Oh, The Guilt
Given the pitch of the presidential campaign, I’ve been really struggling to heed the sagely advice of George Will. If you recall my post a bit back:
…I now see that my opposition to the foreign policy, the financial policy, health care policies and almost every policy of McCain/Palin were not driven by rigorous analysis, consideration or dichotomy of values but merely by my white guilt overtaking my sense of reason.
Apparently, George Will does as he rightly calls me out this election cycle:
Obama’s administration is in shambles, yet he is prospering politically. This may not, however, entirely be evidence of the irrationality of the electorate. Something more benign may be at work.
Perhaps a pleasant paradox defines this political season: That Obama is African American may be important, but in a way quite unlike that darkly suggested by, for example, MSNBC’s excitable boys and girls who, with their (at most) one-track minds and exquisitely sensitive olfactory receptors, sniff racism in any criticism of their pin-up. Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure — thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him — seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president. If so, the 2012 election speaks well of the nation’s heart, if not its head.
By George, he’s right!
Now I learn that Beyonce’ is actually performing at SuperBowl half-time: Oh, the collective guilt driving that must have driven that decision. ‘Cus we all know that George Will , who shares none of the guilt afflicting Obama supporters, would most definitely selected an act strictly based upon their talent; something like this perhaps:
And don’t show Mr Will this meme either, that will be upsetting to his sensibilities:
And finally, if you want to see how
color guilt eclipses talent, watch the clip below:
Clearly an affirmative action plus
chick woman hire.