By Noel Sheppard, NewsBusters
As America prepares for the inauguration of its first black President, an inconvenient truth dogs the country: Democrat elected officials are treated far differently than their Republican counterparts when race is involved.
Take for example the recent actions by Senate Democrats concerning who should fill president-elect Barack Obama’s vacant seat.
On January 3, The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich back in November that he didn’t want Jesse Jackson, Jr., Danny Davis, or Emil Jones –- black men all –- appointed as Obama’s successor. Instead, Reid recommended two white women: Illinois Veterans Affairs chief Tammy Duckworth and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.