Some of us spend a little time wallowing in the mud of a “mommy blog” entitled The Stir. Intended to evoke images of sitting around the table drinking coffee and chatting with a bunch of girlfriends (hence “the stir” – stirring milk into your coffee), it more often turns into a judgmental brawl as liberals and conservatives, Helicopter Moms and Free Range Moms, and Lactivists and Normal People launch attacks against one another.
I tell you this to frame the following… On Thursday, MSSC put an article up on his Facebook page. It was a Politico piece entitled Obama Announces 2012 Launch of “African-Americans for Obama”. On the same day, The Stir published a piece about a study written up on the Huffington Post. The piece was called “Apparently Prejudice and Racism Really Are the Result of Stupidity”. In that post, the blogger goes on to say how this study “proves” that Republicans are stupid bigots who are scary and should never, ever be trusted with any kind of leadership position.
Does anyone else see a disconnect here?
Honestly, there are two aspects of that first piece that really irked me when I read it. The first, obviously, was the fact that our sitting president, the “First Black President” the “post racial President”, etc., is forming a racially-exclusive group to help elect him. Racist? Of course not. He’s a Democrat. Democrats are too tolerant to be racist. The second thing that irked me was an innocuous little mention in the second-to-last sentence of the piece. It mentioned that the campaign is looking for “Congregation Captains” to help organize this effort.
Excuse me? Congregation Captians??
If the stupid, prejudiced, bigoted, religiously extreme Republican Party formed racial groups in churches and named “Congregation Captains”, you can bet your last 27¢ that the Left would be screaming “racism” and “separation of Church and State” like Gomer running across Main Street yelling “citizen’s arrest!!”
Why is it ok, then, for the Democrats to do this? Why is nobody screaming about Obama being “divisive”?
Am I just being naïve here? Or are we so sold on the notion that was popular when I was in college that certain races or groups of people “can’t be racist/prejudiced”, that we simply accept that as fact?
What the heck is going on??