Thank the Red States (and others)

by Mona Charen

I’ve rarely been so delighted to be wrong as I am today about the failure of Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Harry Reid has done his usual shameful best to smear Republicans as racists. Apparently when Democrats Joe Manchin (W. VA), Chris Coons (Del), Bob Casey (PA), Mark Pryor (Ark), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (Ind), and John Walsh (MT) vote against a hard left nominee it’s because Republicans want to prevent black people from voting and are generally hateful. Actually, that’s a word that applies very well to the Majority Leader.