Monday, July 20, 2009

‘It Was Like Saying N----r To a Puerto Rican'

Well, it didn't take long for the Democrats in New York long to inject racial politics into the contest between Kirsten Gillibrand and her challenger, Rep. Carolyn Maloney. This one's got all the earmarks of a good dustup. We've got the trash-talking Maloney invoking blacks and Pueto Ricans in charges against Gillibrand. Then we've got renowned racial healer and hero of the downtrodden, Al Sharpton, chiming in, never one to miss the opportunity to pour gas on the slightest embers of racial discord.

Break out the popcorn, kids, this should be fun.
New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney apologized Monday for repeating a racial slur when she quoted another person during an interview.

Calling the N-word disgusting, the Democrat said she was relaying a story as it was told to her.

"I apologize for having repeated a word I find disgusting," Maloney said in a written statement. "It's no excuse, but I was so caught up in relaying the story exactly as it was told to me that, in doing so, I repeated a word that should never be repeated." Maloney is quoted on criticizing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, whom Maloney may run against. Maloney says she got a call from someone who used the slur in accusing Gillibrand of backing English-only public education.

"Sen. Gillibrand believes that any use of the word is offensive," said Matt Canter, a spokesman for the senator.
Nothing like diving right into the gutter, conveniently invoking the word that shall never be repeated and claiming it was a quote from someone on the phone.

Typical Democrat behavior, using the race card early and often.

Here's the original quote from Maloney.
There is Carolyn Maloney, ripping into Kirsten Gillibrand broad and hard for voting against the two stimulus bills and for changing her positions on several core Democratic issues, sounding out her case on the fly as, “It’s the NRA, it’s immigration, it’s all these other things. In fact, I got a call from someone from Puerto Rico, said [Gillibrand] went to Puerto Rico and came out for English-only [education]. And he said, ‘It was like saying n—r to a Puerto Rican,’” she said, using the full racial slur. “I don’t know—I don’t know if that’s true or not. I just called. I’m just throwing that out. All of her—well, what does she stand for?”
She doesn't know if it's true, but she's just throwing it out.


Meanwhile, Sharpton no doubt plans to milk this until he races off to his next shakedown gig.
"The quote by Congresswoman Maloney if accurate is alarming and disturbing at best," he said in a statement. "No public official even in quoting someone else should loosely use such an offensive term and should certainly challenge someone using the term to him or her."
Speaking of his next gig, look no further.

Instapundit links. Thanks!

Update: Well, we certainly know Al Sharpton's routine.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said he will attend Gates' arraignment.

"This arrest is indicative of at best police abuse of power or at worst the highest example of racial profiling I have seen," Sharpton said. "I have heard of driving while black and even shopping while black but now even going to your own home while black is a new low in police community affairs."
Of course copping an attitude and playing the "don't you know who I am" card is nothing new with these racial arsonists. Gates could have simply shown ID and the incident would have been over. Yet when you carry a boulder-sized chip on your shoulder, that's just not possible. Now they have to make a national incident out of it.

How tiresome.

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