February 5th, 2008

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Columnist Eugene Kane apparently thinks that Republicans questioning whether or not John McCain is conservative enough for them is the same as people questioning whether or not Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is black enough:

“It’s pretty ironic that Rush Limbaugh is mounting an attack against likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain. because he’s not ‘conservative enough’.

The fact Rush and other local right-wing squawkers in Milwaukee don’t like McCain is enough for me to hope he gets the Republican nomination. It will show they are not as in touch with their voting base as they claim, best viagra troche and it will also show the hypocrisy of conservatives who criticize other groups for refusing to let outside influences pick their leaders for them.When the Journal Sentinel ran an 2005 editorial that said Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas deserved an ‘asterisk’ beside his name for going against civil rights issues with importance to African-Americans, generic cialis lots of folks freaked out.

(I agreed with that description of Thomas, by the way.)

In my mind, that’s exactly what many conservatives are now saying about McCain. Basically, they are saying he’s not ‘conservative’ enough for them the same way Thomas wasn’t considered ‘black enough’ by many African-Americans.

If McCain wins the Republican nomination for president, he will be their ‘asterisk’ candiate.”

No. The two are NOT equivalent. Political beliefs are one thing, skin color is another.

Republicans saying that McCain isn’t as conservative as they would like is not the same as people saying that Clarence Thomas is less of a black man because he doesn’t toe the liberal line.

McCain not being conservative enough is equal to Thomas not being liberal enough.

For McCain to be treated by the Righ the way Thomas has been treated by the Left, you’d have to say McCain isn’t white enough.

(And no one who has ever seen the man would claim that.)

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lance  |  February 6th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    “Political beliefs are one thing, skin color is another?”

    Ha! Good one!

    You must be a conservative.

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