** As published by Stand Up America
Remember the recent renewed outrage at Rush Limbaugh for a 2003 comment he made about Donavon McNabb while working at ESPN? For weeks, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and others relentlessly beat this dead horse, crying “racism” with such moral indignation. As a result, Rush was disqualified from the opportunity to become partial owner of the Rams.
Remember in 2002, when former Mississippi Senator and Senate Majority Leader, Trent Lott, made his own “poorly misspoken” statement while attending a birthday party for then Sen. Strom Thurmond? The ensuing relentless outrage resulted in Lott resigning from his leadership post. Then-Senator Obama helped lead the charge in calling for the Republican Party to “drive out Trent Lott.”
Now liberal Senator Harry Reid has taken his own turn at “poorly misspeaking” – about President Obama. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, in a private conversation with authors Mark Halperin and John Heileman of the new book, “Game Change,” Reid referred to Obama as “light-skinned” and with “no negro dialect.”
In each case, there were apologies. However, unlike Rush and Lott, the astounding difference for Harry Reid is, he is forgiven. Obama said, “As far as I am concerned, the book is closed.” Wait, it gets better! The ever vociferous Al Sharpton, who calls out every perceived instance of racism he can find on the right, also gives Reid a pass. Sharpton’s response excuses Reid’s poor “word selection” and endeavors to redirect the issue back to his work on Obama Care.
“While there is no question that Senator Reid did not select the best word choice in this instance, these comments should not distract America from its continued focus on securing healthcare or creating jobs for its people.”
Clearly, Sharpton has exposed his hypocrisy. He only cares about racism when it serves the left and their socialist agenda. It is that agenda that comes first; it is far more important. Any threat to it must be shot down, even if it means swallowing racist crow in the form of “forgiveness.”
Even Senator Diane Feinstein stands behind Reid, stating that “all of us are imperfect.” That is, if you are standing on the left, then you are forgiven; if you stand on the right, not so much, if ever.
I don’t know why it continues to amaze me, their audacity of hypocrisy. They can deny it all they want, but the political double standard of the left is blatantly obvious. Those who are normally outraged by a comment like Harry Reid’s, say, if it came from someone like Rush Limbaugh, are now shamefully not so outraged at all. They held more contempt over the frivolity of Sarah Palin’s wardrobe during the Presidential campaign! It is like Whoopie Goldberg saying that Roman Polanski wasn’t guilty of “rape, rape.” I guess Harry Reid’s comment isn’t really racist, racist – because he is on the left.
Indeed, in this recent display of political games, the liberal left is once again showing their true color - an embarrassing shade of hypocrite.