Friday, October 09, 2009

Clueless Conservatives and the Nobel Blues

I read Erick Erickson's take on Obama's Nobel prize...
I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota for it, but that is the only thing I can think of for this news. There is no way Barack Obama earned it in the nominations period.
...and remain baffled as to how these people can be so clueless regarding the inherent racism of this statement.  It's bad enough to think this sort of thing, but I can understand how a racist can do that.  But to write it...on one of the most read conservative a time when you're desperately trying to prove you're not racist??  Utterly clueless.

Perhaps some day they'll realize that racism has always been hidden in the guise of so-called "reverse racism," and that these terms are synonymous.  After all, racism wasn't about a guy in a sheet yelling about how we need to treat blacks or Mexicans badly.  Nor was Hitler's anti-semitism about him insisting that we need to be jerks to Jews.  Rather, it was all about payback.  About how the blacks and browns and yellows and Jews are treating us badly and how we need to fight back before it's too late.  They're stealing our women and our jobs and our money and our freedom and we can't put up with it anymore.  That's what racists have always said, and Erickson is continuing in that fine tradition.

And so yes, Erick Erickson, you are a racist.  Not because you oppose Obama, as that's a perfectly natural thing for you to do.  And not because you're upset about his Nobel Prize, though that's a perfectly juvenile attitude to take.  No, it's because you believe that Obama is getting special privileges because of his race and you're upset about it.  It's the only thing you can think of for this news.  Had Obama been on an equal playing field with us white people, he'd just be another angry conservative blogger with no accomplishments, too.  Those blacks get all the luck.

Had you taken the standard conservative line of complaining about liberal bias on the part of the Nobel committee, you might have a point.  It'd be a stupid point, as their liberal "bias" is no worse than your conservative "bias," so they should be able to pick any damn person they want.  But to pin this to Obama's race is a sad, sad indictment of yourself.

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