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JC Wilmore Nails It: Times-Disgrace Editorial Board is "Deranged"

by: lowkell

Sun Feb 27, 2011 at 13:33:46 PM EST


I couldn't agree more with J.C. Wilmore on this one:
So let's get this straight; in the deranged minds of the editorial board of the Richmond Times Dispatch, Tim Kaine's display of concern for a group of American workers who are being threatened and oppressed by an out of control rogue governor is somehow equivalent to George Allen's use of a racial slur at a campaign event?
That's right, according to the Republican Times-Disgrace editorial "Macaconsin" (get it? that's a hybrid of "macaca" and "Wisconsin" - sooooo clever!!!!), Tim Kaine had his "macaca moment" by "aiding and abetting the protesters in Wisconsin through [the DNC] campaign arm, Organizing for America." Yes, that would George Allen calling an Indian-American, S.R. Siddarth, a common ethnic/racial slur used in Allen's mother's native Tunisia. The same ethnic/racial slur that Allen claims, laughably, was simply a made-up nonsense word, something that just popped into his head (maybe when he was daydreaming about meeting with the CCC, or reflecting on that time he stuck a severed deer head in a black family's mailbox, or whatever), blah blah blah.

OK, look, I'm not the biggest Tim Kaine fan in the world, for a number of policy reasons - ironically, including Kaine's support for "right to work" in Virginia - but this is one of the stupidest, craziest, most laughable editorials I've seen in a long time. Comparing the DNC's support for workers in Wisconsin who are standing up for their rights to a blatantly racist statement by a guy with a long history of racist statements and actions? It's completely bonkers. But, sadly, not surprising for a newspaper whose parent company (the right-wingnut "Media General") shamelessly employs Eric Cantor's wife as a member of its board of directors. That sort of says it all right there, I'd say; the only question is why anyone would take seriously anything the Republican Times-Disgrace editorial board has to say about anything.

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Way to go JC! (0.00 / 0)
I agree.  Thanks for calling out the right wint-nuts at the Richmond Times Dispatch.  

RTD: All sorts of wrong (0.00 / 0)
First of all, this shows their total lack of understanding of the meaning of the whole Macaca Moment.  

Secondly, I'm really getting tired of people repeating that "Democratic activists" really want Kaine to run for Senate.  The more I hear this from conservatives, the less I believe it - and the more I think Kaine is the Right's preferred Democratic opponent.


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