Saturday, September 01, 2012


Dana Milbank's Saturday column in the WaPo (who, you say? oh right, the guy who used to be a regular on Keith Olbermann's show) is about GOP nutcakes on display in Tampa this past week.  To explain, he begins with an incident where two white men allegedly threw peanuts and a racial slur at a black camerawoman from CNN.  It predictably goes downhill from there.

The nut throwing story didn't get major play from the MSM, probably because the names of the peanut tossers were not released thereby preventing the media from confirming they weren't actually Democratic plants or CNN employees.  But Milbank links to an AP story where the camerawoman is quoted very graciously trying to downplay the incident, saying it could have happened in Charlotte at the DNC and saying she hopes it all goes away.   But right at the end she's quoted as saying something that won't make it go away:
“I can’t change these people’s hearts and minds,” she said. “No, it doesn’t feel good. But I know who I am. I’m a proud black woman. A lot of black people are upset. This should be a wake-up call to black people. ... People were living in euphoria for a while. People think we’ve gone further than we have.”
Describing something as a "wakeup call" usually isn't consistent with wanting it to go away.  As to losing "euphoria", here's another story, this one from the old South--Savannah, Georgia--about a white man being beaten up by three black men for the crime of having a black girlfriend:
"I just hope justice prevails at the end of the day. This should not happen in this day and age. I know we're in the South, but it is time for a change," Bakre said.
Perhaps Dana can explain.  But he likely won't, since the WaPo won't likely be highlighting the story for obvious reasons.  Well, unless it can be proven that the three black men were Republicans, or white racists wearing blackface. 

Milbank then goes on to credit the Romney folks for condemning and ejecting these unknown nut throwers then proceeds to call Romney the head zookeeper for not banning Arizona Jan and Sheriff Joe from the convention for their hate crime of trying to stem illegal immigration (which the White House has now de facto legalized on a whim). And of course we'll see if Milbank calls out Obama for inviting a law student to speak at the DNC who believes there's a 'war on women' because some people don't believe she should have her sex subsidized by Milbank and the rest of us. Not holding breath.

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