Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bigotry is apparently only a one-way street

If the left didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all. From Maryland:
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele rapped a high-ranking Democratic official on Tuesday for his comment that he ‘‘slavishly follows the Republican Party.”

‘‘At some point, I expect Ben Cardin to tell his team to sit down and shut up,” Steele said.

Steele, a Republican, is in a hotly contested race for U.S. Senate with Cardin, a Democratic congressman.

‘‘He’ll read anything he can into anything someone says so he doesn’t have to talk about the issues,” Cardin said, after being told of his remarks.

The ‘‘slavishly” comment came in an MSNBC report that was posted Tuesday on its Web site. The report includes this passage:

‘‘Cardin, a dry and detailed-oriented career legislator, was upstaged at his Upper Marlboro event Sunday by the irrepressible Rep. Steny Hoyer, who did a comedy routine about the event’s host, Cool Wave Water, and told the audience that Steele had had ‘a career of slavishly supporting the Republican Party.’”
Hoyer "did a comedy routine" and referred to Steele with the "s-word". Yeah, that Hoyer is a riot. He'll be here all week, ladies and gentlemen...remember to tip your waitress! By the way, can anyone fathom the outrage if a Republican not only called a black Democrat a slave, but told him to get over it and stop reading anything into it? Continuing:
Hoyer (D-Dist. 5) of Mechanicsville issued a statement Tuesday evening: “If Mr. Steele did in fact take offense let us assure him none was intended. But Mr. Steele continuously tries to direct attention away from the fact that he's an unwavering supporter of the Republican agenda of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.”

His office also supplied this comment, from Melvin Forbes, the CEO of Cool Wave Water, the event’s organizer: “This was largely an African-American audience and there was absolutely no offense taken or noticed. It was obvious that Steny was simply talking about Steele's constant support for the Republican agenda."
So because the audience was packed with black Democrats who think of Steele as a slave and an "Uncle Tom", Hoyer can wash his hands of the matter? "So, you were offended, huh Darkie? Well, the other blacks in the room don't like you, so it's all good for me, Dawg! So shut up, eat your watermelon, and go back to being Bush's house peeps in the 'largely African-American audience' got my back on this one, Playa!"

Robert Byrd (KKK-WV) uses the N-word on FNC a few years ago? No big whoop. Her Highness Shrillary says that Republicans were running the House like a plantation? Who cares? Chris Dodd lionized Robert Byrd, the only Klansman in the Senate? Whoppity doo!

Trent Lott says the country would have been more problem-free had Strom Thurmond been elected President? "Off with his head!" Lott lost his leadership position and held on for his political life. Yessirree, ya just gotta love those Dems for their racial consistency, huh?