Thursday, October 19, 2006

Dems In Full Hypocrisy Mode

Well, I'm a day late, but Ben Tribbett has mentioned Jim Webb's "towel-head" comment.

According to his (majority Liberal) commenters, and Ben, Jim Webb's recently racist comment is merely "stupid," while George Allen's thiry-year-old racist comments --- assuming the verity of his accusers, which I don't --- are immediately relevant and disqualifying.

It's amazing what you can get away with when you have no shame.

1 comment:

Charles said...

The amazing thing is that Webb was doing an interview, and for no reason at all decided that the way to reference people that you could make into villians, "towel-head" was the term that would best convey his meaning to his audience.

And he knew that "redneck" might be considered offensive, and gave a defense for it, but couldn't even IMAGINE that the word "towel-head" wasn't a word he should use.

And when his campaign had a day to consider it before publication, he STILL didn't see a problem with it, saying only that he hoped the paper wouldn't think to make a big deal out of it.

We could dredge up the pages of offensive outrage posted at DailyKos when Ann Coulter used the term. I bet they haven't said a thing about Webb using it.