Saturday, November 13, 2010

Congressional Democrats Bedeviled By "Racial Justice"

Live by the race card, die by it. Just ask any poker player who went all-in hoping the final card would provide him with the winning flush...

The remaining Democrats in Congress are in a pickle, all right. With Nancy's deposed bitch-boy Steny Hoyer (D-White) fighting for the whip position against Rep. James Clyburn (D-Black), the liberal caucus is already starting to crack among racial lines. Now it appears as if New Yorker Democrat Carolyn Maloney (D-White Female) is about to turn that crack into a chasm:

The Obama White House is said to want the oversight committee’s current chairman, Rep. Edolphus Towns, out — Towns is seen as a liability to Obama with Issa set to achieve subpoena power come January when Republicans take over the House.

The problem Democrats face...is that replacing Towns with Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the second most senior Democrat on the panel, is considered politically unpalatable.

Particularly with Hoyer appearing to have the edge on Clyburn in the whip race, replacing a second African-American in leadership with a white member of Congress is not feasible given the political dynamics of the Democratic caucus.

Instead, top Democrats sought to bypass Maloney and install Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, an African American, who is third in seniority.

Maloney, who values her work on the committee highly, said no
. The nine-term New Yorker is also described as sensitive to the importance of seniority.

No doubt. So it seems as if the Democrats will be forced to have a weak ranking member - Towns - facing off against Rep. Darrell Issa (R) on the oversight committee. No wonder the Washington Democratic establishment is soiling themselves - with Towns as their only foil, they can expect a flood of subpoenas to come rolling down Capital Hill and end up directly up their asses...


Funny that they had no qualms about asking Maloney to step aside, though. White women are a protected member of the Democratic plantation, but are always lower on the victim scale than the black man, and must therefore cede way. Just ask Hillary Clinton...

And so the meltdown begins, and the spark that ignites the flame comes from within the Democrat's own house, as the survivors of the Great Voter Purge of 2010 are left to bicker over who's racial/gender status trumps who's, while strategy and competence are mere afterthoughts in a battle over the remaining spoils...

Reminds me of the way a certain president governs, by the way. Explains the state of the country. Explains the state of his party...

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