26 Apr 2004 Double Standard? Or a Case of the Left Being Impossible to Please?
Some outfit called “One People’s Project” has attacked Project 21 (and also the Independent Women’s Forum) for saying that conservatives are called to task more often than liberals on questions of racial sensitivity.
In a document called How Right-Wingers Define Intolerance, the group complains that Project 21 has a “double standard” because many of its members asked for the resignation of Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) after Dodd’s racially insensistive comments about Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), but when Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) made racially-insensitive comments about then-Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), Project 21 members only called for Lott’s resignation as Majority Leader.
In each case, Project 21 members called upon each man to resign his most influential position. It is not Project 21’s fault that Chris Dodd has never been elected Majority Leader.