Saturday, March 24, 2007
Look out! Here comes the race card! And this chump thinks it's a trump!
Yep. According to this jackass, we only want Gonzo's head because we are "white liberals who resent Gonzales because they can't claim the credit for his life's accomplishments and because they can't get him to curtsy. Why should he? Gonzales doesn't owe them a damn thing."
Yeah. And those U.S. Attorneys were all fired for performance reasons, too.
What a wanker.
Listen up folks, and I don't care who this pisses off, but I am sick to death of identity politics. You're hispanic, she's black, I'm a Jew and who gives a flying fuck about any of that? I don't give a rats ass what race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed you are. Can you do your fucking job? Are you trustworthy? Are you competent? If pressed, could you locate your moral compass?
I was born during the Civil Rights movement and and grew up with parents who weren't fucking insane. When I don't get earnest enough for the identity politicians, I shake my head in dismay. Hell, isn't this what the struggle was for? That whole content of the character thing? Got it. Think it's a grand idea. Consider that one incorporated into my gestalt.
Another given is that assholes come in all varieties of human. Gonzo happens to be an asshole and Hispanic. Lieberman is an asshole and a Jew. That's my cross to bear.
Gonzo was not appointed to be the Attorney General for Hispanic Americans. Or do we all get one?
It isn't about race, it's about turning Justice into "Just Us" and I don't give a fuck if the offender is the only one of his or her kind - I still want their fuckin' head on a pike.
Just in case the race card fails, Navarrette also offers this totally DOA defense of Gonzo's fecklessness: "Gonzales' persecutors are blind with rage, or maybe just blind. Surely they see that the push to dump the U.S. attorneys came from White House political adviser Karl Rove."
Ummm. That's a defense? Somehow I don't think so. If a member of my ethnic group was so useless and weak as to capitulate the entire fucking Constitution to the likes of Karl Rove...I would be the first one calling for their resignation, not the last loyalist at the battlements. Buy a fucking clue, moron.
And for just flat out not fucking getting it, Ruben Navarrette, Jr. of the San Diego Union Tribune Editorial Board is our Wanker of the Week™.