Last week, Democrat Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn, via Twitter, promoted and, presumably therefore associated himself with, an article from the Chicago Sun Times that compared being a black Republican to being a Nazi collaborator. Eventually, as Greta outlines in the clip below, the tweets were deleted on the grounds that it was offensive to Jews.
As a general rule, individuals will sell out the interests of their groups in return for personal benefit. It isn’t just a black thing. Jews collaborated with the Nazis during World War II, helping them to round up their own people in the hopes they’d be the last to go.
Now, when someone says something outrageous, it is standard operating procedure for the media to demand apologies and denouncements from whomever can be seen as on the transgressor’s side of the political spectrum. So if, for example, someone that was being supported by tea partiers and conservative commentators about a land dispute turned out to be, oh I don’t know, let’s say racist, well then the media would require that Republicans answer for the guity party. Own the guilty party. Atone for the guilty party. Why, they might even hypothetically create a list of all the people who have previously supported the guilty party, a sort of hit list, if you will, letting everyone know upon whom the stink now decidedly resides. Why, the Chairman of the Republican party may even have to issue a statement, whether the office or party were involved or not.
OK, let’s dispense with the unnecessary hypothetical. The implication here, of course, is relating this to the Cliven Bundy story.
So surely we can expect that this blatant instance would require some distancing. Certainly the Chair of the DNC would have to come forward and say something like “the Democratic Party does not condone or agree with this vile characterization of black conservatives.” Right? I mean, it’s definitely a racist comment, and definitionally a racial comment. It’s a rich white member of the elite class saying black Republicans are like Jewish Nazis!! It’s offensive to both the black and the Jewish communities. A Democrat directly promoted the story. A Governor no less. Democrats have at least as much baggage with this column as Republicans have with Bundy.
So where, one wonders, is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz? Where is her condemnation? Where is her distancing? Where, I ask, is her mea culpa? The answer is immediately obvious to anyone who is a regular reader of RedState. She’s nowhere to be found. Because of course the Democrats don’t have to answer for such things. Not where black conservatives are concerned. And they have many such things to answer for. As Kmele Foster noted in the Greta Van Susteren clip above, if the roles were reversed in this Quinn case, things would play out very differently. And so they have with Bundy.
And so it goes, ever as it has.