7/28/10

Racist

Howie Dean has deemed (the Democrats like that) that FoxNews is 'racist':

Dean says FoxNews racist for Sherrod coverage

The left has made so many accusations of 'racism' that the term has become pretty much meaningless these days.

If you disagree with presidential policies, you're 'racist.'

If you disagree with Nancy Pelosi, you're 'racist', because Pelosi is pushing the presidential agenda. Actually, Obama is pushing the Pelosi agenda, but that's another story.

If you disagree with Eric Holder and his rather odd prosecutorial priorities, you must be 'racist'.

If you don't watch Oprah, you must be 'racist.'

Yadda yadda yadda.

And then we have the Journolists, defending one of the most racist figures of modern times, Jeremiah Wright:

“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,” Ackerman wrote on the Journolist listserv in April 2008. “Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

It's meaningless, except as a political smear, and even that is something of a joke these days.

We've come a long way, baby.