Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Racism hypocrisy

Val Prieto writes (hat tip: Instapundit):

So, leftist WaPo Columnist Dana Milbank "inadvertently" mocks latinos by stating "The Chimichanga? It may be the only thing Republicans have left to offer Latinos." And subsequently Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina tweets that this is "the line of the day" and the twitterverse is afire. Lots of Hispanic folks on the right side of the aisle are insulted by not just the insensitivity of the original remark, but the supporting tweet by none other the the President's Campaign manger.

I can understand why some of us would be insulted. The remarks are definitely insensitive. But there are two things which insult me even more than these statements.

First, the abject hypocrisy of the left, with their holier than thou bullshit with regards to racial and ethnic issues, who have, whether through silence or excuses, defended Milbank and Messina.

Second, and most importantly, the silence from most of our "liberal" Latino brothers and sisters, who have almost collectively stuck their tails between their legs and hidden in a corner and ignored these blatant acts of racial discrimination. As if ignoring this will make it any less egregious or any less insulting or any less real.

Alinsky teaches (PDF) that:
"The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution."
In this case, that means that a perceived racial insult is the issue only when it is useful for attacking Republicans.

Logical consistency is important to conservatives/libertarians. The left has no such limitation.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin explains it this way:
The P.C. police, as always, are P.C. only when it’s P.E. — politically expedient.
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