Leonard Pitts: Only Liberals Like Me Are Allowed To Play The Race Card!

Leonard Pitts is another run-of-the-mill, incoherent left-wing pundit who sees everything through a race-based lens. So, a column kvetching about Herman Cain and conservatives playing the race card is pretty much par for the course, but Pitts’ latest column is hypocritical, dumb, and confused — even for him.

He starts by noting that conservatives like Rush Limbaugh, Brent Bozell, and Ann Coulter played the race card in defending Cain, which is something Pitts is extremely comfortable with when it comes from the Left. In fact, he does it himself in this column. But, read these three paragraphs from Pitts’ piece,

So why don’t blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple. Black people are not crazy. Being not crazy, they understand a simple truth about conservatives: They have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never.

Forget modern controversies like mass incarceration. Social conservatives, then based largely in the Democratic Party of the early to mid 20th century, opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed the Civil Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching.

These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence – and memory – of black voters.

Wait, wait, wait…the whole first half of Pitts’ column is nothing but kvetching about conservatives defending Cain in a way that Pitts doesn’t like. So, if you wanted powerful evidence to refute the idea that conservatives “have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never,” then all you’d have to do would be to read the first 300 words of Pitts’ column.

Next up, after complaining about conservatives playing the race card, Pitts goes on to play the race card against conservatives and as evidence, he uses things done by DEMOCRATS.

Social conservatives, then based largely in the Democratic Party of the early to mid 20th century, opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed the Civil Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching.

Oh, that makes perfect sense! Practically, the whole history of race in America is Democrats viciously discriminating against black Americans, while Republicans have fought against it. In fact, if the Democratic Party had the same attitude as the Republicans about civil rights throughout history, there would have been no slavery, no Civil War, and no Jim Crow laws.

But, see, that’s horribly embarrassing for people like Leonard Pitts who plays the race card for a living on behalf of the people who’re responsible for all of that. So magically, all the horrible things done to black Americans by Democrats — including liberal Democrats who’ve gone from discriminating against blacks because they think they’re inferior to helping them because they think they’re inferior — is now somehow the fault of conservative Republicans.

At this point, guys like Pitts are so tedious and transparent that it’s like they’re not even trying anymore.

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