When all else fails, play the race card. That has essentially been the motto of the leftist media and the Democrats throughout the Obama administration. Just as sexism will be the weapon of choice against Republicans if Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, or any other female is the Democratic nominee in 2016, race is always a nice little get-out-of-jail-free card for the lazy politician.
With the confirmation of Loretta Lynch being put on hold as the human trafficking bill gets bandied about the Hill, two prominent Democrat politicians have weighed in, calling those who are delaying the vote, or who are voting against Lynch, racists. Woah! Stop the presses! Racism charges from Democrats?! I know, it’s hard to believe that such paragons of honesty would resort to such tactics. Now, excuse me while I make a sarcastic expression none of you can see.
The first such paragon of honesty is Dick. No, really. Senator Dick Durbin righteously proclaimed the following on the Senate floor:
“This is the first African-American woman in the history of the United States to be nominated to serve as attorney general. It is a civil rights milestone that her name has been submitted…And so Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar. That is unfair, it’s unjust.”
The second was Congresswoman Corrine Brown:
“If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck, and it is clear to me that there is hidden racism rampant in the House and the Senate. Let’s call it what it is. I mean, I know it’s not comfortable to talk about it, but that’s what it is.”
For delaying the vote and disagreeing with Lynch’s support of Obama’s executive amnesty, Republicans are racists? It seems to me that racists would be racist no matter the situation, but let’s take a look back in time, shall we?
When Condoleezza Rice was confirmed as Secretary of State in an 85-13 Senate vote, every single voting Republican voted “yea.” For those who may not know, Rice was the first black female Secretary of State—nominated by George W. Bush. 13 Democrats voted against her, including—wait for it—Dick!
When Alberto Gonzales was confirmed as Attorney General (the first Hispanic Attorney General) in a 69-36 Senate vote, every voting Republican voted “yea.” Huh, one of the 36 who voted “nay” has a familiar name–it’s Dick.
To quote Senator Dick (with slight alterations): “This is the first [Hispanic man] in the history of the United States to be nominated to serve as attorney general. It is a civil rights milestone that [his] name has been submitted.”
Huh. As Algernon Sidney said, liars need to have good memories. Or human souls, for that matter.
So Dick Durbin voted against a black woman and a Hispanic man. Sounds racist to me. And every voting Republican voted in favor of the black woman and the Hispanic man. Now, were Republicans racists, I would think Rice and Gonzales wouldn’t have been nominated in the first place, let alone get the entirety of the Republican Senate to confirm them.
Oh wait, they must have been voted in because they were fellow Republicans. The Senate Republicans were able to set aside their racism for that. But if that’s the case, the same could be said for Senator Durbin. He’s a racist who wanted Condoleezza Rice in the back of the bus and Alberto Gonzales back where he came from (as they say), but he’s willing to set aside his racism because Loretta Lynch is a fellow Democrat.
If it walks like a duck, let’s call it what it is. Right, Congresswoman Brown?