Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bobby Jindal Epic Fail - And Racism by Proxy

This bit of David Brooks on Bobby Jindal's epic fail (h/t Wonkette):

And during a brief jaunt today I had the unfortunate chance to digest a bit of Rush Limbaugh. He said that Biden probably wondered who sat in for Bobby Jindal's shift at the 7-11.

This is racism by proxy. By saying someone was probably thinking something racist - especially when it is your political party that is known for exacerbating race issues - no one is fooled. You had that thought, Rush. And because it wasn't appropriate for you to have, you put it in the feigned imagination of a democrat.

Another laughably ironic piece of the story. I recently heard Rush lamenting pop culture, that everything in pop culture is looked at as liberal, that it's a foregone conclusion. Of course, someone who was even remotely in the loop on "what's hip" probably wouldn't be making an Indian/convenience store reference with an expiration date a decade old.

Everyone knows a call center or Slumdog Millionaire extra reference is much more apropos.

There are exceptions, but conservatives do not do funny and they do not do hip and they do not do technology. And Rush is case in point.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Uuuuuhhhhh - you just don't get it. Rush (who I'm not a fan of) was legitimately making fun of Biden's racist jokes. Biden's comments are an embarrassment to the Democratic party.

In case you forgot about Biden's slur saying you can't go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts without encountering an Indian here it is:

If a republican made this comment you would (legitimately) be all over him. Biden has no excuse. Limbaugh has a right to make fun of that inappropriate comment.