September 25, 2008

A perfect example of why the "racism will cost Obama the election" canard should be scoffed at

Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings (who's black, by the way) recently said the following about Sarah Palin:

Anybody toting guns and stripping moose donít care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through.

"Think this through??" For what -- to consider how freakin' stupid it is? And unbelievably (well, not really), CNN uses the following headline for its article on Hastings' comment: Florida congressman points to Palin to rally Jews to Obama.

As Rob Baker says, "That's like saying white supremacists merely 'point to blacks' to fire up their club members."

Posted by Hube at September 25, 2008 04:09 PM | TrackBack

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If Northerners didn't have pluck and guns, I think both Jews and blacks would historically be worse off. I wonder whether Hastings agrees.

Posted by: Matthew K. Tabor at September 25, 2008 04:27 PM

Well, Hastings is a member of a very select group -- federal judges who have been impeached by the House and removed by the Senate due to high crimes and misdemeanors.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at September 26, 2008 09:11 PM