As if they don’t get enough airtime, you’ve gotta love the Sunday morning gathering of the rich white douchehounds, where they can get together and bask in the rich, white goodness of their superior rich whiteness, and belch out stuff like this:
Republicans are very pessimistic about 2008. When you talk to them off the record, they don’t see how they can win this thing. And then they think for a minute, and only the Democratic Party, with everything in their favor, would say that, “OK, this is the year either to have a woman or an African-American to break precedent, to do things the country has never done before.” And it gives the Republicans hope.
And everyone there agrees. That’s right, folks. The hopes and dreams of the Republican party rest upon the racism and sexism of the American public. Novak admits that Republicans are terrified that they’ll lose, and their only hope is that a slight majority of the American public is as horrible as they are. They are grateful for racism and sexism. Foolish Democrats! Don’t you realize that running a woman or an African-American is political suicide? No one we know would vote for them! Ho, ho, ho!
Meanwhile, the Democrats are all over this. You simply can’t listen to a Democratic candidate without hearing how the Republican party totally blew off the NAACP. They can barely get through a sentence without reminding America that New Orleans is continuing to drown. They are totally hitting the Republicans with both fists over these…
…what? They’re not?
Oh. I guess they like to do everything the hard way, huh?
(Snark aside, please go read this very important post on relief legislation for the victims of Katrina. Then contact your senators. If there’s one Bush fuckup that should have been immediately faced and fixed, it’s the tragedy of New Orleans. Two years later, and nothing has happened. Scarier still, I’ve noticed many people think that everything has gone back to normal in New Orleans. When every new Bush action screams “Kill the poor,” it’s about damn time we start fighting back.)
(Also, Shakers, you know I love you more than my luggage, but the first person that responds to this “racism is good for us” crap with something like “Well, what do you expect?” is going to get a poke in the eye.)