Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Only Black Liberals Need Apply

The treatment of Michael Steele, a Republican African-American running for the Senate in Maryland, is a national disgrace. From the Washington Times:

Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican. Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.

Operatives for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) also obtained a copy of his credit report -- the only Republican candidate so targeted.

But black Democrats say there is nothing wrong with "pointing out the obvious." "There is a difference between pointing out the obvious and calling someone names," said a campaign spokesman for Kweisi Mfume, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

So what Frizzell Gray, Mfume's real name, is saying is that he really meant to be the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People. Will Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton be rushing to Steele's side to defend him from this obvious racism?

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