Monday, June 01, 2009

QOTD: Black Power Edition

Fresh off last week’s column in which he wished Social Security and Medicare would immediately blow up because then, by golly, we’d be forced to immediately deal with the possible threat of them possibly blowing up possibly many decades from now, Robert Samuelson turns his delicate attention to American race relations:

[T]hey don't want to see the first African American president fail.
"They" being "the media." If that notion reminds you of another bigot, that's because it is nearly identical to what GOP leader Rush Limbaugh had to say back in 2003 about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb:
I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.
They get all the freakin' breaks, those people. Take this Maria Sotomayor...