Comments: White House Gala Celebrating Redistricting

Sensitive? Just ask Bill O'Reilly.


Posted by Tx Bubba at October 17, 2003 09:43 PM

Yeah, I almost inserted a Bill O'Reily / Al Franken jab in there, but I resisted...

Posted by ByronUT at October 18, 2003 12:35 AM
Well, that's what they would like to say if they could.

Byron, do you really think that? Your working premise is that the President is filled with racist hatred, but covers it up to be politically correct?

I suppose the counterpart would be if I, as a conservative, thought that Howard Dean or Ann Richards were really and truly secret agents under the direct control of Communist Party bosses (wherever those are now -- China? Cuba?), who actually hate the United States, democracy, and capitalism, but who are concealing it because it would make them unelectable.

I don't think that.

I don't think most Democrats believe President Bush is a racist, either -- certainly not in the sort of deliberate, knowing way this "parody" makes out. I know many Democrats who believe that he's well-intentioned but misguided, that his policies have racially unfortunate effects, and so forth. I know a few Democrats who think that the President was being insincere when he expressed approval of the Supreme Court's decision this year in the Michigan Law School affirmative action case -- they think he's really not that "moderate," that he's just putting on a front of moderation to get re-elected, and that he's really opposed to affirmative action.

But for parody to be funny, there has to be at least a grain of truth to it. For someone to find this "parody" you quoted funny, they have to believe that President Bush really harbors deliberate, purposefully racist thoughts.

You think so, Byron?

Posted by Beldar at October 20, 2003 03:28 PM


Let's see. The president and his minion DeLay want to destroy white Democrats so that the party will be identified, solely, with persons of color. Who are in the minority and, thus, will be able to be oppressed by a white majority Republican party indefinitely.

Nope, doesn't sound racist to me either BSdar.

Posted by Blue at October 20, 2003 03:32 PM
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