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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The black and the white

I don't know how many of you remember the quote I posted a few weeks back from the southern state senator that said that unfortunately racial politics were good politics at the moment. I don't have time to hunt it down again but will find it if I have to. Racial politics and racism in general, seem to be making a serious comeback. Which is kind of funny because conservatives are now ready to either proclaim and rule that we now live in a "post racial" world, or admit that they really don't care one way or another.

It is certainly ugly out there. Montana's Chief Supreme Court Justice, U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull, is retiring after having been found sending racist emails denigrating our President.

I was looking around the web this morning and found this, the Media Research Center Director of Media Analysis' Tim Graham wants to know why the liberal media haven't talked about the white girlfriends Obama once used to date when he was in his twenties, as if that means anything, the laws of mixed race dating and miscegenation long having been ruled illegal.

Graham made news again recently when he called out new MSNBC host Karen Finney for not being quite black enough.

The second most senior representative in the House, Don Young, talked last week about the "wetbacks" on the family farm of his youth in California.

Google did a graphic the other day celebrating the late farmworker rights advocate Cesar Chavez. It set of a firestorm of nasty tweets from people like Glen Beck and Dana Perino and this beauty from a historically confused sort, who mixed him up with the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

Michelle Malkin also got her Chavez wrong on her website, which was later corrected. God help that we should honor somebody who tried to help the poor and hispanic.

Rush Limbaugh blames one person for all this racism. Three guesses?
Rush Limbaugh took the criticism further on his Monday radio show, responding to a caller by complaining that that “it may well be the case” that the president “inspires racism” in people and claiming that Obama “is indeed a racist and he promotes racist behavior whenever he can.”
Call me an old fashioned romantic. I kind of long for the days when we all attempted to live together and tried to put the racial crap aside. Hope that we can get away from this stuff.

1 comment:

Sanoguy said...

It's a fact that you don't have to pass an IQ test to be a politician or talk show host. I suppose that is true on both sides of the aisle.