Two days after being sued for discrimination by a disabled aide, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee stood on the floor of the house and accused opponents of the debt limit hike of racism. The race card she was using had expired long ago, but the media has never gotten the message. Instead it’s pushing stories about the FBI investigating racist cartoons sent to Jackson Lee’s fax machine. It’s an old comfortable narrative for a media establishment unwilling to confront the hard facts about the economic apocalypse of the welfare state.
The one thing that the Federal budget and the race card have in common is that neither one has any spending limit. And suggesting any spending limit is racist. But what unlimited spending really translates to is unlimited power. And unlimited privilege.
The prospect of having their spending limit go down and their race cards invalidated frightens Democrats more than anything else except for the rise of a responsible African-American leadership. That is the one thing that could take away their power. So it’s no wonder that black Congressman Allen West is under fire. He is the antidote to Sheila Jackson Lee, Charlie Rangel, Barbara Lee and Carolyn Kilpatrick–men and women with few ideas, a high level of corruptibility and a great willingness to play the race card on behalf of their party.
West’s presence in the budget fight threatens to deprive the Democrats of their race card, which is why they are so desperate to destroy him. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s dishonest attack on him was a direct attempt to threaten his reelection. West immediately struck back at her. And Keith Olbermann has already called for his resignation.
Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, called West’ sternly worded reply to Wasserman-Schultz a “hate-filled screed” and is using it to raise funds to defeat West.
The DCCC fundraising letter, which bizarrely claims that Wasserman-Schultz is a respected legislator, as well as a victim of West, boasts: “My Democratic colleagues are so appalled that they’ve agreed to match all gifts today dollar-for-dollar up to our $100,000 goal.”
Why is the DCCC running a targeted campaign of destruction against one of only two black Republicans in the House? Because the rise of a new wave of black Republicans threatens to undermine the Democratic voting plantation. Herman Cain joined West in denouncing Jackson Lee’s use of the race card. It’s why Cain, West and Tim Scott are being targeted in a way that few white Republican politicians are. It’s the same reason why female Republican candidates are on the receiving end of an unprecedented level of venom and viciousness.
The desperate fury felt by Black, female and Jewish Republicans, like West, Bachmann and Cantor is a symptom of weakness by a corrupt establishment that knows how precarious its position is.
In the last election, Sheila Jackson Lee had to resort to barging into a polling place and trying to intimidate poll watchers. As a woman who spent her entire life in one political office or another, she truly cannot afford to lose. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is no better. And they are the front for an entire political party built on government jobs, federal unions and welfare programs. This political pyramid scheme depends on the Jackson Lee’s and the Wasserman-Schultz’s being able to bring home the bacon. And that is where the debt ceiling comes in.
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