What do football and wealthy liberal donors have in common? Apparently, not very much.
You may remember the controversy that was roiled up over the name of the NFL’s Washington Redskins team. Outcries of racism surfaced faster than videos of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber calling the American people “stupid” for buying into the lies that were used to pass Obamacare.
The outrage extended to the highest levels of our elected government with soon-to-be-former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spearheading the effort in writing a letter (co-signed by many colleagues with a similar limited mental capacity) demanding that the team’s name be changed. Fortunately, because the good senator had altered the Senate’s rules, no filibuster on the content of the letter was permitted.
This issue, of course, superseded the need to vote on any of the 340 bills that the House had sent to the Senate and which are presently accumulating dust somewhere in that upper chamber (possibly in violation of an EPA regulation regarding the permissible amount of dust that may be accumulated before it constitutes a health hazard). It is likely that OSHA may soon weigh in on this matter as well.
So what does this manufactured “controversy” have to do with liberal donors? We know that liberals, being liberals, have etched into their DNA an inherent abhorrence of racism in any form and are dedicated to stomping it out wherever it rears its ugly head.
This week the Democracy Alliance, a coalition of well-heeled liberal donors dedicated to electing leftists in state and national office got together to discuss strategy going forward to the 2016 elections. The meeting took place in Washington, D. C. – at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, an extremely attractive property and one of the city’s finest.
Stop. Did no one tell these self-styled do-gooders that “Oriental” is a pejorative term and is denigrating to Asians? It has been officially deleted from the PC Handbook and no longer exists as a word. And there they are, patronizing what obviously is a racist hotel.
Hopefully the reality of the situation may have dawned on some of these contributors and, if they decided to hook up for a little afternoon delight, they booked themselves into a Motel 6.