Liberals saying stupid $#@! is nothing new. Liberals openly disrespecting minority conservatives is nothing new. This duly noted, Joy-Ann Reid and Michael Eric Dyson’s dismissal of newly elected Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears reaches a level of disparaging dehumanization bordering on a cross between psychotic and satanic.
The comments unsurprisingly took place on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show. Reid, doubtless still smarting from the verbal throwdown she suffered at Sears’ hands, started things off with an (in her mind) royal raking of Republicans for taking pride in voting for a woman of color. Reason? Her opponent was also a minority. Yes, really.
“The two choices voters had in Virginia were a Black woman who shares my daughter’s name and Jamaican heritage, and an Afro-Latina who is part Lebanese. So you had a choice of two Brown/Black people and you picked one of them. Do you get credit? Do you get special credit? It’s like I had ice cream or cake adds two options, but I want credit for lowering my calorie count because I picked ice cream. You had two choices and they were both Black!”
Ms. Reid suffers from short-term memory loss. Sears was on the ballot as the Republican choice for Lieutenant Governor because … brace yourself … she won the Republican state convention, defeating Glenn Davis and four others. Davis subsequently ran for and won re-election to his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. By the way, Davis is white.
But it was a convention and not a primary, comes the cry. In Virginia, both parties have the option of holding either a primary election or a state convention. Who can participate in, say, the Republican convention? As it turns out, it’s a rather inviting event:
All legal and qualified voters under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.
In other words, Virginia Republicans had a choice. They chose Sears. Twice.
At this point, Dyson chimed in:
The problem is here they want — they want White supremacy by ventriloquist effect. There is a Black mouth moving but a White idea through the — running on the runway of the tongue of a figure who justifies and legitimates the White supremacist practices.
Dyson is not insinuating, but flat-out stating, that Sears is a puppet preaching white supremacy. Let’s take a look at Sears’ words. See if you can spot the white supremacy in, say, this:
In case you haven’t noticed, I am black, and I have been black all my life. But that’s not what this is about. What we are going to do is we are going to now be about the business of the commonwealth. We have things to tend to. We are going to fully fund our historically black colleges and universities.
Hmm. Not much there. Maybe this:
We’re going to have safer neighborhoods, safer communities, and our children are going to get a good education. Because education lifted my father out of poverty, education lifted me out of poverty, education will lift us all out of poverty because we must have marketable skills so that our children cannot just survive, but they will thrive, and they will create generational wealth. That’s what this is about.
Still light on the white supremacist talk, unless you subscribe to the theory that concepts such as self-improvement and personal responsibility are racist. Because, you know, you poor things haven’t got what it takes and can’t possibly survive without your white liberal government masters giving you handouts. Which, come to think of it, sounds a lot like white supremacy thinking and … um, never mind, back to Sears’ speech.
But I say to you, there are some who want to divide us, and we must not let that happen. They would like us to believe we are back in 1963 when my father came. We can live where we want. We can eat where we want. We own the water fountains. We have had a black president elected not once but twice. And here I am, living proof.
Ah-HA! Sears doesn’t believe blacks are as oppressed as they were in the 1960s when murdering people for the crime of registering minorities to vote was commonplace. And churches were bombed, and crosses burned on front lawns. And civil rights protestors were violently attacked in the streets by thugs alongside police dogs and fire hoses. What’s all that compared to Colin Kaepernick not getting another NFL gig?
Snark aside, Dyson’s sheer dismissiveness and utter disregard for Sears’ career achievements is the exact stereotype he falsely accuses Sears of embodying. The notion that skin color mandates monotrack social and political thinking is raw racism. Dyson and Reid are what they profess to oppose. They bring no measured arguments in favor of policies and platforms. Instead, they attempt to demonize any who, by deeds and actual life accomplishments, expose them as cheap hustlers gorging at the media trough filled with vapid, virtue-signaling white guilt manifested as satanic mammon. Those who can do. Those who cannot preach to the choir while accepting a generous love offering from the congregation, all the while fervently praying to the God they do not believe exists, unless He is approving their every move, that no one notices people like Winsome Sears exposing their every whine as an utter lie.