Jewish World Review December 21, 2012/ 8 Teves, 5773
Liberal obsession with race is growing old
By Jonah Goldberg
When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant
I was in the room when, during the Democratic convention, civil rights hero
It's bizarre. I spend most of my time talking or listening to fellow conservatives, and I never hear anybody talk about wanting anything of the sort. But to listen to liberals, that's all we care about.
Toward the end of the presidential campaign, various liberal pundits -- a great many of them born after the signing of the Civil Rights Act -- thought it a brilliant and damning indictment to note that
These states committed the obvious sin of voting Republican while the president was black.
Just this week, in an essay for the
So obviously, this is a very clever ploy to restore
"Just as white Southern Democrats once used cynical manipulations -- poll taxes, grandfather clauses, literacy tests -- to get around the 15th Amendment," Reed writes, "so modern-day Republicans have deployed blacks to undermine black interests."
That's it exactly. Indeed, that's what the
You know you've been pounding a square peg into a round hole for too long when you find yourself insinuating that a black man from
More recently, liberal writers apparently convinced themselves that Republican opposition to
"Angry over the reelection of the nation's first black president," vented a writer for The American Prospect, "a handful of old white senators -- one of whom hails from the cradle of the Confederacy -- launch hysterical and dishonest attacks on ... a well-qualified African American woman."
Of course, the same racist representatives of
It's like a metastasizing cancer of delusion.
To watch MSNBC is to think the hosts see themselves as the official newsletter of the
Sure, there are racists in the
But the inconvenient truth is that conservatives are not only not racist, they aren't a fraction as obsessed with race as liberals are.
Of course, that lack of obsession is no doubt itself proof of conservative racism. And why shouldn't it be? Everything else is.
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