(With plagiaristic apologies to Jonah Goldberg, but hey, with a title like that, how can I not steal it?) Anyway, while his column does intelligently decipher the current calls of racism as just confused liberal tantrums, I think he zeroes in on the real problem with Maureen Dowd’s column that I haven’t seen called out in many places. She said
Fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!”
to which Goldberg replies
It’s the “fair or not” that gives Dowd away. She admits to hearing racism whether or not it’s warranted. That’s called prejudice. And unlike Wilson’s foolish outburst, Dowd’s was carefully considered. Dowd, Carter and Sharpton can’t grasp that conservatives are less hung up on race than they are and that we can get past Obama’s skin color. “Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it,” writes Dowd. She’s right. She’s one of them.
But it’s not that she can’t accept it, it’s that she can’t accept that a black man became president without the liberal machine pulling a fast one over on the country. If she really thinks they can’t accept it then how does she think he got there in the first place? Does she think ACORN subjugated the masses into blindly voting against their wishes?
It’s the same old leftist ideology that they know what’s good for us and if they weren’t there to tell us what to do we would dissolve into anarchy. She doesn’t believe that America could actually vote in a black man (evidence to the contrary) so she can still fall back on that to show her superiority in both helping to get him there and in championing whatever ill conceived policies he puts forth. “You racists didn’t even want him here so you’re opinion still isn’t valid.”