One of the most self-serving, wilfully obtuse, hypocritical, and just plain dumb statements I’ve read anywhere:
Jeremiah Wright is now the moral equivalent of David Duke? The latest Clintonite ratchets up the Wright issue still further. However dim a view you take of some of Wright’s rhetorical excesses, and I’m not defending them, to compare a man whose church has such a long history of social work, black self-help, outreach to people with HIV, and inclusion of gay people to a rank neo-Nazi is another step too far.
No, it most certainly is not. Jeremiah Wright is not only the moral equivalent of David Duke, he is the flip side of the same ugly coin. What in the world could Andrew possibly imagine the differences between them are? Both base their entire worldview on mistrust, resentment, and outright hatred of a sinister and conspiratorial Other; both are vile, ignorant, obnoxious, confrontational rather than conciliatory, and, ultimately, self-defeating.
Oh, but one is white and conservative, and the other is black and hard-Leftist; toss in some miscellaneous do-gooding in “the community” — meaning Whitey need not apply, I’d bet, no matter how much he might need a little assistance himself — and that’s all Sullivan needs to know to settle the issue to his satisfaction. That he — or any other deluded Barrackolyte, for that matter — could have the baldly partisan gall to assert that there’s any difference between them worth bothering about says a lot not only about the degree to which his fanaticism has overthrown his reason, but also about how utterly insincere some people are when it comes to their plaintive bleating for more and better “dialogue” on race.
Oh, and there is one significant difference other than skin pigmentation and party affiliation between them: Duke speaks only for a tiny and shrinking minority of pig-ignorant blockheads who are rightly disregarded as buffoons and laughingstocks by the overwhelming majority of white people; Wright is the trusted spiritual adviser to a prominent left-wing Democrat who will likely be their nominee for President — as well as a spokesman for a bitter, warped, and counterproductively noxious point of view that is shared by far too many Democrats, both black and white. Duke is a clown and very little else; Wright is a mainstream roadblock to the very “hope” and “change” that SOS machine hack Obama speciously and calculatingly claims to represent.
It doesn’t surprise me, but I can’t help but feel it is going to enrage many Democrats, especially those who felt that this time, a candidate they loved had a chance to bring the country together.
Which, for priggish liberals like Sullivan, really means bringing the rest of us into agreement with his politically correct, selectively-tolerant balderdash…by any means necessary.
“Enrage many Democrats?” Well, the ones with a highly overdeveloped sense of entitlement and superiority, anyway — which, of course, means almost all of them. As we’ve seen since 2000, they simply refuse to accept the idea that they could ever fairly and squarely lose an election, and any and everything goes in their effort to see to it that that doesn’t happen.
And I must say that the prospect of “enraging” them is not one that bothers me even slightly. The purple-faced tantrum they’ll throw, should Hillary! somehow manage to miraculously pull this one out, will be wondrous — and sidesplitting — to watch.
Update! Bask in the warm glow of patriotism and love of country, America! Could there possibly be a better choice for First Lady than this lovely, tender, generous-hearted woman?
“We don’t like being pushed outside of our comfort zones. You know it right here on this campus. You know people sitting at different tables — you all living in different dorms. I was there. You’re not talking to each other, taking advantage that you’re in this diverse community. Because sometimes it’s easier to hold on to your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your own ignorance…That’s America.”
No, you joyless, self-pitying termagant, that’s human nature. Good point made in comments by Anonymous:
As she says, we all eat at different tables and live in different dorms…she was there. Yet she chose to attend a black church for 20 years with a preacher who rails against white America. Please, Michelle, lecture us some more about how we need to change.
I’m about ready for some of that sweet, sweet change myself at this point. As in, changing the channel to something other than the Sour, Dour Liberal Power Hour.