Post-Racial Polling Place

100722bokloresIt began this week with the NAACP accusing the tea party of harboring racists. The tea party, such as it is organized, excommunicated a California member for a post mocking the NAACP in a racial way. Seemingly in exchange, the NAACP got an agriculture department employee fired for racial comments posted on Breitbart. Except, when her remarks were considered in their full context, she was making a point against racism. Tea Party types say all the racism talk is an attempt to distract from the butt kicking Democrats are taking in the polls due to the Obama agenda. But that whould require a conspiracy – a cabal. Oh wait, it turns out there actually was a sort of media cabal- on a list serve called Journolist. And an ambition of one of its members, Spencer Ackerman, was to create a diversion to get the Jeremiah Wright story off the front page. The diversion? Random accusations of racism.

Here’s a quote from Ackerman’s email as posted by the Daily Caller: “If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

Here’s a great essay by Victor Davis Hanson about the racial mess we find ourselves in today.
And another good one from Slate’s William Saletan. He goes into the details to conclude that Andrew Breitbart lied about Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP.

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