A request for help from the leftists who've been hanging around here…

With the rise of the Democrats in Congress (and, oddly enough, in the comments section here), I find my opinions are in the minority. With that in mind, I am going to humbly defer my own opinions on a matter and simply ask the new majority how they feel on an issue.

Can someone — anyone — explain the planned rise of impeached former federal judge Alcee Hastings to head up the House Intelligence Committee over more-senior member Jane Harman in a way that does not sound like the crassest form of race-pandering?

The impression that I’m getting — that in the Democrats’ move towards “cleaning up the culture of corruption,” race trumps integrity — is obviously incorrect and the most vile form of race-baiting, much like apparently heralded so much of the last election. So I’m setting aside that theory until I hear some alternate rationale that makes more sense.

May God Rest You, Ed Bradley, and Give Your Family Solace
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