Yeah, that’s right. This issue refuses to die.
Richard Cohen penned an Op-Ed for the paper today discussing what he has grown to hate about the Democratic Presidential Primary. Can’t say we disagree with him too much.
I loathe above all the resurgence of racism — or maybe it is merely my appreciation of the fact that it is wider and deeper than I thought. I am stunned by the numbers of people who have come out to vote against Barack Obama because he is black. I am even more stunned that many of these people have no compunction about telling a pollster they voted on account of race — one in five whites in Kentucky, for instance. Those voters didn’t even know enough to lie, which is what, if you look at the numbers, others probably did in other states. Such honesty ought to be commendable. It is, instead, frightening.
This is getting old. Or maybe it’s just another sign that ending racism and racial discrimination really could start within the ranks of the Kentucky Democratic Party?
The KDP needs to work on things. And no, Jennifer, you can’t explain this one away. We have to accept it so we can then deal with it. No more sitting in denial. That’s what has kept Kentucky in the dark.
And speaking of racism, how do you feel about condoning this crazy woman’s remarks? I wouldn’t call her a “brave Democrat” or insinuate that her language is okay because it’s “what a lot of Americans are thinking.”