If there’s one thing Democrats are supposed to be, I am told, it’s compassionate people who respect Americans of color. Liberals often criticize Republicans, accusing them of everything from not caring about minorities, to being full-blown racists.
Yet time and again, it seems like white Democrats don’t appear to be as respectful to people of other races as they pretend to be. After all, their policies do much more harm than good for people of color. Welfare, gun control, and poor educational standards have made life very hard for black Americans—all thanks to Democrats.
But what’s even worse is that some Democrats seem to have a condescending attitude toward minority Americans. They look down on them, expecting black people to be thankful that politicians even bother to do anything for them. And, in some really bad cases, some white Democrats get black people confused—they can’t tell one black person from another.
And it looks like Nancy Pelosi has just done this… again.
In a botched attempt to honor baseball legend Willie Mays on his 90th birthday, a photo of Willie McCovey, who is also black, was posted to Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Twitter account with a birthday message for Mays captioning the shot.
Pelosi would later change out the photo to one of her and Mr. Hays and issue a statement blaming a staffer for the screwup…
“A staffer inadvertently selected the wrong photo for the tweet,” read the statement. “The photo we wanted to use was of the speaker and Willie Mays at Willie McCovey’s August 2018 wedding. The quickly deleted photo was the wrong photo from the right wedding. We apologize for the error.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Wow, that’s pretty awful of you, Nancy. First, you embarrassing yourself by posting a picture of the wrong man. Then, to cover your own butt, you blame a “staffer” who “inadvertently” uploaded the wrong photo.
Now, how does that even happen? Does Pelosi have a folder on her computer named “Pictures of me with black baseball players,” and the intern got confused? Shouldn’t Nancy be the one picture out the right pictures for her own Twitter account?
This would all be water under the bridge, had Pelosi not done a similar thing not too long ago. While trying to exploit the emotions being felt by millions last year, Pelosi tried to evoke the name of a black man who died in police custody. But instead of remember his name was George Floyd, she said “George Kirby”—another black man who died two decades earlier.
Is Pelosi just bad with names? Or does she have such little regard for black Americans, that she can’t keep their names straight? George Floyd was talked about in the media endlessly. And Willie Mays is an iconic baseball player adores by generations of fans.
You’d think at least she’d have labeled the JPGs properly or something.
Author: Thomas Rhodes