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November 30, 2012

The left plays the race card way too often

What racists!

Among sitting Senate Democrats, California’s Barbara Boxer, Illinois’ Dick Durbin, and Rhode Island’s Jack Reed exhibited bias by voting against Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state in 2005. Even worse, anti-black animus made Iowa’s Tom Harkin, Massachusetts’ John Kerry, New Jersey’s Frank Lautenberg, and Michigan’s Carl Levin reject Rice and Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas who, nonetheless, was confirmed in 1991. Joining these four Democratic uber-bigots in nixing Rice and Thomas was the late Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a former Senate Democratic leader and Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan.

OK, Democrats and liberals, how does that feel?

If it hurts to read a steaming pile of lies claiming that your favorite lawmakers are racists, perhaps you will understand Republican and conservative outrage when the left fabricates discrimination charges about the right’s leaders.

Among the cancers devouring the American body politic, one of the most virulent involves liberals who play the race card as carelessly as children playing 52 Pickup. They cannot fathom that conservatives oppose black politicians for reasons beyond race.

Just as the aforementioned Democrats rebuffed Rice and Thomas due to policy differences (possibly excluding KKK alumnus Robert Byrd), Senate Republicans such as Arizona’s John McCain, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, and New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte have criticized U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice — but not for practicing diplomacy while black. Regardless, liberals scream: “Racism!”

“It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, incoming Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman.

After Republicans called Susan Rice “incompetent,” Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., told CNN: “These are code words ... Those of us who were born and raised in the South — we’ve been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives and we get insulted by them.”

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