Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid referred to President Obama as being light-skinned and without negro dialect. A firestorm ensued from our side of the political spectrum. I understand why many in the conservative movement used this “gotcha” moment to make a point about the double-standard which exists between liberals and conservatives in matters such as this but there is no reason to go on and on about it as some have. The double-standard has been in place since the political correctness craze came along, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon because liberals run the so-called mainstream media, and they are much more tolerant of one of their own.
There is no reason to call for Mr. Reid’s resignation. We all know that he is not leaving on his own. I feel confident that the good people of Nevada are going to kick him out this year anyway. Trent Lott was forced to resign his post over comments that were not any more offensive than Reid’s. But it is our own fault. And when I say “our” I mean conservatives. We do not look out for our own the way liberals do. We are so worried about being called a bigot, a racist, a homophobe or some other derogatory name that we are quick to throw alleged offenders under the proverbial bus. We can’t worry about labels; We have to concentrate on doing what is right. When something is truly offensive or deplorable, we are all able to recognize it. It doesn’t have to be highlighted for us. And it will be dealt with as it happens.
I have been told all my life that actions speak louder than words. And the Bible tells us that we will know a tree by the fruit it bears. So let’s pay more attention to what people do and how they conduct themselves, and let’s quit walking around looking for an excuse to be offended. We should start a concerted effort to rid our society of the plague of political correctness. It cost 13 people their lives at Fort Hood. It prevents law enforcement and security personnel from properly screening and profiling potential terrorists. If it is not reigned in, it will bring about the deaths of many more innocents. Political correctness has to go.