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Friday, January 11, 2008

Jane "Blackface" Hamsher on Identity Politics

Jane "Blackface" Hamsher provides this excellent bit regarding Identity Politics and why Larry O'Donnell is an idiot. Why is it excellent?

Stupidest Thing Said This Campaign Season
By: Jane Hamsher Friday January 11, 2008 8:48 am

Ding ding ding! We have a winner. Stupidest thing anyone has said this campaign season goes to Lawrence O'Donnell:
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If John Edwards stays in the race, he might, in the end, become nothing other than the Southern white man who stood in the way of the black man. And for that, he would deserve a lifetime of liberal condemnation.

A couple of points worth making (though I'm sure there will be many more):
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5. The ugly identity politics on display here is a prime example of the place that nobody -- especially liberals -- wants to go. The day we stop talking about substance and this election all becomes about race and gender, we all lose. It is, abjectly, the stupidest thing that can happen in this campaign season.

Well, that's just great... O'Donnell is an idiot, of course. But, Jane is an even bigger idiot. Lemme break out my own "couple of points worth making" regarding Jane's post:
  1. It's a good thing that Jane "Blackface" Hamsher hasn't been involved in "ugly identity politics." Oh, wait.
  2. I'm going to keep this little post in case Obama is the Democratic nominee and remind Blackface of it when she claims that John/Mitt/Rudy/Fred/Mike are standing in the way of a black man becoming president.

stupid idiot.

Ed Morrissey provides better analysis here, without the hypocrisy.

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ARC: St Wendeler