I turned on a talk radio show this afternoon (Wednesday, August 29) and heard a report that stunned me. I was so surprised I immediately headed for my computer to check the accuracy of the commentator’s reporting that MSNBC and the live on-line feed of NBC.com were cutting away from convention coverage whenever a minority or ethnic speaker hit the stage.
Several reports and blogs confirmed my worst fears- NBC and their comatose sibling MSNBC are racists. Can there be any other explanation for covering only the white speakers and ignoring, muzzling, and censoring the rich and diverse members of the GOP, which is proving to be the party of inclusion unlike the Democrats, exclusionary elitists whose idea of diversity is different people reciting the exact same mantra over and over- “It’s Bush’s fault!”.
Now I know the LIARS (see my post dated Aug. 17th) would like to paint a different picture of the differences between the two parties. Democrats, if they are to be believed, are the party of inclusion, the party of women, the party of minorities. Republicans, on the other hand, are racist, sexist, homophobes bent on returning us to the bad old days of “FATHER Knows Best” (how patriarchal), “Leave It To Beaver” (women as ornamental sex objects), and “The Jack Benny Show” whose co-star Eddie “Rochester” Anderson was, of course, the servant (read slave).
I do believe there are exclusionary forces alive and well in American politics. Unfortunately for the LIARS, the liberal intelligentsia, and the Democrats themselves, these nefarious forces mainly inhabit the media, university faculties, and the Democratic Party itself. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at some facts:
Julianne Malveaux- commentator (NPR) and former President of Bennett College is Exhibit A. Here’s her quote on Clarence Thomas who had the audacity to succeed as a black conservative. “I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. Well that’s how I feel. He is an absolutely reprehensible person.” Inclusive and tolerant, aren’t they?
Robert Casey, Democrat Governor from Pennsylvania in the late eighties and early nineties, was pro-life. In 1992, at the Democratic National Convention, he requested speaking time to give a minority report on the position of pro-life Democrats. Denied, he accused the DNC of censorship and was demonized by many of his fellow Democrats. One pro-choice legislator from Pennsylvania reportedly sold large buttons with Carey’s picture but dressed as the Pope. A TV crew was also dispatched by DNC supporters after an abortion supporter’s speech in an attempt to find and humiliate Mr. Casey. Inclusive and tolerant, aren’t they?
Chris “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews has taken the insanity to new levels with rhetoric and logic that seems to go like this: Republicans are Racist, Republicans are Racist, Republicans are RACIST- there, I have proved it! I don’t care what you say, I don’t care about Condi Rice, Allen West, Clarence Thomas, Marco Rubio, et al. I don’t care what you say about equality of opportunity and allowing educational choice for all- I DON’T CARE BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING!!! He’s screamed this at Reince Priebus and Newt Gingrich this week in his own VERY LOUD WAY! Inclusive and tolerant, isn’t he?
Tuesday night, the opening night of the convention, NBC and MSNBC censored any ethnic minority speaker probably because it interferes with the narrative. They were apparently stung by the criticism as by the following night they deemed minorities acceptable for their coverage. I actually believe they struggle with the idea of minority Republicans as an existential threat to their narrative of the GOP and conservatives as exclusionary when in reality they know better. I think the only reason Nikki Haley got past the MSNBC censors Tuesday night is that they’re so ignorant of the South Carolina governor they thought she was just another country-club Republican with a good tan.
The racists and bigots today live on the left where any diversity of thought is viewed as subversive elements threatening the very existence of the theology of liberalism. When we attempt to expose the shortcomings of their arguments, the only answer these bastions of tolerance and diversity can marshal involves demonizing, censoring, and in some cases (are you listening Chris?) yelling incoherently. Conservatives should continue to be the adults in these conversations, even if they are the only adults.