Jon Stewart: The race card is maxed out

by CynthiaYockey on August 12, 2010

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Race Card Is Maxed Out
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I came across this clip thanks to Hollywoodland at Big Journalism. It mentions the Congressional ethics investigations on House members Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters and shows Maxine Waters denouncing the investigation into her corrupt activities as racially motivated. Setting aside the improbable notion that Nancy Pelosi really wants to drain the House swamp instead of declaring it a federally-preserved wetland, I think the investigations are about self-preservation. In the run-up to the elections, the Democrats need to make an appearance of cleaning house. There will be show trials, which will whitewash the defendants.

What? Too soon?

More importantly, Democrats want to prevent those pesky Republicans from conducting real investigations, real hearings and meting out real penalties if they re-take the House. Goodness only knows what — or, more importantly, whom — they would find if they started pulling on threads as they unraveled the tangled web Rangel and Waters have woven as they practiced to deceive.

By the way, the expiration of the race card is a true turning point toward prosperity and health for blacks and for America. The Alinskyite tactic of keeping black resentments rubbed raw, the race card and the Great Society welfare state together have resulted in a holocaust of human potential. So the maxing out of the race card is NOT going to result in social injustice. It is the beginning of a new era of individuals and communities taking responsibility and working to make the most of themselves.

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