Friday, February 20, 2009

4 Years of Racial Hyper-Sensitivity?

Is this what we're looking at for the next four years?

During the campaign, people were very quick to interpret any attack on Mr. Obama in racial terms. The trend continues today.

People are calling for a boycott of the New York Post over a cartoon comparing the writers of the stimulus bill with the crazed pet chimpanzee killed by police. Obviously, they say, this is calling Pres. Obama a monkey -- and calling for violence against him to boot.

Come on! No one in their right mind thinks Mr. Obama read the stimulus bill, much less wrote it.

At the same time, even
Bill Clinton's asking Mr. Obama to be a little more positive about the economy. His campaigning for the stimulus bill has left many with an end-of-the-world feeling that is sucking consumer and investor confidence down the toilet. Maybe next time they'll shoot whatever turkey's been writing his speeches.

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