August 25, 2008

The Monochromatic Coalition

Unity, Obama style:

When talking with the Sun-Times, the Hillary Clinton steering committee member had a word to say about sell-outs:
Taking a final shot at Jones, Cobb said, "Calling me an 'Uncle Tomí'is beyond the pale, especially considering where he is [close] with Mayor Daley and with [Gov.] Blagojevich, I am hardly the Uncle Tom here."

Identity politics ó it's what's for dinner in Denver. Can anyone doubt that this same kind of political tactic took place all over Chicago and the US? The fact that itís still happening now says that Denver may turn out to be a meltdown ó if not in front of the cameras, then off-stage.

If Team Obama wanted a show of unity from the Pepsi Center, this indicates that they haven't achieved that goal, probably because they've never set the example. For a campaign that promised post-racial politicking, its candidate and surrogates haven't been above race-baiting at the drop of a hat. This goes hand in hand with Obama's repeated baseless smears of John McCain as a racist. Emil Jones just followed Obama's lead, as Obama has followed his.

Post racial = everybody is a racist, so the word no longer has any meaning?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 25, 2008 08:48 AM

The democrats have a big tent under which to welcome lots of different identity and interest groups, but no dissent is allowed. Fascists.

Posted by: daleyrocks at August 25, 2008 09:51 AM

does this mean the pc police are no longer needed?

Posted by: pappy at August 25, 2008 10:10 AM

It is truly a delight to see the Clintons on the business end of identity politics. We can rest assured, of course, that no lesson will be learned just as no slight is forgotten. Bill has yet to truly speak his mind on these topics. His chance is near at hand. Will he take it? Oh, yes. Strap in, Dems.

Posted by: megapotamus at August 25, 2008 01:49 PM

What happens when each of the major identity groups fights for control of the agenda, each stating that it is their turn at the helm?

Fun for those not involved, that's what!*

*Imagine a civil war in Troy while the Greeks are breaking down the gates. That level of fun - if you are a Hittite or an Egyptian, that is.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at August 25, 2008 07:30 PM