The Left spends a significant amount of time talking about racism, and very little time criticizing it when it rears its ugly head among their team members.
Such was the case this week when Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush made an explicitly racist statement on Twitter.
FWIW, @ByronDonalds is not a historic candidate for Speaker. He is a prop. Despite being Black, he supports a policy agenda intent on upholding and perpetuating white supremacy.
His name being in the mix is not progress—it’s pathetic.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) January 4, 2023
Bush was weighing in on another Congress member, Byron Donalds, a Trump ally and Republican representative from Florida who is also a black man. As the House has struggled to coalesce around a new speaker, Donalds seemed to throw his hat in the ring.
Reporter: "You've put yourself in a pretty public position opposing the person that could be the speaker. Are you worried about retribution?"
Rep. Byron Donalds: "Man, I'm 6'2", 275, I'm not worried about that." pic.twitter.com/UQJIq0G50R
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) January 4, 2023
If he were to win the race, Donalds would be the first black Speaker of the House, prompting some to call him a “historic” candidate. Bush’s reaction on Twitter was in response to that media buzz and reveals a really sinister mentality held by many on the Left.
Democrats love to celebrate the number of women and minorities that they elect to represent them, often making a lot of commotion when a woman or a person of color is the first to reach some position of power. But you’ll almost never find any similar commemorations when someone from this same demographic reaches such a milestone without a ‘D’ next to their name.
Instead, they are often met with this kind of derision and diminishment. Bush calling Donalds a “prop” is just yet another way of calling a black man a token or an Uncle Tom. The message is loud and clear, unless you think how we tell you to, you aren’t one of us.
In clarifying her remarks, Bush only dug deeper into the racist mentality behind her statement.
Cori Bush expands on her Byron Donalds "prop" comment to @ArthurDelaneyHP:
"My issue is because he was not someone they have been promoting for the last 2 years."
"I want him to understand: They’re only using you."
“I’m glad [Republicans] took offense."https://t.co/nIyii9ViMs
— Akbar Shahid Ahmed (@AkbarSAhmed) January 4, 2023
According to Bush, no one could possibly value Rep. Donalds as an individual, respect his leadership skills, or agree with his policies. No, he is simply only of value to people on the Right because of his skin color, in her mind, which perhaps reveals something about how the Left actually views the people of color they promote into leadership positions.
Bush says the spotlight on Donalds is “not progress—it’s pathetic.”
What’s really pathetic is Bush’s regressive, racist attitude.
.@CoriBush, if you see a Black man rise, let the man rise even if you disagree with them.
I’d be happy to sit down and debate our policies one on one whenever you’d like.
As a Black man to a Black woman, I’d never do that to you. It’s a shame you did it to me. pic.twitter.com/ojpEHLhSI4
— Congressman Byron Donalds (@RepDonaldsPress) January 5, 2023