With all due respect to F. Scott Fitzgerald; there are "second acts in American lives".
Take my man G. Gordon Liddy, for example. You remember G. Gordon Liddy don't you? He is the convicted burglar and liar who spent four years in prison for his role in one of the most ignominious acts in A-merry-can history.
And now this charlatan is a popular right wing radio host with mainstream credibility. He accommodates like minded people on his radio program who are allowed to say things like this:
"...the President has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race - on the side that favors the black person."
Who elects these people? The aptly named Steven King (it's all about the horror) said those words while discussing his O ness with my man G. Gordon. But Mr. King has some history, so his comments about O was not that surprising. And it fits a pattern. Glenn Beck parroted the same narrative when talking about Obama hating white people, recently:
"Obama has 'exposed himself as a guy' with "a deep seated hatred for white people"'
I don't know, I guess when a person who looks like others you have had a hidden fear of all your life has the codes to the button, it's time to get a little nervous. He is, after all, the most powerful person on earth. We just can't have him hating the wingnut white guy now can we.
Still, Beck and Liddy promoting and participating in that type of talk is one thing; but hearing a congressman talk that way is scary. Even for a guy named Steven King.
And speaking of congressman, I just want to give a shout out to that politrickster from North Carolina who went all MMA on the little wingnut with the camera. * in my best haughty, pompous, young republican, college student voice* "Hi congressman, do you fully support the Obama agenda?" Give me a break! This is where the politrickster should have asked the wanna be Radio Rwanda reporter just what the hell his agenda, was. Instead, he asked him, "Who are you?" No! No! No! No! You already know who he is. He is a little wingnut trying to score political favors by playing gotcha with some democratic pol. You ask him nothing. You clock the little wanna be Radio Rwanda reporter and act as surprised as he is. You tell everyone that he was approaching you, and that you thought he was coming to do you bodily harm, so you reacted. How is that for a You Tube moment?
And how old is that congressman? Seventy? And that kid is begging him to let go of his arms? "Sir, please let go of my arm."
Sorry I don't live in your district, Bob. That would have been one extra vote for you.