Two items from the How Stupid Does the Left think We Are? Department:
#2: Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim “Fuck Israel” Moran was caught feeding the Arab media the old “people are racists and that’s why Democrats fail” meme. His actual quote:
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said Republicans made big gains in November in part because “a lot of people in this country … don’t want to be governed by an African-American.”
Even more objectionable to some Americans, he said, is that Obama is a black president “who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society — that’s a basic philosophical clash.”
Way to agitate your base, Moran. Then there’s the answer given by his press secretary when the US press found out about his comments:
“With nearly 1,000 identified hate groups in the U.S. and recent studies showing a majority of Americans believe racism is still widespread against African-Americans, it is no secret that our country has and continues to struggle with racial equality,” Hughes said. “The congressman was expressing his frustration with this problem and the role it played in the last election. Rather than ignore this issue or pretend it isn’t there, the congressman believes we are better off discussing it in order to overcome it.”
1,000 hate groups identified by whom? And just because a bunch of people believe something to be the case doesn’t make it so. We do continue to struggle with racial equality, thanks to a lot of people who use the subject to brow-beat other people who they assume are racist, and because policies set in place by Democrats fifty years ago supposedly to ameliorate racial inequality actually helped solidify it.
More linky goodness after the jump…
From the You’re Not Crazy After All Department comes the real story of what Ben Bernanke described (behind closed doors, natch) as “the worst financial crisis in global history, including the Great Depression.” Oh, and according to Brooksley Born (that Cassandra!), it still aint’ over.
From the Well, That Didn’t take Long Department, on the heels of Bill Keller publishing a suspicious e-book in which he emphatically refers to Julian Assange as a “source” and suggests that, because he’s a narcissist, he can’t be a journalist (which was definitely news to us), the US issues its first warrants over the Wikileaks imbroglio.