“Can you imagine what would happen if a conservative said that?”
How often have you and your friends said that over the last few years (or maybe decades)?
You know the drill: A Democratic politician or Hollywood liberal says or does something bizarre or just politically incorrect (by liberals’ own standards, anyway), and it barely registers in the media.
Remember, for example, that time that comedian Rosie O’Donnell imitated a stereotypical “Chinese” dialect on national television? That didn’t prevent her from keeping her chair on The View.
Now think about what would happen if a Republican had made the identical joke? Their career would be finished.
No matter when it happened, it would also be brought up for years as “proof” that all conservatives are ignorant racists.
(What’s especially annoying about this phenomenon is: It is always HARD to “imagine a conservative saying” whatever the offensive thing happens to be this week. Ironically, liberals always seem to be the ones who go around being offensive — AND getting away with it. It probably helps that they’re the ones who run the media.)
Anyway, here’s the latest example:
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was roundly criticized by celebrities like Samuel Jackson after he referred to the slaves from Africa as immigrants with dreams and hopes for their children’s futures.
But President Barack Obama used similar language to include African-Americans descended from slaves among the immigrants who helped shape America.
It’s true. Carson said:
There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.
Whereas Obama said:
Certainly, it wasn’t easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them.
These statements are virtually identical.
So here’s a prediction:
All those liberals who were outraged that Dr. Ben Carson called slaves “immigrants” will regroup and quickly come up with a new complaint — That Carson plagiarized his statement from their brilliant hero, Barack Obama!
Dr. Carson and former President Obama in fact have a long and storied history. And it began one morning at a prayer breakfast, when then Senator Jeff Sessions introduced a neurosurgeon little-known for his political capabilities. If you haven’t seen this before, you must watch it. If you have seen it, it’s worth a re-watch just for Obama’s reaction:
Don’t put it past these unprincipled crazy hypocrites. They will say and do absolutely anything so that their “team” can come out on top, even if it means contradicting themselves from one day to the next.
Liberals actually think that the rest of us don’t or won’t notice, or can’t do anything to push back against their spin.
But those days are over.