Rhode Island’s Sheldon Whitehouse, the Systemic Racist [OPINION]
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is the most despicable kind of racist. The Rhode Island Democrat publicly tags his political opponents as racists, bemoaning "systemic racism" while secretly belonging to an allegedly all-white private beach club in toney Newport.
Whitehouse is a "white knight" who fights fiercely the white supremacists, the number one threat to homeland security according to his party of progressive phonies. In reality, he is a member of the Bailey's Beach Club, part of the Spouting Rock Beach Association of Newport. According to a recent GoLocalProv report, Sandra Whitehouse, the good senator's wife, "is one of the three largest shareholders of the club."
The report also claims Sheldon and Sandra Whitehouse's involvement in the club "goes back generations." According to GoLocalProv, "Their parents, both of them, and their children summered at the ultra-exclusive club and had access to socializing and building contacts with some of the wealthiest families whose ranks include multiple billionaires." Ah, the common folk.
Media reports indicate that when Whitehouse, the former U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, he disavowed his membership and promised to quit the club. Confronted in 2017 by GoLocalProv about his failure to keep his promise, he said, "I think it would be nice if they changed a little bit, but it's not my position."
Confronted again last week, Whitehouse reportedly said, "I think the people who are running the place are still working on that and I'm sorry it hasn't happened yet." Whitehouse says such clubs are "a long tradition in Rhode Island."
Sheldon Whitehouse remains a part of the Bailey's Beach Club because he wants to. He has no intention to quit, nor has he been pressured to do so by his party leaders or the media. A Republican would be driven from office for much less of a scandal.
Ah, standards. If the Democrats and the media didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all. Meanwhile, Black America, keep right on voting for these fools because they really, really do have your back.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.