Wednesday, November 13, 2013

One Way To Get Noticed

Apparently Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen felt that he wasn’t getting enough attention, so he wrote this.

Today’s GOP is not racist, as Harry Belafonte alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled — about the expansion of government, about immigration, about secularism, about the mainstreaming of what used to be the avant-garde. People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?) This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts — but not all — of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesn’t look like their country at all.

That did the trick.

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  1. I can’t tell what he’s most offended at: people still think God’s Own Party is [gasp] bigoted; caucasian, male, Xtian, hetero dominance of Ahmurrcan culture is (finally!) being challenged; “conventional views” are waning (what are those, exactly? Sounds like he’s watched too many episodes of The Jeffersons); deBlasio’s wife used to be lesbian; she’s (in her post-lesbian iteration) (still) black; Mr & Mrs Mayor-Elect have been procreating; they (so far) stopped with two offspring (so no Quiverfull for them); Loving hasn’t been overturned yet; or NYC just elected an Italian-American from the Bronx. I suppose in his lexicon they’re all equivalent.

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