The PJ Tatler

In Which a White Liberal Democrat Lays Claim to Judge A Black Republican's Authentic Blackness

No, the Democrats aren’t obsessed with race. They just make every last single flippin’ thing about race, every time they have the opportunity. The lastest: Virginia’s lightweight Rep. Jim Moran.


Moran told host Martin Bashir that West and Arizona governor Jan Brewer reminded him of the hyenas from The Lion King.

“People like Mr. West,” Moran told Bashir, “and Governor Brewer, and so on — particularly Mr. West — is not only not representative of the African-American community or of the Republican Party, let alone of the American public. So what he says really is of little or no consequence, but it’s unfortunate.”

Moran goes on to accuse West of selling out the race, by being a Republican and having a mind of his own.

He just seems clueless now that he has climbed aboard ship. He’s climbed this ladder of opportunity that was constructed by so many of his ancestors’ sweat, sacrifice, blood. You know, they did everything they could for his generation to be successful. But now that he’s climbed on board ship, instead of reaching down and steadying the ladder, he wants to push it off. You know, “I’m up here. If you’re not with me, too bad.”

Which is a pretty condescending and racist thing to say, actually. Distilled to its bare meaning, Moran’s comment amounts to “Allen West should sit down and shut up, or do what I say he should do, because he’s black.” We’re going to see a whole lot more of this Democratic racism as the year 2012 grinds on.

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