Liberals think that political endorsements should be given according to affirmative action so that a minority gets office instead of a white male.
While it is delicious to read about Harry Reid becoming the target of Liberal bullying, it still ought to concern us. When people are this insane they will prove to be a danger to everyone, including conservatives.
The Buzzfeed headline reads, “Donor: Harry Reid’s Endorsement In Maryland ‘Insulting’ To Black Community.”
A major Democratic donor and activist Friday blasted Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s endorsement of Rep. Chris Van Hollen in the Maryland Senate race, which could feature high-profile black Democrats Rep. Donna Edwards and former NAACP head Ben Jealous, who are mulling a run in the state that is 30% black.
“For Harry Reid to come out and endorse Van Hollen is insulting period,” said Steve Phillips, the founder of the progressive group PowerPAC+. Phillips, a lawyer and longtime San Francisco activist, gave the maximum $30,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “But to do it on the anniversary of the Selma 50th anniversary — to make an endorsement that would make the Senate less diverse — is outrageous and insulting.”
In a statement, Reid said that, “not only would Chris Van Hollen be the best and most effective person for the job, I have no doubt that he is in the best and strongest position to make sure that this Senate seat remains in Democratic hands in a state that just elected a Republican governor.”
I guess that Reid, by saying that a white man has a better chance at winning a race in a state that voted for a GOP governor, is hinting that there must be lots of racist voters who will prefer a white candidate over a better black candidate. If so, it is nice to see the racial blowback from other Democrats.
But still, this is an amazing temper tantrum on the part of Philips. Are we really supposed to endorse and vote for candidates based on the total racial makeup of the Senate? That just seems ignorant and reactionary. We should vote for the best candidate regardless of the color of his skin, right?
Democrats are, again, spitting on Martin Luther King’s dream.