Archive for July, 2010

Wake Up, White People…

July 25, 2010

…those racist blacks are taking over.  Putting down the poor, powerless white folks again.  You know who they are:  Jeremiah Wright, Van Jones, the evil ACORN people, the New Black Panthers, the NAACP, and now, Shirley Sherrod.

Sherrod, whose husband was a Freedom Rider and whose father was murdered by some Georgia cracker, was just the latest to be slimed this week by the Breitbart/Drudge/FoxNews/talk radio race hustlers.  She wasn’t the first and she won’t be the last.  Mainly because it works.  The GOP has been using a “Southern Strategy” to scare white people since the days of Nixon. 

We expect it from them, it’s what they do and who they are.  The real story this week is how quickly the USDA, the White House, even the NAACP all fell into line and embarrassed themselves over this.  

As usual, Frank Rich sums up the whole sordid affair better than anyone.

Good grief.

MIA…

July 23, 2010

…for the past few weeks.  Busy, distracted, somewhat uninspired and underwhelmed by my two favorite topics, sports and politics.   Need to get back on the horse, so I expect I’ll do some catch-up posting this weekend.  And, oh yeah, this oppressive heat makes me lazy…