I haven't really written much about the Port affair other than I didn't like it on its face and would wait for more to come out. Well, I still don't like it. It's hard to put in words but Michelle Malkin gave the clarity anyone needs in her article "The Right plays the Race Card."
Last week, I skewered Democrat opportunists who have turned into tough-sounding profiling advocates to exploit the White House ports debacle.
Today, I must express bottomless disgust with those on the Right who have turned into mush-mouthed race-card players to shift blame away from President Bush for his miserable mishandling of the situation.
It's one thing for feckless grievance-mongers on the Left to accuse Americans genuinely concerned about national security of Islamophobia. It's quite another for the Right to sink to such a level in accusing all good-faith critics of demagoguery. Reasonable people can disagree on the process pitfalls and security implications of the deal. But the elite Right has simply lost its marbles:
Here's GOP strategist and Muslim voter outreach architect Grover Norquist in the Los Angeles Times dismissing critics of the deal: "The only whiners left by next week will be the registered bigots." .....
Please read it all. She points out how contradictory Bush's accusation of 'islamophobia' or 'middle east phobia' is. Bush is obviously guided by his advisors and they are so greedy and traitorous and foolish. And Grover Norquist has been known as 'closet' Muslim - he married a Muslim Palestinian activist. We all know what that means - Grover must chant that ridiculous 'only god Allah, only prophet Mo' and stick his ass in the air. Talk about having Satan's li'l helper next to King Bush's throne.