Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Racism of Race Continued...

The blogosphere is going nuts over Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele and his run for the US Senate. The Washington Times has an article about the Left's attack machine running full force against this black conservative politician. As was the case with attacks on Condi Rice and Clarence Thomas, it seems that liberals cannot handle the fact that all black people do not share their political views, to the point of using racism against them.

Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican.

Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.

As I've said before some people live in this shady land of insane stereotypes. The one stereotype that the Democrats in Maryland seem to be foolishly dominated by is that a black person does not share their political views. Also, this story is not only about Mr. Steele and the stereotypes about race that are invoked to oppose him, but rather that black leaders in Maryland are so quick to impose racism as an attack on a fellow black person.

This also fits into the idea of tolerating intolerance. I know someone who was at an LGBT conference and was told by someone on a panel that "if you voted for George Bush I won't even talk to you; it won't be worth my time." Why do we tolerate this intolerance? Because we would be accused of being intolerant ourselves. In this case, why do we tolerate the blatant racism of the Maryland Democratic Party? Because we would be accused of being racist ourselves. After all, for a black person to be a conservative it is like, "a cookie that is black on the outside and white inside because his conservative political philosophy is.. ...anti-black."

Absolutely ridiculous.

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