June 16, 2010

Postmodern Race Baiting

The American people are angry.  The President, who represents and leads them, expresses anger.

CNN thinks the melanin content of the President's skin has something to do with this.

The Times gets to the heart of the matter:
President Obama’s ire with BP is not anti-British, as he pointed out to David Cameron at the weekend. It’s anti-BP. His ire has been relentless, but not all that surprising and no more vindictive than it would have been had the responsible party for the Deepwater Horizon rig been Exxon or Shell. This disaster has made a mess of many things, including Mr Obama’s diary. If he were not in the Gulf today, he would be in Indonesia showing the Muslim world that he meant what he said last year in Cairo about ending the “cycle of suspicion and discord” in the Middle East. The spill has soaked up time that the White House wanted to spend on immigration reform, and taken off the table the one concession — more offshore drilling — that might have lured Republicans into a deal on climate change. Worst of all, it has happened off Louisiana, the Katrina state.

These are substantive problems.  And in this modern world, when faced with substantive problems, your top Republican strategist wonders, "ok - how can we turn this into a racial issue?"

Now we know.  Thank you CNN, and thank you for reminding me who you work for.


Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

You deserve a medal for even being able to read through this garbage in the first place.

June 16, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

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