Monday, January 11, 2010

Those We Dislike

We've been waiting for it:

Clinton's remarks clearly have an alternative, non-racial interpretation, and while Harry Reid may have been flashing back to his political salad days when Democrats regularly congratulated themselves on their openness to Negros[sic], it's more unfortunate than problematic. I only wish that all the liberals rushing to defend them would apply the same good faith presumption when Republicans are involved.  Even if the president is black, there will be many people who disagree with him vigorously and angrily; this is not, per se, evidence of racism.  Nor is it possible to police every offhand remark which could have racist connotations. If there is any good thing about the Reid kerfuffle, it's that with the charge of hypocrisy waiting in the wings, we can perhaps now spend a little less energy scrutinizing those we dislike for signs of racial bias.
Nope, Megan can't let anyone off the hook w/o digging the hook in a bit on the way out. And not a word on any of the scrutinizers trying to make Sen. Reid's awkward wording the equivalent of Sen. Lott's "We'd all be better off if Jim Crow were still around" masterpiece.

Elements of Style©: Not to scrutinize anyone we dislike for anything, but "Negros?" Check w/ Dan Quayle on this one.


spencer said...

Someone should explain the idea of context to McMegan.

Oh wait - that should have been done by one of her professors back when she was an English major at Penn. So never mind.

Morbo said...

Concern Troll is certainly an accurate pseudonym over there.

I eagerly await Megan's clarification that Clinton may or may not have ever made said remark.

Clever Pseudonym said...

"I happen to agree that there's no evidence that either Bill Clinton or Harry Reid harbor deep racial animus."

Christ, Megan really, really writes like shit. How does this condescending "now, now, children, we mustn't be too hasty" crap constantly pass as journalism? Why do I even ask anymore?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

When our society finally lets the likes of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-Confederacy) be the arbiter of who is a racist or not once again, Giant Ego Elfs will be free to b.s. about other things they have no knowledge of.