In a recent post, “A Black Bigot Speaks,” I noted the tendency of Leftists (even black ones) to denigrate black Republicans and conservatives. The Leftists say, in so many words, that
black conservatives are too “dumb” to know that conservatism is bad for them. And/or they’re just power-seeking Uncle Toms and Aunt Jemimas who suck up to powerful whites in return for access to power and the perks of high office. [The Left] is unwilling to credit . . . black conservatives with having a principled attachment to conservatism.
Now comes today’s New York Times Magazine, with a story about black Republican Michael Steele. Steele, who is Maryland’s lieutenant governer, is running for the U.S. Senate. The headline of the story:
I need say no more, except that it’s long past time for blacks to tell the Left where to put its condescenscion.
(Hat tip to Betsy’s Page.)