Surely you recall the big brouhaha liberals made about Republican George Allen's use of the word "macaca" not too long ago, after all everyone from Slate to Kos to YouTube was in on the hysteria, making Allen out to be some sort of KKK member (of course he's not tho', wouldn't want to take that esteemed title away from Democratic senator Robert Byrd). And with all the fuss created and engineered by the Left, Allen was forced to go on the defensive. Time and time again, Allen felt compelled to explain that his mocking of S.R. Sidarth, a young Indian-American staff member for his Democratic opponent, as "macaca," or monkey, was an unintentional gaffe. "It was a mistake. I made a mistake," he told a reporter from NBC affiliate one day. Hours later, he told ABC, "It was a mistake, I was wrong." On Fox News's Sean Hannity show, he also echoed, "It was a mistake." Yet, for all his apologies concerning the "macaca" comment, Allen's name still continues to be dragged in the mud
But let a white liberal utter a racist comment and from the Left there's a nary a word, much less any media insanity or at least an angry quote from Al Sharpton.
(CBS/AP) Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer has apologized for a poor choice of words during a political rally with Democratic Senate candidate Ben Cardin on Sunday in Upper Marlboro.Wow. An apology. And that's all a white liberal needs to do when he makes a "poor choice of words", even a racist one. No biggie, what with Michael Steele being a Republican and all, who cares, right? After all, Republicans are very, very, very bad people who care about nothing but themselves, while white liberals are very, very, very good people who care about all of us, even us Blacks.
As reported by MSNBC Tuesday, Hoyer criticized Cardin's Republican opponent Michael Steele for what Hoyer called-- quote -- "a career of slavishly supporting the Republican Party."
Steele is black, and yesterday called the description racist and "the height of arrogance."
"It goes to just the sheer craziness of some in the Democratic Party who think they can use racist terms and infer things about me just because I'm an African American Republican," Steele said, reports The Washington Post.
The head of the National Black Church Initiative, the Reverend Anthony Evans, also condemned the remark.
Hoyer is the Number Two Democrat in the House of Representatives. In a statement yesterday, he said he should not have used the description. He added that if Steele did take offense, none was intended.
And shoot, with the elections coming up, if you're Black and lucky enough maybe you'll spot a white liberal visiting your church and maybe he'll sit in the front row, maybe he'll even smile and wave at you or maybe if you're really, really lucky like rapper Lil' Kim was recently, he might even be willing to smile and pose with you.
Ya gotta' love it.