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The latest racist code word is “ethics”

Posted by Richard on August 3, 2010

Apparently, the Tea Parties aren't the only racist organizations in America. Apparently, the Democratic leadership in Congress is racist, too, because they're finally, belatedly, taking seriously long-standing evidence of corruption by members who happen to be black. I guess when Tom DeLay, Mark Foley, and Randy Cunningham were run out of town in disgrace, it was reverse racism.

So what have we learned about racism in the past few months? If you quote the Founding Fathers, you're a racist. If you support lower taxes and less spending, you're a racist. If you oppose the government takeover of health care, auto companies, and the financial sector, you're a racist. And now it turns out that if you expect ethical behavior from members of the Congressional Black Caucus, you're a racist. 

Hey, it's not tax evasion, graft, and corruption — it's just the free-lance pursuit of reparations! 🙂

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4 Responses to “The latest racist code word is “ethics””

  1. Hathor said

    You have learned absolutely nothing about racism. I doubt if you ever will, since you are sitting in the forest among them and can’t tell the racist from the trees.

    A person’s criminality or morality doesn’t make them immune from racism.

  2. Olivia said

    A person’s criminality should be prosecuted, though, yes?

  3. David Bryant said

    Lighten up, Hathor. I think Richard is just pointing out that the word “racist” is being bandied about so carelessly in the political arena that it’s rapidly becoming a meaningless general purpose epithet. From what I’ve observed lately ( in discussions about Shirley Sherrod, for instance), I’m inclined to agree.

    What’s the point of cheapening the language?

  4. rgcombs said

    Can we not agree that it’s bad for our country to have corrupt, lying, and thieving members of Congress? That it’s equally bad whether the crook is a white Republican from California named Randy “Duke” Cunningham or a black Democrat from New York named Charles Rangel?

    A person shouldn’t get away with wielding unfounded charges of racism as a shield to protect him from the consequences of his criminality.

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