by Mr. Quarter
Noblesse Oblige: The moral obligation of those of high position to act with kindness and generosity.
Harry Reed and the rest of the "Progressive" leadership suffer under the the arrogant belief that minorities owe them much, that the very lives and livelihoods of minority citizens are a result of "Progressive's" caring, kindness and generosity. Because of that, Harry and company believe that they are owed so much by minorities, that "Progressives" are entitled to keep and occasionally display their personal racial stereotypes, viewpoints, prejudices, and preferences without fear of being called to account. They think that they are owed a free pass and that these are small indiscretions that should be overlooked as "a poor choice of words" or "an inartful phrase". In the interest of coming clean, lets look at some of their published statements so that all understand where their minds are:
Harry Reed: Barack Obama is "a light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
Joe Biden: Barack Obama is "articulate, bright and clean."
Charles Schumer: During his 1998 campaign for the Senate he insinuated that Alfonse D’Amato was an anti-Semite because D’Amato had allegedly called Schumer a “putzhead” in a private meeting with Jewish supporters.
Barbara Boxer: Harry Alford of the Black Chamber of Commerce has betrayed his race by not agreeing with the NAACP on Cap & Trade.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: The opponents of the liberals' healthcare reform were "white Aryan support groups."
Jesse Jackson: Rep. Arthur Davis is not a black man because he voted against the healthcare bill.
Maureen Dowd: George Bush is guilty of racism because he appointed "white men" to the Supreme Court.
Nancy Pelosi: Americans who show up at the healthcare town hall meetings are "Nazis and racists."
Barak Obama: (in his autobiography) "white folks greed runs a world in need."
A pretty clear picture of how "Progressives" view minority Americans - inferior to them and owing to them for the beneficence that flows from their superior judgement and intellect. It also provides a ample evidence that "Progressives" do not hesitate to paint any political issue or disagreement with a racial brush if it advances their position - no matter the truth or morality of that approach. Many commentators have pondered why the minority electorate overwhelmingly supports the Democratic Party - particularly in light of the efforts of the members of that party to oppress and disenfranchise them from the Civil War until the 1960's. One can only hope that they will eventually wake up.