NPR's Liberal Geography
Democrats from President Barack Obama's very own party joined Republicans derailing Obama's nominee, Debo Adegbile, for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.
Explaining the failure, the taxpayer funded National Public Radio (NPR) announced
“a handful of southern Democrats joined Republicans yesterday to defeat President Obama’s choice to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division.”
Jonah Goldberg at National Review Online helpfully named the "handful of southern Democrats", something NPR failed to do. Here they are:
Chris Coons (Del.)
Bob Casey (Pa.)
Mark Pryor (Ark.)
Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.)
Joe Manchin (W.V.)
Joe Donnelly (Ind.)
John Walsh (Mont.)
And, of course, Harry Reid (Nev.), who did it for procedural grounds.
What's that you say? Only two of the eight, or just 1/4, are southern Democrats; 3/4 are northern Democrats, some very far north.
So why did NPR, which must have some limited knowledge of US geography, label the dissenting Democrats as southern? Hmmm.
The implication seems to be southern Democrats are not really Democrats; they're racists pretending to be Democrats but smearing the Democrat brand. And causing trouble for a black president and a black nominee.
And of course nominee Adegbile previously went out of his way to defend a vicious man who deliberately murdered a policeman in Philadelphia; Casey of Pennsylvania and Coons of neighboring Delaware would undoubtedly be in political trouble for approving someone attached to a case which still hurts their constituents 30 years later.
The unpopular Obamacare also undoubtedly influenced the Democrats' vote; by their vote the Democrat naysayers distanced themselves from Obama and his hated health insurance makeover.
But NPR couldn't say that. So they lied.
Why are they still getting taxpayer money?