By Michael P. Tremoglie
Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog
Nine years ago, in July 2001, I coined a term to describe the Democratic Party's African-American lackeys - Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc.,(http://184.108.40.206/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=23935). I called them "Comrade Toms" because they are African-Americans who are dependent on white liberal Democrats for power.
This was in reaction to the mainstream media and the Democrats calling Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas et. al., "Uncle Toms." I said if they are Uncle Toms, then Jackson, Sharpton and the rest are "Comrade Toms."
Now, that the comment made by Sen. Harry Reid (D.- Nev.) about Barack Obama is in the news, I thought that this was probably a good time to reuse this term. Reid referred to President Obama as a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
The hypocrisy of the black notables who are coming to Reid's defense is patently disgraceful. If a white Republican had said such a thing that would have caused them to scream racism.
However, Harry Reid is the leader of the Democrats in the Senate and the second most powerful Democrat there is. His African-American apologists: the Congressional Black Caucus, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP and others do so because they are protecting their white bosses. They are dependent on white Democrats for power.
If you think this is not true, then do two things.
First, listen to the condemnations of two prominent African-Americans who are not dependent on white Democrats for power. One is the nation's first African-American governor, Doug Wilder of Virginia. The other is Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
The second you need to do is look at the Facebook page "African-Americans for Harry Reid." The pictures of the first ten members of this group show white people.