On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee commenced its confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), their longtime colleague in the Senate and the former attorney general of Alabama. Prior to the proceedings, Sessions, whom President-elect Donald Trump has nominated for U.S. attorney general, visited with family, who came to support him in the biggest job interview of his life. Of the entire assembled Sessions clan, one family member in particular stood out to MTV News correspondent Ira Madison III. This reporter found it troubling that the junior senator from Alabama was, in plain view, holding in his lap a toddler who appeared to be of Asian descent. “Sessions, sir, kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys ‘R’ Us you stole her from,” Madison wrote in a now-deleted tweet. When hundreds of users pointed out that “this Asian baby” was, in fact, Sessions’s granddaughter, Madison feigned previous knowledge of this fact, and fired off a series of tweets in efforts to justify his astonishingly offensive remarks about a little girl. “There is no reason for that child to be in his lap in a hearing other than to send an ‘I’m not racist’ message,” he continued. No reason, of course, except that her entire family — which includes Sessions’s daughter, Ruth, and her Asian-American husband, John — was present to witness the most important moment of her grandfather’s professional career. Madison never issued an apology for his initial tweet. Instead, the lifestyle blogger, who in a delicious twist of irony manages a site called “Delete Your Account,” sent several more explaining that it was Senator Sessions who was the racist, exploiting his own grandchildren to convince the public he wasn’t one. “Why is she a prop?” he mused in another post. “Sessions argued for a policy that in the 1880s was used to discriminate against Asian Americans.” The rambling tweet storm, which earned Madison the consternation of CNN anchor Jake Tapper, resulted in a statement from MTV insisting that their employees’ views do not represent those of the network. But Madison kept the anti-Sessions tweets coming, obviously undeterred by the public backlash he faced for his insensitivity. Madison’s Twitter rampage isn’t a unique meltdown for a leftist faced with the reality of actual diversity among Republicans and their families, especially as it concerns children. In a 2013 panel on MSNBC’s now-canceled “Melissa Harris-Perry Show,” guests poked fun at former Republican Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for his annual Christmas card, which featured a photograph of his growing family. In it, a small army of grandchildren surrounds Romney and his wife, Ann. The newest Romney child, Kieran, sits upon the governor’s knee. Kieran is different from his cousins — not in the love that he is shown by his grandparents, but in the color of his skin. The adopted son of Ben and Andelynne Romney, Kieran is African-American, which is inexplicably hilarious to some especially cruel MSNBC commentators who thought ridiculing an infant on television was a great way to spread some holiday cheer. Actress Pia Glenn sang, “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same,” while comedian Dean Obeidallah chimed in that Kieran’s membership in the Romney family “really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC,” where, at the convention, “they find the one black person.”
Wow.. And who, exactly, are the intolerant racists?? Exactly! Ira is a disgusting, extreme liberal, black racist, bigot. Shame on MTV for not having fired that tool already. To read the rest of this eye-opening op/ed by Ellen Carmichael, just click on the text above.