In an after-action report of the McCain Campaign’s excellent summer offensive, J.B. White warns black Democrats about their own “navel-gazing narcissism” when it comes to the elitism and bigotry hurled at Sarah Palin.
I keep asking black people, and will continue to do so, have you called George W. Bush a Hitler? A chimp? Stupid? Have you laughed at the outrageous slandering of Sarah Palin? Every far left liberal who has thrown out that kind of foolishness about the Governor of Alaska (the kindest thing many of them have grudgingly said is "empty suit") has telegraphed to black people exactly what they truthfully think of your grandmother, your aunt or your cousin, etc. Especially if they step off the [Democrat] plantation.As I've tried to point out before, those who would allow the phrase "white trash" to easily roll off of their tongues with respect to a Republican white woman who didn't marry her way into high office would just as easily Photoshop a Republican black senate candidate in minstrel makeup. (And isn't it interesting that sociologist Max Weber described "white trash" as persons in the Old South who didn't own slaves?)
Read the whole thing—a deft attempt at “deflating the identity politics balloon.”