Mike at Cold Fury wrote an article about our favorite Klansman opposing Rice’s nomination and felt the need to include this addendum:
Update! I guess I should make it clear here that I understand that these pompous idiotsï¿½ objections to Rice arenï¿½t based on race ï¿½ but you know as well as I do that if the positions were reversed, the courtesy of that assumption would most certainly not be extended to any Republican, much less one that happened to be an ex-Klansman; you can just imagine the hysterics the Dems and the MSM wouldï¿½ve lapsed into by now if, say, Trent Lott were obstructing Maxine Watersï¿½ nomination (and may God forbid that hellish eventuality). Itï¿½s the appearances here that got me to thinking, thatï¿½s all.
You know what, Mike? I just can’t agree with you on this one. I think that it is about race. For one thing, it is always about race with the Democrats. Take, for instance, this quote:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
That man wasn’t a Democrat. That man was arrested by Democrats for daring to say such a thing. Today, a little girl of that time was judged not on the content of her character, but on the color of her skin.
Does the left hate her because she is black? No. Certainly not. But they do hate her. They hate her because she got out of line. Boxer is in a bunch because everything about Condi Rice tells her that Rice should be a jewel in the Democratic crown, not a mover and shaker in a Republican administration. She’s a woman. She’s well educated. She’s intelligent. Most importantly, though, the thing that screams “Democrat” to Boxer and Byrd louder than anything is that she is black.
They think that she owes them loyalty. That is the racism here — the liberal condescension that says that without them, she wouldn’t be where she is today, and therefore she should shut up and get in line. I’m sure that to Byrd, she’s simply another uppity niggrah who don’t know her place. But to people like Boxer, she represents betrayal.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today!
That little black Alabama girl is Condi Rice. That little white boy is George W. Bush. And that infuriates Byrd and Boxer more than anything.