Sunday, May 4, 2008

The All-White Elephant in the Room

A quiz! Oh boy, I love quizzes! The first and last paragraphs from E.J. Dionne's op-ed:

Do white right-wing preachers have it easier than black left-wing preachers? Is there a double standard?

Yes and Yes.

Exactly right. Now the question is whether we will be just as tough on false prophets who happen to be white and right-wing.

That would be No, E.J.

How'd I do?

Daddy Frank weighs in on this particular segment of white right-wing hypocrisy as well.

BORED by those endless replays of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright? If so, go directly to YouTube, search for “John Hagee Roman Church Hitler,” and be recharged by a fresh jolt of clerical jive.

Are we really to believe that neither Mr. McCain nor his camp knew anything then about Mr. Hagee’s views?

Any 12-year-old with a laptop could have vetted this preacher in 30 seconds, tops.

12-year-olds can't vote. Good thing, too. They mostly haven't learned how to let others make them lie to themselves yet. They'd be damn poor Repuglican voters.

[...] Here, too, there’s a double standard. Mr. McCain is graded on a curve because the G.O.P. bar is set so low (my em). But at a time when the latest Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll shows that President Bush is an even greater drag on his popularity than Mr. Wright is on Mr. Obama’s, Mr. McCain’s New Orleans visit is more about the self-interested politics of distancing himself from Mr. Bush than the recalibration of policy.

The point of my emphasis is that even though McCain is a weak candidate of a deservedly failed party and ideology, and even though the forces of relative light and truth have two pretty good candidates, either one of whom will be orders of magnitude better than a third Bush term, Big Comm has decided whom they want in the White House and thus overlook a lot of McCain's weenie-self-stompin' and play up the Dems'.

Please read the rest of these.

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