Liberals have so many odious habits that it’s hard to say which is the worst, but one of the finalists would have to be the way they demean and patronize black Americans who disagree with them in the name of racial equality, then congratulate each other for it.
As we covered earlier, Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib disgraced herself during the Michael Cohen hearings called GOP Rep. Mark Meadows a racist for inviting Lynne Patton, a black woman and Donald Trump associate in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to the hearings and referencing her as an example against the smear that the president is a racist:
Just to make a note, Mr. Chairman: Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them, does not mean they aren’t racist and it is insensitive that some would even say – the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself.
Meadows fired back:
There’s nothing more personal to me than my relationship – my nieces and nephews are people of color. Not many people know that. You know that, Mr Chairman. And to indicate that I asked someone who is a personal friend of the Trump family, who has worked for him, who knows this particular individual (pointing to Cohen), that she’s coming in to be a prop, it’s racist to suggest that I asked her to come in here for that reason.
This was simply despicable — you can’t make an issue out of constant accusations of racism then try to scandalize the accused for simply defending themselves with examples to the contrary.
Shockingly (not), that isn’t the way far-left wunderkind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sees it. She tweeted that Tlaib’s smear was “total bravery”:
Total bravery from @RashidaTlaib as she reminds the nation that tokenism *is* racism https://t.co/z7K0idYd0F
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 28, 2019
The folks at Twitchy have compiled some spot-on responses:
Bravery? To just cluck along with the brain-dead identity politics mob and score cheap political points? @LynnePatton is far braver than you and your freshman cohort. Not to mention far more principled. And smarter.
— Jeff Adams (@JeffAdams82) February 28, 2019
Another reminder that the meaning of “bravery” has been just a tad diluted in the social justice era.
— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) February 28, 2019
I’m with you. But is it also kind of messed up to call that woman a token? Like doesn’t that sort of deny her agency? I’m honestly asking with the intent to understand here.
— Mr. AppROCHEable®️ (@RocheCorp) February 28, 2019
But the best has to be the response from Patton herself:
What I’d like to ask the congresswoman from Michigan is you know, why does she take the word of a self-confessed perjurer, and criminally convicted white man, over a black female who is highly educated, rose up through the ranks of one of the most competitive companies in real estate, spoke before 25 million people at the Republican National Convention and now works in one of the most historic administrations in history?
That’s more racist than being put up there as a “prop.”
That would be more than enough to end the discussion in a normal world. Democrats being Democrats and therefore incapable of shame, however, we shouldn’t expect anything to change.
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