We’ve all observed the wide-ranging scope of issues which have been termed “racist” by the Left before, and yet they never seem to adjust their playbook.
Most recently this was evident in the hue and cry over Obama’s pick for head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Debo Adegbile. That he was defeated with the help of seven Democrats made it only slightly problematic for the race peddlers:
(via Investor’s Business Daily) – In a stinging political defeat and a sign even Democrats are getting fed up with the White House’s in-your-face radicalism, the Senate has rejected Obama’s controversial nominee for civil rights chief.
Maureen Faulkner ended up visiting individually with key Democrats before the vote to plead with them to honor her slain husband, Philly cop Daniel Faulkner, and not reward Adegbile for what she termed the “revolting” work he did on behalf of his killer — Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The appeals worked. Several Democrats switched sides, including Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Bob Casey, D-Pa.; Mark Pryor, D-Ark.; Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.; and John Walsh, D-Mont.
Yep, Adegbile didn’t get approved and Reid’s own party made it happen. No matter. We were still instructed that this was the work of the Left’s most closely held shibboleth, “Republican Racism!!”: