I find that the most effective means of evaluating a person's veracity is to make note of how they respond when certain critical variables are changed and make note on how their analysis retains its consistency and integrity.
Recently I have read works from Eugine Robinson as he came to the strong defense of progressive Democrats, putting aside their past sins:
- Eugine Robinson: Robert Byrd - A Story Of Change and Redemption
- Eugine Robinson: Charlie Rangel Is No Crook
Just to provide a complete accounting of my research on Mr Robinson - here is an article that I ran across on "NewsBusters" in which Mr Robinson's latest article in defense of Rep Rangel is compared to an earlier article in which he worried about the electoral consequences to the Democrats with the cloud hanging over Rep Rangel.
In summary, Eugine Robinson does not mind going against the grain to defend progressive Democrats. Most certainly Robert Byrd's past Klan involvement is an unforgivable offense considering the blood that has been let from Black people at the hands of the KKK. It seems that PROGRESSIVISM is the universal elixir to cleans all past sins in the mind of Eugine Robinson.
Eugine Robinson On Black Republican Tim Scott
Admittedly there is not much that Eugine Robinson has written on the subject of Tim Scott. Though Scott comes from his home state of South Carolina he is also of the "enemy party" to Robinson. There is little chance that Robinson would write such a staunch defense of Tim Scott as he did with Rangel. If anything Robinson might make the case that this is what Tim Scott deserves for "sleeping with the enemy".
There are few "Democrats who are Black" that have wrapped their arms around Republican Tim Scott in the name of diversity. One Black progressive site even argues that Tim Scotts victory is a loss for Black America. Any who do look forward to Scott's entrance into Congress do so with the hopes that he will CHANGE the Republican party, making it less hostile to the progressive agenda that the Black community has adopted as its own. I am made to assume that Eugine Robinson's views of Scott reside in the same space.
In any event I will keep an eye on Mr Robinson as he reports on Tim Scott - from his home state of South Carolina.