Why is Danny Davis not being called out as the flaming racist he is?

Hey, how about another fun game of word substitution?

CHICAGO (AP) — Congressman Danny Davis has a message for former President Bill Clinton: Don’t take sides in the Chicago mayor’s race — or else.

Davis, a longtime friend of Clinton, warned the ex-president on Tuesday (in a press release — ed.) that he could jeopardize his “long and fruitful relationship” with the white community if he campaigns for former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel instead of one of the two leading white candidates running — Davis or former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun….

“The African-American community has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the Clintons, however it appears as though some of that relationship maybe fractured and perhaps even broken should former President Clinton come to town and participate overtly in efforts to thwart the legitimate political aspirations of Chicago’s White community,” the statement said.

If that’s how that story’s lede read, you’d probably think Congressman Danny Davis was a flaming racist, right? Well, why should you have a different opinion because he’s black? Look, I realize we have some way to go vis-a-vis race relations in this country, but if we’re going to get to where we need to be we need to start applying the very same standards for all races, not one standard for whites and one for everyone else. For the life of me I cannot understand why blacks and Latinos can get away with rhetoric and behavior that would get white people accused of having white sheets and hoods in their closets.

And considering a poll cited in the story showed Emanuel running neck-and-neck with Davis among black voters, I don’t understand why Davis presumes to speak for the black community as if they all think the same way. If I were a black voter living in Chicago I’d be seriously pissed off. Of course if I were a black voter I wouldn’t be living in Chicago, period…


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