MSNBC gave Martin Bashir the night off on Thursday. On the off chance someone might watch the show and notice his absence, they tapped Democrat consultant Karen Finney to sit in.
Finney decided to hold forth on the shooting of Treyvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. After beginning with an anecdote about her father getting hassled by cops because he was black, she segued into blaming the Martin shooting on Republican politicians and conservatives, including Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Rush Limbaugh.
She actually blamed Romney because he said “nothing at all.” The others’ mean use of “festering stereotypes” – which include Gingrich bemoaning the poor work habits of young people from poor neighborhoods, and Rick Santorum allegedly saying “I don’t want to make black people’s lives easier” – supposedly led to “lethal consequences” for Martin.
For the benefit of anyone more concerned with the truth than Karen Finney, the Santorum quote this dishonest Democrat hack is chopping up to make her inflammatory point reads, in full:
“I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money, and provide for themselves and their families. And the best way to do that is to get the manufacturing sector of the economy rolling again.”
You can see why a liberal propagandist would need to heavily edit that quote to make it sound like it could somehow lead to racial hatred and murder. Also, the “magic negro” comment she attributes to Rush Limbaugh did not originate with him. He was quoting Los Angeles Times columnist David Ehrenstein.
We’re back to this “Climate of Hate” post-Tucson nonsense again. This is absolutely despicable, and MSNBC must immediately and forever dismiss Finney from all future appearances, as well as apologizing formally to everyone she smeared. Nothing less will do.
It would also go a long way if civil-rights leaders and black activists would denounce Finney’s disgusting attempt to drag them into her partisan political screed. She’s saying that criticism of the unlimited welfare state is equivalent to opposing the civil rights struggle. The people she is co-opting deserve better than to have their names used as punctuation marks in a cheesy partisan political screed.
The last thing anyone needs, in Sanford, Florida or anywhere else in America, is racial arsonists throwing gasoline on the fire to score totalitarian political points, in a morally bankrupt quest to outlaw opposing discourse. We also don’t need shrieking hysterics to extrapolate the behavior of one person into broad social critiques… something that upsets liberals greatly, when it is done to them.