Case in point: the continued whitewashing of Obama's ties to the New Black Panther Party and its leader Malik Shabazz, a Jew-bashing, America-hating, 9/11 conspiracy theorist who inveighed: "If 3,000 people perished in the World Trade Center attacks and the Jewish population is 10 percent, you show me records of 300 Jewish people dying in the World Trade Center. ... We're daring anyone to dispute its truth. They got their people out."
Former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams blows the lid off the Obama administration's coddling of Shabazz and the NBPP's voter intimidation thugs in his new book, "Injustice" -- and uncovered photos of Obama and the race-hustlers appearing at a 2007 civil rights event in Selma, Ala. The Post's response to Adams' whistle-blowing over the past two years? Liberal columnist E.J. Dionne sneeringly dismissed the career civil servant as a "Republican activist."
But, hey, let's get back to squeezing blood from stones.
Has Perry himself actually used the racial epithet that was once painted on the rock -- you know, like the late former KKK leader Robert Byrd did as recently as 2001 when he referred to "white niggers"?
Did Perry condescendingly refer to a black politician as "articulate and bright and clean" like Joe Biden did when he described Barack Obama in 2007?
Did Perry racially stereotype Hispanics for political gain or refer offensively to President Obama's "light skin" and "lack of a Negro dialect" like Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid did just last year?
What does it all say about Rick Perry? Nothing. Nada. Zip.
While the Post cites unnamed minority pols decrying Perry's right-wing "racially tinged rhetoric," this is the guy who has indulged in left-wing impulses and disparaged his own base as racist in two separate GOP debates. First, he shamelessly suggested that opponents of in-state tuition discounts for illegal aliens were xenophobes who didn't like the sound of foreign last names. Then, he told them they were haters who lacked compassion: "I don't think you have a heart."
That sounds a lot like the very suggestion the Macaca Media is leveling against him.
It stinks to be falsely accused of racism. Maybe Perry, now under siege by the ruthless race card-playing media, will remember that the next time he's tempted to accuse conservatives who disagree with him of heartless bigotry.