The left’s “War on Mitt” continues. On the left, it has so far claimed one casualty -- Yahoo! Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian, who said on a webcast that Mr. Romney, not yet nominated by the Republican Party to run as the party’s choice for president against the sainted President Barack Obama, leader of his party’s war against the Republican Party’s much ballyhooed “War on Women,” that Mr. Romney and the Republicans would be happy to have a party when black people drown.
The inoffensive Mr. Romney has responded to the slur, according to a report by John Nolte of Breitbart:
"It hasn’t even been 24 hours after the primetime speech line up at the Republican National Convention last night, and you can already tell how successful and powerful of a night it really was by the complete and utter meltdown the mainstream media is experiencing today. ... Most shockingly, Yahoo! Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian got caught on an ABC webcast saying that Mitt Romney would be 'happy to have a party' when black people drown.”
“’David Chalian's statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended.’”
Mr. Chalian’s racist flavored comment -- which can be heard on the clip provided by HuffPo, along with some accompanying laughter -- was a reference to Hurricane Isaac, the powerful storm than has ravaged New Orleans’ and points North, where many black people live. The left of center media has ordered its flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the departed Mr. Chalian.