Amid the usual anti-Israel and anti-Tea Party articles peppering the July 5 homepage of The Daily Beast, one article stands out. In an post titled “In Kentucky, Elaine Chao Endures Racist Attacks From Liberals,” Republican operative Ron Christie calls attention to recent since-deleted tweets from Democratic PAC ElectWomen founder Kathy Groob.
After attending the Fancy Farm event in Kentucky in which Mitch McConnell praised his wife as the “biggest asset I have by far,” Groob tweeted:
Hey Mitch, nothing against your wife and spouses should be off limits; since you mentioned, she isn’t from KY, she is Asian.
But the offensive tweets don’t end there. Groober went on to call Chao “Chinese,” claimed that McConnell is “wedded to free trade in China” and that when you “google Elain Chao” there is “no mention of Kentucky, she is Asian.”
Elaine Chao is an incredibly successful business woman who, having immigrated “from Taiwan at the age of 9," can claim numerous accomplishment including a Harvard education, a position “as Secretary of Labor during the George W. Bush administration,” and “director of the Peace Corps.”
Christie noted that “[h]aving worked with Elaine during my time in the White House, I can say you will not find a more principled, honest and decent individual.” Chao seems like just the sort of woman an empowered feminist like Goober should be praising, right?
Wrong. According to Christie, “there’s one problem: Elaine Chao is married to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.” And as any conservative knows, the War on Women only applies to Democratic women. Any remark against a Republican woman is fair game.
So instead of the “wall-to-wall coverage on MSNBC, disapproving editorials from The New York Times, and warnings from the DNC that Republicans are looking to bring us back to the days of internment camps and Jim Crow” that would occur “had a GOP operative made the exact same slur against the spouse of a Democratic candidate,” the CEO of Christie Strategies writes, “the reaction from the national media has been largely muted.”
While Democrats love describing conservatives as racist and use any and every comment as an opportunity to “persistently argue that Republican antipathy toward the president is rooted in racism,” Christie writes, “when Democrats deploy racist attacks, progressives and their allies in the media have a habit of going quiet.”
It is important to note that in order for the issue to even make it into The Daily Beast, it had to be written in an opinion-editorial by an African-American Republican operative. A man who understands first hand how as “a person of color and a conservative, one must then be an Uncle Tom, a sellout to his or her race” and the hypocrisy of the Democrats racism complex.