Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tolerance and Inclusion? Only for Some...

In the wake of the A&E Duck Dynasty "controversy", we now have the oh so tolerant "commentators" from MSNBC mocking former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's family photo.

Why did the photo attract the attention of the MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry? Why those oh so milky white Romneys have a black grandchild!

Romney's son Ben and his wife Andelynne adopted the child in September and of course, Romney was immediately slammed because he made the egregious mistake of incorrectly saying that Kieran was grandchild #22 instead of #23.

Yes, she's the one with the tampons for earrings...
Just listen to the juvenile snickering and downright nasty comments made by Harris-Perry, Pia Glenn, and Dean Obeidallah. These are the so-called liberals who "celebrate diversity and inclusion" only when it suits their agenda.

Here is the video of Harris-Perry and her panelists. Harris-Perry introduces the photo, her voice dripping with sarcasm which then turns to an outright despicable bashing of Romney and his family.

Isn't it interesting that these self-loathing liberals who preach tolerance and diversity become outright racists when someone "on the other side" has the audacity to adopt a child that is obviously not the same color? As if that should matter...

Here's are some of the oh so glib comments:

Melissa Harris-Perry: Everybody loves a baby picture. And this was one that really, a lot of people had emotions about this baby picture this year. This is the Romney family. And of course there on Governor Romney’s knee, is his adopted grandson who is an African-American, an adopted African-American, Kieran Romney. And he captions…

Pia Glenn: (singing) One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just isn't the same.

And they all break into laughter over that hilarious joke.

Then Harris-Perry goes on to say how she wants to make it her goal for Kieran Romney to marry rapper Kanye West's daughter North West saying:

Harris-Perry: "Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as inlaws?"

Oh the hilarity!! Imagine the stodgy, stuffy conservative (psst religious) white guy having a rapper as an in-law??? There should be a sitcom!!

Dean Obeidallah:"I think this picture's great, it really sums up the diversity of the Republican party."

It's OK to make stupid racist comments as long as they're aimed at the white guy, right Dean?

Harris-Perry then closes out the yuckfest by teasing the next segment, the "annual lookback at 'Hey, was that racist?"

Ironically, the hypocrisy of that very question was lost on Melissa Harris-Perry.

And now of course they are all backing down and offering the obligatory mea culpas:

“Occasionally my jokes have been known to ‘cross the line’ and I can assure you that in the future some of my jokes will do that again,” “My joke on MHP was not intended in any way to mock the Romney family or the baby they adopted. Rather it was a joke about the lack of racial diversity that we see at the Republican National Convention. I apologize to the Romney family and especially the baby if any of them were offended by that joke.” - Dean Obeidallah

Really Dean? How did pointing out that the Romney's have a black grandchild represents the Republican National Convention not mock Romney's family or the baby?

Can't have one without the other genius.

And Pia Glenn got slammed on Twitter:

Melissa Harris-Perry needs to get over herself with the #MHPapology hashtag. That's just a bit too disingenuous.

Phil Robertson stated his beliefs in an interview with GQ's Drew Magary and typically the terminally outraged tried to tar and feather Robertson and were soundly defeated, but liberals had to lie and distort what Robertson said to try and fuel the "outrage".

The worst of it was when the increasingly irrelevant  "Reverend" Jesse Jackson Sr., who should be well aware of the Biblical scripture to which Robertson was quoting, jumped on the comments Robertson made about blacks in Louisiana when Robertson was growing up:

I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field .... They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word! ... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues. 

Robertson is saying what he saw, not anything racist or demeaning. He was talking about people, black and white doing what they had to do to get by and made the outrageous comment that they were happy. Again, lost in all of this was Robertson's reference to God, what he was saying is that people who have God in their lives do not need anything else to get by. Black or white. 

How in any way shape or form is that racist?

Well, "Reverend" Jackson found Robertson's remarks "be more offensive than Rosa Parks' bus driver":

“These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago,”

“At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.’”


White privilege?

Did you read what Robertson said "Reverend" Jackson?

"I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks because we're white trash"

Sounds to me that Robertson was sympathizing with black field workers there "Reverend", not bashing them. Is Jesse Jackson even aware that Phil Robertson also has an adopted black grandson?

The problem in this country with race relations is that you have people like Melissa Harris-Perry, Pia Glenn, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey and worse of all President Obama who have done nothing but worsen race relations by their words and actions. 

Martin Luther King  said it best in his I Have a Dream speech:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream."

The content of the character of people like these who inject racism into everything and anything should be the question, not the color of their skin which they use to promote division.

Haven't we gotten past all this? As long as people like Melissa Harris-Perry and Jesse Jackson continue to race bait, the answer is sadly, no.

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