Gray Lady, Yellow Journalism, Black Man

Mix those colors together at the New York Times and you get a yucky mess:

But this “first black” rhetoric tends to interpret African-American political successes — including that of President Obama — as part of a morality play that dramatizes “how far we have come.” It obscures the fact that modern black Republicans have been more tokens than signs of progress…

Even if the Republicans managed to distance themselves from the thinly veiled racism of the Tea Party adherents who have moved the party rightward, they wouldn’t do much better among black voters than they do now. I suspect that appointments like Mr. Scott’s are directed less at blacks — whom they know they aren’t going to win in any significant numbers — than at whites who are inclined to vote Republican but don’t want to have to think of themselves, or be thought of by others, as racist…

I’m going to take this from someone named Adolph? What kind of “token” is that?

I won’t deny—can’t deny—that some whites vote for blacks because they “don’t want to have to think of themselves, or be thought of by others, as racist”. That’s how an obscure three-term state senator from Illinois, who was merely “present” more than he was of service, became President of the United States four years later. With disastrous results.

As the saying goes, however, everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own set of facts. It’s one thing, a very easy thing apparently, to accuse the Tea Party of racism; it’s been impossible to prove it (as Andrew Breitbart himself proved). If by thinly-veiled, Adolph means white-sheeted, he should be ashamed of himself, as should the Times for printing his baseless, libelous calumnies.

And it’s just sad that an African-American Ivy League professor needs to be schooled in the proud history (and robust present!) of black conservatism. That’s more “tokens” than in a Las Vegas casino; more “Toms” than gathered around the kitchen exit of a fish restaurant!

When Ted Kennedy died in office, Deval Patrick, a black man, appointed an anonymous, white Democrat coat-holder named Paul Kirk (I believe), who no one had heard of before or has since. Nikki Haley, an Indian-American woman, appointed Tim Scott, a proud black conservative, and he’s dismissed as a “token”.

How despicable. As the country song goes:

God may forgive you, but I won’t
Yes, Jesus loves you, but I don’t

I won’t even try…

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