Right now, many of my fellow liberals are ingesting a dish I just reluctantly forced down my throat like a GOP talking point: crow. And our meal is being served to us by none other than the loathsome Bill O'Reilly.
In his zealous pursuit of fairness and balance, Bill O'Reilly has accomplished the unimaginable--Chef Bill has discovered an African American tea partier.
O'reilly's unprecedented discovery, Kevin Jackson, has risked assault by bodily fluid, epithets and other forms of racial intimidation in defense of two core beliefs:
- Limited government and
- Obama is an unrepentant socialist installed by Kenya's central intelligence agency for the purpose of seizing guns from white people and expanding health coverage for everyone else
I'm sure many of you share my concern that our political opponents will now deflect accusations of racism by brandishing their "some of my best friends..." card. Even with this new weapon in their arsenal, though, Kevin Jackson does not change the end game.
But he does change the debate. We can no longer casually dismiss Tea Baggers' denials of racism. Indeed, they are not all racist. Case in point: