That’s it, I’m officially done with Richard Cohen. In today’s Washington Post op-ed about Chris Christie’s presidential chances in 2016, Cohen unleashed this nonsense:
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.
The problem with this is Richard Cohen isn’t wrong about how the GOP thinks, he’s wrong to think that gagging at interracial families is merely merely “troubling.” Feeling ill at an interracial family is, in fact, racist.
Cohen apparently disagrees. In an interview with The Huffington Post he responded to accusations of racism:
The word racist is truly hurtful . . . it’s not who I am. It’s not who I ever was. It’s just not fair. It’s just not right.
You know what’s hurtful? Getting shot in the face.
Also on today’s #TWiBRadio, #TeamBlackness discussed Joe Arpaio denying adequate food for unpatriotic inmates and John McCain is hearing voices — and they’re telling him to run for President.
And this morning on #amTWiB, The Morning Crew discussed the attack on healthcare navigators, do you know if Grandma’s dentures were made in a lab or someone’s dirty basement and the alcohol industry may be gearing up against weed.