By Frances Rice
Just when we thought Democrats could not go any lower,
Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson sunk even deeper into the race mongering muck by
accusing Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired general and a Gold Star father,
of being a “racist.”
The sordid details are in the below article.
outrage of Democrats playing the race card to destroy people with whom they disagree, it becomes even more clear that, as opined by the
editorial board of the Washington Times, “Baseless accusations of racism are the new last refuge of scoundrels.”
By Post Editorial Board
We’re trying to figure out what’s racist about the term “empty
barrel.” Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) says it is, but Google isn’t
showing us how. Nor can we see why she had to go there.
Wilson had slammed President Trump’s words in a phone
call to the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, killed in Niger.
For what it’s worth, video suggests he was wrong in
hitting her over her remarks at a 2015 FBI ceremony. [Note: Kelly said Wilson crowed about helping "fund" the FBI building when she actually crowed about helping "name" the FBI building.] If she had to keep this
flap going, she could’ve focused on that [irrelevant, minor point].
Which one? Our search led to the saying, “An empty
barrel makes the most noise,” which quora.com says is invoked “to minimize
insult and downgrade a very loud critic” — and which Kelly used before, when a
congressman called him “a disgrace to the uniform.”
A reflexive resort to crying “racism” does
not serve Democrats well. As Andrew Sullivan notes in New York
magazine, many on the left now even say that national borders are themselves
racist — a lunatic claim sure to drive moderate voters into Republican arms.
There are no winners here, but Wilson seems determined
to be the biggest loser.