Monday, January 11, 2010

Leave Harry Alone

I think it is a mistake that Sarah Palin joined Fox News but if she pushes that idiot Hannity off the network, I will be pleased. Why is Hannity struck with political correctness all of a sudden? For the uninformed, Hannity is bashing Harry Reid for his referring to Obama as "light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Reid might have worded things in a non-pc way, but who can refute the substance of his verbiage? The Obama campaign skilfully exploited their candidate's skin tone to win the White House. When he needed to be black, he was black. When he needed to be white, images of his mother and grandmother filled the screen. This was the playing of race card by virtuosos. Had Obama been white or had he been significantly more African looking, he probably would not be president. Body type matters. And that's the truth.

I would not say "no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" but I have commented that Obama slides into street dialect when it is favorable to do so. "Negro" is not the N-word of choice for most racists. Like "colored" it identifies the user not as a racist but as a geezer. Harry Reid sees talking movies as a fad. Cut him some slack.

We walk away from this episode with three lessons. 1. Political correctness is stupid. 2. We must choose our battles carefully. 3. Hannity is an idiot.

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