isn't as forgiving. He has noted that then-Majority Leader Trent Lott was forced to resign after remarks that were much less racially pointed. Chairman Steele is obviously enjoying the blatant hypocrisy on display by the Democrats. And all clear-minded individuals can savor the disingenuous tapdancing on the Left as reality once again smacks them upside the head with a cluebat.

One of the more surreal comments comes from Anthony Coley writing for CNN:
But along the way, they forgot one important point: African-Americans, like everyone else, are more concerned with what politicians do than with what they say. And on that measure, Harry Reid is second to none.
This is difficult to parse. Is it that Coley is as stupid and gullible as he sounds, or does he think African-Americans as a class are too stupid to see the obvious, that the Democratic policies championed by Reid, et. al., are designed to keep them as a permanent Charlie Brown-trying-to-kick-the-football underclass with their hopes and dreams kept always just out of reach, lest they become part of the bourgeoisie?

In greek mythology Tantalus was condemned to stand in sweet water with delicious fruit right above his head, yet, whenever he tried to drink or eat the water would recede and the fruit would be pulled out of reach. This is the etiology of the English word "tantalize," and the inspiration for the Democratic party's policies toward African-Americans.

So, what have we learned? That 99.9% of the outrage against "racially insensitive" remarks is wholly manufactured and completely dependent upon the political affiliation of the "offender" and the "offended."

Harry Reid, in his bumbling way, has managed to strike a mighty, though inadvertent, blow against that form of fascist thought control known as political correctness.