Last week the Washington Post editorial board published an editorial, The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice. Oddly, it is the editorial itself that is bizarre.
Ponder this paragraph:
Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy. You’d think that before launching their broadside, members of Congress would have taken care not to propagate any falsehoods of their own.
Then remind yourself of this:
- The first African American Secretary of State? Colin Powell, appointed by George W. Bush, a Republican
- The second African American Secretary of State? Condoleeza Rice, appointed by George W. Bush, a Republican.
Then ask yourself this:
Why is every criticism of an African American Democrat treated as another example of Republican racism?