Has the Barack experience cured Republicans of the cult of nonwhiteness?
“Steele provides classic lesson on folly of affirmative action” is a very fine piece indeed.LA replies:
If the Republicans did that, that would certainly be an extreme case of grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory, wouldn’t it? Much of the country, including many liberals, are now at least privately embarrassed by the jejune illusion to which they had subscribed, that electing a president of color would be salvific. Many have realized that the man they viewed as transformational is both an anti-American leftist, and, on those occasions when he’s not actively pursuing an anti-American, leftist course, a disastrous incompetent. The country has thus tacitly (not vocally) lost its belief in the cult of the nonwhiteness, not as a result of hearing race-realist arguments against it, but as a result of living through the experience of having a nonwhite president. Simultaneously, Republicans have seen the folly of picking a black man to head the RNC, now that that individual, who had been thought of for years as a conservative, turned out to be both a disastrous incompetent and a racial-chip-on-the-shoulder black liberal whining about the racism of the party he leads.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 14, 2010 03:47 PM | Send