Oh, what a ‘loverly’ time we are having in post-racial America. Except when the outrageous holy of holies of the American conservative movement elect to have their say, as happens often, most recently with right-wing oracles Ann Coulter and Pat Buchanan.
It fell to Coulter, a successful author, columnist and Fox News contributor, to drive home the point that, notwithstanding what African Americans might think of the 14th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation, we remain the property of white America.
Thus Coulter proclaimed on the “Hannity” TV show on Monday, during her stout defense of black conservatives such as Herman Cain, “Our blacks are so much better than their blacks.”
That is to mean, presumably, that Cain and other black conservatives belong to Coulter and her ilk. Blacks who don’t think like Cain et al. are, under Coulter’s line of argument, the property of white liberals.
Either way, Coulter would apparently have those of us of color believe that it matters not what we think or where we stand on the political spectrum but that, when it comes to the relationship of blacks to white folks, we still are theirs.
Coulter also attempted to justify her taste in blacks. Appearing on Joy Behar’s CNN show the next day, Coulter bragged that her black conservatives are “more impressive.” Show better on the stump, I suppose.
Thanks, Ms. Coulter, for reminding us of our place in post-racial America."
Excerpt from statement by MICHELE BACHMANN, in response to media coverage of reports that she suffers from “incapacitating” migraine headaches.
I predict that that statement will itself cause people headaches.
— DAN SAVAGE, on Real Time (via inothernews)