Being old enough to remember the pre-Civil Rights era doesn’t make me wiser. It brings muscle aches, to be sure, but usually wisdom isn't served up with that. Having been around the Carolinas before the George Wallaces of the South were smacked down, does mean, however, that I know racism when I see it.
Which brings us to Ann Coulter, the giant blonde praying mantis that occasionally mouths off on FoxNews. Coulter and her intellectual near-equal, Sean Hannity, were discussing Herman Cain yesterday, when the Vacuous Beanpole compared African Americans who join the GOP with those who opt for the Democrats.
“Our blacks are so much better than their blacks,” Coulter said. She went on to give reasons for her expert opinion, but those words were drowned out by the giant whoosh of millions of jaws dropping. Yes, once and for all, Coulter laid it all out: Blacks are commodities to be owned, even if only metaphorically. They’re certainly not regular, normal people like white folks, who we would never refer to in such a demeaning way.
Coulter, as we know, has a gift for saying stupid things. She once declared that she thinks Bill Clinton is gay (to which Jon Stewart said, ‘He’s not gay just because he hasn’t hit on your bony ass”). But “our blacks are so much better than their blacks”? Could you be any more of a clueless country clubber, Ann?