Monday, July 06, 2009

The Torch is Passed to a New Generation

On Facebook, Young Republicans argue about whether or not it's okay to call black people "coons."

I wonder which side will win.

Y'know, most of us figured the answer to that question a while ago, but y'know, baby steps.


4 comments:

Wilfredo said...

Yeah, I read this first thing in the morning; it sure is a head-scratcher, isn't it?

We are in the 21st century and bigots still put their arms out looking so innocent and asking, "what? What I say?" Is that their version of being coy?

BTW, Shay is 38. At what point exactly do you stop becoming a "Young" Republican?

JD Rhoades said...

We are in the 21st century and bigots still put their arms out looking so innocent and asking, "what? What I say?" Is that their version of being coy?


Either that or they're all resentful and bitchy about "political correctness."

Anyone these days who talks about "political correctness" is basically complaining about not being able to be a racist asshole without somebody calling you on it.

At what point exactly do you stop becoming a "Young" Republican?

Considering how old some of their leaders are (John McCain walked with Moses and Gingrich was middle aged in the 90's), she's practically a baby.

Mark Terry said...

This sort of thing gives me a headache. It's like my in-laws lecturing me about 15 or 20 years ago that "not all blacks are niggers, you know?" Which so missed the point of what my wife and I were complaining about, ie., don't use that word in front of me or my kids.

What keeps getting me about these sorts of Republican incidences is how f'ing naive they seem. Do the conservatives really think they can function in mainstream politics this way?

Well, maybe they do. Or maybe they're just stupid.

gayle said...

Perhaps they need to go back to elementary school where they can write 100 times, " I will not call people names."

Or perhaps, they should find a large african-american male and call him that name. I think they would figure out very soon as to whether or not this is a correct form of address.