As NewsBusters has been reporting of late, the Obama-loving media have been doing everything they can to play the race card as we head towards Election Day.
CNN's Candy Crowley did it on Sunday morning's State of the Union saying to Newt Gingrich, "Most people do look at Republicans going ‘They’re a conservative bunch of white guys who want to protect Big Oil’" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Towards the end of her interview with the former Speaker, Crowley brought up an op-ed in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times by Arnold Schwarzenegger wherein he complained about the Republican Party not accepting “liberal activists.”
After she finished the quote, Crowley asked her guest, “Do you have a problem with being inclusive, because most people do look at Republicans going ‘They’re a conservative bunch of white guys who want to protect Big Oil.’ And now you’re even hearing Republicans saying, ‘It’s not big enough. We haven’t opened up the tent door.’”
This was a truly ridiculous comment by Crowley because nowhere in Schwarzenegger's piece did he mention race or Big Oil. His concern was the GOP in his view is becoming too ideologically pure NOT too white.
Having possibly read the piece himself, Gingrich smiled at Crowley and said, “You probably ought to get somebody like Tim Scott or Allen West to come and talk about being a bunch of white guys since they’re both African-American Congressman, or Marco Rubio, or Susana Martinez.”
Crowley wasn’t having any of it quickly retorting, “It’s not as diverse as the Democratic Party – you’d concede that.”
“It’s not as diverse,” answered the former Speaker, “but the Democratic Party has no room for a Right to Life speech at the National Convention.”
Crowley interrupted, “Unless we get off topic.”
Get off topic? Schwarzenegger's piece had nothing to do with ethnic diversity within the Republican Party. As such, it was Crowley who was off topic.
Gingrich realized that and said, “No, but I think that’s important. Lack of diversity in the Democratic Party is ignored because they define diversity one way. The fact that the Republican Party has Rudy Giuliani who I think is one of the most widely admired people in the Republican Party and who clearly is far more moderate on a number of issues than Mitt Romney or certainly than Rick Santorum.”
He continued, “I think we have a very broad range of people who we’re proud to have as Republicans and there’s not an automatic litmus test, although we are largely a pro-Life party, and we’re largely, we’re definitely a balanced budget and pro-smaller government party.”
Indeed, and a Party far less concerned with the color of someone's skin than liberal media members doing everything in their power to make this election about race.