I can’t sleep again, so I am sitting here actually reading all of the comments, and I have to say, some of you all still have not learned. I worry that some of you never will, or if there is just a sort of decency in the liberal DNA that keeps you from figuring this out.
This is not the fucking time to say “Can we all just agree that Richard Cohen is an asshole and move on?” Haven’t y’all been doing that for several decades (I’m kinda new to the cause, having converted late)? How has that worked out? Moving on and not talking about him has meant several more decades of talking about him. How about we once and for all do something about it?
This is what shocks me over and over and over again. Wingnuts, at any perceived slight, go for the throat- and more often than not they get the head. Don’t believe me? Ask Phil Donahue and Ashleigh Banfield and Dan Rather and David Schuster and on and on and on. And those are just media folks- you could start with Shirley Sherrod and work your way through public servants all the way through academia down to the smallest most insignificant guy working for ACORN. They go for the kill.
And here, we have an allegedly well-meaning guy who just wants to translate to the 75% of un-enlightend Americans why interracial marriage is unconventional dead to rights, and folks wanna say “Let’s just move on.”
No. I’m not ready to move on. Moving on means moving forward, and moving forward means rejecting the status quo and working towards something better. And we can’t move forward until folks like Richard Cohen and his ilk are put out to pasture. If you want to change shit, do it one shithead at a time. I’m tired of waiting for David Broder to die while Fox News elevates Karl Rove.
Because I’m beyond sick and tired of putting up with this crap, and I’m done moving on.