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.
‘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?