Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Now I Have Heard Everything

Of course, I say that every day, because every day I read of still another completely batshit insane rant from what passes as conservative thought today.

Over at the Corner at NPR Lisa Schiffren makes the extraordinary claim that Barack Obama is a communist.

Why?

Because he is of mixed race. And that can mean only one thing.

"And yet, all of my mixed race, black/white classmates throughout my youth, some of whom I am still in contact with, were the product of very culturally specific unions. They were always the offspring of a white mother, (in my circles, she was usually Jewish, but elsewhere not necessarily) and usually a highly educated black father. And how had these two come together at a time when it was neither natural nor easy for such relationships to flourish? Always through politics. No, not the young Republicans. Usually the Communist Youth League. Or maybe a different arm of the CPUSA. But, for a white woman to marry a black man in 1958, or 60, there was almost inevitably a connection to explicit Communist politics. (During the Clinton Administration we were all introduced to then U. of Pennsylvania Professor Lani Guinier — also a half black/half Jewish, red diaper baby.)"

Read the whole thing; it is highly amusing.

2 comments:

Fannie said...

LOL! Seriously??

I also *love* how there's this conspiracy theory among the fundies that Barack "Hussein" Obama is a secret Muslim.

John said...

Yeah, and he "won't salute the flag".