Keeping a watchful eye on the leftist media is an agonizing though necessary task, but suffering through The Joy Behar Show is a dirty job I wouldn’t wish on Mike Rowe. This week on Behar, Huffington Post editor Roy Sekoff was waxing pseudo-philosophically about Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” when he spewed this gem:
“Why does the party of the angry white man insist on using these terms about minorities?”
Let’s set aside the fact that if Sekoff sees Sarah Palin as a man his problems are not only cerebral, but optical as well.
Last time I checked, Eugene Robinson wasn’t white when he said the following on Countdown with Keith Olbermann:
“The historical context is simple. It is blood libel against black men.”
And Steve Cohen wasn’t a Republican when he stood on the House floor and stated:
“They say it’s a government takeover of health care. A big lie just like Joseph Goebbels. You say it enough and you repeat the lie, repeat the lie, repeat the lie until eventually people believe it. Like blood libel.”
And certainly no one mistook NY Times columnist Frank Rich for being a man when saying:
“Bush administration allies exploited the former Congressman’s predatory history to spread the grotesque canard that homosexuality is a direct path to pedophilia. It’s the kind of blood libel that in another era was spread about Jews.”
Words have objective meanings, not prejudiced by race or gender or political leanings. It is subjective whether blood libel is a poor choice of words or not, but if so it is only aggrandized by lamely trying to make it racist, too.
Sekoff knows this, so it’s important to understand why he made the comment. He’s desperately clinging to a lost meme of the Left that the Republican Party is just a bunch of old, white men.
Allow me to make the introductions.
Roy Sekoff, this is South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (38, female, Indian) Florida Congressman Allen West (49, Black) and Congressman Tim Scott (45, Black.)
And over here we have Florida Senator Marco Rubio (41, Latino) Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (47, Latino) and New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez (51, female, Latino.)
Republicans, one and all.
Sorry, there isn’t time to introduce you individually to the millions of Republican voters from the 2010 midterms that are not Caucasian, male or elderly.