Moran plays the race card

Jim Moran has proved himself to be a gentleman with his repeated physical altercations, anti-Semitic smears, and a scolding of a Navy veteran at a town hall meeting. Moran added to that collection this week when he said a black Republican colleague was dishonoring his ancestors’ legacy by being a Republican.

From RealClearPolitics:

‘People like Mr. [Allen] West, and Governor Brewer and so on, particularly Mr. West, is not only not representative of the African-American community or of the Republican Party, let alone of the American public. So what he says really is of little or no consequence, but it’s unfortunate,’ Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) said about Rep. Allen West telling liberal leaders to ‘get the hell’ out of the country.

‘He just seems clueless not that he has climbed abroad ship. He’s climbed this ladder of opportunity that was constructed by so many of his ancestors’ sweat, sacrifice, blood, you know they did everything they could for his generation to be successful. But now that he’s climbed abroad ship, instead of reaching down and steadying the ladder, he wants to push it off. ‘I’m up here. If you’re not with me, too bad.’ And President Obama, fortunately, is the kind of guy that says ‘I was very fortunate to get where I am and I’m going to spend my life trying to steady that ladder of opportunity by reducing college tuition and training our workers, trying to get a decent job for everybody. Making sure that while I’m African-American, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is my commitment to public service, my love for this country and I’m going to leave a constructive legacy,’ he said.

Moran says that Obama ‘doesn’t engage in this nonsense’ and calls him our ‘Lion King’ while comparing his Republican detractors to ‘hyenas.'”

Apparently Jim Moran gets to decide who’s black and who’s not. How about we stop focusing on people’s race, Jim?

  • MDL

    I say put the two of them in the same room and let them go at it mano a mano. Mr. Moran isn’t fit to carry out Mr. West’s trash.


  • Esteban

    Let’s see, Murray garnered a 1.5 pecrent lesser share of the vote in Arlington than Mark Kelly who was a fellow supposedly well suited to run in the progressive haven that I call home (for three reasons location, location and location).I am not pro-Murray by any means, but seeing that the best any Republican candidate can do in this preposterously gerrymandered, navel gazing, politically correct, arrogantly elitist, Kumbaya loving district is to nudge up against 40 pecrent, I think the arguments presented prove too much. The only grounds on which a Berry (whom I voted for in the primary) candidacy might have made a meaningful difference (very few of the 8th District rainbow crowd would have changed their votes, since Berry would have been painted as the Clarence Thomas of the gay community) is Berry might have caused Moran to spend a bit more money in the 8th. I bet we find out that Moran shunted several hundred thousand over to his buddy Gerry during the last weeks of the campaign.


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